Sunday, December 11, 2016

Maple Leafs Community MVP

A few days ago I received an email from Alessandra, EverFi School Implementation Manager sharing that she had herself received "some fantastic information from the Toronto Maple Leafs that you have won an award for your outstanding work with the Future Goals program!!!
They have invited you and a guest to attend the Leafs game on December 11th vs. Colorado to be presented with their Community MVP award."

What ?!? This is so exciting! It has been years since I have attended a Toronto Maple Leafs game! But  I couldn't do anything without my students being adventurers, explorers and risk-takers in going beyond the expected!

I have been inviting Alessandra to launch the Future Goals Hockey Scholar in my class community for three years now. Students enjoy being immersed within the realm of all things hockey but more importantly they are engaged in STEM related activities! During the online course, students are working at their own pace through various modules to review, strengthen and practice math skills learned in class. Students are able to access their online tasks in-class and at-home. "The (online) course utilizes an exploratory learning approach, exposing students to foundational STEM concepts, scientific thinking and data/graphical analysis through real-life STEM applications". Student feedback has always been positive, although they (and I) often remind and recommend that more Canadian content is needed within the course.

I am not entirely sure how I was nominated for this opportunity to be recognized by the Maple Leafs. However, I am honoured and humbled to be recognized for seeking out alternative ways to have students excited about their learning.

Thank you @MapleLeafs @MLSE Alessandra, and Russel for the opportunity to be part of a great evening!

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