Laura Briscoe Innovation, project-based learning and global citizenship are at the heart of Laura Briscoe’s teaching philosophy. Laura is a forward thinking educator who creates a learning environment that exudes energy, ignites critical thinking and embraces risk taking to create a space that is inclusive, relevant and innovative. As the Visual Arts Department Head of Oakridge Secondary School in London, Ontario, Laura has been recognized as a leader in education both locally, provincially and nationally. Laura Briscoe stimulates imagination and empowers people to make relevant connections through the arts with the world around them. Jeni Van Kesteren Experiential learning and improving the understanding of mathematics are at the core of Jeni Van Kesteren’s approach to teaching. Jeni teaches mathematical concepts using innovative approaches to enhance learning and build confidence. Van Kesteren’s pedagogical approach has inspired and motivated other educators to explore the delivery of mathematics throughout secondary schools. Jeni Van Kesteren is changing the perspective of mathematics to empower students and teachers to connect with the world around them.
Team teaching, project based learning to enhance the students' experience and understanding of both Visual Arts and Mathematics in a creative, visual and deeper way.
In 2015 Laura Briscoe was awarded the Prime Minister Certificate of Achievement Award, 2016 the Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Government Award, the national Classroom of the Future Spirit Award, 2014 the Innovative Teacher of the Year Award by the Ontario Business Educators’ Association, and 2016 Bishop Townshend Thames Valley Award. Jeni Van Kesteren has been recognized as the Team Leader in a provincial grant through the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP) used to explore the impact of collaborative learning on student success in mathematics. She was awarded the Bishop Townshend Award in 2009 for her ability to demonstrate excellence in the areas of physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual development.
Laura Briscoe: Bachelor of Arts and Media Information Techno-culture and Bachelor of Education Western University, London Ontario. Additional Qualifications: Specialist in Visual Arts and Special Education, Queen's University, Principal's Qualifications Lake Head University. Department Head and Regional Global Competency Facilitator Jeni Van Kesteren: Bachelor of Science in Math and Computer Programming, and Bachelor of Education, Queen's University. Additional Qualifications: Math Specialist, Western University Guidance Part 1, Queen's University. Student Achievement Leader, Student Success Teacher and Regional Math Coach.
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