Arla is a French Curriculum Consultant with the bureau de l’education francaise
Brandi started her teaching journey in 2005 and has learned alongside students from grades kindergarten to grade twelve in two different provinces. Currently, she is working as a Teacher-Librarian and ELA Curriculum Consultant for Pembina Trails School Division. Brandi has a B.Ed. (Early Years) from the University of Manitoba, and is currently writing her thesis on Multimodal Literacy to complete a M.Ed. from the University of Manitoba.
Carole is the French Curriculum Consultant for Louis Riel School Division and the bureau de l’education francaise
Cheryl is an alumna of St. Mary’s Academy, and in 2018 was awarded the Marian Award for Excellence for a lifetime of personal and professional achievement. She taught in the Winnipeg School Division before joining the Manitoba Department of Education, where she has been a consultant, coordinator, and director. Among many other initiatives related to infusing ICT into teaching and learning, Cheryl is the project leader for Literacy with ICT across the Curriculum. Her most recent work is in computational thinking and ‘fake news’.
Christopher has been a Consultant with Manitoba Education for the past 2 years. He focusses primarily on the development of Web Based Courses, and supports the implementation training of the Learning Management System.
Janet is the IT Lead at The King’s School. She has been an educator for almost 44 years, and she began her career as a Home Economics teacher at Selkirk Junior High. She became part of a core staff developing a new school, and in 1979 she moved to Lockport School. Janet loves learning, but also becomes easily bored, and so began seeking new challenges, teaching ELA, French, Math, and eventually LICT. Her journey into technology began in the late 1980s in a computer lab of Commodore 64 units to a small network of 8086 DOS computers, then to Windows 3.1, and Windows 95 computers with a Windows NT server which had a mind-blowing 212 Mb of RAM! The process also included involvement on a committee writing middle-years curriculum for the school division. After being out of that area of curriculum for a few years, she has more recently quarterbacked the transition of The King’s School to a wireless network, as a Google School in a BYOD environment.
Kate is a Middle Years teacher from the Louis Riel School Division.
Kent is currently Curriculum Consultant responsible for K-12 Technology Integration at RETSD in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2007 he was recognized as a World-Wide Microsoft Innovative Educator attending global forums in both Helsinki, Finland and Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2011 he was selected as one of two Canadian Teacher Leaders to participate in the Global Learning Forum Institute in Washington DC. Kent has also been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his commitment to teaching with integrated technology. He is an active board member of the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network and most recently, he was presented with the opportunity to visit and collaborate with educators in Espoo, Finland at the Saunalahti School of the Future and Talin, Estonia at the Ministry of Education and Innove.
Phil is an Educational Technology Specialist, Trainer, & Consultant. He is also Director, Treasurer, and SAGE Registrar of ManACE Manitoba Association for Computing Educators – www.manace.ca. He is a Certified Google Educator Level 1 & 2 | Google for Education Certified Trainer | SMART Certified Educational Trainer | Certified SMART Notebook 11 & Notebook 14 Trainer. He has 37 years experience as an educator/learner which includes classroom teacher, Head of Department and Administrator.
Robert has over 30 years experience teaching science and is an active member of the Manitoba Association of Physics Teachers (MAPT). Robert received a Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011 and the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012.
Rosalind is an educator who has been with the Department of Education for 19 years and has had the opportunity to work in both the Department’s Web-Based Course Development and Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum initiatives. She has experience working with children of all ages and has taught at the Senior Years level and in adult education.
Seema Goel is the STEAM Programmer and Outreach Coordinator for the Faculty of Science at the University of Manitoba. She holds the only position of this kind in the country. Her educational background includes a B.Sc. from McGill, an Associate Arts diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design, and an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently completing an M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies connecting environmental engineering and aesthetics with specific attention to the influence of aesthetics and participative design to the success of sustainability projects.
In her art practise her work focuses on human-animal, human-place, and human-human relationships. Using an eclectic range of materials to explore these themes, she draws from her dual background in the arts and sciences to produce multilayered works. Often creating pieces that engage viewers in tactile and physical actions, she uses phenomenology, humour, and viewer experience to connect the viewer to the work through their personal relationships to the materials at hand.
Shannon has been a Consultant with Manitoba Education for the past 4 years. In this role she supports teachers in the implementation of online and blended learning.
Prior to this, Shannon was a grade 9-12 English teacher and FNMI Student Support Teacher with Lakehead Public Schools in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Additionally, Shannon worked with the Canadian Online High School in creating and teaching online courses.
Suhayl Patel is a member of the Learning and Leadership team at Apple. This role involves supporting schools/districts effectively implement technology and build capacity. In previous roles, Suhayl taught middle school, high school and college mathematics. He also served as a Senior Education Specialist for the Calgary Board of Education before joining the Apple team.