Adrian Ink Sunflower
Hello,
I'm Adrian,
an instructor,
mechanical engineer,
maker and artist

I am an instructor with over seven years of experience including curriculum development, scheduling and managing in a variety of formal and informal settings. I provide a safe and open learning environment empowering students to experience and explore their own learning style with a variety of information streams and individualized support. I am looking to apply technology to motivate and connect students while providing a novel and flexible learning experience.

 

PORTFOLIO

EDUCATION PROJECTS

TECHNICAL PROJECTS

VISUAL ART

 

EXPERIENCE

SKILLS

Instruction / Facilitation

Able to efficiently express and understand valuable information with others through verbal, visual and written forms that are appropriately targeted to the audience and environment

  • Seven years of teaching experience in various settings of up to thirty students

  • Experience in customer service, working in teams and teaching adults and children

INSTRUCTION / FACILITATION

Critical Thinking

Use logic and reasoning to break down a problem into manageable parts that can be explored with various perspectives and creative approaches

  • An understanding of tools and methods for problem solving (i.e. flow charting, failure mode and effects analysis)

  • Experience with fostering divergent thinking and analyzing ideas from working in interdisciplinary teams

CRITICAL THINKING

Technical Ability

Aptitude in a range of complimentary technical skills and the capability to learn quickly

  • Physical sciences and math at the university level

  • Computer software – word processing, spreadsheets, graphic design, music & video production, web development, coding (Python)

  • Hands on making – woodworking, laser cutting, computer numerical controlled machines, sewing, basic metalwork, basic welding, basic electronics
     

TECHNICAL ABILITY

EDUCATION

M. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

University of British Columbia        2019 – 2022 (expected)

Exploration, analysis, and application of technologies (face-to-face, online, or blended) that can or have been ethically leveraged to foster learning and communities of inquiry

B.A.Sc MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

University of British Columbia        2010 – 2015

WORK EXPERIENCE

VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTOR

British Columbia Institute of Technology, North Vancouver, BC        2016 – 2019

Independently developed and instructed physics and math courses for up to twenty adult learners resulting in very positive student feedback

  • Provided individualized support for students after hours and during break times to increase student success

  • ‘Flipped the classroom’ by compiling resources of various media streams to alleviate class time for higher order learning activities

EDUCATION MANAGER

MakerLabs, Vancouver, BC        2017 – 2019

MakerLabs is the largest makerspace in Vancouver that offers public access to tools including woodshop, metal shop, welders, laser cutters, CNC, sewing machines and 3D printers. MakerLabs also has a fabrication team for projects by contract.


Coordinated all classes that occurred at the makerspace including the development of curriculum and managing instructors, attendants, classrooms, workshops and tools

  • Acted as the first point of contact for questions with regards to general help, design and tool troubleshooting

  • Hired and trained various instructors, four community managers and my replacement education manager

  • Supported the fabrication team by meeting with clients and undertaking fabrication projects to ensure all deadlines were met

SAILING INSTRUCTOR

Central Okanogan Sailing Association, Kelowna, BC        2016

Hollyburn Sailing Club, West Vancouver, BC       2012 – 2014

Hollyburn Sailing Club

Worked independently or in a team to instruct sailing of all skill levels, from absolute beginner to competitive racers, in a safe and fun environment to a class of up to thirty adults or children of all ages (seasonal employment)

  • Constantly assessed and mitigated risk with an ongoing dialogue with coworkers, maintaining class control and observing changing environmental conditions

  • Effectively communicated and acted with students and coworkers during emergencies while always abating a fear of sailing

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR

Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, North Vancouver, BC        2018

Vancouver Adaptive Snowsports

Worked in pairs to instruct one to two children with special needs (i.e. mild autism, auto-immune disease) basic snowboarding skills

EVENT COORDINATOR

VYVE (Party4Health), Vancouver, BC        2017 – 2018

Party4Health

Worked in a small team to organize and facilitate free, public events of up to one hundred participants that would often generate viral media

PROGRAM FACILITATOR

Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre, Vancouver, BC        2016 – 2017

Worked in a small team to facilitate drop-in Lego sessions for up to twelve children ages 8 – 14 years

Adrian Ink Sunflower

CONNECT

Feel free to get in touch with me.  I am always open to discussing new projects, creative ideas or opportunities to be part of your visions.

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