Heidi Siwak is a middle school teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board who has been recognized by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada's innovative teachers and won national awards for her work.
She has been featured on TVO's The Agenda Learning 2030 series and as a guest blogger. Her blog on education, The Amaryllis, is carried by CBC Hamilton's digital media service. She is an organizer of Edcamp Hamilton and Edcamp Toronto. Heidi and her students can be found on the recently released Knowledge Building site from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat of Ontario. She is currently exploring Integrative Thinking, Knowledge Building and shifting students into deep learning which has led to the development of the HWDSB Integrative Thinking Initiative.
Heidi is an informal leader driving change in education. She always has a coffee on the go and a very messy desk.