Benjamin Kelly is an experienced STEM teacher in the Anglophone East School District of New Brunswick, Canada. He teaches grade 6-12 STEM at a small but remarkable rural school where he strives to provide world-class, authentic, and future-proof learning experiences through his "STEMpathy" program. He started Canada's first K-12 Dronography (Academic Drone) Program in 2014 and is a published educational researcher in the area of Universal Design for Learning. Benjamin's students work daily with cutting-edge technology including, ChatGPT, the Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Studio, HTC Vive and Oculus Quest virtual reality devices, and Minecraft Education. The experiences don't stop there, as his students explore coding and hands-on skilled trades EDventures that are truly innovative. Benjamin is the proud recipient of the following recent recognitions for his work in education:
- The Canadian Prime Minister's Award for Excellence & Achievement in Teaching STEM for 2019 & 2018.
- FETC Top North American High School STEM Excellence Award 2020.
- ISTE Games and Simulations Excellence Award 2020
- The New Brunswick Minister's Award for Education Excellence in 2018.
- Officially named an N.B. Innovator in 2018 by the New Brunswick government.
- WorkSafeNB Teacher of the Year 2018.
- The New Brunswick Inspirational STEM Teacher of the Year for 2017.
- National Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Education 2017.
- Anglophone East School District Supplemental Position of Responsibility for Innovative Design 2017-2020
- Anglophone East School District Supplemental Position of Responsibility for STEM 2012-2016
- Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow
- Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 2017 (Past Advisory Board Role)
- Global Minecraft Mentor (Class of 2017)
- TeachSDGs Ambassador (Class of 2017)
- Logics Academy Ambassador (2022-Present)