Courses, Lectures & Workshops

COURSES·

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

·    EDUC 300 Intro to Teaching Profession Historical, philosophical, and social foundations of public education. Public school curriculum and professional education dispositions. Structured observation and participation in K-12 public schools with attention to instructional practices for diverse learners.

·    EDUC 410 Social, Historical, and Ethical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Inquiry into the social, historical, philosophical and psychological foundations of education with an emphasis on applying theory to practice. Prepares single subject credential students for teaching.

·    EDUC 412 Access to Learning in a Pluralistic Society The role of culture, status, identity, and development in public school experiences for diverse learners. Organization and management of secondary classrooms as related to adolescent development and access to learning. PACT assessments embedded in course prepare credential candidates for the teaching event.

Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Educational Psychology, Department of Education, Fall/Winter 2009-2010, 2010-2011
  • Teaching Across the Curriculum, Department of Education, Fall 2009
  • Children, Families, and Social Policy, Department of Education, Winter 2010
  • Diversity in Human Relations, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Fall 2007
    • Examines the significance of identity-related differences, such as disability, age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, in human relationships and social settings.

McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

  • Introduction to Sexual Diversity Studies, Faculty of Arts - Fall 2008
  • Experiences in Communications, Office of First Nations and Inuit Education - Fall 2007
    • Improving research and writing skills, understanding cross-cultural communications, expressing oneself in English and understanding the writing and revising process.
  • Media and Technology in Education, Faculty of Education - Winter 2005
    • Orientation to the equipment and systems of educational technology. Examination of theories of educational technology, media education and technology education and the exploration and development of possible applications in school settings.
  • Intercultural Education, Faculty of Education - Winter 2005
    • Issues of learning and teaching in multicultural classrooms; development of understanding of different cultures and cultural perspectives.

INVITED CLASS LECTURES

  • Gender and Sexual Diversity in Schools. For Teresa Hernandez, undergraduate course: Sex Role Socialization and the School, March 2011.
  • Learning to address bullying and harassment in secondary schools. For Prof. Claudia Mitchell, undergraduate course: Secondary Classroom Practices, April 2007.
  • Homophobia 101. For Prof. Bronwen Low, undergraduate course: Multicultural Education, February 2006 & 2007.
  • Challenging bias in secondary schools: An anti-oppressive approach to education. For Prof. Spencer Boudreau, undergraduate course: 4th year professional seminar: secondary, January 2006 & 2007.
  • Sexual Orientation in schools: An overview of law and policy. For Prof. Shaheen Shariff, graduate course: Education and the Law, September 2006.
  • Phenomenology and qualitative research methods. For Prof. Lynn Butler-Kisber, graduate course: Interpretive Inquiry, May 2006.
  • Understanding gender and sexuality in schools: A legal and policy framework. For undergraduate course: Classroom Practices: Secondary, April 2006.
  • Confronting homophobia and heteronormativity in the school curriculum. For undergraduate course: Young Adult Literature, February 2006.
  • Preparing teachers for sexual diversity in the classroom. For undergraduate course: Inclusive Education, November 2005 & February 2006.
  • Understanding gender beyond the binary. For undergraduate course: Introduction to Feminist Theory, November 2005.
  • Homophobia in schools. For Prof. Elizabeth Wood, undergraduate course: Education and Social Change, February 2005.
  • Gendered harassment in secondary schools. For Prof. Elizabeth Wood, graduate course: Social Justice Education, February 2005
  • Integrating glbt issues in the elementary curriculum. For Prof. Claudia Mitchell, undergraduate course: Literacy Education, February 2005. 

 WORKSHOPS

· Understanding gender, bullying and harassment and how to intervene. Invited speaker to mentorship group, John Rennie High School. Lester B. Pearson School Board, Montreal, QC. April, 2008.

 Understanding the Standard of Behavior and The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Division-wide Leadership Development Day, Pembina Trails School Division, Winnipeg, MB. April 24, 2007.

·   Reducing bullying and harassment in high school: A whole school approach. Beurling Academy Professional Development Day, Lester B. Pearson School Board, Montreal, QC. November 17, 2006.

·   Understanding bullying and bystander responsibility. Invited speaker to Beurling Academy Grade 7 & 8 assemblies, Lester B. Pearson School Board, Montreal, QC. November 21, 2006.

·   Stopping bullying and harassment in schools: A community forum for parents and educators. Marymount Academy, English Montreal School Board, Montreal, QC. October 26, 2006.

Talking about bullying and harassment. For grade 7 Moral/Religious Education class, Royal West Academy, English Montreal School Board, Montreal, QC. May 2006