Not so photogenic, but here I am…
Starting in August 2018, I teach at the Six Nations Polytechnic STEAM Academy in Brantford. The Ontario curriculum courses I teach/taught are mathematics (MFM1D, MFM2D and MCR3U), information literacy (BTT2O and BTA3O) and computer science (ICS3U and ICS4U).
About a week after being hired, I was asked by the school principal to lead the school’s robotics initiative. Though I knew a little bit about robotics competitions, this was something very new to me and I welcomed a challenge in my zone of proximal development. The FirstRobotics program is facilitated by a network of mentors, in our case MakeShift (FRC4039) from St. Mary’s in Hamilton was particularly helpful. I took the initiative of developing a robotics course¹. This will be linked with Leadership and Peer Support, GPP3O, with the goal of developing and nurturing student leaders.
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¹ a locally-developed interdisciplinary robotics course, Interdisciplinary Studies, IDC3O; the first cohort starts the course in September 2019
² chiefly related to BrightSpace, Moodle, Microsoft Office applications, and FirstRobotics
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