Naomi has worked with students, teachers and parents in multiple capacities for over 20 years. In 1996 she started her teaching career working with Gifted students at The Academy for Gifted Children, a school founded by her high school science teacher and mentor. After several years she moved to a bigger, more diverse school where she taught intermediate science and senior chemistry and physics. After her 3rd child was born, Naomi moved to teaching middle school science.
Naomi has always been an early adopter of technology in all forms. She is almost a digital native, having gotten her first home computer back in 1980, and her first email account in 1983. Naomi was a pioneer in the field of computer education, developing a course in computer ethics and history, and introducing web design to her students in 1997.
Naomi was the first teacher at her school to offer email support to her students on a regular basis, back in the late 1990s / early 2000s, and has been integrating technology in her classes since she showed videos recorded from a VCR using an ipod in 2005. Technology has come a long way, and teaching has evolved in many ways over the years. As a certified technology integration specialist, Naomi has experience using a variety of online tools and approaches to teaching.
An experienced public speaker who has appeared on CBC Metro Morning and Ontario Morning, Naomi believes that social media is an important tool and as parents and educators, we must support our children and help them navigate responsibly.
She has a B.Eng from McGill University, a Masters of Education in Computer Applications in curriculum from the University of Toronto (OISE), and a post graduate diploma in distance education technology. She also has a specialist designation in the Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction through the Ontario College of Teachers and is uniquely qualified to help both students and teachers make the most of technology in the classroom.