A graduate of Humber College’s prestigious Film and Television Production program, Anthony’s experience in Canadian film and new media production is extensive and diverse. From corporate film experience to independent film and new media works, Anthony’s love of film/new media led him to a career in teaching that has been equally and deeply rewarding.
With a specialization in Communications Technology and Broad-based Technological Studies, Anthony has been committed to providing students with learning experiences rooted in their voice. From nurturing students to tell their own stories through video production and sharing their why through digital portfolio curation and reflection, Anthony continuously works to cultivate spaces of learning where students feel empowered to show what they know.
With a commitment to professional learning, Anthony has held a number of positions that allowed him to leverage his expertise in digital media and serve teacher professional development. From 2011 – 2014, Anthony was a Resource Teacher with 21st Century Learning and AICT at the Toronto Catholic District Board. In this role, Anthony worked to support teachers across the TCDSB with the integration of 21st Century teaching and learning strategies and skills with a focus on digital media production, media literacy and the implementation of eLearning. In this resource role, Anthony was the District eLearning Contact for the TCDSB and was the Principal of Continuing Education eClass for a number of years.
With a commitment to student learning and the love of the creative and collaborative creative process, Anthony journeyed back into the classroom where he became the Department Head of Business and ICT Studies at Chaminade College School. During his time as Department Head, Anthony was responsible for a developing a Communications Technology program enriched by experiential teaching and learning practices. From industry partnerships with Disney Canada to collaboration with film and new media academics and industry professionals, his goal was to provide students with an experience that transcended the traditional classroom space.
With all of this, Anthony is now a Vice Principal with the Toronto Catholic District School Board and is committed to servant leadership with the goal to empower teachers to be autonomous leaders of change.
Anthony also holds a BA in Film Studies (with Distinction) and a Bachelors of Education from Brock University. Anthony has written media / technology curriculum for Niagara University, Queen’s University, OECTA, OPHEA, Nelson Education and other institutions across Canada and has presented at a number of leading educational conferences including, Reading for the Love of It, STAO and Connect.
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