Shawn Goodman completed both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees through University of Guelph before completing his Bachelor of Education at Wilfred Laurier. He has over two decades of teaching experience. He previously lived in China for several years where he taught English and History at an international high school. He also has experience working with undergraduate students as a teaching assistant.
Shawn chose to do his Teacher Candidate placement through Ontario Virtual School as he wanted to gain more experience with designing curriculum, lesson planning, and remote learning at the secondary school level.
During his placement with OVS, Shawn helped to design our Grade 11 Media Studies course (EMS3O). He assisted in creating extended-range course plans, unit plans, differentiated assessments and PowerPoints for individual lessons.
“Completing my placement with OVS helped me better understand the sheer amount of work that goes into planning and designing a course. Adopting the design down approach gave me insight into scaffolding lessons and creating slides, activities, and resources suitable for virtual instruction.”