Research interests:
bilingualism, bilingual education, heritage language learning, identity, motivation

“Dialogue journals: Inviting students into the conversation”. Spring Training Workshop at the Cooperative ESL Ministries, Calgary, April, 2017.

“Emerging trends in instructional design”. Invited presentation with Barb Brown for Student Success Centre Staff, University of Calgary, March 2016.

Collaborative writing tips“.  Invited talk to the China Scholarship Council visiting scholar program, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, October 2016.

“Conversation classes and lesson planning”. Workshops at the Cooperative ESL Ministries Fall Training, Calgary, Alberta, October, 2015.

“Action Research = Scholarly Research” Workshop with Barb Brown, Sarah Elaine Eaton and Michele Jacobsen at the ATESL Calgary local meeting, Calgary, Alberta, June 2015.

“The Language of Math in Spanish” Workshop with Armando Paulino Preciado Babb at the Calgary Separate School Board Professional Development day, Calgary, Alberta, March 2015.

“Activities for Conversation Classes” Workshop at the Cooperative ESL Ministries Fall Training, Calgary, Alberta, October 2014.

“Learning through Stations: It’s not just for Kindergarten” Spring Training Workshop at the ESL Cooperative Ministries, Calgary, Alberta, April, 2014

“Drama Techniques for Beginners: Warm ups and Role Play” Workshop at the Calgary Teachers’ Convention, Calgary, Alberta, February 2014.

“Conversation Classes” Fall Training Workshop at the ESL Cooperative Ministries, Calgary, Alberta, October 2013.

“Let’s Talk: Drama Techniques to Promote Meaningful Language Use in the ESL Classroom: Workshop at the ESL Cooperative Ministries Spring Training Day, Calgary, Alberta, May 2013.

“The Introduction of Poetry in the Beginner German Classroom through the Use of Drama Pedagogy” Workshop at the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers national conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 2013.

“Drama Warm-ups and Role Play to Get Your Students Talking” Workshop at the American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages annual conference, Denver, Colorado, 2011.

“Exploring Bilingual Identity” Workshop at the Second Languages and Intercultural Council annual conference, Canmore, Alberta, 2011.

“Strategies for Teaching Grammatical Gender to Students of German as a Second Language”. Workshop at the Canadian Association for Second Language Teachers Conference, Montreal, Quebec, 2011.

“Web 2,0 Tools im DaF Klassenzimmer”. Workshop conducted for the CATG Conference, Oakville, Ontario, 2011

“Let’s Talk: Drama Techniques to Promote Meaningful Language Use”. Workshop conducted for the Second Languages Matter Professional Development Day, Edmonton, 2011

“Web 2,0 Tools im Klassenzimmer”. Workshop conducted for the AATG Professional Development Days, Calgary, 2010.

“Oral Language Development Through Drama Techniques”, 2 workshops conducted for the Common Bilingual Teacher PD Day, Calgary, AB 2010

“Incorporating Theatre in the L2 Classroom” Workshop conducted and video-conferenced for the Best Practices Series, Language Research Centre, Calgary, AB 2009