Hey there, I’m a grade 6 Teacher in Grand Erie District School Board at Lakewood Elementary School; living in Port Dover, Ontario. Going into my 10th year of teaching. I am a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Microsoft Trainer and Surface Pro Expert and Recently a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow and Global MincraftEdu Mentor! I am also a Write to Give Ambassador and Remind Connected Educator, ScreenBean Expert Educator, BIT Speaker, Ignite Speaker and Canconnect 2017 Classroom Innovator Award Winner. Exploring Maker Spaces, Micro:bits, Makey Makey, Ozo Bots, mBots, Minecraft in Education and the new Code Commander in Minecraft and all things Coding within the classroom. I love using Twitter and Skype to Network, Connect and Collaborate Globally for all learning experiences, inquires, real world topics and issues with colleagues and students.
I have a passion for Educational Technology and Incorporating 21st Century Competencies into Classroom Pedagogy and Practice in a Game Based / Project Based Learning platform. Interested in my OneNote Digital Breakout Rooms?!?! Currently I have a Space and Flight Breakout I can share! I also have a fantastic OneNote Digital Day Book Template as well for any O365 users....interested email me at email@example.com Innovation and creation is my growth mindset and challenging students to become global learners.
I have presented at various GEDSB Events including NTIP Training, Student Ed Tech Team Lead and Canconnect. Recently adding MakerEdTO and BIT2018 to the list of presentation locations. An avid Twitter Contributor @ArcherJoe and Follower, #MSFTEduChat, #MSFTEdChatCA TweetMeet Host, #CodeBreaker TweetMeet Host, #MinecraftEdu TweetMeet Host, lover of reading and writing blogs on Innovation, thoughts and provocations in education.
Masters of Education at D'Youville College Bacholars of Arts at Brock University Early Childhood Education Diploma at Fanshawe College
I love reading and supporting friends and colleagues work, provide amazon reviews and twitter support for publications as well! I am also a Volunteer Fire Fighter #218 for Norfolk County Station # 2 Port Dover. Married to my Wifey of 19 years; Shannon. Father to Xander and my Twins; Callie and Abbie. Have a Rescue Dog; Ruby too!
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