digiKidz™ Staff 2019 //
By starting digiKidz™ technology camp in 2007, I combined my 3 loves: teaching, filmmaking, and technology. I have taught for 21 years, with experience in Sydney, Australia as well as 17 years in Oakville.
I presently teach Intermediate Grades 7 & 8 Math and Science with the Halton District School Board. Most of my classroom experience has been in the area of Intermediate Mathematics and Science where I enjoy using multimedia projects and hands-on activities to engage students and to enhance their understanding of curriculum material. For 8 years, as part of my Language Arts program, students were involved in making short videos, with many submitting their projects to the Canadian Heritage national video competition, "Racism, Stop It!" I have facilitated both Halton Board and ETFO initiatives to promote best practices in classroom instruction.
I promote student participation in Technology Clubs, and have participated in the Halton Skills Competition for both LEGO Robotics and Digital Film-making. I was coach for the digiKidz™ robotics team which won the Spirit award for the 2009 FLL competition in Mississauga. I have also run LEGO Robotic and Digital Film-making workshops through the Town of Oakville libraries for a number of years.
I am a member of the First Weekend Club, which promotes Canadian films. I look forward to an exciting 2019 digiKidz™ season, building on the success of our 12th year serving Oakville and area families.
Camp Counselor: Digital Film & Stop Motion Animation
Hello! My name is Colin Cameron, and I am excited to be join digiKidz as a film camp counsellor this summer! I am entering my third year at Ryerson University at which I am enrolled in the Image Arts: Film Studies.
I have been making films for my entire life and have always had a passion for movies. Throughout my years in highschool, I was enrolled in as many film classes as possible and have continued to focus on filmmaking during my time at university. In my time outside digiKidz I am a freelance cinematographer and director. My freelance career has led me to create commercials for brands such as The Royal Canadian Mint, United Way Toronto, Cuddle + Kind, and PureGoodness.
I am excited to bring my passion for film and teaching others to digiKidz this summer!
Camp Counselor: LEGO Robotics & Game Design
Hi! My name is Rachel, and I'm a digiKidz counsellor for LEGO robotics and video game design. I'm starting my second year in Mathematics at the University of Toronto this fall. I've been interested in computers and technology for my whole life. Growing up, I was always surrounded with LEGO and video games, which caused an interest in them to develop. Ever since, I’ve never stopped trying to understand and improve on everything I've worked on, from physical robots to virtual programs. I love working with children and enjoy teaching them everything that I can about how to make better robots and games, so that they can learn as much as possible about them. Kids always have new questions and ideas, and it is wonderful to be able to help them answer and create the things that they can imagine. It is a great experience every year to work at digiKidz and I am looking forward it this summer!
Camp Counselor: LEGO Robotics & Game Design
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Python Program Creator
Hi! I’m Ben. I am currently in my first year of Honours Mathematics at the University of Waterloo, but I was originally a camper at digiKidz. digiKidz is where I got to build my first-ever Lego Robot, and later had the wonderful experience of being a counsellor.
This year, I am drawing on my experience of teaching computer science as a co-op in high school, and am preparing the Python lessons that will be taught in the programming section of the camp.
My love of computer science comes from way back when I made my first video game in GameMaker Studio. Since then, I have participated in numerous programming contests—placing first for Oakville in the Senior CCC, and my team reached the provincial stage of the ECOO.
Being a camp counsellor has been, by far, my favourite job and I am so excited to be contributing to digiKidz this year!
Ryan van Huuksloot
Hello! I have been with digiKidz™ for 9 years; starting as a junior counselor then a senior counselor, to the current Website Designer it has been a fantastic journey. Before teaching at digiKidz™ I did Lego Robotics for 10 years and attended numerous competitions. I thoroughly enjoy learning new things and I always enjoy passing on the knowledge that I have gathered over my many years of using Lego Robotics.
While teaching at digiKidz™ I had the opportunity to teach Lego Robotics, Game Design and the precursor to the S.T.E.M. course that is now taught. Some of the best summers were meeting some awesome campers and working with equally awesome counselors!
I am now working full-time in Toronto so unfortunately cannot continue as a counselor but I am sure the new counselors will continue the tradition of running an amazing camp.
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