My name is Sam Bruzzese and I am the founding principal of Clearpoint Elementary in Pointe-Claire, Quebec. I have worked at the Ministry of Education with the Quebec English Schools Network and before becoming a school principal (Terry Fox, Riverdale) I was the computer consultant at the Lester B. Pearson and Baldwin-Cartier School Boards. I retired from the LBPSB in 2012 but I continue to lecture at McGill University.
Last year I designed & taught EDPE 640 (Emerging Technologies for Educational Change). This past semester (‘F16) I taught EDPT 200 (Integrating Educational Technology in the Classroom). This semester (Jan. 17) I have been asked to teach and to revamp Educational Media 1 (EDPT 204).
I’ve also taught: Managing Education Resources (EDEM 628), Computers As Mindtools, Introduction to Computers in Education, The Internet for Teachers, and Microworlds (coding).
I am a member of the LCEEQ (Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec) at the Ministry of Education. I love kids and schools. I think that learning in our schools should be project based and child-centered. I believe that a constructivist approach to learning should be our primary focus. I believe in whole language, the NCTM math standards, and the Quebec Education Program(QEP).
Every spring I organize the LBP EdTech Summer Institute and I also volunteer in several LBPSB schools by giving workshops on how technology can transform learning and teaching.
My first passion has always been reading great books and I am currently completing a Masters in English at Université de Montréal just for fun!
This year (2015-2016), I want to start playing with badges both for myself and my students. Here’s the first three: