presentations

Die Suche nach einfach geschriebener Kinderliteratur: Forschung zur Textkomplexität im Einklang mit der Lesekompetenz von bilingualen Grundschülern” . Poster to be presented with P.T. Nguyen, K. Ovens, B. Nuss, K. Mueller at the Einfach oder Komplex? Befunde Zur Passung Geschriebener Sprache Für Verschiedene Zielgruppen conference, Heidelberg, Germany, March, 2024.

The ecology of languages in schoolscapes: A call to action”. Paper to be presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Houston, Texas, March 2024. 

Nexus analysis as conceptual framework for intercultural learning research“. Paper to be presented with  J. Kaya, A. Wee, K. Lenters at the Intercultural Competence Conference, Tucson, AZ, February, 2024.

Expanding intercultural understandings: Lessons from culturally/linguistically diverse pre-service teachers”. Paper presented with  A. Wee, J. Kaya, K. Lenters at the Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language conference. Calgary, Alberta, Oct 27, 2023

“Reflection upon reflection: Teachers’ reflections upon a pre-service international sojourn”. Network Conference on Internationalization of Teacher Education. Hamburg, Germany, September 26, 2023.

The readabilty of books for immersion schools: Understanding the role of text complexity, context and literary aspects: Paper presented with K. Mueller, B.  Nuss at the International Association of Applied Linguistics Conference (AILA), Lyon, France., July 19, 2023.

Learning from intercultural understandings of culturally and linguistically diverse pre-service teachers”. Paper presented with  J. Kaya, A. Wee, K. Lenters at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education conference, York, Ontario, May 31, 2023.

“What do K-12 teachers need to know about second language teaching: Key issues and trends to inform research”. Invited Keynote at BAM Kelowna! Kelowna, Canada, May 13, 2023.

Development of a German text rating app”. Paper presented with M. Nakhaei, B. Nuss at the Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, Banff, Canada, April 20, 2023.

Critical reflections on second-language study abroad research” Panelist with H. Yanacek, K. Masaeed, W. Diao, J. Fernández, J. McGregor J. Plews, C. Pérez Vidal at the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, USA., January 6, 2023.

Discussing the role of community-based English language programs”. Paper presented with K. Dang, J. Kaya at the ATESL (online), Calgary, Alberta, October 15, 2022.

Pandemic and practice: The impacts of COVID-19 on second language teachers in Canada”. Invited Talk with R. Guida, at the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers Networking Day. Ottawa, Canada, October 14, 2022.

Pan-Canadian perspectives on resilience in international languages programming. Invited Talk with R. Guida and J. Steele at the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers Networking Day. Ottawa, Canada, October 14, 2022. 

“Newcomers to Canada. Invited Talk for the Hesse Delegation Visit, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, October 7, 2022. 

Exterior signage of bilingual program schools and their surrounding neighborhoods: A linguistic landscape analysis”. Paper presented with N. Liu at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 24, Ghent, Belgium, July 14, 2022.

Preparing pre-service teachers in Canada and Germany to work with refugee students: An analysis of discourses in place. Invited Talk for the Doktorandenkolloquium, University of Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany, June 13, 2022.

Conceptualizing nexus analysis for a study in education”. Invited Talk at the Lunchseminarium, Linnaeus University. Växjö, Sweden, June 7, 2022.

Perspectives on second language learning: lessons for teacher education”. Invited Talk for the Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Munich, Germany, May 24, 2022. 

Critical literacy practices in Canadian schools”. Paper presented with J. Kaya and K. Lenters at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education (online), Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2022.

Second language teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic”. Bilingual paper presented with R. Guida at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (online), Toronto, Ontario, May 14, 2022.

Linguistic landscape analysis for educational contexts: Schoolscapes unpacked”. Invited Talk for the UMBC Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Language, Literacy, and Culture programs, Baltimore, Maryland, April 6, 2022.

Improving second language teaching through action research”. Invited Talk for the UMBC Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program, Baltimore, Maryland, April 4, 2022.

“Building communities through exterior schoolscapes and their surrounding neighbourhood linguistic landscapes”. Paper presented with N. Liu at the American Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2022.

“Investigating in-service teacher understandings of second language teaching and learning”. Invited Keynote at Tapestries of Learning Symposium. Calgary, Alberta,  March 10, 2022.

