pedagogy + workshops

university courses

2016; 2017; 2018     ||     EDSE307: Language, Literacy and Society

2014; 2015; 2017 ||     EDSE305: Curriculum & Teaching in Secondary Schools 

2012; 2013; 2014; 2015     ||     EDCT400: Communications Technology 

2013; 2014; 2015     ||     EDSE368: Second Language Methodology for SL Majors, IFX Term

2013; 2014     ||     EDSE468/451: Second Language Methodology

2013; 2014     ||     EDSE370: Second Language Methodology for SL Minors 

public pedagogy + workshops

Presented by The SomeOne (SOcial Media EducatiON Every day) initiative. These online graphic resources investigate the ways in which hate speech is experienced and negotiated in the contemporary lives of youth. Designed for preservice and practicing teachers, these mini-comics support lesson plans and catalyze classroom conversation on hate and hate speech. View the entire project, including interviews, panel discussion, poetry reading, and visual resources online here.  (Principal Investigator: Jason Wallin; Art Direction/Design: Jessie Beier.)

Speaker Series curated by jan jagodzinksi; Design + Organization Support from Jessie Beier; Fall-Winter Lecture Series 2015-2016

The Anthropocene is a controversial term for the dramatic global changes, euphemistically referred to as ‘climate change’ that are taking place, including potentially our own species extinction. The complex link between the economic productivity of our species via global corporate capitalism and the changing topology of the globe has been scientifically established. This lecture series addressed the question of  “what might be done” -- educationally, artistically, philosophically, sociologically, and economically -- given the precarity of life today in all sectors of living. Presenters were drawn from Canada, the United States, and Europe from various faculties and departments to help explore this concern from interdisciplinary perspectives. 

Access Talks via Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question YouTube Channel.

“The question is no longer what we see behind an image but rather, how we can endure what we see in it already" (Deleuze, Cinema II, p. 230)

CINEMACHINE was a monthly discussion group that brought together people, film, and contemporary theory. Each month a different film was explored in relation to Drawing Room exhibitions and contemporary issues, such as representation, identity, technology, politics.

CINEMA-X-CHANGE @ The University of Alberta

CINEMA-X-CHANGE was a film series held at the University of Alberta that engaged preservice teachers, educational practitioners, and becoming-pedagogues in cross-cultural inquiries through the medium of film. Each session featured a new film, which acted as the inspiration for dialogue pertaining to multiple areas of inquiry including: the representation of non-European ethnicities in film; cultural and cross-cultural tensions in filmic narrative; the affirmation of cultural difference and; the significance of such affirmation for pedagogy and beyond. The film series ran from November 2014- March 2015, with a new film featured each month. The series was presented in partnership with the Arts Based Research Studio (University of Alberta), Alberta Association for Multicultural Education, Alberta Association for Media Awareness and the Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation.


Navigate here to see a list of conference presentations and public speaking engagements.