- Attendee Info
Jim is an English and Canadian & World Studies Department Head in Southwestern Ontario. He strives to provide rich and meaningful learning experiences for his students.
He is particularly interested in the role technology, especially video games, can play in education. He has created video games designed to teach students about ancient Egypt, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt, and even grammar. His latest focus, the Scanning History Project, is an interactive museum featuring objects analyzed and scanned by students.
Jim has led projects involving schools across Canada and presented at conferences in Toronto, Ottawa, Seattle, and Budapest. Jim is also involved in Project Kakuma, which brings teachers from around the world into classes in the Kakuma refugee camp via Skype. Earlier this year, he attended the Salzburg Global Seminar focusing on the role education can play in the lives of refugees, migrants, and displaced peoples.