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Below are academic presentations. See also:

last updated June 2013

2013

Winters, K. “Moving Beyond Words: A Pinching, Swiping, and Scrolling Appreciation of Literature and the Arts in the 21st Century.” National Council of Teachers of English conference, November 23, 2013.

Kari-Lynn Winters. “Co-authoring Picture Books: How Young Audiences Semiotically and Critically Interact with Professional Authors During Author Visits,” at Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures “Visual/Verbal Texts” conference. University of Winnipeg, June 25, 2013.

Cynthia Medford-Williams, Lianne Fisher, and Kari-Lynn Winters. “Educators’ perceptions of in and out of school literacies: Challenging traditional notions in the 21st Century,” at Canadian Association for Research in Early Literacy Post Conference. University of Victoria, June 6, 2013.

Kari-Lynn Winters, Debra Harwood, and Lianne Fisher. “Won’t she learn that in kindergarten: Parents and Early Years Teacher’s Perspectives of Emergent and Early Literacy,” at Canadian Association for Research in Early Literacy Post Conference. University of Victoria, June 6, 2013. Read about our paper in coverage by the National Post: “New ideas fuel anxiety as parents expect more from their children and educators,” by Sarah Boesveld. National Post, June 2, 2013.

Kimberley Lenters and Kari-Lynn Winters. “Fracturing the writing space: Using the arts, literature, and digital media to ignite process writing,” at Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, University of Victoria, June 4, 2013.

Vetta Vratulis and Kari-Lynn Winters. “Co-authoring children’s literature: Using digital media to deepen motivation and knowledge across the content areas” at Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Conference. University of Victoria, June 1, 2013.

2012

Debra Harwood and Kari-Lynn Winters (both of Brock University), and Lori Sherritt-Fleming and Anastasia Hendry (Vancouver, BC). “You call that literacy? Melding home and school literacies to strengthen students’ writing and cultural awareness” workshop National Council of Teachers of English annual convention. Las Vegas, November 17, 2012.

“From Pre-planning to Assessment: Designing Story Dramas for the 21st century.” Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators’ Conference. Alliston, Ontario, October 20, 2012.

Debra McLauchlan and Kari Lynn Winters. “Students and Instructors as Co-Authors in Drama Classrooms: Re-imagining Borders and Boundaries of Knowledge Generation and Ownership.” International Drama in Education Research Institute conference. Ireland, July 11, 2012.

Kari-Lynn Winters, Peter Vietgen, and Shelley Griffin. “We Need More Time For the Arts!” Addressing the Gaps in a Teacher Education Program.” Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference, Wilfred Laurier, May 27, 2012.

2011

Workshop facilitator. “There Is Enough Time in the Day! How “Art-ful” Educators Maximize Meaning Making across the Curriculum.” National Council for Teachers of English. Chicago, November 18, 2011.

Winters, K. “How to Write Poetry and Get It Published.” Paper presented the annual (Western branch) meeting of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Burnaby, BC, May 28, 2011.

Winters, K., Gallagher, T., Morek, A. “Mentor texts, writing with genres and traits and how to assess it all.” Paper presented the annual meeting of the International Reading Association (IRA). Orlando, FL, May 10, 2011.

Griffin, S., Vietgen, P., & Winters, K. “Arts Matter: An Assessment of the Arts in Brock’s P/J/I Teacher Education Program.” Paper presented the Aannual Ministry of Education/Faculties of Education Forum (MOE). Toronto, May, 2011.

Winters, K. & McQueen-Fuentes, G. “Critical frameworks of physical theatre: With and beyond words.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). New Orleans, LA, April, 2011.

Vratulis, V & Winters, K. “Exploring the ‘Pedagogical Shift’ in Response to the Construction of Slowmation (stop motion animation; Webkinz): Projects in K-7 Classrooms and Teacher Education.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS). New Orleans, LA, April, 2011.

Guest Lecturor. “Integrating Drama across the Curriculum.” Five-lecture series at Lakehead University, with Debra McLauchlan. Thunder Bay, January 19-20, 2011.

2010

Winters, K. “Writing Rhymes in Difficult Times: The process and perils of writing verse, its importance for children and the challenge of getting published.” CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers). Toronto, December 12, 2010.

Winters, K. & Sherritt-Fleming. “Drama, music, and math: It must be aRHYTHMetic!” Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Council of Drama/Dance Educators. Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON, October, 2010.

