After spending 8 years in the digital animation industry, working on a number of children’s television cartoons and on faculty at Centennial College, Amy’s career path took an interesting turn. She was given the opportunity to return to her childhood passion, dancing, and facilitate “dance party”-like workshops with thousands of students and teachers in the public education sector.
The unexpected discoveries from these experiences, working with teachers, learning the system’s many expectations and requirements, and witnessing the challenges students face in our rapidly changing world, led her to developing integrated, movement based teaching tools with the goal of helping teachers to equally infuse physical, cognitive, social/emotional development into their everyday practice. Her work is being used in classrooms across the country, and been presented at many of the industries leading conferences including, The Canadian Association of Principals, Ontario Math Educators and International Physical Literacy Summit.
She is thrilled to be a part of TEDx Collingwood sharing how the “Body, Brain and Being”, infused with curriculum expectations can positively impact the health and well being of students, teachers and classroom communities.
Find out more about Amy and her work at www.movingedgeucation.com