P3 #32 Helen Dewaard

By Noa Daniel

Passionate educators connect weekly to address questions, explore perspectives and learn from each other.

Helen DeWaard teaches digital and media literacy at the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University in Orillia. She has completed a Masters of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, OISE. Her passion for teaching and learning with technology stretches back through her career as an elementary school teacher, special education resource teacher and school leader. Her work with digital storytelling, critical digital literacy and teaching with technology connects to global contexts that include digital badges, Virtually Connecting and ISTE Inclusive Learning networks. Helen is serving as an Open Education Fellow with eCampus Ontario as she engages with others in open teaching and learning. She is presently a PhD candidate and an essential contributor and critical friend to OEMConnect.