teaching

TEACHING HISTORY:
I am a career educator with extensive teaching and facilitation experience in higher ed and in professional contexts. In addition to my M.A.Ed and Ph.D in Education, I am a certified K-12 teacher, with a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) (primary and secondary) and a Certificate in Special Education.


I’ve taught on all three coasts of Canada, and facilitated around the world. I began working in distance & open learning in the late 1990s, and have taught online since 1998. I approach LMS platforms as starting points for institutional online learning, but it is important to me that my courses exceed the container of the LMS and build learners’ digital and media literacies through critical pedagogical experimentation with relevant social media platforms and other tools.

I prefer to teach hybrid courses, wherein face-to-face and online capacities and affordances can be maximized for learning and engagement. However, my fully online courses emphasize social presence and teaching presence as well as cognitive presence, using the Community of Inquiry model.

HONOURS:
In my first year as Assistant Professor of Online Pedagogy & Workplace Learning in the University of Windsor‘s Faculty of Education, I was awarded the Education Society’s student-driven Teacher of the Year honour, for the Junior/Intermediate section of the program.

I was also one of four recipients of the University of Prince Edward Island‘s institutional Hessian Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016.

COURSES TAUGHT:
2018 & 2019 – Digital Technologies & Social Media. Bachelor of Education course in the contemporary information ecosystem and its educational applications. University of Windsor, Windsor, ON.

2017 – Issues in Educational Leadership. Masters of Education course in educational leadership and challenges. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2016 & 2017 –Digital Literacies Track, Digital Pedagogies Lab. Intensive professional development institute in digital pedagogy. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE / Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, BC.

2015, 2016, & 2017 – The Adult Learner. Bachelor of Education and Certificate in Adult Education course on andragogy and adult teaching, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2015 & 2016 – Networks Track, Digital Pedagogies Lab. Intensive professional development institute in digital pedagogy. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI / American University of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.

2014 & 2015 – Technology: Leadership in Learning. Masters of Education course in 21st century skills and educational leadership. University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2014 – Communications in Education. Bachelor of Education course in verbal, non-verbal, visual and networked communications skills for classroom and professional learning, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2012 – Technologies in Education. Bachelor of Education course in critical and practical approaches to educational technologies, digital literacies, and participatory learning, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2012 – Building a Culture for Reading in a Digital Age. Masters of Education course in digital literacies and emerging principles and practices surrounding reading and youth, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2012 – Integrated Foundations of Education. Bachelor of Education course in history, politics, philosophy and sociology of education, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2009 & 2010 – Introduction to Academic Writing. Introductory academic writing course for English as an Additional Language students, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2007 – Professional English Writing for Academics. Written communications course for English as an Additional Language faculty members, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2005 & 2006 – Foundations of Literacy Learning I and II. Masters of Education course in literacy education and sociocultural practices, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS.

2005 – Introduction to Academic Writing. Introductory academic writing course, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE.

2002, 2003, & 2004 – Introduction to Reading. English as an Additional Language critical reading courses, Hannam University, Daejeon Korea.

2002, 2003, & 2004 – Academic Writing. English as an Additional Language academic writing courses, Hannam University, Daejeon Korea.

2002 – Academic Reading, Critical Reading, and Academic Writing. College preparatory reading and writing courses, City University of Bellevue Washington, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2001 – Academic Writing. English as an Additional Language academic writing and communications courses, Pusan University of Foreign Studies, Busan, South Korea.

1998 & 1999 – Media & Technology Literacies. Bachelor of Education course on critical approaches to media and technologies education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS.

1997 & 1998 – Adult Upgrading (GED) program in English communication, sciences, and math; assessment of prior learning equivalencies (PLAR) and supervision of job placements, Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, NS.