October 2018 Highlighted Educator
Every month, Cube For Teachers highlights an educator that is recognized for their ongoing collaboration, helping other educators by sharing and curating effective teaching resources.
This month, we are recognizing Jen Giffen as October’s educator of the month.
A bit about Jen Giffen…
Jen is a Digital Literacy Resource Teacher in the York Region DSB. She has a Master’s in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning from OISE and a specialist in Integration of Information and Computer Technology. As well, Jen is a Google Innovator (#WDC17), Sketchnoter, teacher match-maker, cheerleader, and up for just about anything. She is the Co-host of #ShukesandGiff the Podcast. As a former player of the game of school, Jen now seeks to ensure learning is authentic and relevant, especially for struggling students.
We recently asked Jen a few questions. Here is what she had to share.
When it comes to education, what are you passionate about?
Jen: “Authentic experiences, reaching all students, effective integration of tech and also, student engagement.”
What benefit would you bring to another Cube follower? (ex what kinds of resources do you most often share)
Jen: “I share all sorts of EdTech resources.”
What resources are you currently searching for?
Jen: “I love digital story telling and am gearing up for a district project this year on that…I would love to find new ideas to support this venture.”
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