Archived—Angela Coldwell

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Year: 2008 – Province: Alberta

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

School: Vegreville Composite High School
PO Box 1348
6426-55 Avenue
Vegreville Alberta
T9C 1S5

Principal: Roy Mills
School Telephone: 780-632-3341
School Fax: 780-632-3533
School Website: www.vegcomp.ca
Subjects and Grades Taught: Chemistry, forensics and physics in Grades 11 and 12

Teaching Approach:

  • Create lessons that involve students in their learning by presenting the curriculum in interesting and stimulating formats. When students are engaged in their learning, they place more value on what is taught and become higher achievers.
  • Use impromptu games and popular culture to explain abstract concepts. How much force is required to break the bonds in a game of Red Rover? Considering a different kind of "Bond," could the shark in You Only Live Twice really have followed its victim's blood spill the way it does in the movie?

Outstanding Achievements:

  • Arranges for police officers and firefighters to visit her forensics classroom to discuss their responsibilities and the technology they use to do their job. Similarly, university professors visit her physics class to do science demonstrations.
  • Her students outperform provincial standards at both the acceptable standard (a course mark of 50 percent or higher) and at the standard of excellence (a course mark of 80 percent or higher). In 2005-2006, more than half the students who completed Chemistry 30 achieved the standard of excellence. Her physics students also consistently perform above the provincial standard.

Rave Reviews:

"I would like to thank you for all your help through high school. You made a big difference in my schooling." Student

"Students respond very positively to Angela's kind and caring personality. They recognize that she has high standards for their achievements and they respond accordingly." Former Principal