John Abbott College Pedagogical Counsellor Receives a 2021 SALTISE Best Practices and Pedagogical Innovators Award

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John Abbott College Pedagogical Support and Innovation Specialist Andrea Cooperberg, has been named the SALTISE (Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education) 2021 Best Practices & Pedagogical Innovators Award in the Educational Designers (individual) category.

“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” (

“Joining us just shortly before the pandemic, Andrea became a key part of our team to equip the college with the techno-pedagogical know-how to face the pandemic. We knew we had made a great hire, but we had no idea how quickly Andrea’s expertise would take centre stage!”- Gordon Brown, Academic Dean.

As stated succinctly on the SALTISE page announcing the 2021 winners; (SALTISE/innovator): “Andrea Cooperberg is a pedagogical support and innovation specialist at John Abbott College. In this role she has been instrumental in guiding instructors and helping them navigate the online educational environment…”

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