Passionate About Transforming Education
As a passionate educator and author, in June of 2016 I published my first book entitled, “Assessment that Matters: Using Technology to Personalize Learning” about how to gather rich assessment information from students' creations using technology as a tool for learning. In my book I provide you with an understanding of the different forms of assessment through examples of how to help students use technology to demonstrate their learning in different ways.
August 2017 I am excited to begin my new role as Director of Technology Innovation for Teaching and Learning at http://wicmtl.ca/ where I will be supporting the staff and students as they continue to develop their skills and knowledge making thinking visible and engaging in the 4 C's of 21st century learning!
In May of 2017 I had the privilege of doing the pre-conference for Vancouver Island University on the role of assessment in 21st century learning. I have presented at educational technology conferences; ISTE 2016, ISTE 2015, ASCD (2015), and the first Canadian Google for Education Leadership Symposium. Focused on using technology to support good pedagogical practice, my passion is to change the way educators view technology. My expertise includes a focus on effective differentiation, digital literacies, assessment and reflective learning practice. I have been instrumental in the successful adoption and support of Google Apps for Education at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Quebec. I am a device-agnostic educator who encourages education professionals (including teachers and administrators) to develop a growth mindset, and to take risks in the classroom in order to transform teaching and learning for students.
As a Pedagogical Consultant for LBPSB I had responsibilities in the implementation of our school district's widely respected Digital Citizenship Program. In 2015 the Lester B. Pearson School Board's digital citizenship journey was highlighted in Chapter Three of Mike Ribble's "Digital Citizenship in Schools Third Edition".