We'd like to introduce ourselves to you before we meet f2f next week - HELLO from Trish (on the left) and Susan!
This picture was taken at the Toronto Pride Festival in 2012 - we had a wonderful time volunteering at the ETFO booth and had the pleasure of meeting ETFO Pres Sam Hammond!
We are both teachers in the city of Kitchener in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Kitchener is about an hour west of Toronto and is one of the 'tri-cities' along with Waterloo and Cambridge. We are a large school board with 60,000 students and 104 elementary schools, 16 high schools and 24 alternative sites. Trish is a Gr. 5 teacher at Franklin Public School and Susan is a Technology Support Teacher in I.T. Services. We are both instructors with I.T. Services and enjoy offering PD sessions for our local teachers on iPads and a variety of other technology topics. We also love to present at conferences and have been fortunate to be involved in some amazing local and provincial events!
We are also both involved in our local ETFO, with positions on the Executive and on the Equity and Social Justice Committee. This is important work for us and we love to weave equity messages into all of our work ~ including iPad workshops ~ so stay tuned for that next week!
We love northern Ontario and are really looking forward to visiting Dryden for the first time. We are excited to meet all of you, hear about your teaching passions and share some great ideas about using iPads for Learning!