Andrew Forgrave Secretary

I am extremely pleased to serve on the ECOO Board as Secretary.

Since my first engagement with ECOO governance in 2009, I have endeavored to support and champion for the continued existence and extension of the organization. ECOO has a great unrealized potential to support its members, Ontario teachers, and today’s learners in many ways beyond simply organizing and hosting an annual conference.

My work as an educator:

  • elementary teacher for 27 years through P/J/I divisions
  • worked as Curriculum Coordinator with responsibilities for science, designTech, infoTech, professional skills development
  • acted as Lead Developer for the Ministry of Education’s Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner (1998-2003)
  • co-founded #EdCampQuinte, the first #edCamp in Canada.
  • active promoter of and participant at Ontario #edCamps
  • co-founded 105theHive.org K12 Student Internet Radio
  • member of GamingEDUs.org, minecrafter as GumbyBlockhead
  • active member of the open, online ds106 digital storytelling community, course lead for 2015 prisoner106 open, online course
  • Blogs at edVisioned.ca, aforgrave.ca/detritus, and GumbyBlockhead.com

My work with ECOO

  • member of ECOO for over 20 years (first ECOO presentation was at ECOO’96, with numerous pre-conference workshops and core conference presentations since)
  • facilitator and pedagogista at several Minds on Media events
  • Director on the ECOO Board from 2009-2013, transitioning ecoo.org from Joomla! to WordPress and developing the original bringITtogether.ca website for #BIT13.
  • facilitated revisions to the ECOO Bylaw, passed at AGM2013 to provide greater opportunity for the Board to engage and support the membership.
  • Nominations Chair for the BoD Elections during 2014 and 2015.

As an active participant on the ECOO Board of Directors, I will seek to support the members, the Board, and the ECOO corporation by fulfilling the responsibilities of Secretary and Board Member.

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