Mike Coyle has been a Senior English teacher with the TCDSB since 2005. Over the last five years, Mike Coyle has worked intensely with the Special Education program focusing on a spectrum of different learning styles and instructional approaches. He has presented during PD events and workshops to teachers on “Differentiated Learning and Assessment” . Moreover, he has taught students abroad both in South Korea and China online and in person . Over his teaching career, Mike Coyle has been heavily involved in student extra-curricular activities, in particular, moderating the student government, editor of the school newspaper, and leading various student outreach programs aimed to help the less fortunate in the community. As well, in the past few years he has been heavily involved in the Safe School program and has assembled a student team to share the concerns and be the voice for their fellow students and work to make the necessary improvements. Furthermore, Mike Coyle has been a member of the Project Next team which focuses on preparing students with the requisite 21st century skills. Most recently, Mike Coyle has worked in tandem with Guidance and Special Education developing meaningful approaches to student learning with a focus on improving student engagement during the learning process.