About Me



Sean Robinson has been teaching for over 20 years in classes from kindergarten to high school in cities from Jakarta to Vancouver.  Considered one of the top project-based learning teachers to follow on Twitter by The Guardian, he enjoys sharing his classroom trials and triumphs with other educators to move education forward.  He has a passion for guiding teachers to employ more effective pedagogy. 

Sean began his teaching career in a Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 split class, spent years teaching elementary, taught 10 years in middle school, and currently teaches Science and Digital Literacy at Riverside Secondary in Port Coquitlam. He is part of the current Computer Using Educators of British Columbia executive and hosted the 2016 CUEBC conference at Riverside Secondary. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. 

Sean is the creator of Connections-based Learning and the Co-founder of Connected Learning Partnerships, a grassroots initiative to bring together educators from around the world to collaborate on global projects. Through connectionsbasedlearning.com and the digital Human Library educators from over 40 countries have applied to be part of the program.

Including writing his blog, Sean has written for the Microsoft "My Trending Hub" in A Journey into Space, FreshGrade in How Sean Robinson uses FreshGrade to Guide, Curate, and Share Learning, Canvas' Keep Learning in What Relationships Do For Learning, Living Education eMagazine 2014 Fall Edition in his article: Projects that Change the World and in Living Education eMagazine 2015 Fall Edition in his article: Connections-based Learning.  He shares learning on his Youtube channel as well.

Recent Experience
- CUEBC (Computer Using Educators of BC) conference chair  Oct. 2016
     Riverside Secondary, Port Coquitlam, BC
     Almost 700 teachers attended with over 60 sessions
- Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert 2016
     https://education.microsoft.com/Status/Public?token=Tqv3NIqx    
- Co-founder: Connected Learning Partnerships                     Sept. 2016 - present
     Educators in over 40 countries participating in collaborative projects
     http://www.connectionsbasedlearning.com/clp.html
- Student Spaceflight Experiments Program teacher facilitator 2016
- Founder: Connections-based Learning                                Jun. 2015 - present
     Voxer: https://web.voxer.com/chats/1452200365811_0029697343_5c47c372


Recent Professional Workshops given
Connections-based Learning                               SD78 Pro D Day, Hope BC Feb. 2017

Apps for Engagement                                        SD78 Pro D Day, Hope BC Feb. 2017
Connections-based Learning                               CUEBC Oct. 2016
Connections-based Learning                              
Vancouver Christian Aug. 2016
Connections-based Learning 101 / 201                Centennial School May 2016
Connections-based Learning 101 / 201                Coquitlam Focus Day Apr. 2016
Connections-based Learning                               Coquitlam Focus Day Jan. 2016
Flipped Classroom                                             CUEBC Oct. 2015
From Learning Management to Digital Citizenship CTA 2014, CUEBC 2013
Project-based Learning Session to Freshgrade staff Freshgrade, Kelowna Nov. 2013


Sean was a guest panelist for a Teachers Media International EdTech forum sharing the stage with educators from the UK and India.


Along with project-based learning, he leads workshops on assessment, digital citizenship, flipped learning, and technology in the classroom.  You can follow Sean on Twitter @sr_tutor.

Here Sean shares the teaching concept he calls Connections-based Learning: