LINC Homestudy Facilitator
Benchmark Levels 1-6
Toronto Centre for Education and Training LINC Homestudy
Workplace Language Instruction
London District Catholic School Board http://www.cfll.on.ca/
Food and Beverage ESL Workplace Training
Online tutorials, workshop handouts and . . .
Coaching and Public Speaking
Workshops on Web 2.0 implementation for educators.
Client needs assessment and application recomendations
LINC Homestudy Facilitator
Toronto Centre for Education and Training
Online ESL instructor for benchmark levels 2 - 6
Focus on collaborative and communicative learning.
ESL facilitator for Canadian Language Benchmarks 1 -8
London Catholic District School Board.Nine weeks modules with emphasis on task based learning (TDCSB curriculum). Specialized Workplace Language Training - Hospitality
London District Catholic School BoardDeveloped curriculum for a five week intensive training program designed to help newcomers transition into theworkplace. Focus on listening, speaking, pronunciation andvocabulary acquisition. Workshop facilitator for Web 2.0 Classroom Implementation.Clients include The London District Catholic School Board, The Toronto Centre for Education and Training, and Job Search Strategies
This year's workshops included topics such as collaborative documents, social networking in the classroom, creating a classroom Wiki, virtual teaching environments and e-portfolios.Specialties:
Demystifying the cloud! Creating relevant and collaborative learning spaces for students and teachers alike.
I teach online and in the classroom and my background includes both content and curriculum development. I enjoy sharing with my fellow educators the wonders of "The Cloud" . Through various workshops I have lead I discovered that the backlash to Tech Ed frequently found in faculties everywhere is based on a fundamental lack of information. The model of online education developed in th 90's seems to be the perceived practice of modern day distance education. The old model of read and regurgitate still exits in many schools, however it is rapidly being replaced by vibrant and exciting learning environments which focus on collaboration rather than regurgitation. Educators are astounded by what is currently available online. These workshops often elicit audible gasps, heads shaking with disbelief and statements such as "why didn't I know about this before?" Some of my favourite tools for classroom collaboration:
Not all tools can be used for all things, the old saying "just because you can doesn't mean you should" still applies. The learning curve of the above tools (with the exception of Second Life and Moodle) is relatively low and consequently some users try to fly before they can walk. My job is to make the implementation of Web 2.0 tools smoother and easier for educational, corporate and non-profit clients.