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November 8, 2019 – 4:12 pm | One Comment | 242 views

Like a lot of people, I like to listen to podcasts. I have a dog that needs walking and I enjoy running to keep fit. As a result, I have a lot of time to …

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Learning to Code is Learning to Learn

December 15, 2015 – 2:39 pm | Comments Off on Learning to Code is Learning to Learn2,727 views

Are we preventing students from accessing a basic education by denying them the opportunity to learn to code and program in school? Is “Learning to Code” as important as learning to read, write and understand …

Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers

December 9, 2015 – 10:55 am | Comments Off on Beyond the Textbook: Small steps to nurturing girls interest in STEM careers2,781 views

“Because it’s 2015.” This Justin Trudeau quote went viral when asked why his new cabinet is half women. And yet, women in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), have been on a steady decline since …

Blue Metropolis: Bringing Professionals into the Classroom

December 4, 2015 – 11:35 am | Comments Off on Blue Metropolis: Bringing Professionals into the Classroom1,653 views

On a warm fall day, I sat down with Lisanne Gamelin, the new Educational and Social program coordinator for Blue Metropolis. I was struck by her enthusiasm for projects that bring professional writers, photographers and …