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JENNIFER STEWART - MITCHELL

131 Mayfair Crescent, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 4J1
306 789 9541 home, 306 533 7582 mobile
j.stewart-mitchell@rcsd.ca
stewiesdigitalportfolio.blogspot.ca

Professional Summary
Dynamic and creative teacher with seventeen years experience in the Regina Catholic
School Division as a Digital Fluency Consultant, Technology Coach, Middle Years
Teacher, and Teacher Librarian. Committed to researching and implementing innovative
21st century learning strategies to enhance curriculum and inspire students. Wishing to
work in a team atmosphere with teachers, coordinators, consultants and students to
further learning and collaboration through the use of technology.

Skills







Expertise in English Language Arts,
Social Studies, and Digital Learning
ELA Unit Plan Developer for the
Regina Catholic School Division
Provincial Technological Literacy
Assessment Evaluator
ELA Instructional Methods and
Learning Strategies Presenter
Mimio and Smartboard Experience
RCSD EdCamp Co-Coordinator
Maker Movement Initiator
Genius Hour Initiative Leader

Education
University of Regina, Present
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Masters of Education – Degree Pending
Curriculum and Instruction
University of Regina, 1997
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bachelor of Education - Distinction
Middle Years
University of Regina, 1994
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology












Innovator and Technology Instructor
Inquiry learning & Project Based Learning
Instructional Design
Differentiated Instruction
Student-Centered Learning
Interdisciplinary Teaching
Curriculum Development
Teacher Leader and Collaborator
Textbook Design Reviewer
Goal Setting and Implementation
Collaboration and Team Building Skills
Organizational and Interpersonal Skills

Experience
Digital Fluency Consultant, January 2015 – Present
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Collaborated with consultants and coordinators in the development of unit planning
resources and the exploration of digital technologies in enhancing curriculum
outcomes and student-centered pedagogy.
- Worked collaboratively with teachers in classrooms, schools and professional
learning development sessions to explore implementation strategies to support
technological competency in learning environments.
- Evaluated and vetted digital software for curricular and learning applications.
- Initiated, developed resources and facilitated training for teachers, Teacher
Librarians and students in the Genius Hour student-centered inquiry initiative.
- Worked collaboratively with the Technology Supervisor and Technology Design
Coordinator in the exploration of technology implementation in alignment within the
Continuous Improvement Framework.
Technology Coach, September 2014 – January 2015
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Teacher Leader, planner and presenter for digital learning initiatives such as
Teaching With Technology and Technology Leadership training sessions.
- Collaborated and guided teachers in the integration of digital tools to enhance
curriculum and engage students.
- Created and implemented teacher and student training resources for digital
learning initiatives from system implementation to teacher initiated projects with
e-learning tools.
- Organized and lead teacher training sessions for the Mimio Project that explored
use of the technology as well as effective strategies for classroom integration.
Teacher and Teacher Librarian, September 1997 – 2014
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Successfully improved student engagement in the classroom through the
integration of technology.
- Improved student's researching and writing skills through inquiry based learning.
Used a variety of teaching techniques to encourage critical thinking and discussion
through digital collaborative tools.
- Worked with students from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 8 in inquiry learning and
integration of digital devices in helping to develop digital life-long learning skills.
Grade 4 - 8 Education Functional Working Group, 2013 – Present
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Helped to identify technology gaps and discuss recommendations for device and
software implementation for students and teachers.
- Analyzed and identified needs for the Grade 4-8 level in the formation of the new
technology plan.

Teacher Leader for Mobile Devices in the Classroom Project, 2011 – Present
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Explored the integration of tablet technology with strategies to engage and
enhance learning in a grade seven/eight classroom.
Treaty Catalyst Instructor, 2011 – 2014
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Assisted in the integration of teaching treaties in schools.
- Provided resource ideas for teaching treaties and assisted teachers with locating a
variety of media resources.
Smart Board Teacher Innovator, 2009 – 2012
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Piloted the use of Smart technology for the school division.
- Created innovative lessons using the Smart board and Smart software for the
classroom, promoted on the RCSD Moodle and Wiki.
Interactive White Board Evaluation Team Member, 2011 – 2012
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Explored interactive white board solutions for Regina Catholic Schools.
- Attended company presentations, participated in evaluation feedback and
discussions on the integration of interactive white board technology in division
classrooms.
Textbook Design Reviewer, September 2010 – April 2011
Pearson Education Canada – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Advised in the design and content for the Pearson’s Saskatchewan Grade 7
Social Studies textbook and e-textbook.
- Reviewed units, analyzed curriculum alignment and provided strategies for the
development of the accompanying Pearson Teacher’s Guide.
English Language Arts Resource Evaluator, March 2009
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Resource Evaluation for English Language Arts Middle Years Curriculum.
- Identification and evaluation of instructional resources for English Language Arts
Curriculum Grade 6-8.
English Language Arts Teacher Leader, 2004-2007
Regina Catholic School Division – Regina, Saskatchewan
- Middle Years Curriculum Implementation leader for Regina Catholic School
Division.
- Trained teachers in the implementation of the Middle Years ELA Curriculum,
organized teacher sessions and co-presented.
- Team leader for Grade Eight Writing Assessment, which involved assessment
design, exemplar selection and teacher training.

Community Involvement
Membership Director, Regina Rowing Club, 2008 - 2013
Vice President Development, Saskatchewan Rowing Association, 2003 - 2008
President, Regina Rowing Club, 2001 - 2003

Coaching
Improv Coach and Division League Organizer, Regina Catholic School Division,
1999-2012
Track and Field Coach, Regina Catholic School Division, 1998-2014
Volleyball Coach, Regina Catholic School Division, 1997-2011
Rowing Coach, Regina Rowing Club, 1997 -2009
Cross Country Running Coach, Regina Catholic School Division, 1997-2007

Awards
Regina Catholic School Division Board Recognition for the Educational Technology
Department Team Project, “Sharing Digital Success Stories”, 2015
Regina Catholic School Division Board Recognition for Project Development of
Community Partnership Project, “Architecture Goes to School”, 2011
FISA World Masters Rowing, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2010
Gold – Mixed Masters Double
World Masters Rowing, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2004
Gold – Mixed Masters Double
Gold – Woman’s Lightweight Double Sculls
Silver – Woman’s Quadruple Sculls
Silver – Woman’s Single Sculls
Sask Sport Master’s Athlete of the Year Award Finalist, 2004
Saskatchewan Rowing, Athlete of the Year, 2010, 2004, 1999

References
Available upon request.