Vanier College is pleased to announce that Marielle Beauchemin who teaches in the Micromedia and Hyperpublishing program, has been awarded the 2016 SALTISE-Vanier Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award.
The SALTISE Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award recognizes educators who stand out as leaders in the promotion of academic excellence, use of innovative pedagogies, and support of their academic communities.
A pedagogical innovator motivates students to succeed, uses evidence-based pedagogy to implement active learning approaches in their classroom and contributes to the development of this approach through initiatives in their local setting, including providing workshops, talks, etc., to build and contribute to a community of practice.
Marielle was honoured at an Awards Ceremony during the SALTISE conference which took place on June 3rd at UQAM. The award was presented to her by Vanier Physics teacher Kevin Lenton who nominated Marielle for the award.
“What drives Marielle is the connection between active learning and technology in the classroom because she is convinced technology can assist enormously in helping teachers place students at the center of classroom learning activities,” says Kevin Lenton.
“In addition, she works towards validating the research and practice we do in Québec at the international level. She has been developing links in Mexico, with Enrique Sanchez, at UNAM, and collaborators in France. And has bought his expertise to the Saltise community by offering opportunities to colleagues to present internationally allowing them see the potential of intellectual exchange and benefiting from travelling and meeting different cultures.”