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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.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Re-imagining education in Haiti: TEDx Talk on Haiti Digital Mentoring Project

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking on the Digital Mentoring Project in Haiti at the TEDx Talk in Oakville (Sixteen Mile Creek). Here's the 13 minute video for those interested:

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TEDx Talk: Re-imagining education in Haiti

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An amazing example of the power of social media: The video was posted last night and this morning I had an email from the former CEO of Blackboard (one of the pioneers of on-line course management systems for universities). He is now doing work in Haiti and has similar interests. We  had a long chat via Skype about how we may be able to collaborate in Haiti. Pretty exciting developments!