2020 Cohort

Empowered Educators

2020 Cohort

Congratulations to our 2020 Empowered Educators!

2020 was a year full of challenges, but that did not stop nine Ontario educators from achieving their Empowered Educator Micro-credential by completing all six modules in our Ontario Extend program and navigating a year of new transformations in education and digital pedagogy.

These Empowered Educators demonstrated their powerful commitment to building their tech-enabled and digital fluency skills while thinking differently about their pedagogical approaches and practices through a learning journey focused on a combination of foundational upskilling and reskilling.

“Congratulations to everyone who has participated in the eCampusOntario Ontario Extend program and invested in their own personal and professional learning development, particularly the nine dedicated educators who became Empowered Educators in 2020. We have collectively navigated the shift to emergency remote teaching, which has set us up well for realizing the full potential of virtual learning. The keen interest and dedication demonstrated by these Empowered Educators emphasizes the increasing importance of supporting Ontario’s post-secondary educators with relevant digital fluency programming as they work tirelessly to improve the virtual learning experience with every semester.”

Dr. Robert Luke,
CEO, eCampusOntario

Since 2017, eCampusOntario (eCO) has engaged over 900 educators to enhance digital fluency for teaching through the Ontario Extend professional learning program. The program encourages educators to think differently about their approaches and practices through a learning journey focused on a combination of foundational upskilling and reskilling with digital badges being awarded upon the completion of each module. Through the successful completion of all six modules, participants receive their capstone Empowered Educator Micro-credential, to congratulate and celebrate their commitment to invest in their own personal and professional learning and development.

We are proud to celebrate our nine new Empowered Educators, who persevered in the midst of a global pandemic and emergency pivot to online learning in 2020.

08-Brian Nuttall
05-Connie Palmer
06-Diana Degan
04-Dorina Grossu
03-Sarah Fischer
07-Stephanie Muller
02-Valerie Pominville
09-Vasu Padmanabhan

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