Andrew Stickings

Year: 2010-2011 – Province: Nova Scotia

Certificate of Achievement Recipient

École Grosvenor Wentworth Park School
4 Downing Street
Halifax, NS B3M 2G4

Principal: Lynn Corkum
School Tel.: 902–457–8422
School Fax: 902–457–8430
/> School Email: gwp@hrsb.ns.ca

Subjects and grades taught: All subjects for grade 5

Teaching approach

Lights, camera, action … Reel Student Productions presents Andrew Stickings' grade 5 history lesson. Students get two thumbs up as they learn how to make history come to life. They write and edit historical scripts, produce film shoots, direct historically accurate scenes, create sets, costumes and special effects. Mr. Stickings' success lies largely in his ability to make connections with the larger community for his students.

Outstanding achievements:

  • In 2007, he promoted pride in Canadian Heritage through partnership with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Pier 21 to produce short films on Canadian heritage and history. The project was called Reel History Project.
  • Mr. Stickings' class is often involved in international and national video competitions, which have garnered them the opportunity to travel to exotic places like Japan and Australia. Most recently, his students saw incredible success at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. Their film about energy conservation, The Bright, the Bad and the Ugly, beat out 70 entries from around the world.
  • Mr. Stickings was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator for his use of technology in the classroom in 2009 and more recently as an Apple Certified Professional Development Consultant.

Rave Reviews

"Simply stated, history is alive and Andrew has facilitated this revelation. The students' view of history will never be the same nor will the learning end here."

Vice-principal

"I never dreamed I would be able to go on a trip to Japan, experience a different culture and learn so many new things. Mr. Stickings, in my opinion, is one of the greatest teachers I've ever had. He made learning fun and exciting for everyone."

Student