About me

DARREN CANNELL

215 Gillam Place .      Saskatoon   Saskatchewan   S7N3R9 Canada .      306-249-0309 / 306-361-5206  (Cell Phone)
Dcannell5@gmail.com



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
TADOworldwide
Saskatoon, SK
CEO and Owner
A business online training center

NexLev Solutions Inc.
Saskatoon , SK
President
A software and online training company

St Paul's RCSSD School Division
Saskatoon , SK
(2014 - present)





(2014 - 2014)





(1982 - 2014)
Teacher/ Administrator
An elementary, high school teacher and assistant principal at the Saskatoon Catholic School Division.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
 
Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School Saskatoon , SK (2000 - 2014)
Administrator
Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School Saskatoon , SK (1999 - 2000)
Project Leader
E. D. Feehan High School Saskatoon , SK (1998 - 1999)
Acting Assistant Principal
E. D. Feehan High School Saskatoon , SK (1990 - 1998)
9-12 Art and Computer Teacher
Father Vachon Elementary School Saskatoon , Sk (1989 - 1990)
Grade 7 Classroom Teacher
Native Survival High School Saskatoon , SK (1987 - 1989)
Grade 9-12 Art and Physical Education Teacher
Sister O'Brien Elementary School Saskatoon , Sk (1986 - 1987)
Grade 7 Classroom Teacher (All Subjects)
St Thomas Elementary School Saskatoon , SK (1982 - 1986)
7&8 Classroom Teacher (All Subjects)

EDUCATION
 
North Central University   Prescott Valley, AZ 2015
Doctor of Education. Specialization: E-Learning and Teaching Online
Athabasca University   Athabasca , Ab 2007
Masters Program in Distance Education
Brock University   St. Catherine , On 1982
B. Ed. in Education
Brock University   St. Catherine , On 1981
Honours B. Phed. in Physical Education   , GPA : Honours
Brock University   St. Catherine , On 1980
B. Movement Education

CERTIFICATIONS
 
Certified WebCT Expert
Certified WebCT Train the Trainer
Certified WebCT Senior Trainer

2001 Nominee Premier's Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education.
2004 Winner of the Edublog Award: Best technology meets pedagogy blog.
2005 Education of Distinction Award Winner April 2005
2005 Nominee Premier's Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education.
2005 Innovation Award in Education for Integrating Persons with Disabilities
2006 Nominee National Technology Innovation Awards: The Learning Partnership
2007 Microsoft Innovative Teacher Award
2009 Partners in Learning Regional Innovative Teacher Conference Judge
2009 Nominee Premier's Board of Education Award for Innovation and Excellence in Education.
2009 Nominee for iNACOL Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Online Learning.
Selected to be participate in 2009 Google Teacher Academy Washington D.C.
Microsoft Global Hero in Education

PUBLICATIONS
 
Conference Presentations

1. Online Learning Symposium 2000 Edmonton, Alberta, November 22-24, 2000
2. Council for Rural Education, (National Conference) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 2-3, 2001
3. Awasis Conference, (Provincial Native Conference) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan April 6-7, 2001
4. E-world Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, April 26-27, 2001
5. SaskEd Online Teachers Workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 10-11, 2001
6. North American Web based Learning Naweb 2001 International Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 13-17, 2001
7. Online Learning Symposium 2001, Edmonton, Alberta, October 30 -November 1 , 2001
8. Presentation to Northland College, Saskatchewan, December 20, 2001
9. Distance Education Round Table Discussion, University of Saskatchewan, December 19, 2001
10. Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan, February 4, 2002
11. Rural Congress Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, March 11-12, 2002
12. Saskatchewan School Librarians Hold Annual Convention, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 5, 2002
13. Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada Conference 2002,
University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1, 2002
14. Japanese Envoy Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 17, 2002
15. E-world Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, April 26-27, 2002
12. Awasis Conference, (Provincial Native Conference) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 25-26, 2002
13. ABC Presentation, (University of Saskatchewan) April 19, 2002
14. Saskatchewan School Based Administrators Conference SSCA/SSBA Presentation, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 1-3, 2002
15. Amtec 2002 Presentation, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1, 2002
16. Chamber of Commerce Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 13, 2002
17. SSTA Section Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 17, 2002
18. The Eighth Australian World Wide Web Conference Ausweb 2002 International Conference, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, July 3-9, 2002
19. North American Web based Learning Naweb 2002 International Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, October 19-22, 2002
20. Catholic Section Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January 11, 2003
21. North West Teachers Convention Presentation, Saskatchewan, February 18, 2003
22. Eastend School Division #8 Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 27, 2003
23. The Canadian National WebCT User's Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta June 16-18, 2003
24. Rural Congress Presentation, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, April 3, 2003
25. Best Practice Presentation, University of Calgary, Alberta, May 2004
26. NaWeb Practitioner's Report, University of Frederiction, New Brunswick, October 2004


INTERESTS
 
Proposed and received an Artsmarts grant to raise the awareness of art at E.D. Feehan.
Proposed and received a grant to develop Saskatchewan’s first internet art gallery (SaskGallery).
Developed a Physical Virtual Art Gallery (PVAG).
Participate in Volleyball, Soccer and Wheelchair Basketball.
Played on Masters National Volleyball Team
Played five years university volleyball
Played one year university soccer.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
 
Staff president for 1998-1999 school year (E.D. Feehan High School).
Member of the professional development committee (E.D. Feehan High School).
Chair of the E.D. Feehan Staff meetings.
Directions Committee at E.D. Feehan High School.
Participant and chair of numerous long range planning sessions for the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association.
Developed the Cyber School Initiative for the Saskatoon Catholic School System.
Presented at numerous provincial, national and international conferences on distance education.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
 
Active Member of St. Thomas More.
Developed and ran the largest volleyball club in Saskatchewan for 10 years. My role in the club was administrator and head coach. (T-Shirts Volleyball Club)
Organized and chaired the first beach volleyball committee and started the program in Saskatchewan.
Venue manager for Canada Games Volleyball.
President of the Saskatchewan Volleyball Association for four years.
Director for Volleyball Canada for four years.
Proposed and hosted one of seven Pro Beach volleyball events in Canada.
Member of the committee that received the first Junior World Volleyball event in North America.
Social Networks
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HelloTxt
Zune
SlideShare
TADO Picture Showcase
DDC Art Gallery
YouTube
LinkedIn
Facebook
Twitter
TADO


TECHNICAL HIGHLIGHTS
 
One unique contribution to my teaching of art is the development of the Art Showdown which is a yearly province wide art contest.
The second major contribution is the massive E.D.Feehan website and the Virtual Physical Art Gallery which displays artwork in the front entrance of the school, this has greatly increased the awareness of art in the school.
Wrote the first online course in the division. (Information Processing 10) Proposed the Cyber school concept to the division and then became the project leader of the Saskatoon Catholic Cyber School.
Developed and maintain the SCCS website.
Developed and maintain a Developer's Toolkit (WebCT) course for SCCS teachers.
Writer and Developer of the award winning Teaching and Developing Online Blog


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