Exploring the global competence of teachers and students”. Invited Webinar with R. Nippard for the Research Partnership Program, Alberta Education – Research Branch, Edmonton, Alberta, February 18, 2022.

Virtual exchange for future teachers: A project-based learning design”. Roundtable paper presented with L. Jardine at the Eighth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Tucson, Arizona, January, 2022.

Working with undergraduate researchers”. Invited panelist for the Student Union online session on the Program for Undergraduate Research (PURE). Calgary, Alberta, November 24, 2021.

Schoolscapes and neighbourhood linguistic landscapes”. Invited Talk with N. Liu for the DAAD Fortbildungsseminar: Text und Medien in unserer neuen pädagogischen Landschaft. University of Calgary, November 19, 2021.

Professional learning for global competencies”. Paper presented with L.Schultz, R. Nippard, K. Jordan at the Teachers Matter – but How? conference, Växjö, Sweden, October 2021.

Comparative institutional analysis of pre-service teacher preparation for teaching refugee students: Canada, Germany, & the USA”. Symposium presented with B. Tinkler, D. Lengyel, H. Adina-Safi at the European Conference for Educational Research (ECER) (online), Geneva, Switzerland, September, 2021.

Personal and professional learning through reflection on a pre-service teacher study abroad sojourn: A longitudinal study of teachers”. Poster presented with J. Bretner and C. Kawalilak at the International Association of Applied Linguistics Conference (AILA), Groningen, Netherlands, August, 2021.

Improving second language education through intensive German weeks: An action research collaboration between teachers and researchers”. Paper presented with A. Dressler, S. Lohmann, F. Moeller, K. Mueller, T. Ronellenfitsch, S. Viljoen at the International Association of Applied Linguistics Conference (AILA) (online), Groningen, Netherlands, August, 2021.

After COVID: Seeking the best of both worlds”. Poster presented with A. Appleby at the After COVID: Language, Diversity, and Social Justice conference, Houston, USA, June, 2021.

International students’ perspective – Effective practices and strategies to support online learning and teaching”. Paper presented with C. Luo, J. Guo, T. Lei, Q. Li, Y. Ma at the Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students in Open and/or Online Learning Environments: A Research Symposium, Windsor, Ontario., June, 2021.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on German Bilingual instruction”. Paper presented with K. Mueller at the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German Conference (online), Edmonton, Alberta, May, 2021.

Learning about education through virtual exchange: A Werklund-Spain collaboration”. Invited Panelist with P. Ester Mariñoso, I. Morales Jareño, F. McFall, and L. Jardine at the International Perspectives and Practices: Stories and Conversations series, Office of Internationalization, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, April 29, 2021.

“Improving second language education through intensive German weeks: An action research collaboration between teachers and researchers.” Paper presented with A. Dressler, S. Lohmann, F. Moeller, K. Mueller, T., Ronellenfitsch, S., Viljoen at the International Association of Applied Linguistics Conference (AILA), Groningen, Netherlands, August, 2020.

“Personal and professional learning through reflection on a pre-service teacher study abroad sojourn: A longitudinal study of teachers”. Paper presented with J. Bretner & C. Kawalilak at the International Association of Applied Linguistics Conference (AILA), Groningen, Netherlands, August, 2020.

“Exploring strategies for developing oral language skills in a bilingual program”. Paper presented with K. Mueller at Celebrating Sessionals Symposium, Calgary, Alberta, February, 2020.

“Global competencies of teachers and students”. Paper presented with R. Nippard at the Alberta Public Charter School Conference, Calgary, AB, October, 2019.

“Examining the work of Canadian teacher educators to prepare for effective practice”. Invited talk presented with B. Tinkler at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary., October 2019.

“Blogging for intercultural communicative competence in study abroad programs: All breadth, no depth?” Paper presented with K. Crossman & C. Kawalilak, C. at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Vancouver, BC., June 2019.

“The next generation of language teacher: Blogging about language teaching and learning during study abroad”. Paper presented with K. Crossman at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Edmonton, AB, June, 2019.

“Multilingual essay mills and other forms of contract cheating in languages other than English”. Paper presented with S.E.Eaton at the Canadian Symposium on Academic Integrity, Calgary, AB, April, 2019.

“A case study of Canadian teacher education practices to support refugee integration”. Paper presented B. Tinkler & A. Tinkler at the American Education Researchers Association, Toronto, ON, April, 2019.

