Doug Orr

Curriculum Re-Development Centre

University of Lethbridge

office: L1120
telephone: (403) 332-4063

I have a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in mathematics and physical sciences from the University of Calgary as well as a post graduate Diploma in Educational Administration and a Master of Education degree both from the University of Lethbridge. My graduate research examined technology integration in senior high school science programs. In 2006 I retired after 33 exciting and enjoyable years as a senior high school teacher and administrator.

Following my "retirement" I was fortunate to be able to work for three years in the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in Education at the University of Lethbridge. In addition to my duties in the research office, I taught undergraduate education classes in curriculum and instruction, science education, and student assessment.

Recently I have accepted appointment to a newly created position working with the educational applications of emergent technologies in the Curriculum Re-Development Centre here at U of L. I am excited about the opportunity to help the university continue to move forward to address the needs of 21st century learners.

My own research interests include the design and evaluation of professional development programs, and the integration of emergent technologies to support and enhance both student learning and the collaborative practice of professional learning communities.

At home, we train horses to compete in dressage and combined driving. When we need a break from the horses and farm work, we enjoy kayaking in the spring, summer, and fall; and snowshoeing in the winter.