I am Drew and I am an educator.

Snapshot About Me

Good people bring out the good in people

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way

Give yourself a little 'me' time everyday

Be honest, caring and compassionate

Make stuff. What stuff? Anything!

Dogs ARE man's best friend

Strive for balance

Boardgames are cool. Ignore anyone who says otherwise!

Who am I as a teacher?

Where I've taught

Shen Wai International School Shenzhen, China

August 2016 - Present

  • MYP/DP Mathematics Teacher
Stratford Hall Vancouver, Canada

Sept 2015 - June 2016

  • MYP Design Teacher

Aug 2010 - June 2014

  • MYP/DP Mathematics and DP Chemistry Teacher
Fukuoka International School Fukuoka, Japan

Aug 2008 - June 2010

  • DP Chemistry and Biology Teacher
American School of Ulaanbaatar Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

May 2007 - June 2008

  • Middle Science Teacher

Education Related Projects

Learn A Little Python Curriculum View

I've started to put together a beginner Python coding curriculum. This is an opportunity to for me to break down the skills and knowledge required to get an solid basic foundation and reflect further on how this might best be taught to students.

Curricular Links View

This is a collection of coding activities that connect to various subject areas. They are currently mainly focused on mathematics but I hope to continue to add and grow the diversity of examples provided.

Workshops I've run

Learn to Code from Scratch View

Level 5 - February 2018

Dive into Processing: Learn to Code with a Visual Arts Twist View

EdTechTeams Shekou Summit - September 2017

Coding Across The Subjects

21st Century Learning Hong Kong - March 2017

Trello + Google Sheets for Planning View

21CL Teach Meet Shenzhen - December 2016

Python Across The Subjects View

AISG EdTech Conference - October 2016

Introduction to Photography

St. George ISBC Conference - January 2013

Who am I as a learner?

Education

Masters in Mathematics for Teachers Waterloo University

September 2012 - June 2016

Bachelors of Education Nipissing University

September 2006 - June 2007

Bachelors of Medical Sciences Western University

September 2002 - June 2006

Training & Workshops

DP Mathematics SL - ICT in Math - Category 3 August 2017
Raspberry Pi Certified Educator August 2017
DP Mathematics SL - Category 2 February 2017
Google Certified Level 2 Educator January 2017
MYP Mathematics - Category 3 November 2012
DP Chemistry - Category 3 June 2011
DP Chemistry - Category 1 November 2008

Who am I as a developer?

Where I've worked

Vendasta Technologies Vancouver, Canada

September 2015 - June 2016

  • Junior Software Developer
Coastr Vancouver, Canada

November 2014 - August 2015

  • Junior Software Developer

Education

Web Development Program Lighthouse Labs

September - November 2014

Some Related Projects

My 365 Project

This web application was built to manage my personal 'photograph a day project'.

Curator (QR8R)

Curator is an image curating application that was created for my final project while completing the Lighthouse Labs Web Development program.

Remarks

Remarks is a document markup application that was created for my midterm project while completing the Lighthouse Labs Web Development program.

Learn More About These Projects

Who am I as a creator?

Coding & Education

Curricular Links View

This is a collection of coding activities that connect to various subject areas. They are currently mainly focused on mathematics but I hope to continue to add and grow the diversity of examples provided.

Learn A Little Python Curriculum View

I've started to put together a beginner Python coding curriculum. This is an opportunity to for me to break down the skills and knowledge required to get an solid basic foundation and reflect further on how this might best be taught to students.

Why Learn Coding? Game View

For my Google Innovator application, I decided to create a memory-style video game that introduces several of the reasons that I think it is valuable to learn coding.

Course Website View

This is my course website where I share many of the resources that I use within my mathematics. I've written a blog post here that discusses some of my reasons for creating this.

Photography Projects

Photography Fundraising Project

I started a photography fundraising project my previous schools that went on to raise ~40k dollars over three years.

Wedding & Family Photography Business

Gained experience photographing weddings and families from 2012 - 2015.

My 365 Project

This web application was built to show a gallery of my personal 'photograph a day project'.

Learn More About These Projects

Recent posts / View more posts

November 10, 2017

A math teacher joins an art challenge - ISZAF Challenge Phase 2

My experimentation with Processing continues with the Phase 2 of the International Shenzhen Artist Forum's (ISZAF) art challenge.

October 28, 2017

Creating Tessellations with GeoGebra

I feel that GeoGebra is an excellent tool for enhancing student learning in the mathematics classroom. However, one of the struggles I have found with...

October 14, 2017

A math teacher joins an art challenge - ISZAF Challenge Phase 1

I've been keen to experiment more with Processing, so when I heard about an art challenge being organized by the International Shenzhen Artist Forum (ISZAF)...