"Building on 20 years of hands-on teaching experience in museum galleries and labs, Sarah understands that engagement and interactivity are key to digital learning. Her most recent work includes developing curriculum-based Minecraft worlds as a platform for Virtual Visits, using interactive storytelling to discuss themes of community, cultural respect, and the cascading impacts of individual actions."
After earning an Hon.B.Sc in Biology from the University of Toronto, I discovered a love of teaching while volunteering in the Hands-on Biodiversity Gallery at the Royal Ontario Museum. After returning to school to earn my B.Ed from York University and teaching Science in England for a year, I came home to the museum and spent twenty years there as an educator before settling into my current role as Digital Content Producer. Now, I lead the museum’s Minecraft program, and my work there has led me to become a Minecraft Global Mentor, designing lesson plans and delivering instruction to teachers and students around the world!
Combine your child’s love of Minecraft with vital skills in demand for 21st Century careers in FLCraft – a new weekly club that uses Minecraft to boost students’ skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication!
In this class, aimed at beginners to Minecraft Redstone, we’ll be learning about the basics of what Redstone components do and creating some simple circuits using these new skills.
Welcome to the world of Rocklandia! In the Rocklandia Research Centre, students will discover that three different scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum are visiting Rocklandia to learn more about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. But these real ROM scientists need your students' help!