A team of great people
Consultant for the Intensive ESL Community Project
I am an ESL Consultant for LEARN's Special Project, The Intensive ESL Community. The best part of the project is creating, finding, and sharing resources to help build a collaborative ESL community. I taught ESL for 15 years at the CSSMI, and I am also a member of SPEAQ's IntenSIG group, collaborating with enthusiastic Intensive ESL teachers to help support ESL in Quebec. When I'm not working, you can find me at the local arenas either playing, or watching my family play ringette!
Pedagogical Consultant RÉCIT and ESL
"We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience." -John Dewey
In a nutshell, my educational background includes a teaching degree in mathematics and a masters in educational technology. I am passionate about on going professional development, teacher training, and 21st century teaching and learning practices. Being a teacher and a consultant was always my dream job - I am a lifelong learner. During my free time, you can find me at the barn, where I enjoy spending time my horse, Sam. Otherwise, I am a people person who loves to laugh and make laugh.
I was a teacher for over 14 years at the secondary and elementary levels, and have morphed into a pedagogical consultant over the last 7 plus years. At LEARN, I am currently consulting on the Math, Science and Technology dossiers, among other varied technological projects. I have an extensive background in integrating technology, supporting educators, and creating STEAM spaces in schools. When not working with educators you can find me blogging about great music, making succulent food, noodling out songs, drawing lines and dots, playing with my lovely children or braving the Canadian elements.
Pedagogical Consultant/Project Coordinator
I have taught Secondary Cycle 1 Social Science and English Language Arts in Montreal. I taught English as a Second Language on Îles de la Madeleine and in Japan. In 2011, I travelled to Cambodia to volunteer with Cambodian Organization for Children and Development (COCD). In 2013, I had the pleasure of providing introductory remarks for Dr. David Suzuki at LeMood-Montreal, a festival of unexpected Jewish learning, arts and culture.
Any interest in my educational background?
I have a BA in Political Science from the University of Alberta, a B.Ed from the University of Toronto and MA from McGill in Education Leadership.
Pedagogical Consultant – Français Langue Seconde
«Enseigner, c’est apprendre chaque jour à réapprendre à enseigner, c’est s’inscrire soi-même dans une démarche apprenante, ouverte et dynamique.» Ostiane Mathon
Depuis une quinzaine d’années, j’enseigne le français, langue seconde et d’innombrables sujets en immersion française dans les écoles primaires et secondaires anglophones. En 2009, j'ai rejoint l’équipe de LEARN comme conseillère pédagogique. En plus d’être superviseure de stages pour les étudiants en enseignement du FLS, je contribue à divers projets liés de près à l’éducation soit en traduisant ou en adaptant du matériel ainsi qu’en prêtant ma plume et ma voix pour des capsules pédagogiques. Toujours prête à relever de nouveaux défis, j’en ai trouvé un de taille: être une maman au 21e siècle. La pratique du yoga me permet de maintenir un bon équilibre dans ma vie.
Pedagogical Consultant - Social Sciences & Personal Development
Consultant in Social Sciences for LEARN almost since inception. Completed degrees in Literary Studies & History from University of Toronto, in Education from McGill, and even a Web Design certificat from John Abbot. A former high school teacher, he has worked in a variety of locations, in Inuit, Cree and Mohawk communities, and in high schools in and around Montreal. His passions are travelling any way he can, hitching around Europe, cycling across Quebec, and driving all night whenever the chance arises. As his Twitter feed @paulrombo will attest, apart from a fascination with alternative histories and all things geographic, Paul also loves his snooker.
Director of pedagogical services and education technology
I have been working at LEARN since its inception and I am currently serving as Director of Pedagogical Services and Educational Technology. I hold a BFA in Visual Arts and an MA in Educational Technology from Concordia University. Since 1997, I have specialized in youth sector education, creating and delivering professional development for educators, designing competency-based educational resources and building tools to help educators design curriculum. I have led a variety of educational projects that provide resources and collaborative opportunities for students and educators across Quebec. I am passionate about learning and inspiring people to unleash their full potential and achieve their wildest dreams. My interests include cycling, cooking, sewing and making things of all kinds, and a new-found love of e-textiles.