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Blending Boundaries: Leading Digital Disruption, Innovation & Equitable Learning

Thursday/Friday Main Symposium Program

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Jeff Stewart

Navigate/NIDES
District Principal - Distributed Learning
Comox Valley - Vancouver Island
Jeff has served as a principal of elementary, middle, and secondary schools and currently works in the fast changing and wacky world of distributed learning in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.  For the last seven years, Jeff has led Navigate (NIDES) and negotiated the shift from a regional, paper-based, "school in a box", to a fully online K-12 platform that supports cutting-edge blended learning programs in more than a dozen communities throughout British Columbia. Navigate's STEM program (ENTER and E2).

Jeff was the recipient of the iNACOL "Innovative Blended Learning Program" award in 2014, and the Fine Arts eCademy (FAe) was awarded the CEA "Innovator of the Year" Award in 2016.  His teaching career includes work in inner city, rural, First Nations, independent and public schools in British Columbia and Ontario.  He is a founding member and past Chair of the BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition. Jeff is husband to Darci Gilmore, father of five children, a musician, runner, and speaker on educational leadership and innovation.