About Me

Sean Robinson has been teaching for over 20 years in classes from kindergarten to high school in cities from Jakarta to Vancouver. A Global Teacher Prize Top 50 Finalist for 2019 and top project-based learning teacher to follow on Twitter by The Guardian, Sean has a passion for guiding teachers to employ more effective pedagogy through leveraging human connection. He received the Premier's Award for Excellence in Education for his work in the area of Technology and Innovation in October 2018.

Sean began his teaching career in a Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 split class, spent years teaching elementary, taught 10 years in middle school, and currently teaches Science and Digital Literacy at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam. He has been on the Computer Using Educators of British Columbia executive and hosted the 2016 CUEBC conference at Riverside Secondary. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. 

Sean is the creator of Connections-based Learning and the Co-founder of Connected Learning Partnerships, a grassroots initiative to bring together educators from around the world to collaborate on global projects. Through connectionsbasedlearning.com and the digital Human Library educators from over 40 countries applied to be part of the program which can be accessed through the digital Human Library.

Sean is part of the Teachsdgs Founding Ambassadors, assembled as part of the global conversation igniting classrooms around the globe to take action to meet the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  He has a passion for guiding educators to connect their classes globally and employ a more effective pedagogy.

Including writing his blog, Sean has written for the Microsoft "My Trending Hub" in A Journey into Space, FreshGrade in How Sean Robinson uses FreshGrade to Guide, Curate, and Share Learning, Canvas' Keep Learning in What Relationships Do For Learning, Living Education eMagazine 2014 Fall Edition in his article: Projects that Change the World and in Living Education eMagazine 2015 Fall Edition in his article: Connections-based Learning.  He shares learning on his Youtube channel as well.

Recent Experience/Recognition
- Top 50 Global Teacher Prize Finalist 2019                           Mar. 2019
Dubai, UAE
- Nominee: Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Education    Mar. 2019
- Winner: Premier's Award for Excellence in Education           Oct. 2018
(Technology & Innovation) 
- Founding Ambassador TeachSDGs                                     Mar. 2017 - present
(formally the Global Goals Educator Task Force)
- CUEBC (Computer Using Educators of BC) conference chair  Oct. 2016
     Riverside Secondary, Port Coquitlam, BC
     Almost 700 teachers attended with over 60 sessions
- Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2016
- Co-founder: Connected Learning Partnerships                     Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2018
     Educators in over 40 countries participating in collaborative projects
- Student Spaceflight Experiments Program teacher facilitator 2016
- Founder: Connections-based Learning                                Jun. 2015 - present
    Visit these links for more information about CBL:
    CBL Site 
    CBL eMagazine

Recent Professional Workshops given

Speaker: Let there be light                                 EdmodoCon 2019, Miami, Florida
Speaker: Global Partnerships with Belouga           CUEBC Oct. 2019
Why Connect? Keynote                                      The Power of Connection, Uganda, Jan. 2019
Connections-based Learning                               CUEBC Oct. 2018
Connections-based Learning BC Digital Learning Symposium Apr. 2018
Champions of Gender Equality                            Qatar Leadership Conference, Oct. 2017
SDGs and You                                                  Qatar Leadership Conference, Oct. 2017
Connections-based Learning                               SD78 Pro D Day, Hope BC Feb. 2017
Apps for Engagement                                        SD78 Pro D Day, Hope BC Feb. 2017
Connections-based Learning                               CUEBC Oct. 2016
Connections-based Learning                              
Vancouver Christian Aug. 2016
Connections-based Learning 101 / 201                Centennial School May 2016
Connections-based Learning 101 / 201                Coquitlam Focus Day Apr. 2016
Connections-based Learning                               Coquitlam Focus Day Jan. 2016
Flipped Classroom                                             CUEBC Oct. 2015
From Learning Management to Digital Citizenship CTA 2014, CUEBC 2013
Project-based Learning Session to Freshgrade staff Freshgrade, Kelowna Nov. 2013

Sean was a guest panelist for a Teachers Media International EdTech forum sharing the stage with educators from the UK and India in January 2015.

Sean was also a panelist and presenter at the Qatar Leadership conference 2017 in Doha, Qatar where he shared the message of the Sustainable Development Goals and Gender Equality

Along with project-based learning, he leads workshops on assessment, digital citizenship, flipped learning, and technology in the classroom.  You can follow Sean on Twitter @sr_tutor.

Here Sean shares the teaching concept he calls Connections-based Learning:

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