Peel District School Board, Secondary, ONTARIO
I have been exploring various avenues that allow students to connect with their peers around Canada as well as globally
I taught for five years at Central Technical School in Toronto at the beginning of my career which was a perfect launching pad to learn how to actively integrate technology into my daily teaching regimen.
I have been involved with a number of Virtual Education programs including the Peel DSB’s Virtual school, Toronto DSB’s Virtual school and E-learning Ontario. After a short stint as the cross curricular head of Instructional Technology at Heart Lake Secondary School, I returned to a Science Curricular Lead role at Peel District School Board’s newest school, David Suzuki Secondary School. This school combines an environmental theme with the latest in educational technology to create an incredible facility for teaching and learning.
Over the past few years, I have been exploring various avenues that allow students to connect with their peers around Canada as well as globally. Through the use of Discussion Forums, Wikis, Learning Management systems and video Conferencing, students are making authentic connections integrating the nature of science in their studies.