Sarah Jane Elliott

photo of Sarah in a purple dress standing in front of dinosaurs

Sarah Elliott

Digital Content Producer, Facilitator

Interests: education, hands-on learning, experiential education, nature, conservation, online learning,

Exhibitions & Galleries: Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity, CIBC Discovery Gallery

Phone: 416-586-5743

Bio

Hon. B.Sc., Zoology and Animal Behaviour, University of Toronto, 2001
B.Ed., J/I Science Specialist, Diversity and Social Justice Program, York University, 2008
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Sarah has played many roles within the Learning Department: a ROM Kids Instructor; a School Visits Teacher; and a Facilitator and Volunteer Trainer in the Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity, the CIBC Discovery Gallery, and Life in Crisis: the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity. Through these positions, Sarah has been involved in the development of several ROM educational initiatives, including ROM Learning's Minecraft Pilot Program, in-gallery educational programming, the Ultimate Dinosaurs Teacher Resource Package, the Virtual Visit and Creative Play programs, tactile tours, and the Experiential Education professional development workshop for teachers and teacher candidates.

As part of the Digital Learning team, Sarah is committed to the exploration and development of new ways to bring the ROM's educational expertise to the public, and is extremely interested in the possibilities surrounding the use of learning technology in education. As Digital Content Producer, she generates and coordinates resources for the ROM's Learning Portal, and assists with the development of digital programming in the ROM Makerspace. She is currently developing a new Minecraft: Education Edition program to be released in the 2020-2021 school year.

Tweets and Instagrams @MuseumGirlSarah about #ROMLearning, #MinecraftEd, #EdTech, #MuseumEd, and other stuff she finds neat.

Published Fiction

  • "Tides of Change" in Tales from the Wonder Zone: Odyssey, an educational anthology of Science Fiction stories based on the Grade 7/8 Ontario Science Curricula.
  • "Blood Ties" in Fantastic Companions, an educational anthology of Fantasy stories based on the theme of anthropomorphism. Winner of ForeWord Magazine's Silver Book of the Year Award in the Science Fiction category 2005. Finalist for the 2006 Prix Aurora Best Work in English Award.

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