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Tanya Avrith is an Education Strategist and Educational Technology Consultant living in South Florida. Tanya  helps lead change by working with educators, parents, K-12 and college students. Tanya previously served as the Lead Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada. While there, Tanya was instrumental in the vision and execution of the district wide Digital Citizenship Program (dcp.lbpsb.qc.ca) which resulted in her being invited to Facebook headquarters to discuss Digital Citizenship education. Tanya has presented to thousands of educators, students, and parents from all over Canada and the United States addressing strategies for learning how to harness the power of social media.She facilitated the deployment and professional development of 1:1 initiatives including Macbooks, iPads and Chromebooks as well as the adoption of Google Apps for Education for her district. Tanya’s passion stems from a strong desire to effect change and inspire others to explore how they can use the technology to help differentiate individual students’ needs, provide a vehicle for collaboration and allow for deeper purpose and voice in student learning. Tanya holds a M.A. in Educational Technology and a B.A in Communication Studies from Concordia University in Montreal as well as a B.Ed from the University of Ottawa. Tanya is a connected educator with strong ties to her PLN. She is a Google Certified Teacher and an Apple Distinguished Educator as well as the co-host of the EduSlam.me show.

 

Contact: tanya@tanyaavrith.com and @TanyaAvrith on twitter.


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  • Colin Matthew

    Hey Tanya, really enjoyed the first #cdnedchat – how about a discussion of balancing transformative change and continuous improvement with necessarily repetitive teaching. I am interested in how SM as the medium jibes with traditional curriculum content and skills development as the message. Let me put this another way, will grade 10s always be grade 10s requiring the same basic skills or will cohort begin to be grouped by employment opportunities/demands.

    Thx. Colin Matthew
    @IEWMrMatthew
    Lindsay, ON

  • W. Bradley Gooderham

    Hi Tanya,
    My name is Brad and we met at the Google Conference at Mulgrave in Vancouver. (I have a big red beard and looked astounded for the entire weekend.) I have really been enjoying @cdnedchat and am very interested in the Digital Citizenship curriculum from Lester Pearson District. If you have time, I would love to connect to discuss a course that I am developing to meet the requirements of information technology 8 in BC. It was last updated in 1996 so there is a lot of wiggle room for new and exciting lessons.
    Thanks very much and I hope to talk soon,
    Brad.
    P.S. I introduced demo slams into my MAEEC program at Royal Roads this summer and it went over very well. I love that model of presenting and will teaching it to/with my students.

  • Mary Quinn - NFSB

    Hi Tanya, I really enjoyed your web event last night on Social Media. It was very insightful. You explained why schools need to teach technology, not ban it in fine detail. You said some key things that really made me think, for example, “you need to own your own digital legacy”. So true! I am proud to say that the elementary school I work for fosters the THINK approach when using social media. I will be sharing some of the highlights from your web event at our staff meeting today.