I strive to be current in my professional knowledge in the areas of student development, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum, ethics, educational research, and educational policy. I use this knowledge to inform my professional practice.
The following studies have helped inform my professional knowledge and practice:
2007 Honours Bachelor of Arts, Didactique des langues secondes & History University of Ottawa
2008 Bachelor of Education (I/S), FSL & History Trent University
2011 Honour Specialist, FSL Queen's University
2016 I.I.C.T.I Part 1 University of Western Ontario
OCDSB Professional Development
- Digital Lead Learner Networks
- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- FSL Literacy Networks
- Provincial Assessment Training (EQAO)
- Numeracy Networks
- Professional Resources for Core French K-8
- Évaluation rapide de la compréhension en lecture
French as a Second Language
As one of Canada' two official languages, French is an integral part of Canada and Canadian identity. Learning and mastering the French langauge enables students to participate more fully in today's international communities, where French is widely used. Learning French, and languages in general, can also help to strengthen one's first language skills and enhance valuable critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are essential no matter one's mother tongue, vocation, or place of residence. Learning languages is learning tolerance, confidence, and risk-taking. Although learning a second language can be a challenging endeavour, students can experience considerable success when knowledge and skills are taught in contexts that reflect the students' interests and needs in their daily lives.
Social Studies offers students the opportunity to learn how people interact within past and current social, cultural, political, technological, and economic environments. More specifically, students will gain a greater understanding of Canada's heritage and its physical, sociocultural, governmental, legal, and economic structures and relationships. Social Studies will also allow students to further develop their critical thinking, research, and communication skills. Consequently, students will develop the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become informed, active, and responsible citizens of Canada and the world.