Ann Pimentel (BEd, MA) is a Resource teacher from James Kennedy Elementary School in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. She has taught for 20 years internationally across all abilities and grades from Kindergarten to Grade 12. She is passionate about inclusion, inquiry and innovation for all children. Ann is the lead teacher on The Inspire Project (mrspimentel.wordpress) which aims to trailblaze and explore handmade inventions, codeable robots and other inclusive tools in the 21st Century classroom.
Student-centered approach: Hands-on experiential learning Inquiry-based learning Cooperative learning Kinesthetic learning Differentiated learning Personalised learning
Distinction for my Master in Arts at London University Member of the Innovation Partnership with the Ministry of Education (2015-2017) Grants received for The Inspire Project: Network of Inquiry and Innovation CSI Inspire Learning Project Special Education Technology - Classroom Based Solutions Healthy Schools Grant IDEA Summit Grant Innovation Partnership Speaker and/or Workshop Presenter: Innovation Partnership Conference Odyssey Langley Professional Development Teachers of Inclusive Education Conference British Columbia Conference of Administrators of Special Education Surrey Girls Conference Ignite at Vancouver Science World Ignite at Delta School District Event Walnut Code Workshop Series Teacher Robotics Workshop Surrey Summer Teacher's Robotics Workshop Girl Guides
Bachelor of Education (concentrations in Geography and Physical Education) at Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada Teacher Training: Professional Development Program at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Masters of Arts in Urban Education (focus on Special Needs) at Kings College, University of London, England I am currently a Mentor for the graduate studies 'Inclusive Education' cohort for Simon Fraser University based in Langley, British Columbia. Please see my two teaching blogs: www.mrspimentel.wordpress.com www.notesfromaspecialneedsteacher.wordpress.com
I am a mother of two wonderful boys and married to Sam who teaches Math and does research at Trinity Western University in Langley. I have a twin sister, Victoria who loves blogging on www.mykidslocker.com. I am also privileged to have a mother who continues to inspire me and who taught in the public school system for over 30 years.