“Learning how it feels: How critical reflection for study abroad participants develops empathy for linguistically diverse students”. Paper presented with K. Crossman at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA, March, 2019.

“Multilingual Essay Mills: Understanding Contract Cheating among Second Language Learners”. Invited talk with S.E. Eaton to the Language Research Centre, University of Calgary, February, 2019.

“Expériences en immersion française: d’élèves à enseignants” Paper presented with Sylvie Roy, Katherine Mueller at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, Regina, BC, May, 2018.

“Examining educational responses to ethno-cultural diversity: A comparative study of Brazil and Canada”. Paper presented with David Scott, Colleen Kawalilak, and Wilson Paiva at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Regina, BC, May, 2018.

‘You can’t get there from here?’ Mapping access to Canada’s teacher education programs”. Paper presented with Cam Smith, Peter Peller, Dianne Gereluk, and Sarah Eaton at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Regina, BC, May, 2018.

“Examining educational responses to diversity in Brazil”. Paper presented with D. Scott & C. Kawalilak at the American Educational Researchers Association conference, New York, USA, April, 2018.

“Uptake of peer and instructor feedback in an online graduate course: Learning and instructional implications”. Poster presented with Man-Wai Chu, Brianna Hilmann, &  Katie Crossman at the American Educational Researchers Association conference, New York, USA, April, 2018.

“Exploring responses to refugee education: The case of Hamburg, Germany”. Invited presentation at the Research Celebration, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, March, 2018.

“Examining educational responses to diversity in Brazil”. Invited presentation with David Scott, Colleen Kawalilak, and Wilson Paiva at the Research Celebration, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, March, 2018.

“‘Nobody blogs anymore’: Except undergrads on study abroad”. Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, Tucson, Arizona, January, 2018.

“Dialogue journals for ELL literacy: Students and teachers in conversation”. Paper presented with M. Gregory Tweedie at the Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language Conference, Calgary, Alberta, November, 2017.

“Peer and instructor feedback in an academic graduate writing course: Exploring an underexplored area of SoTL”. Paper presented with Man-Wai Chu, Katie Crossman, & Brianna Hilmann at the ISSOTL 17 Conference, Calgary, AB.., October 2017.

“New speaker blogging on study abroad”. Paper presented with Anja Dressler at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Limerick, Ireland, June 2017.

Investigation of students’ receptivity and use of formative feedback in an online graduate research course”. Invited presentation with Man-Wai Chu, Katie Crossman and Brianna Hilman for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Panel, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. April 2017.

“Project-based learning: We are all students”. Pecha Kucha presented with Bernadette Raedler, Anja Dressler, Kristina Baykusheva, & Garrett Krause at the Canadian Association for Second Language Teachers Conference, Edmonton, AB, April 2017.

“A rural education teacher preparation program: course design, student support and engagement”. Paper presented with Sarah Eaton, Dianne Gereluk and Sandra Becker at the American Educational Researchers Association conference, San Antonio, USA, April 2017.

“Professional practice with newcomers: Insights revealed through guided reflective writing”. Poster presented with Colleen Kawalilak,, Nancy Arthur, & Sandra Becker at the UCalgary Newcomer Research Network Poster Fair, Calgary, AB, March 2017.

“The methodological challenges of using Facebook to research study abroad”. Paper presented with Anja Dressler at the CLIC Conference on Study Abroad, Houston, TX, February 2017.

“Classroom responses to cultural and linguistic diversity in Canada”. Featured speaker with David Scott and Colleen Kawalilak at the International Symposium Brazil-Canada: Examining Educational Responses to Diversity, Pontifical Catholic University – Goiás, Brazil, November 2016.

“Dialogue journals in short-term study abroad: A new take on the tried-and-true”. Paper presented with M.. Gregory Tweedie at the Second Language Research Forum, New York, NY, September 2016.

“Increasing equity and access for Alberta rural pre-service teachers”. President’s Spotlight Session paper presented with Dianne Gereluk, Sarah Elaine Eaton, Sandra Becker at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Calgary, AB, May 2016.

“Language development and language awareness during study abroad: ‘so the German word for drums is really just a’hit-thing’.” Paper presented with Anja Dressler at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Calgary, AB, June 2016.

“Dialogue journals in short-term study abroad: ‘Today I wrote my mind'”. Paper  presented with Greg Tweedie at the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics Conference, Calgary, AB, June 2016.

