Hi. We’re Ben and Amy. Some might say we’re the brains behind Enable Education. We’re definitely #edugeeks. While working as college professors, we saw how the traditional sage on the stage method of teaching just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Students needed more opportunity to learn with modern tools; these digital natives were ready to reach beyond static books and lecture halls. The will was there, but educational methodology was not.
We knew we could do better.
We wanted to revolutionize education. With our curiosity sparked, we sought out more engaging ways to share knowledge, explore STEM, and promote 21st century skills. Together, we assembled a diverse team of fellow educators, web developers, user experience designers, app & software developers, content creators, and other experts to breathe new life into the learning landscape. And if we’re the brains, they’re the heart of Enable.
Our mission has always been to support and enhance the way people teach and learn. Since opening our doors in 2006, our talented team of Enablers has created educational and training resources in just about every media, including:
|Web Content||Virtual & Augmented Reality||E-Books|
|Mobile Apps||Videos||Digital & Print Materials|
Enable has created innovative resources for learners of all ages, in a wide variety of subject areas, for:
|Fast-growing tech businesses in the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor|
|Cutting-edge STEM education manufacturers|
|Forward-thinking academic institutions|
|Leaders in industry worldwide|
We’re passionate about the future of education and it shows in our TEDx talks and keynote speeches. We’re honoured to have been recognized with multiple awards for our online training platform called Thinkscape, our children’s books, and for our work with various partners both around the world and right here in Milton, Ontario, a place we proudly call home.
We’re big believers in hands-on, inclusive, immersive learning experiences, and we’re always on the lookout for the next challenge.
We look forward to exceeding your expectations.
How do we describe our Enablers?
Revolutionary, Effective, Curious, Inclusive, Passionate, Ethical.
President & Co-Founder
Ben is not your average computer geek. In addition to being President of Enable Education, he has spent over twenty years in software development, engaging a variety of learners in applied technology. His enthusiasm for teaching and clear commitment to new and innovative ideas has led him to champion the creation of online resources for thinkers of all ages.
See Ben speak about the need for training in the skilled trades.
Vice President & Co-Founder
Amy is living proof that you can do something good with a philosophy degree (or two, in her case). She is delighted to combine her love of ideas with more than ten years as an educator, curriculum developer, and children’s media producer. Amy firmly believes that great thinkers come in all sizes and is committed to helping people see the power of their own ideas.
See Amy celebrate the arrival of her latest book, “If You Met a Yeti”.
Product Development Manager
Before jumping into the wide world of educational development, Matt was a programmer for more than five years. Having studied Nanoengineering, he draws from his programming, science, and engineering experiences as he and his team defines, develops, and delivers training & education material for a range of clients with Enable Education.
A self-professed eternal student, Mandy combines a love of reading anything and everything with a curious mind. She has a 15-year career in education and management. She is an American-educated, Ontario-certified K-12 teacher with a Masters degree in Educational Technology. Mandy oversees the education team which prides itself on creating innovative, personalized educational and training materials for our clients both in and out of the classroom.
Chief Technology Officer
A connoisseur of all things tech, Octavian combines a curiosity for all kinds of technology with a ten year career creating different technologies and software for a wide range of industry applications. With an extensive background in robotics, automation and software development, he oversees all web framework and application development.
Director of Content and Creative Services
After nearly 20 years of working for a national broadcaster, Karina joined Enable to manage the training room, media production studio, and Creative Services team. Her favourite parts of this job include supporting clients during the storytelling process and getting a sneak preview of training materials for all sorts of topics.