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Amy Coupal - My Class Needs Foundation/Learnography/Curriculum Services Canada. Toronto, ON, CA

Amy Coupal

Chief Executive Officer | My Class Needs Foundation/Learnography/Curriculum Services Canada

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Not-for-profit leader, passionate educator, life long learner

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2016 Amy Coupal en Alpamayo Hashtag. Missing. Learnography - What We Believe Rethinking Tech and Learning ISTE 2015 Intro Cable 10 Live - My Class Needs

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Biography

I am CEO of Learnography and have been with the organization since 2006. I have a M.Ed. and have worked with the Toronto District School Board, Japan’s Osaka School Board, and the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario before joining Learnography in 2006. I champion the role of the learner in the training process and advocate for all learning levels. From working closely with My Class Needs, to allocating resources to create free adult courses, I believe in true learning advocacy. I live in Toronto with my husband and children.

Industry Expertise (6)

Education/Learning Training and Development Non-Profit/Charitable Women Corporate Training Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (12)

Adult Education Teacher Training Public Speaking Teaching Educational Technology Leadership Development E-Learning Instructional Design Staff Development Project Management managing millenials Accessibility training

Education (4)

Adler International Learning: Adler Certified Coach (ATC), Professional Coaching

The University of Calgary: Masters of Education, Workplace and Adult Learning

Queen' University: Bachelors of Education, Education

Trent University: Bachelor of Arts, Honours, History & Comparative Development

Media Appearances (10)

Best Buy Canada School Tech Grant program awards elementary schools with funding for new tech

Canada NewsWire  

2016-10-21

"We were impressed by the diverse and innovative micro-grant submissions from teachers across Canada, said Amy Coupal, My Class Needs CEO. "Thanks to Best Buy's support, more students will have new, unique STEM learning opportunities."...

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B.C. schools ‘pumped’ on funding as Chevron flooded with sponsorship applications

Richmond News  

2016-09-09

There appears to be a powerful appetite for the program, run by the Canadian charity My Class Needs. More than 150 applications from B.C. were received in just two hours when the online application site went live Tuesday morning, said My Class Needs CEO Amy Coupal.

“We see requests for robotics, for live specimens, fish-hatching kits, specialized equipment and 3D printers,” she said...

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Chevron-backed school funding program fuels interest in B.C.

Vancouver Sun  

2016-09-06

There appears to be a powerful appetite for the program, run by the Canadian charity My Class Needs. More than 150 applications from B.C. were received in just two hours when the online application site went live Tuesday morning, said My Class Needs CEO Amy Coupal.

“We see requests for robotics, for live specimens, fish-hatching kits, specialized equipment and 3D printers,” she said...

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My Class Needs!

CFAM Radio 950  

2015-11-26

MyClassNeeds is an affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada. It is also a not-for-profit organization, working in the K-12 education field for nearly two decades. The goal of MyClassNeeds.ca is has been to provide quality solutions for learning. Including valuable services to educators including evaluating learning materials for quality assurance, providing professional development opportunities for teachers, and developing and distributing free educational resources for teachers. Drive Home Show Host Rochelle Rawdon spoke with Executive Director of MYClassNeeds.ca Amy Coupal. Amy shared some important details with Rochelle...

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Amy Coupal: Programs help girls get interested in science, math and technology

The Province  

2015-10-25

Engineer. Physicist. Biologist. Programmer. What do all these professions have in common?

According to Statistics Canada, less than one quarter of all Canadian professionals in these fields are women. On average, women in these fields will also receive a salary that is 7.5 per cent lower than their male counterparts...

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Students in Greater Vancouver to Continue Benefitting from Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program

Surrey604  

2015-06-20

“With additional resources for classroom projects, there’s no limit to the kind of learning and exploring children can do. Students are going camping, building robotics and making stop motion animation,” says Amy Coupal, CEO of My Class Needs. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Chevron in 2015 to fund more projects and to continue to help students engage with the curriculum, learn more about each other and their world.”...

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Opinion: New resources provide world of learning opportunities

Vancouver Sun  

2015-01-28

When teachers are looking for resources in the classroom, they have a vision. They have an idea of how the resources will align with curriculum and also how it will positively affect students’ learning and development...

