Archived — Recipient Bios

Year: 1998 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Peter Joong

School: Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

Principal: Robert Gooding
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Grades/Subjects Taught: Secondary mathematics and computer science

Teaching approach:

  • Don't hold students back when teaching with new technology. Allow them to surpass you and then use their expertise to teach others.
  • Become a facilitator and director of learning by providing constructive feedback on students' efforts and suggestions for further investigation.
  • Reach all students, regardless of ability, using a variety of teaching strategies, project styles and information technologies as necessary.

Outstanding achievements:

Spearheaded a number of innovative programs that have made the school one of the top few for math and computer science in Toronto:

  • developed a two-part multimedia techniques and design course
  • pioneered the use of concrete manipulatives for Grade 9 and 10 math courses (e.g. paper folding and geoboards)
  • developed a specialized math course for technical students in grades 11 and 12
  • developed and implemented a fast-track math course that compresses the grades 9-11 curricula into two years
  • integrated computers into many subject areas through development of a cross-curricular computer lab.

Runs in-service workshops on information technology, learning styles, integrating computers into curriculum, and integrating special education students into regular classes.

Rave reviews:

"Besides his work in the classroom, Peter works towards a better and fairer learning environment for all students." Fellow teacher

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