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Blended+

Introducing Your Blended+ Teachers

June 9, 2021

With Blended+ launching this fall for Grades 9-10, we are excited to formally introduce your program teachers! Read more about Kim Petersen and Charles Brodeur below.

Kim Petersen – Math & Science Teacher

“I am so excited for the opportunity to be part of the new Blended+ program at Calgary Academy! I enjoy designing engaging experiences and seeing the impact of carefully chosen instructional practices on student success. Blended+ combines the best parts of in-person, online, and off-site learning with the flexibility for students to be empowered to take ownership over their learning.”

Kim has taught math and science courses in Grades 4-12 in her 15 years as an educator. She has been an active member of our International Travel Studies (ITS) program for seven years and has taken on an administrative role in the program when needed. As a teacher, she’s supported student leadership groups, led students to medals and special awards at the Calgary Youth Science Fair, and coached the high school badminton team. She has organized yearly excursions for students to the University of Alberta for the WISEST Conference as well as for a Chemistry/Physics 30 overnight field trip. Kim has three years of administrative experience at Calgary Academy as a high school assistant principal.

Over the last three years, Kim has been an Instructional Design Lead at CA where she worked closely with teachers in Grades 9-12. Kim has led the implementation of Gold Standard Project-Based Learning, high impact numeracy practices, and reimagined course design in our high school. She has a Bachelor of Science in Genetics, a Master of Science in Molecular Biology, and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Western Ontario. Kim has also completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a focus on High School Redesign from the University of Calgary.

Charles Brodeur – Humanities Teacher

“As a reimagined school program, Blended+ is the kind of school I’d have loved to attend as a student! I look forward to conferencing with students to identify what works well for them and co-design a personalized experience to fit their learning needs, strengths, and interests. It’s going to be exciting for our group to engage in authentic projects and off-site experiential learning.”

With over 25 years of experience in education, Charles has taught Humanities in Grades 7-12 and Multimedia in Grades 4-8. He led Grade 9 School-at-Sea west coast trips for 10 years, led backcountry camping adventures, planned grade-wide retreats, coached CA’s debate team to an ADSA regional championship, coached badminton, and led Calgary Academy’s Annual Junior High Debate Tournaments. Charles has four years of administrative experience as an academic dean. In his instructional design role with Headwater Learning Solutions, Charles conducted applied research and led pilot projects to modernize instruction inclusive of robotics and STEAM. Recently, Charles worked with a committee to co-design Calgary Academy’s learning model.

Over the last three years, Charles supported learning and innovation at CA as the Director of Assurance. He worked with researchers, learning coaches, instructional designers, and a professional learning lead to advance Calgary Academy’s strategic plan. This year, Charles led the initiative to start a flexible and connected blended learning program at CA with a focus on integrating the best parts of online, in person, and experiential learning. He has a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology with a focus on Online Learning from Boise State University.

Does Blended+ sound like something for your child and family?

We are currently accepting Fall 2021 applications for Grades 9-10 (with future enrollment including Grades 7-12), so reserve your spot today.