At McMaster University I obtained a degree in Kinesiology, with a minor in Geography. After a few years working in the restaurant business and as a stuntwoman for the film industry I attended St. Andrews College in Scotland to pursue my teaching career. I completed with a Bachelor in Education and a degree from Glasgow University. My teaching experience started in Glasgow, Scotland for a term of five years, and later in Hamilton providing remedial help to students at the Hamilton Learning Center. At the present time I am with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and have been for a period of 16 years. I hold the position of Information Technology Contact for our school, and Language/Math teacher. I also hold the position of EQAO Admin for our school and have created diagnostic assessments. I created and maintain or school website www.hwdsb.on.ca/dalewood/, along with our classroom website www.hwdsb.on.ca/dalewood/staff/ms-l-coburn/. I am also very lucky to work with educators as an Teacher-Librarian instructor for Brock University. During these teaching terms I have gained valuable experience which has allowed me to utilize my key strengths of communicating, planning and adapting to special educational needs of all pupils. I used these strengths to improve staff development, while coordinating and scheduling all areas of the curriculum. This also included collecting and analyzing data pertaining to school climate, academic results and the effectiveness of an Information Technology Program throughout a school community. Furthermore, I have held different system and school leadership roles. For example, I provided technical support, including board-wide software in-services, and helped to write a technology program linked to literacy. In addition, I have successfully completed Principals' Qualifications and I look forward to taking on this role in my future educational career.
I believe in students having the opportunity to have access to pertinent curriculum material. There is nothing like doing the real thing! Student's should be provided with real life experiences that they can grab onto and run with it. In addition, students need to be provided material that works with today’s 21st Century Learner, which are higher level critical thinking activities.
Let's Talk Science Outreach Program Top Educator for the Year 2013
HWDSB Technology Specialist Teacher-Librarian Specialist Special Education Part 1 Independent Coursework Additional Qualification (Intermediate Divison) Leadership 1 McMaster University Coaching Level 1&2 certificates Ontario Principals' Council Part 1 and 2 St. Andrew's Teachers College Teaching Degree and Religious Certificate (University of Glasgow) McMaster University Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Canadian History, Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Statistics, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects