Ted McCain
Ted McCain
  • Educational Futurist
  • Technology Guru
  • "4 D Approach to Solving Problems"


First and foremost, Ted McCain is an educator. He has taught high school students at Maple Ridge Secondary School for twenty-five years. Although he has had several opportunities to take other jobs both inside education and in the private sector, he has felt his primary calling is to help prepare teenagers for success as they move into adult life.

Ted McCain has been an innovator and pioneer in technology education. In 1997, Ted received the Prime Minister's Award For Teaching Excellence. Ted was awarded this prestigious Canadian national award for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum for grade 11 and 12 students that prepares them for employment in the areas of website design and computer networking directly out of high school. Ted was recognized for his work in creating his innovative "4 D" approach to solving problems, his unique use of role playing in the classroom, and his idea of progressive withdrawal as a way to foster independence in his students.

In addition to being a classroom teacher, Ted has also been a department head, an administrative...


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"My focus is not just on technology - it is on the underlying instructional approach. In my view...

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