“Project-based learning in the advanced German class: A case study”. Paper to be presented with Bernadette Raedler, Anja Dressler, Kristina Baykusheva, & Garrett Krause at the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German Conference, Calgary, AB, May, 2016.

“Teaching for the rural context: Developing rural pre-service teachers in Alberta”. Paper presented with Dianne Gereluk, Sarah Elaine Eaton, & Sandra Becker at the Alberta Rural Education Symposium: Growing Education in Alberta Communities, Banff, AB, March 2016.

“Reaching and recruiting rural pre-service teachers: Community-based education”. Paper presented with Dianne Gereluk, Sarah Elaine Eaton, & Sandra Becker at the 21st National Congress on Rural Education in Canada, Saskatoon, SK, March 2016..

“Conversations with. . . Roswita Dressler and Greg Tweedie”. Invited talk at the “Conversations with. . .” series, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, October 2015.

“Writing tips: Literature review”. Invited talk to the China Scholarship Council visiting scholar program, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, September, 2015.

“Facebook posts while on study abroad: A case study of one teen’s sojourns” Paper presented in collaboration with Anja Dressler at the Culture of Study of Abroad for Second Languages conference, Halifax, NS, July 2015.

“Teaching action research”. Paper in collaboration with Barb Brown, Sarah Elaine Eaton, and Michele Jacobsen presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference, Ottawa, ON, June 2015.

“Fostering Bilingualism in Canadian Bilingual Programs: Language in Action” Poster presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, New Brunswick, USA, May 2015.

“Professional Collaboration as Responsive pedagogy.” Paper in collaboration with Barb Brown, Sarah Elaine Eaton, and Michele Jacobsen presented at the Ideas Conference 2015: Designing Responsive Pedagogy. Calgary, Alberta, April 2015.

“Reflections on Collaboration: Three Instructors of a Collaboratory of Practice Graduate Course” Paper presented in collaboration with Barb Brown, Sarah Elaine Eaton, and Michele Jacobsen at the American Educational Researchers Association conference, Chicago, USA, April 2015.

“Preservice Teacher Education for Rural and Remote Albertans” Paper presented in collaboration with Dianne Gereluk and Sarah Elaine Eaton at the Alberta Rural Education Symposium, Canmore, Alberta, March 2015.

“Facilitating Intercultural Communication: Coordinating the Teaching Across Borders Program”. Invited Talk at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, February, 2015.

“Discourses in Place as a Means for Understanding Tensions within a German Bilingual Program in Canada”. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 2014.

“Growing Up as a German-English Bilingual: Effects of Increasing Input in the Weaker Language upon Bilingual Language Development”. Paper presented in collaboration with Tanja Kupisch and Mary Grantham O’Brien at the Second Annual Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, Los Angeles, USA, March 2014.

“I’d like to know more about. . . Linguistic Landscape Analysis”. Workshop presented at the “I’d Like to Know More About” Day at the Language Research Centre, University of Calgary, November 2013.

“Exploring Linguistic Identity in Dual Language Learners” Paper presented at the Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language Conference, Calgary, Alberta, November, 2013.

“Honestly, it has to be 50%. Exactly how you measure that I’m not quite sure: The Interpretation of Language of Instruction Policy in Bilingual Schools” Paper presented at the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Language Policy and Planning Conference, Calgary, Alberta, September,2013.

“Pädagogik und Praxis in einem deutschen bilingualen Program [Pedagogy and praxis in a German Bilingual Program]” Paper presented at the Internationale Deutschlehrertagung [International German Teacher Conference] Bolzano, Italy, August 2013.

“Linguistic Diversity in a German Bilingual Program in Western Canada”. Paper presented at the University of Hamburg, July 2013.

“Reflections and Connections: ESL Teaching in BC and Alberta”. Invited Talk at the Language and Literacy Education Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, July, 2013.

“Moving Toward Bilingual Pedagogy and Practice in a German Bilingual Program”. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education conference, Victoria, BC, June 2013.

“German Language Education in Alberta.”. Invited talk at the Language Diversity and Educational Options in Alberta conference, Calgary, Alberta, April, 2013.

“Discourses Affecting Heritage Language Learners in a German Bilingual Program” Poster presented at the Road Less Traveled conference, Victoria University, Toronto, Ontario, October 2012.

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