I am a grade 7/8 teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert who develops web applications to support 21st century learning practices and pedagogies. My latest project, edmettle, is a tool to support and develop student feedback to improve learning. I speak professionally on the topics of 21st century education, assessment and evaluation and have given three TEDx talks on education reform. I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and am currently completing my Masters of Professional Education in Math & Computational Strategies.
Western University (Current)
University of Windsor
TEDxKitchenerED - Hacking The Classroom: In this passionate talk, I make a case for the importance of exposing youth to the principles of coding and computational thinking to prepare them for a rapidly changing future. Watch it!
TEDxChathamKent - Beyond Rote Learning: We used to attend school because that is where the knowledge was. Rote learning is still relevant, but it is more important for today's students to apply knowledge in a deeper way. Watch it!
TEDxChathamKent - Education Reform: It’s time to rethink best practices. Knowledge is readily available and we must teach and model an inquiry approach to learning. Not just in the classroom, but in industry. We must act as curators – people who collect, organize and share content with one another to continue to further progress. We must teach students to decipher and filter what is important. We must teach adults to do the same. Watch it!