Before 2014

  • “Seeing the Whole: Towards a Holistic Social Studies and History Teaching Method,” Presentations to multiple Teacher candidate classes at both York University and OISE/ University of Toronto (winter, 2013)
  • “Implementing Diverse Histories in the Classroom,” Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association (OHASSTA) and Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, November 23-25, 2012.
  • “Exploring History Outside the Classroom: Collaborative Place-based Projects that Incorporate Web-based Learning” as part of a panel, After the Textbook: The New Challenges of Implementing Web 2.0 Learning Materials in History Classrooms. 2012 International Didactics of History, Geography and Citizenship Education Symposium. Quebec City, PQ, October 26-29, 2012.
  • Teaching War in the Classroom: Challenging Dominant Narratives”, as part of a panel, The Relevance of Teaching the History of War in Canada with Dr. Lubomyr Luciuk, Lisa Faden, Rose Fine-Meyer and Chair Dr. Ruth Sandwell, Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA), Vancouver, B.C. October 18-20 2012
  • “Engaging Students in History: Using Instructional Booklets to Inculcate Canadian Identity”, as part of a panel on Patriotism and Canadian Identity with Catherine Gidney and Susan Fisher and Chair Lisa Faden, Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA), Vancouver, B.C. October 18-20 2012
  • “Giving Teachers the Tools to Claim a Place for History Education in their Schools”, as part of a panel, What Ought to Predominate History Education? Perceptions, challenges, and possibilities to make the past present in classrooms, Canadian Society for the Study in Education (CSSE), Humanities Congress, Wilfred Laurier University/Waterloo University, May 2012.
  • “The Hard Work of Making Curriculum: The Cases of “Gender and Women’s Studies”, as part of a panel, Where the Story Begins Depends Where You Look: Teachers as Curriculum Policy Makers. Chair: Nina Bascia (OISE, University of Toronto) Canadian Society for the Study in Education (CSSE), Humanities Congress, Wilfred Laurier University/Waterloo University, May 2012.
  • “Claiming a Place for History Education in Schools: Developing strategies for historical engagement outside the history classroom” (Invited keynote speaker) Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’s History Society and the Archives of Manitoba, December 8, 2011
  • “Claiming a Place for History Education in Schools” and One Life/Many Gifts” Civics Curriculum, (two workshops) OHASSTA, Toronto, November, 2011
  • “Where’s the “Her” in History? Why Women’s History Matters,” (Invited keynote speaker) CAWEE, Toronto, October, 24, 2011.
  • “Women in History: Positioning the Work of History Teachers through Oral Histories”, Panel: Women, Gendered Work Cultures and Oral History / Les femmes, les cultures du travail selon le sexe et l’histoire orale. Canadian Historical Association (CHA), Congress 2011 of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 28-June 3, 2011.
  • “Feminist educators worked for many years to create gender equity in schools, course and curriculum”, Panel: How Teachers Change the Curriculum Case Studies of Teachers’ Work to Shape Teaching and Learning Beyond Their Own Classrooms. (Panel with Dr. Nina Bascia who is examining ways in which teachers create curriculum. Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), Congress 2011 of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Fredericton, New Brunswick: May 28-June 3, 2011.
  • “Teaching the Second World War: New Strategies and Resources”, Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN) (panel) Annual Conference. Kingston, ON, April 1-3, 2011.
  • “Engendering Power and Legitimation: Giving Student Teachers the Tools to Claim a Place for History Education in their Schools”, Symposium, The Many Faces of History Teacher Education, Calgary, AB, The History Education Network (THEN/HiER) April 27-30, 2011.This paper reflects my work to expand notions of what it means to be a history teacher by exploring ways to engage students, schools and communities in research outside the classroom.
  • “Developing a Gender Equity Action Plan to Implement in Classrooms”. (Invited speaker) York University FESA Large Equity Conference, Faculty of Education Students Association. Toronto, March 5, 2011.
  • Ontario Ministry feedback sessions for the new Canadian and World Studies, Social Science and the Humanities Curriculum, Toronto, February, 2011
  • “The challenges facing teachers in the 1970s and 1980s to integrate women into public school history courses” (paper), Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA) Toronto: October 2010.
  • “We never blew our own horn enough…typical women! The work of the Ontario Women’s History Network to promote women’s narratives in public school history courses” (paper), Canadian Committee on Women’s History (CCWH/CCHF) conference, Vancouver, August 11-13, 2010
  • “Unstructuring the 1970s Curriculum to Integrate Women into Historical Narratives: A case study of Toronto schools and historic sites”, Canadian Historical Association (CHA) at the Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences) Montreal, May 29-June 3, 2010
  • “Still listed in the Index: Positioning women’s narratives in Canadian history course materials”, Association for Canadian Studies/ OHASSTA, Toronto, November, 2010
  • “Lessons in Liberation: Teaching Women’s History of the 1960s” –An Interactive Workshop, conference panel, OISE/UT, Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN), Conference: Canadian Women’s History: Unfolding the Past. May, 2010
  • “Digging Ourselves Up: Memory and Commemoration through Local History”, Ontario Library Association Super Conference, Toronto, Feb. 2010
  • “Gender Equity in History Curriculum “, OISE/UT Workshop: CWSE conference on Canadian women’s history. Toronto, Feb. 2010
  • “Digging Ourselves Up: the study of local communities and the links to commemoration, preservation, and local history”, (Invited Keynote Speaker), Toronto Area Archivists’ Group (TAAG), Faculty Club, University of Toronto, June 2010.
  • “Creating Space in the Curriculum for Archival Work”, (Invited Plenary Speaker), Association of Independent School Archivists, St. Michaels College Conference, Toronto, Oct. 2009,
  • “IDC4UI: Archives and Local History course for schools”, Workshop: Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Professional Development Day, Toronto, Sept. 2009.
  • “Digging Ourselves Up: Integrating Local History into School History Programs”: (Invited Plenary Speaker), The Social Science and History Teachers of Ottawa, Feb. 2009.
  • Governor General’s award History Forum, invited group leader, Ottawa, Feb. 2009
  • Canadian Council of Archives National Conference Ottawa, Workshop, May 2009.
  • OWHN and OISE joint conference for teachers and teacher candidates on materials for classroom use on the history of Canadian women, Feb 2009.
  • OWHN Conference at the University of Waterloo, Presentation of the Archives and local history course to educators and historians, May 2008.
  • Canadian Council Archives (CCA) National Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May, 2008. Presented on the Archives and Local history course and led field studies to local historical sites. As well, I worked with specific local history educators and archivists from Saskatoon and Regina to incorporate place-based educational materials in schools.
  • Archives Association of Ontario (AAO) Conference in Windsor. In partnerships with the Archives of Ontario, Fraser Dunford, Executive Director of the Ontario Genealogical Society and David Sharron, Archivist at Brock University. Guest Speaker/Workshop Leader, May 2008.
  • Ontario History & Social Science Teachers’ Association, Workshops for teachers on the new Archive and Local History course designed for the Ontario Curriculum, November 9, 2007.
  • Canadian Council Archives (CCA) National Conference in Halifax, May, 2007. Presented a workshop on the Archives and Local history course, led field studies to local historical sites and worked with local history educators to incorporate place-based history materials in schools.
  • “Integrating Equity into classrooms”, School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University, workshops, 2004-2005.
  • “Repositioning Native Women in Canadian History: Enhancing Curriculum”, (Chair and Conference planner) Ontario Women’s History Network Conference, Department of Native Studies and The School of Education and Professional Learning, Trent University, October 22-23, 2004

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