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I have been an elementary and secondary school teacher and administrator. Currently, I am a faculty member in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. My M.Ed. and Ph.D. had a focus on the educational and linguistic experiences of children who moved from other countries to Canada.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Digital mentoring Haiti update

Work has been continuing with the digital mentoring project in Haiti. I have been working with our partners in Haiti since returning from the May trip to work through what the project might look like. We are talking about establishing a digital hub in Haiti where leadership and teaching modules could be developed and delivered. This would support the sustainability of the project and would provide job and technical skills in Haiti.

I have also met with 2 profs from the University of Guelph about a cellphone-teaching project they have in India and Ghana. We are hoping to collaborate in Haiti. They have reminded me of the importance of using the structures which are currently in place (I.e. Cellphones) as a stepping stone to more significant teaching technologies such as smartphones and tablets. I am working on a CIDA (Cdn International Development Agency) grant proposal with them.