THE MINIMAKERS

Maker education fosters curiosity, tinkering, and iterative learning. I believe firmly that this learning environment fosters enthusiasm for learning, student confidence, and natural collaboration. Ultimately the outcome of maker education leads to determination, independent and creative problem solving, and an authentic preparation for real world.

Imagineering Week

Inspired by ‘Caine’s Arcade’, I decided to try and start a movement that inspired creativity in more kids like Caine. From the minds of our minimakers, we were able to create Imagineering Week. Using the design thinking process, students collaboratively construct a cardboard arcade for the school & community to play. CLICK HERE

C3 HOUR OF CODE CONFERENCE

Over the last 2 years, our C3 Conference has inspired students from K-8 with computational thinking, mathematics, coding & is designed around the 21st Century competencies. From this, our students & teachers have gone on to support educators & students both nationally & internationally with their understanding & passion.

DIGITAL LEARNING DAY

Digital Learning Day saw each teacher explore the use of digital tools both pedagogically & through curriculum content. We were one of the first schools in Canada to celebrate International Digital Learning Day. I'm very fortunate for teachers who are willing to take risks for the betterment of their learning & their kids. “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right” -HF.

OTHER ADVENTURES

  1. ROBOT WARS
  2. THE RUMBLE IN THE RHOMBUS
  3. MISSION TO MARS: A MAKER LEARNING ADVENTURE
  4. THE FLINT WATER CRISIS: A REAL LIFE LESSON FOR MY STUDENTS
  5. ABBY'S ROBOT GIVES HUGS