I am a photographer, gardener, teacher, student, sister, mom, wife, yogini, traveler, writer, and computer nerd. I love exploring the the intersection between technology, 21st Century learning, and social networks.

I am passionate about providing students and educators with the tools to express themselves, and be fully engaged digital citizens in a very rapidly changing landscape. I hope to provide my students, and my daughters, with the skills to effectively use 21st century tools and technologies in their lives.

I have been dabbling with computers since my last year of high school when I used the school computer to arrange a speaking tour at my school board for motivational speaker Mark Scharenbroich. I started working with computers in the early 90s; I remember discovering the world of the internet before the Word Wide Web on a computer terminal in the Banff Warden Office where I worked. I ran a computer consulting company, Innovations, for almost a decade before I returned to school and got my B. Ed. in 2006.

I work for Alberta Education as Curriculum Manager, Career and Technology Foundations (CTF); we are developing a brand new, project-based learning curriculum for students in grades 5 – 9. Prior to working for Alberta Education I was a Teacher, Career and Technology Studies (CTS) Team Leader and Technology Integration Representative at Innisfail Junior Senior High School. I ran OneEarth, the school’s Environmental and Social Justice Club as well as the Technology Club.

I have recently relocated to Edmonton with my family and I am really enjoying exploring my new neighbourhood and city.

Rhonda Jessen in Sydney, Australia
Rhonda Jessen in Sydney, Australia

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