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Winner, Brock’s “Excellence in Teaching” award

April 11, 2014

This is the biggest award my department has to offer! It includes the honour of offering the commencement address at Spring Convocation, as detailed in this article.

From News around Campus, April 11, 2014,

The Faculty of Education is proud to announce Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters and Dr. Robert Mroz as this year’s winners of the Faculty of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching and Sessional Teaching respectively.

Selected by a committee, the candidates for the awards submitted dossiers, along with letters of nomination and support, that included items such as their teaching methodology, career highlights, teaching evaluations and other criteria that noted their achievements as an educator.

Creating a relevant, asthenic and meaningful learning experience for teacher candidates, Dr. Winters models effective strategies for integrating the arts across the curriculum and supports student to develop the requisite kills and attitudes necessary to teach the arts with confidence and passion.

Furthermore, Dr. Winters successfully cultivates stimulating, comfortable and inclusive learning environments, as evidenced by students’ comments that commend her positive and encouraging attitude. Remarkably, Dr. Winters is able to foster opportunities for all of her teacher candidates to grow and to gain increased comfort with Drama. Many individuals describe that within a short period of time, they have been able to transition from feeling apprehensive to feeling confident both with the subject matter, and with their teaching skills.

It is obvious that students have benefitted immensely from Dr. Winters’ expertise, enthusiasm, and care.

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