I am currently working as an Education Specialist, Professional Learning, with Let’s Talk Science. My focus is on Computational Thinking and Digital Literacy, and I draw from my background experience in environmental sciences and classroom teaching. I am based in Ottawa, Ontario.
I am a teacher, learner, scientist, maker, creator and outdoor enthusiast. I thrive on learning new skills, seeking fresh ideas and growing with my community. I live for small discoveries and big opportunities!
I am passionate about engaging Canadian youth and educators in quality STEM learning experiences. Through all my endeavours, I am committed to leading change and providing opportunities for every learner to have a voice in shaping the direction of their education.
Learn more about the events and conferences that I have been involved with recently.
Lakehead STEM PD Session
A virtual training session for a group of teachers who will be implementing the Living Space project in their classrooms.
uOttawa Faculty of Education
Teacher candidates engaged in a series of unplugged coding activities and discussed strategies for bringing computational thinking into the K-3 classroom.
BC Catalyst Conference
The BC Science Teachers’ Association Conference 2019 focused on the idea of convergence, or bringing different perspectives of science together in the classroom.
Canadian Geographic Education Summer Institute
A summer institute hosted by Canadian Geographic Education for Canadian educators that focused on science, geography and geo-technology. I presented the Living Space project as a way to incorporate more technology and hands-on experiential learning with a geographical focus in the classroom.
Mer Bleue Student Visit
A local class of grade 9 students visited Mer Bleue to learn more about wetlands, as they were extending the Living Space project to investigate the effect of temperature on peatland carbon dioxide emissions.
National Volunteer Conference
Let’s Talk Science hosts an annual conference for post-secondary volunteers who represent the organization across Canada. With a focus on practical training and career readiness, this conference is the highlight of many volunteers’ early career development.
Here are my top 3 moments of 2019:
The year 2019 came with many opportunities for me to travel across Canada. From Halifax to Vancouver, I loved exploring new cities and connecting with local people.Exploring Canada
In honour of Let’s Talk Science’s efforts with the Living Space project and its alignment to his recent mission, CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques presented us with a Let’s Talk Science sticker that traveled to the ISS with him during Expedition 58/59!Living Space
While visiting the Saskatchewan Science Centre, I had the opportunity to check out the JoyLab exhibition. It inspired me to think more deeply about ordinary things that can bring everyday joy and happiness!JoyLab