Digital Content Producer, Teacher, Facilitator
Area: Learning, Biodiversity
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: 416-586-5743Follow @MuseumGirlSarah
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
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 the Schad Gallery Winter Wonderland and Nature Nut Quiz, 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 social media and 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 departmental Minecraft server to be piloted with Grade 4 classes in the 2017-18 school year.
Tweets and Instagrams @MuseumGirlSarah about #ROMLearning, #MinecraftEd, #EdTech, #MuseumEd, and other stuff she finds neat.
- "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.
- Curriculum connections in the Tales from the Wonder Zone series.
- Sarah's Tumblr
- Sarah's Twitter
- Instagram: MuseumGirlSarah
|2013||Sarah Jane Elliott. "Fossil Hunting at the Humber." ROM Magazine, 46, 1, 16-17.|