Category: Student Voice

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TransformEd Change Agents: Lynn Thomas

Lynn Thomas is a teacher, digital lead learner, and prolific blogger from Grand Erie District School Board in Ontario. She has a passion for global digital learning and empowering student voice. For TransformEd, we asked her how she puts that passion to work in her classroom. Read the thoughts she shared with us! ••• The biggest challenge students in kindergarten will... Read more

Three students work at a laptop, with the headline TransformEd: Class of 2030"

TransformEd Change Agents: Heather Chalmers and Raffaella Coletta

Heather Chalmers and Raffaella Coletta are two teachers from York Catholic District School Board with a passion for empowering student voice and personalized learning through edtech. Learn about the benefits they've seen from orienting their classroom toward student-directing inquiry. ••• What are some small changes you've seen that can drive big outcomes for... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Jeff Hainbuch

Jeff Hainbuch is a former superintendent and the Head of Educational Partnerships at WE Schools. In his work with WE, Jeff empowers students to make a worldwide impact as part of the WE Are One initiative and recognizes the innovation and empathy at work in today's amazing students. ••• How do you think technology—and students empowered to use technology—will... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Ian Fogarty

For TransformEd, Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow Ian Fogarty shared his thoughts on a few of our questions about the Class of 2030. Ian is a chemistry and physics teacher, the co-director of SHAD at the University of New Brunswick, and one of the co-founders of CurrentGeneration.org, an organization that collaborates with students to impact light poverty. He has fantastic... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Colleen Horzelenberg

Colleen Horzelenberg is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and a teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School in Ontario. She's passionate about the ways that educational technology like Skype in the Classroom empowers students with creative avenues for learning, and engenders a greater sense of community and inquiry beyond the conventional classroom. For... Read more

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TransformEd Change Agents: Dr. Catherine Zeisner

As part of Microsoft in Education Canada's TransformEd initiative, we reached out to some of the Canadian educators who are empowering the Class of 2030 with future-ready skills and forward-looking pedagogy. Dr. Catherine Zeisner is a Principal with the Thames Valley District School Board in Ontario, and an assistant professor at Gonzaga University in Washington and Western... Read more