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My Class Needs

Cable 10 Live  

2014-04-22

Amy discusses being the CEO of My Class Needs with Cable 10 News...

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My Class Needs Interview

Global TV, Edmonton  

2013-10-23

As education budgets continue to tighten, it can often be a challenge for teachers to give their lessons that extra boost to really engage the students. But thanks to a new and unique fundraising program, that classroom wish list may soon become reality. Executive director of the “My Class Needs” foundation, Amy Coupal explains the program...

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Meet the Entrepreneurs

MaRS  

2010-12-16

CEO Amy Coupal discusses the opportunities and challenges of being at the forefront of start-up culture in Toronto in an engaging panel including:

Christine Ho -- Founder & Executive Director, Operations, Well of Change
Well of Change aims to revolutionize how people support non-profit organizations. Its online platform gives people and organizations the choice to donate their time or money to support the charity of their choice.

Oliver Madison -- Founder & CEO, Me to We Style
Me to We Style is a social enterprise that sells ethically manufactured, environmentally-friendly quality apparel for the socially-conscious consumer.

Amy Coupal -- Executive Director, Curriculum Services Canada (CSC)
CSC is the pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs. CSC supports educators and community groups in taking a leadership role in their boards, schools, classrooms, organizations and communities

Moderated by Allyson Hewitt.

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Event Appearances (18)

Moving Access Forward

International Summit on Accessibility  Carleton University

2014-07-14

How Do We Define Success?

Art, Science and the Brain: New Models of Learning for the 21st Century  Toronto, ON.

2011-10-31

Meet the Entrepreneurs - Social Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship 101  MaRS Discovery District

2010-12-15

Improving Student Achievement Through Collaborative Leadership and Innovation (Keynote)

Annual Conference of Directors of Schools of Peru, CIP Conference  Peru

2016-08-17

System Leadership: Keys to Maximizing Innovation in Education (Keynote)

Congreso Internacional de Educadores  Lima, Peru

2016-02-02

Flipped Classrooms & Blended Learning; Using the Power of a Technology Framework (Workshop)

Congreso Internacional de Educadores  Lima, Peru

2016-02-04

Students, Teachers, and Innovation: Making the Connection

Annual Conference of Directors of Schools of Peru, CIP Conference  Lima, Peru

2016-08-19

Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching Using the 5 C's at Los Alamos School, Peru

International Conference for School Excellence and Improvement, 2017  Ottawa, Canada

Mobilizing French as a Second Language: A model for disseminating new language teaching resources

Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum, 2017  Toronto, Canada

Textbooks in Canada

Academy of Korean Studies, 2014  Seoul, Korea

Maximizing Creative Disruption and Collaboration (Keynote)

Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum  Ottawa, Ontario

2017-05-17

Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: Using the Power of a Technology Framework (Workshop)

9th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference  Hong Kong

2017-03-10

Towards Innovative Learning Systems in Peru (Presentation)

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement  Ottawa

2017-01-10

Does eLearning need to adapt? (Showcase)

HR Management Institute  Montreal

2016-11-13

Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: Using the Power of a Technology Framework (Workshop)

Municipalidade de Lima  Lima, Peru

2016-10-14

Innovative Approaches to Classroom Teaching and Learning (Keynote)

Municipalidade de Lima  Lima, Peru

2016-10-14

Professional Competencies: Innovation in Post-Secondary Teaching and Learning (Workshop)

Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas  Lima, Peru

2016-10-13

Flipped Classrooms and Blended Learning: Using the Power of a Technology Framework (Workshop)

ADECOPA, CIP Conference  Lima, Peru

2016-08-20

Articles (1)

Using action research to develop new strategic directions in a not for profit learning organization Gibaran Journal of Applied Management

2013-01-01

This paper describes the use of action research to develop new strategic directions for a pan-Canadian educational standards agency. As a learning organization, Curriculum Services Canada has a history of partnering with university researchers to review and improve its service to the education community. Our research process included interviewing staff and stakeholders, synthesizing their views, and providing recommendations to enable the organization to revitalize and move forward as a team. We used action research in this study to engage all staff in a reflective and dynamic decision-making process. Our study supports action research as a means to facilitate organizational learning and change in a business setting.

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