VIA20 Mentors

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Michael Davidson

SYD17

New Zealand/Nueva Zelanda

English

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I am a Canadian living and teaching in New Zealand. I have spent the last three years working as a STEAM specialist teacher in a Year 1-8 school. I have accepted a new job for 2022 as a Creative Media/IT Specialist in a Year 7-8 school. As part of my Innovator Project, I created a series of videos to help teachers integrate coding and computational thinking into the other areas of the curriculum. From that I dabbled in creating digital breakouts and have a (slowly) growing YouTube channel, despite the Pandemic halting most of my movie-making.

I've been a mentor twice before as well as a coach at the SYD19 Academy and really enjoy working with other Innovators from around the globe. I've done a lot of design thinking with adults and with children and am looking forward to working with you!