"Your students don't need more technology right now, they need more you"

- George Barcenas

The Story of the cobblestone

Cobblestones: unique, rounded stones that have connected communities for centuries and built strong, long-lasting foundations.

On its own, a single cobblestone doesn’t hold that same strength.

Collectively, we’re a network of current and former educators working together, alongside you, to help nurture growth and inspire innovation.

Professional Development services

At The Cobblestone Collective, we pride ourselves in providing engaging, hands-on learning opportunities, easily accessible for your staff and students, conducted via video conference.

Each of our highly qualified facilitators creates a thoughtful and purposeful learning environment that will allow your team the opportunity to learn, create, and reflect.

Recognizing that the learning continues even after the workshop is complete, we continue to be available via email to answer questions and provide “next steps” for all participants who attend our professional development workshops.

Meet The Team

From kindergarten teachers to pedagogical consultants, here are just a few of the educators within our collective.

Tami Brewster

Québec

Andrew Bieronski

Ontario

Bailey Almberg

Alberta

Darren Maltais

Alberta

Jen Giffen

Ontario

George Barcenas

California

Shailah Damji

Ontario

Alexandra Le Marquand

Québec

Coulter Lewis

Ontario

Valerie Sun

California

Charity Helman

Alberta

Mike Page

British Columbia

Danny Leeming

British Columbia

Cammie Kannekens

Alberta

Jonathan So

Ontario

Emma Pass

Colorado

Guillaume Laporte

Québec

Emily Parkin

Alberta

Susan Stewart

California

Ammar Aquil

Ontario

Trisha Roffey

Alberta

Sean Williams

Connecticut

Mari Venturino

California

Chris Webb

Québec

Joel Charlebois

Ontario

Kim Pollishuke

Ontario

Emma Cottier

British Columbia

Natasha Rachell

Georgia

Nicole Lakusta

Alberta

Dennis Wiebe

Manitoba

Isabelle Lavoie

British Columbia

Justine Tomines

Ontario

Katie Ecklund

California

Andrew McDonald

Ontario

Jessilyn Swanson

British Columbia

Ruthie Sloan

Ontario

Michelle Armstrong

Co-Founder

A self professed Google Geek, Michelle is experiencing first-hand how Google Apps and collaboration are changing the face of education. Enamoured by the power of Google, she became a Google Education Trainer in March 2013 and a Google Certified Teacher in July 2014. These certifications have resulted in an explosion of her Professional Learning Network and given Michelle the opportunity to travel throughout North America providing coaching, training, and curriculum integration strategies for other educators embarking on their own journey into the Google Apps environment.

Emily Fitzpatrick

Co-Founder

Previously a classroom teacher with experience in math, computer science, ESL and special education in Canada, Belgium and the UK, Emily calls Fergus, Ontario home.

As a Certified Trainer and Innovator, Emily believes that technology should be accessible by all students in all subjects to deepen their understanding and create real-world connections.

As co-founder of The Cobblestone Collective, Emily helps to facilitate professional learning opportunities with Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Students.

Michelle Sterba

Admin Assistant

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, specializing in Digital Media, Michelle also builds on her industry experience in R&D and Marketing to help EdTechTeam coordinate, manage and promote our events across Canada.