Meeting with Amy Tran, computer science and mathematics teacher at Collège Beaubois, who received an Emerging Leader award from ISTE last June.
text by Audrey Miller
The “École branchée educational meetings” are podcast interviews with school stakeholders from here and elsewhere. In this episode, our collaborator (and concept designer) Marc-André Girard talks to Amy Tran, a computer science and mathematics teacher at Collège Beaubois.
Amy Tran recently won one of 5 awards Emerging Leader, awarded in 2017 by the International Society for Education (ISTE). The award aims to recognize her outstanding achievements as a young teacher (she graduated in 2015). Among other things, she contributed to the development of a computer science program in secondary 1 that focuses on the skills of the 21e century. In addition to developing the skills of his students in the use of collaborative tools, computer thinking (with Scratch), creativity (via vector drawing with Inkscape software and the exploitation of makerspace school), she also acts as a mentor to her colleagues at the College in the pedagogical integration of ICT.
Artificial intelligence for learning
This year, she is participating in a project that puts artificial intelligence at the service of learning, in connection with the company EruditeAI, of Montreal. Their collaborative platform, based on data, aims to connect students so that they can help each other when they encounter difficulties, mainly in mathematics.
In the interview, she also tells us about her background, the computer science program and the award she won at the ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas, last June. Note that she was the only Canadian to receive this award this year.
To follow Amy on Twitter: @AmyTran622
Subscribe also to CréaCamp Beaubois, organized by École branchée, which will take place on November 17, 2017 at Collège Beaubois, in Montreal. Amy will act as a mentor in the Creative Programming component.