2018 Recipients – Teaching Excellence in STEM

Certificates of Excellence in STEM

Certificates of Excellence in STEM recipients

Ontario

Nicole Anthony

Nicole Anthony

This force of nature seeks to bring science to life for her inner-city students and make it personally meaningful and relevant to them by having them solve real-life problems; founder of the Metamorphosis Girls STEM conference.


Lee Martin

Lee Martin

Transformational educator creates community in his classroom and then ensures students have access to powerful tools to support their ideas; founded Computers4Change to bring advanced technology to schools.

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Certificates of Achievement

Recipients of Certificates of Achievement

British Columbia

Lisa Hitch

Lisa Hitch

Taking off from her own burning curiosity, this educator uses inquiry-based methods to help students find the extraordinary in the ordinary, as she shares the journey with a single class from Grade 1 to Grade 8.


Daniel Massey

Daniel Massey

This fun-loving teacher integrates art, math, science, English and technology to create projects and tasks that directly address the age-old question, "When will I need this information in real life?"

Manitoba

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

This former medical researcher set up a state-of-the-art laboratory in a hospital to help youth develop meaningful connections with cutting-edge science and technology, rather than learn by rote-memorizing facts.

New Brunswick

Carolyn Barnhart

Carolyn Barnhart

While focusing on bringing technology into the classroom to enhance learning, the "Duracell Teacher Bunny" mentors teachers seeking to do the same and shows students the value of involvement—in school and the community.


Benjamin Kelly

Benjamin Kelly

Making it his mission to deliver unparalleled global opportunities in STEM education for his students, this pioneering educator has brought province-leading technology to his small, rural school.

Ontario

Tania Bumstead

Tania Bumstead

Seeing opportunity in being on the staff of a brand new school, this educator has been at the forefront of developing a culture of innovation, collaboration and communication at the rapidly expanding school.


Shaun Else

Shaun Else

In his classroom community, "Elsewhere," this teacher engages his students through technology, inquiry, problem solving and hands-on experiential learning, modelling lifelong learning and harnessing STEM activities so all can succeed.


Terence Prezens

Terence Prezens

This teacher's robotics club blossomed into a robust dual-stream computer science and engineering program at his all-boys school; now, his classroom serves as a design lab that also serves others.


Vince Racanelli

Vince Racanelli

At a large K–8 school, this educator ensures the success of culturally, racially and academically diverse learners, inspiring them with engaging hands-on projects, while helping them build strong skills.


Johanne Séguin

Johanne Séguin

A true leader in her field, this passionate teacher has inspired her students and her colleagues by proposing new technological tools that connect learning to the interests of young people and broaden their horizons.


Sarah Sils

Sarah Sils

Having spent a decade embedding STEM fundamentals throughout the curriculum at her school, this dedicated teacher has an unwavering commitment to young girls—educating and empowering them to be future leaders.

Quebec

Sheila Dunwoodie

Sheila Dunwoodie

High-tech and low-tech happily co-exist in this energetic teacher's classroom: students of all abilities plan, collaborate and problem solve, while mid-class dance breaks engage them and help them learn.


Adam Lecouffe-Desjardins

Adam Lecouffe-Desjardins

Always on the hunt for new ways of expanding the scope of his teaching, this teacher develops the computer skills of his students through dynamic projects that give them real-world experiences.

Saskatchewan

Carla Cooper

Carla Cooper

A leader in science education in Saskatchewan, this teacher's primary objective is to help students become scientifically literate, problem-based learners, challenging them to excel in local, provincial and national science fairs.


Denise Desjardins

Denise Desjardins

This teacher is challenging the status quo for education of First Nations children by engaging them in a classroom that is technology-rich, while infusing their Cree language and culture into all aspects of the curriculum.

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