ARCHIVED—Jerry Berridge & Sheila Hetherington
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Year: 2006 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Excellence Recipients
School: Unionville High School
201 Town Centre Boulevard
Principal: Leslie Johnston
School Telephone: 905-479-2787
School Fax: 905-479-1539
School Website: www.unionville.hs.yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 10-12, Communication Technology
- Innovative integration of ICT into the school curriculum (Documentary Film Making).
- Development of collaborative computer or internet-based projects, learning materials and resources and demonstrates leadership in the use of these resources.
- Development of successful community-education and business-education partnerships.
- Organizes and delivers well-received professional development courses for other teachers to enable replication of previous production techniques.
- Creation of a stimulating and innovative learning environment for students and development of a community of support.
- Created "Documenting History," a two credit cross curricular course in documentary film-making that is dedicated towards having the students act as historians/film-makers and preserve the past through their projects.
- Winners of the Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History (November 2005) - materials to be featured on website and printed in mail-out package to history teachers across Canada.
- Presented course and materials at Ontario History and Social Science Teachers Association Conference.
- Featured in The Beaver (National History Society Magazine) and in Rapport (2000) for the use of literacy strategies in History.
"Jerry and Sheila have crafted a brilliant interdisciplinary course which blends historical research, media literacy, drama, and the effective use of communication technology." - Colleague
"Jerry and Sheila's approach to immersing students in history using information and communication technology provided an opportunity for students to become critical thinkers. The students delivered this in spades, and it is a testament to the great respect and appreciation that they have for both Mr. Berridge and Mrs. Hetherington." - Parent
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