I have provided technical support, media production, technology and media education services to students in pre-kindergarten classes through to senior citizens for the better part of the last 15 years. With a background in computer science, photography, and video editing, I have spent more than 15 years teaching computers and technology at the elementary level.

My recent work has focused on webpage design, computer upgrades, consulting and in home computer repair. I have the quebec contract for coles chapters and indigo computer repairs,network configuration, maintenance and setting up cash registers and computers at trade shows. see my site Http://encoremontreal.com ;
for more info.

in schools I have focused on media literacy and media technology projects implemented using an existing classroom curriculum. True media literacy in today's world requires familiarity with video production from both sides of the camera! This integrated approach allows students to gain the skills necessary for them to be able to analyze and critically evaluate the visual, verbal, and non-verbal messages that new forms of media serve to communicate.

Learn more about the importance of media literacy!

Have a look at my work below, and contact me to arrange an interview!

Sample Projects

Grade six Ottawa travel brochure.

Grade six students produce video term papers in french. Teacher introduces project. students talk about what each one is responsible for. (2:30) then a month or so later students present project. (8:50) After project students discuss each others presentation skills and ask questions.

Grade six students use Microsoft Publisher to create "passports".
Photo of student newslettersGrade five students use Publisher to produce their own newsletters!
Grade five students using Word drawing tools to design and write about a logo for a make-believe product.Photo of student work (click for enlarged PDF)
Photo of student work showing multiple column layouts Grade four students learn to create multiple columns using Microsoft Word.
Grade four students learn how to format documents in Microsoft Word.
Grade four students use PowerPoint to present and animate their pattern, shape, haiku, opposite, syllable, like and dislike poems. At the end of the project, students e-mailed all the projects to one computer, and learned how to merge them into a single presentation, and make a video of it.
Grade two JPPS students send a video greeting to their sister school in Chatzerim, Israel. Click to view video
Grade one students learn to program and animate using MicroWorlds.
Kindergarten students learn to use the mouse, type written text, open and close programs, and use online software to learn about shapes, numbers and the alphabet.

These discs represent numerous video and photography DVD projects since 1999. These discs are great PR tools for schools, as their teachers' work is highlighted and parents can see what their kids are working on. A great keepsake in years to come!

Click here for more examples of how media literacy exemplefies the MEL competencies!

I am available for Media Literacy consulting and contracts, to work with different teachers for a few hours per week.
E-mail for details!

Other services available include affordable web site design and maintenance, photography and video of events. See http://www.encoremontreal.com for more information.

Testimonials and References

Reference Letter (PDF): Jewish People and Peretz School

Jewish People and Peretz School

Letter from staff of Jewish People and Peretz School (PDF)

Letter From JPPS Staff

Letter from Bronfman Jewish Education Centre (BJEC) (PDF)

Letter From Bronfman Jewish Education Centre (BJEC)

Letter from Bialik High School re: graduating JPPS students (PDF)

Letter From Bialik High School commending my JPPS graduates

My Experience

My Work History

Retired

École Maimonide

EMSB autistic children

Parkdale Elementary

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4 hours a week

30 hour project

15 Hours

2015

Present

2010-2011

2010-2011

BJEC Media Literacy Consultant 100-hour project with Jewish day schools 2009-2010
EMSB Carlyle Elementary School 10 hours/week 2008-2009
École Maimoride  7 hours/week 2008-2009
Jewish People and Peretz Schools Computer Science Instructor 1994 - 2007
EncoreMontreal.com Photography, video, in-home computer repair and training 2001 - Present
EncoreMontreal.com Online magazine featuring movie, CD, and concert reviews 1999 - 2005
Fanatics Retail Store Proprietor 1992 - 1995
Ideal Metals Computer Operator/Manager 1982 - 1990
Systems Technology Service (STS) Computer Operator 1980 - 1982

I am available for Media Literacy consulting and contracts, to work with different teachers for a few hours per week.
E-mail for details!

Other services available include affordable web site design and maintenance, photography and video of events. See http://www.encoremontreal.com for more information.