Earlier works

  • “Claiming a place for history education in schools: Developing strategies for historical engagement outside the history classroom.” Invited keynote speaker. Canada’s History Society and the Archives of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, December 8, 2011).
  • “Claiming a place for history education in schools,” and One Life/Many Gifts” Civics Curriculum (two workshops), OHASSTA (Toronto, ON, November 2011).
  • “Where’s the ‘Her’ in history? Why women’s history matters.” Invited keynote speaker, CAWEE (Toronto, ON, October 24, 2011).
  • “Women in history: Positioning the work of history teachers through oral histories,” for the 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, NB, May 28-June 3, 2011).
  • “Feminist educators worked for many years to create gender equity in schools, course, and curriculum,” for the panel How Teachers Change the Curriculum Case Studies of Teachers’ Work to Shape Teaching and Learning Beyond Their Own Classrooms with Dr. Nina Bascia who is examining ways in which teachers create curriculum. Canadian Society of the Study of Education (CSSE), Congress 2011 of the Humanities and the Social Sciences (Fredericton, NB, May 28-June 3, 2011).
  • “Teaching the Second World War: New Strategies and Resources,” panel for Ontario Women’s History Network (OHWN) 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,”  The Many Faces of History Teacher Education symposium. The History Education Network (THEN/HiER) (Calgary, AB, 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, ON, March 5, 2011).
  • Ontario Ministry feedback sessions for the new Canadian and World Studies, Social Science and the Humanities Curriculum (Toronto, ON, 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, ON, 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, BC, August 11-13).
  • “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 Humanities & Social Sciences (Montreal, QC, 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, ON, November 2010).
  • “Lessons in liberation: Teaching women history of the 1960s,” — an interactive workshop/conference panel, Ontario Women’s History Network (OWHN) conference Canadian Women’s History: Unfolding the Past. OISE/University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, May 2010).
  • “Digging ourselves up: Memory and commemoration through local history.” Ontario Library Association Super Conference (Toronto, ON, Feb. 2010).
  • “Gender equity in history curriculum.” OISE/University of Toronto workshop: CWSE conference on Canadian women’s history (Toronto, ON, 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 (Toronto, ON, June 2010).
  • “Creating space in the curriculum for archival work.” Invited plenary speaker. Association of Independent School Archivists, St. Michael’s College Conference (Toronto, ON, October 2009).
  • Workshop, Ontario History & Social Science Teacher’s Association (Toronto, ON, October 2009).
  • IDC4UI: Archives and Local History (course for schools). Workshop: Toronto District School Board (TDSB) Professional Development Day (Toronto, ON, September 2009).
  • “Digging ourselves up: Integrating local history into school history programs.” Invited plenary speaker. The Social Science and History Teachers of Ottawa (February 2009).
  • Governor General’s award History Forum. Invited group leader (Ottawa, ON, February 2009).
  • Canadian Council of Archives National Conference workshop (Ottawa, ON, May 2009).
  • OWHN and OISE joint conference for teachers and teacher candidates on materials for classroom use on the history of Canadian women (February 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, SK (May 2008). Presented on the Archives and Local History course and led field studies to local historical sites. Additionally, 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. 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. (May 2007).
  • “Integrating equity into classrooms.” Workshops for the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University (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).