Archived — Martin Wilkinson

Year: 2003 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

School: Collingwood Collegiate Institute
6 Cameron Street
Collingwood, Ontario L9Y 2J2

Principal: Russell Atkinson
School Telephone: 705-445-3161
School Fax: 705-444-9270
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Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 10 and 12/history, civics, political science

Teaching approach:

Inspiring today's youth, tomorrow's leaders.

Citizenship is something to do everyday, not something that can only be studied.

Everyone has something to contribute.

Outstanding achievements:

Mr. Wilkinson developed an interdisciplinary course package entitled World Class, focusing on global citizenship. Students took part in online activities with students in other countries, such as Germany and the United States.

He travelled to El Salvador with two of his World Class program graduates to aid a school that the World Class and Amnesty International groups helped establish. Sadly, the school was destroyed by an earthquake, but he started a massive relief drive for the victims, collecting blankets and clothing.

Mr. Wilkinson integrates technology in the classroom to engage all students using a variety of techniques. Students learn about the research process, writing historical essays and developing the skills to be lifelong learners. They practice problem solving while developing critical thinking skills.

He is an active member of the Ontario Secondary Schools Teacher's Federation and has participated in the Teacher Institute on Parliamentary Democracy. He made presentations at the Ontario History and Social Science Teacher's Association conference in 1991 and 2003.

In Praise Of:

"… Whether it is a small town in El Salvador or a community group in need closer to home, it is because of (Martin's) vision that students become active participants in our global village." - Colleague

"Dozens of us are actively involved in building stronger communities locally, and globally, and I know that Marty will continue to make it possible for many more to follow in our footsteps; he has made a career of it." - Research Assistant, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

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