June 16, 2020 – John Abbott College Physics teacher Dr Phoebe Jackson, has been named the SALTISE (Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education) 2020 Best Practice & Pedagogical Innovators Award recipient, college level, by her peers and students.
“SALTISE is a learning community that brings together instructors and professional development staff from English and French educational institutions within the greater Montreal area, as well as other regions of Quebec. The award recognizes educators…who are extraordinary leaders in the promotion of academic excellence, use of innovative pedagogies, and support of their academic communities” (saltise.ca).
“John Abbott is very proud that SALTISE has awarded the Best Practice and Pedagogical Innovators Award at the college level to Phoebe Jackson, one of our dedicated and innovative physics teachers. At the virtual awards ceremony, eloquent tribute was given to her impressive support of students and to Phoebe’s contributions to her department, college and wider network of colleagues”- Gordon Brown, Academic Dean. As stated succinctly on the SALTISE page announcing the 2020 winners; (SALTISE/innovator): “Dr Jackson’s course designs are organized around clear competency-based learning objectives and incorporate evidence-based practices including: collaborative group work, two-stage quizzes, pre-class collaborative text annotation…and many more. For her pedagogical innovations, one only has to look at her contributions to the SALTISE S4 physics team, the ECQ funded organizational arm of SALTISE, in developing new materials…”.