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University Western Ontario

Lakehead University

Queens University
Jul 2002May 2003


Brock University
Sep 1996Apr 2000


University of Guelph

Work experience

Sep 2009Present

Resident Visitor

Therapy Dogs of Canada (Volunteer)

Take "certified" dog into retirement home to visit with residents.

Jun 2009Present

Distance Education Course Writer

Independent Learning Centre - TVO

Co-writing SVN3E Environmental Science distance education course.

Jul 2006Present

STEP Program Co-ordinator/Teacher

James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board

Set up, organize and run summer program designed as a transition program for students entering high school. Program includes literacy activities, learning strategies, canoe paddle making and painting and experiential learning activities including swimming and canoeing. Run for two weeks every July.

Sep 2010Present

ICT Consultant

Simcoe County District School Board

Seconded as an ICT Consultant within the Simcoe County District School Board. Responsible for coordinating support for teachers in the implementation of information communication technology and for working with superintendents, principals, and classroom teachers and coaches in the board with respect to the implementation of the Information Communication Technology action plan.

Nov 2007Aug 2010

Student Success Teacher

Penetanguishene Secondary School

Work with students at risk, advocating and providing supports.

Facilitate Professional Learning Communities.

Facilitate ICT Integration - Building Capacity Project.

Designed and facilitate roll-out of board-wide Student Success Database for tracking and monitoring at-risk students.

Leadership in OSSLT Diagnostic project.

Organize reaLITy, Literacy Symposium.

Coordinate Health Care Specialist High Skills Major.

Write CLAs for Health Care SHSM.

PRIME Mathematics Facilitator.

Assist with Assessment and Evaluation teacher development sessions.

Red Cross First Aid/CPR Instructor.

Aug 2002Nov 2007

Student Success Teacher

Northern Lights Secondary School - JBLSSB

Support students at risk.

Math leadership tasks.

Support intramural program.

Run breakfast club program.

Lighthouse project - Project included position of "Innovation Teacher". Released from teaching duties to support at risk students and coordinate special projects integrating community and school (before Student Success Teachers were implemented).

Implemented a health care course including job shadowing opportunities and connections to community health care agencies.

Support outdoor education teacher on experiential learning opportunities (winter camping, paddling skills and culminating project of 10-day canoe trip on the Missinaibi River).

Help position of department head prior to taking on Student Success.

Sep 2000Mar 2001

Research Assistant

McMaster University

Implementation and organization of study comparing surgical vs. medical management of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Duties include administering H. pylori breath tests, taking medical histories from patients in clinic, assisting endoscopy and patient follow-up. Other duties include up keep of the database, data entry, creatingforms, creating the database and communication between members of the study group.

May 2000Sep 2000

Research Assistant/Student Position

McMaster University

Assisting in research prior to implementation of an electronic network. Duties include interactions withhe pediatricians to ensure a smooth start up and installation. Other projects include working with a team to create a "Web Library" of resources for health professionals within Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation,recruitingpatients and organizing small pediatric research trials, and performing research on the quality of websites available for patients regarding specific chronic pediatric diseases. Research published in Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology.


Microsoft Office, Ontario Curriculum Planner, Markbook, Maplewood, ESIS, FIlemaker Pro, Dreamweaver and Macromedia Studio, iClone, iWork, iLife. Very comfortable using and helping others use web based technologies and social media to support student learning - WIKI's, Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, Moodle, Posterous, Comic LIfe, Bit Strips, RSS feeds, web design programs, turnitin, etc.


Publications:Calder J, Issenman RM, MD, Cawdron, R.Quality of Information Provided by Health Food StoresCanadian Journal of Gastroenterology. October 2000;14(9):767-771.

Abstract Publications:Calder J, Issenman RM, MD.Quality of Information Provided by Health Food StoresPaediatrics & Child Health. 2000;5:17A-18A

Calder J, Issenman, RM, MDGender and Computer Readiness Among Community PaediatriciansPaediatrics & Child Health. 2000;5:18A

VOLUNTEER AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR EXPERIENCE:06/07 Co-Leader on 10-day Missinaibi River Canoe Trip. From Mattice to Moosonee.05/06 - 11/07 Assisting with Eco-Tourism Course - canoe skills. Act as assistant canoe instructor and lifeguard while training.Various times ESPIRIT Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition. 09/04 - 11/07 Intramural supervision. Lunchtime in-school house teams.09/02 - 11/07 Moosonee PUPS foster coordinator. Assist in organizing, fundraising and care of abandoned puppies and dogs in Moosonee and James Bay Region.08/02 - 11/07 Breakfast club coordinator at Northern Lights Secondary School. 09/01 Participated in an AIDS Vaccine Ride. Cycled 400 miles in 5 days from Montreal to Maine to fund AIDS vaccine research. Personal fundraising requirement was $3400 US dollars.04/99 - 09/01 Parade/Festival Committee member at The Children’s Hospital.04/99 - 09/01 Dressing/Acting as the mascot of The Children’s Hospital (Hamilton)at special events.04/00-09/00 Serving breakfast to children at the Breakfast for Learning Club at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Burlington.02/98 Distribution trip to India with a charity organization called Sleeping Children Around the World where I distributed bed kits to impoverished children. (Three weeks).09/96 - 05/97 The First Response Team at University of Guelph in which I responded to all medical emergencies on campus when on call.


Coaching Level 1 - Synchronized Swimming


Swimming Instructors

Red Cross

Snowboard Instructor Level 1

Canadian Association of Snowboarding Instructors

National Lifeguarding Standard

Lifesaving Society

CPR/First Aid Instructor

Red Cross

Flatwater Kayak Instructor


Advanced Wilderness First Aid

Wilderness Medical Associates

Moving Water Part 1A/Lakewater Part 1A


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