VROC is an organization that connects knowledge partners – college and university professors and professionals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – with Canadian students in elementary and secondary schools, for real-time, interactive learning opportunities. I have used this service to connect Grade 7 Science students with a University of Ottawa organic chemistry professor as we were learning about Pure Substances and Mixtures. As well, we connected to a professor in the Construction Engineering Technician / Civil Engineering Technology programs at Algonquin College, where he helped to judge a popsicle stick bridge competition in a Structures and Mechanisms unit.
Published by Melissa Lavoie
My name is Melissa Lavoie. I’m from South Porcupine, Ontario (yep). I started teaching in 2006, fresh out of University of Windsor’s teacher’s college, and was employed by the Northeastern Catholic DSB from 2007 - 2017. I've taught grades 3 through 7, special education, and for my last 2.5 years, I was an Education Technology Special Assignment Teacher. I'm an Airbnb Superhost, an Instructional Designer for Learning Bird, and worked as a GIS-Education Specialist partnered with Mushkegowuk Council. I graduated from UBC's Master of Educational Technology program in November 2019, am VP of Board of Directors for the Digital Human Library and Board Member for Science Timmins, founder of the Walk With Us Project (currently on hiatus) and currently learning front-end web development and how to use a CNC plasma cutting machine. View all posts by Melissa Lavoie