BBA, B.Ed., MA
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/P2HL
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Sunshine Coast Campus
604.986.1911 ext. 5906
Sechelt Building, room SE106f
Master of Mathematics for Teachers, University of Waterloo, 2018-present.
Graduate Certificate, Online Teaching and Learning, Vancouver Community College, 2017.
MA, Educational Studies, Athabasca University, 2015.
B.Ed (Secondary), University of British Columbia, 2006.
BBA, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Simon Fraser University, 1994.
"My goal is to make intimidating or complicated subjects accessible and fun, increasing students' confidence and self-efficacy."
Heather Ingram (MA, Athabasca University, 2015) is an instructor at the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus of Capilano University teaching Adult Basic Education mathematics and quantitative business courses.
Over the past year, she has taught a variety of preparatory and first year courses and worked with students, the general public and internal faculty and staff on issues related to instruction and student planning.
She has a solid track record of success in academic advising and educational planning, indigenized instruction, and universal design for learning strategies. With twenty years in the education field, she is passionate about helping people achieve educational and professional success.
Ingram has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with a dual major in Marketing and Organizational Behaviour, a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Teaching from UBC, a Master of Arts degree (Educational Studies) through Athabasca University, and s now pursuing her next passion, a Master of Mathematics for Teachers through the University of Waterloo.
A lifelong learner, I have recently expanded my teaching skills to encompass both teaching online and with an Indigenous focus. These two areas have been supported by coursework from VCC's Online Teaching & Learning Graduate Certificate as well as UBC's Reconciliation through Indigenous Education MOOC.
In the classroom, I focus on learners' individual needs and help each student gain confidence and skills through games, discussion and practical simulations of concepts.
The classroom (or its virtual equivalent) is my favourite place and I strive to help learners take ownership of their learning by engaging with each other and the course material in a supported, fun and low-pressure environment.
I have two scholarly interests -- student success in mathematics and other quantitative subjects, and online teaching and learning. I am currently engaged in a Master of Mathematics for Teachers that brings a broader perspective to my mathematical subject knowledge along with expanding my repertoire of teaching tools in this area.
I love bringing a sense of discovery and play to mathematical subjects, and am striving to bring more of these strategies to the online courses I teach using technology and game-based play.