Hello & Welcome

My name is Sam Bruzzese and I am the founding principal of Clearpoint Elementary in 2006. 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. 

Courses I am teaching at McGill this year:

In the past, I have designed and created Emerging Technologies for Educational Change (EDPE640) and I have 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 founding member (2005) of the LCEEQ (Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec) representing Quebec school principls at the Ministry of Education. I will probably step down at some point this year (2018).

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 that technology should be used to amplify student voice through the use of the 6 C’s ( New Pedagogies for Deep Learning) in all subject areas: Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Character, Communication.

I also organize the LBP EdTech Summer Institute and volunteer in several LBPSB schools by giving workshops on how technology can transform learning and teaching. 

My first passion has always been literature and reading great books and I have just completed a Masters in English at Université de Montréal just for fun! 

© Sam Bruzzese 2018