Sessional Instructor of Education
Office
Vernon Strombeck Centre

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Greg is a passionate educator who is deeply engaged in the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.  He finds great joy in resolving tensions between teachers’ espoused learning theory and classroom practice, finding clear and creative ways to engage professional and pre-service educators in refining and enhancing their learner-centred practice.  Greg’s proficiency in experiential education techniques and commitment to engaging and connecting people’s previous knowledge and understandings to new learning and discoveries are evidenced in all his workshop and teaching engagements. Greg has extensive experience in curriculum and pedagogy design, school leadership, technology integration, and secondary and post-secondary instruction.

Selected Recent Conference Presentations

Gerber, G. C. (2017) Exploring the Shift: Understanding and Implementing the BCEd Plan. School District 27. Invited Keynote. Nov 17, 2016 Feb 17, 2017.

Gerber, G. C. (2016) Assessment and Core Competencies, School District 27. Invited Keynote. December 5, 2016

Gerber, G. C. (2016, May). Connecting Library and the Learning Commons: Better Together. Keynote presented at the SCSBC Library Specialist Conference. Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2016, April). Building Student Success: BC Ed Plan Exploration and Application. Series of workshops presented for Federation of Independent Schools at Hope Lutheran School, Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2015). BC Ed Plan – Shifting Targets. Conference workshop presented at many conferences – June, September, October, November -  Vancouver, Prince George, Terrace, and Nanaimo, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2015, August 17-21). Inquiry-Based Pedagogy and the FlexEd Model. Keynote, plenary, and workshops presented at Nanaimo Christian School, Nanaimo, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2014-15). Classrooms, Places of Wonder. Conference workshop presented at many conferences – September, October, December 2014, and March 2015 -  Houston, Richmond, Chilliwack, and Delta, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2013, March; 2012, March). Internet Safety and Tracking. Conference workshop presented for Parents and Educators, Surrey and Richmond, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2011, November). 21st Century Learning and Technology integration. Keynote and plenaries for School District 27, 150 Mile House, B.C.

Gerber, G. C. (2005-present). Self Defense to Save Your Life. Workshop presented annually conference for CTABC and throughout schools in BC, Lynden, WA, all over B.C.

Research & Scholarship

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from Simon Fraser University
  • Professional Teaching Certificate from Simon Fraser University
  • Masters in Educational Leadership from University of British Columbia
  • Doctor in Education from Simon Fraser University

Recent Publications

Gerber, G. C. (2016, November).  Assessment is Central to Learning.  The Link, 40(2), 6-7.

Gerber, G. C. (2016, May). Engage Your Planning with Core Competency as the Starting Point. The Link, 39(4), 4-6.

Gerber, G. C. (2016). A Guide to Growing Digital Citizenship in Schools: A Faith-Based Rationale for Technology in Education. Langley: Society of Christian Schools in BC.

Gerber, G. C. (2015, November). Discover, Embrace, and Echo: processing curriculum design. The Link, 39(2), 4-5.

Gerber, G. C. (2014, November). Toward a Common North Star. The Link, 38(2), 4-5.

Au, H., Gerber, G. C., Mundy, T., Perry, M. (2006). Defragging the DRiVE: The impact of teacher identities and perspectives on computer use in education (Unpublished Master dissertation).  University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Courses Taught

EDUC 199 (SFU) - Foundations of Personal Agency: Finding Voice and Place in Academia

EDUC 326 (SFU) – Classroom Management and Discipline

EDUC 400 (TWU) – Classroom Discipline and Leadership

EDUC 401 (TWU) – Assessment and Evaluation for Learning

EDUC 495 (TWU) – Critical Issues in Education