Brycen has been acting as a tech-coach for the past few months officially, but has been supporting and coaching both students and colleagues since he arrived at UNIS. Brycen is absolutely committed to meaningful learning experiences, and sees technology as one of the many ways to add meaning and value to our work. He is full of ideas, patient with people of all skill-levels, and absolutely always volunteers a little bit extra of himself. He has no ego, and will often “throw ideas on the table” just to get a process started by dissecting an exemplar/prototype. This has proven to be an incredibly valuable skill, given that we are often working in teams with everyone holding different levels of experience and comfort with technology.
As a coach, Brycen is very involved in our planning processes, and is very generous with his time and expertise in terms of making sure technology adds value to our process and/or objectives. I admire his collaborative and iterative nature. One example of this is that in initial meetings he often gives a few ideas we could pursue, then he follows up with various prototypes that we could further develop together, and then continues with support from there.
Brycen is a very intuitive coach and is committed to authentic, engaging, age-appropriate use of technology. He is incredibly supportive, very organized, and builds strong relationships with both students and colleagues.