Erick has taught elementary and high school over the past 20 years and with a strong focus on STEAM and Coding based programs for the last 8 years. He has initiated, run and managed numerous out-of-school programs and camps, as well as developing in-school programs for schools. He pioneered and designed the Applied Design Skills and Technologies program for a private school located in Maple Ridge. Additionally, he has created an intermediate coding curriculum which is layered over the ministry mandated design curriculum.
“School is so often broken into 45-minute chunks of a subject, then they have to move on to another subject. In (design class), teachers reschedule things so they have a whole morning. And students still aren’t finished . . . they are engaged fully for that whole period of time. It’s made a huge difference for the kids’ engagement and they love it.”
Read more about Erick and his unique approach to curriculum development and child education featured in the “Prairie Messenger”