| "Better learning
for a better world"
To engage people in learning in a supported, interdisciplinary
using high-tech resources,
and help them have fun doing it.
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|A teacher educator and researcher for twenty-three
years, former Professor (MSVU) and Dean (Faculty of Education,
University of Manitoba), I research, consult, teach and write
about information technology, curriculum, literacy and teacher
/ action research.
A computer user myself since 1982, I have developed and
taught a variety of courses on using information technology
in the classroom.
My current research and teaching focuses on helping teachers
- extend their understanding of information technology
for classroom learning
- create interdisciplinary curriculum
- become more reflective practitioners
- engage in inquiry into their practice
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provide courses and inservice sessions for teachers
and administrators on
- Information Technology in the Classroom
- Curriculum & Technology
- Teacher / Action Research
assist schools and school districts to
- incorporate information technology in the classroom
- use the internet for instruction
- create learning activities and resources which accommodate
students different ways of understanding
- develop and implement interdisciplinary curriculum
- engage in action research
- restructure junior high schools
develop interdisciplinary curriculum with an emphasis
on using technology in classrooms
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Tensions of Teaching: Beyond Tips to Critical
Reflection (1998) Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press;
New York: Teachers College Press.
"We Can't Get There From Here: Critical Issues in School
Reform" (1998) Phi Delta Kappan 80 (4): 288-296.
Interwoven Conversations: Learning and Teaching Through
Critical Reflection (1991; 1997) Toronto: Canadian
In Our Own Words (1993) Halifax: Braeside Books.
Finding Our Own Way: Teachers Exploring Their Assumptions
(1990) Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Educational Books.
Whole Language: Theory in Use (1985) Portsmouth
NH: Heinemann Educational Books.
Craft of Children's Writing (1984) Toronto: Scholastic;
(2001) Spring, TX: Absey & Co.
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Creating Technology-Supported Literacy Classrooms
[MSVU Summer Institute, Sydney NS]
Literacy, Curriculum & Technology [MSVU Summer
Institute, Sydney NS]
Educating as Inquiry: An Action Research Experience
[MSVU, Elmsdale NS]
Foundations of Literacy Learning [MSVU Open Learning,
The Role of Writing in Action Research [MSVU, Mississauga
Teacher / Action Research: Inquiry into Professional
Activity [Seven Oaks School Division, Winnipeg Manitoba]
Making Sense of Reading [University of Hawaii, Maui
and Big Island]
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||"I enjoyed the hands-on experience
with the computers. I certainly learned a lot about the complexity
of the information highway."
Sharon Morrison, Sydney River NS
||"I have learned not to be intimidated
when I sit in front of a computer."
Sadie Smith, Dartmouth NS
||"What was very helpful to me and
transferable to my teaching was our discussion about "not-learning."
I now understand a couple of my students who were unsuccessful
JoAnn Hashem, Sydney NS
||"I now realize as teachers we have
to research the learning taking place in our own classrooms
under our own noses."
Jim Barrett, Sydney NS
||"Through this experience I have
learned many things. First, and foremost, I have learned the
importance of working together, sharing ideas, and respecting
what others think and believe."
Blaine Galloway, Sydney NS.
||"What I've learned in this situation
is how important reflection is and the need to discuss activities
with other people interested in improving their learning and
Cathy Viva, Sydney Mines NS
||"I've come to know my students better
by seeing myself as a learner."
Jeff Anderson, Winnipeg MB
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For further information
Dr. Judith M. Newman
32 Chelsea Lane
Halifax NS B3M 1K9
fax: (902) 443-7420