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Academic Directorme

Glenda is Outside the Box Learning Commons’ Academic Director and Faculty Head.

She began teaching “computers” in 2000 and has developed a passion for using technology to integrate transformative experiences into existing subject areas to make for a richer learning experience. A classroom teacher for 15 years, Glenda has taught a wide range of grades and subjects. She received a MET degree (Masters in Educational Technology) from UBC in 2005 and was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for Canada (ADE) in 2008. She was part of a review panel for the development of GarageBand 2 and has created online and other resources for teachers. She has presented workshops to teachers at the local, provincial and national level, and was recently certified as a Smarter Science Lead Teacher (February 2013). Her latest project has been co-ordinating the elementary site for the STA (Surrey Teacher’s Convention) convention.  Glenda is currently working as Program Manager for the Learning Partnership, delivering their Coding Quest, I3! and Coding Trek programs to schools in multiple districts across the lower mainland.  Glenda looks forward to sharing her educational vision with the public.


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