Tom Seliotis

 

Tom Seliotis is currently the head of science at Alexander Mackenzie High School, where he has been a teacher for 18 years. A 24-year veteran of the teaching profession, he has always been interested in portraying science in the classroom as science is done outside the classroom. His current research interests lie with incorporating gaming principles into pedagogy.

 

He will be speaking about what video games have to teach us about identity and engagement and how we can incorporate these into assessments and evaluations in the classroom. This was the basis for his Master’s thesis involving how the history of science is portrayed to students in textbooks. He was a featured speaker at the 2013 annual conference of the Science Teachers of Ontario.