Perry, M., Winters, K., Wager, A., Schroeter, S. “Representations, conflict, and spaces of theatre in classrooms and communities.” Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Montreal, Quebec, May, 2010.

Winters, K. (presenter). Ontario Library Association Super Conference. February 2010, Toronto.

2009

Wintters, K, Lee Edward Fodi, Lori Sherrit-Fleming. “Even Children’s Authors Read and Write Beyond Words.” National Council of Teachers of English. Philadelphia, November, 2009.

Winters, K. “Creativity and literacy: Why do we separate the fabric from the thread?” Keynote speech delivered at the Annual Arts Umbrella Conference. Vancouver, BC, September, 2009.

Winters, K. “Bringing together drama, literacy, and humour.” Keynote speech delivered at the 12th Annual Vancouver Public Library’s Book Camp. Vancouver, BC, August, 2009.

Rogers, T., Winters, K., La Monde, A.M., Perry, M. “The Youth CLAIM project: Researching critical literacies and arts-integrated media production among youth in classroom and community sites.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Diego, CA, April, 2009.

2008

Sherritt, L., Winters, K., and Vratulis, V. “Transforming Storytelling in the Twenty-first Century.” National Council of Teachers of English. San Antonio, TX, November, 2008.

Rogers, T., Winters, K., La Monde, A.M., Perry, M. “The Youth CLAIM project: Critical literacies and arts-integrated.” Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Vancouver, BC, May, 2008.

Rogers, T. & Winters, K. “Within 14 blocks: Zining as new (and old) literacy practice in the Youth CLAIM project.” Paper presented at the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada Annual Pre-Conference (LLRC). Vancouver, BC, April, 2008.

2007

Winters, K, Mooney, J. & Rosenberg, M. “Performing Graduate Identities.” Performance presented at the Annual meeting of the American Alliance for Theatre Educators (AATE). Vancouver, August 2007. See video of performance, 29 minutes: small size (160×120 px, 12MB, .mov format) or medium size (320x240px, 33MB, .mov).

Winters, K. & Sherritt, L. “Poetry for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Youth.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). New York, November 18, 2007.

Winters K. & Sherritt, L. “Whatever I Write.” Performance presented at the Word on the Street Book and Magazine Fair. Vancouver, September 30th, 2007.

Winters, K., Rozenberg, M. & Mooney, J. “Performing Graduate Identities.” Workshop presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Vancouver, BC, August 4, 2007.

Winters, K., Wolfman, S. & Mooney, J. “Performing Graduate School.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). Saskatoon, SK, May 30, 2007.

2006

Winters, K. & Sherritt, L. “From the Page to the Stage and Back Again: Using Performance to Enhance Reading Comprehension and Interpretive Practices.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Nashville, TN, November 2006. See press release (PDF).

Winters, K. “Developing an Arts-Integrated Reading Comprehension Program for Less Proficient Intermediate Students.” Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference. North York, ON, May 30, 2006.

Belliveau, G., Leggo C., Young, D., Gouzouasis, P. Grauer, K. Winters, K., Twomey, S., & Potts, D. “Collective play building: Using arts-based research to understand a social-justice drama process in teacher education.” Ethnodrama performance presented at the Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). San Francisco, April 11, 2006.

2005

Medina, C., Winters, K., and Weltsek, G. “In between spaces in drama: Embodied witnessing in literary response.” Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Pittsburgh, November 17, 2005.

Winters K. & Sherritt, L. “Reading with Sports.” Performance presented at the Word on the Street Book and Magazine Fair. Vancouver, September 25, 2005.

Winters, K. & White, C. “Re-creating Kidsafe: Literacy and recreational success.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Inner City Conference (NICC). Vancouver, February 11, 2005.

Winters, K. “Developing an Arts Integrated Reading Comprehension Program for Less Proficient Third and Fourth Grade Readers.” Paper presented at the 54th Annual National Reading Conference (NRC). San Antonio, TX, December 3, 2005.

2004

Winters K. “Learning Through the Arts: Strengthening Reading Comprehension through Arts-Integration.” Workshop presented at the 2nd Annual International Conference on Imagination and Education. July 15, 2004.

Rogers, T. and Winters, K. “Using Drama/Media to Support the Academic Literacy and Lives of Struggling Youth: The Antigone Project.” Paper presented at the 5th World Congress of the Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA). Ottawa, July 4, 2004.

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