My academic endeavours.

Doctoral Thesis:
"Centering Girls' (Media-making) Stories: A Pandemic Exploration of Video Storytellers and their Practices, Personas, and Projects" (forthcoming)

Master's Creative Project:
"Informational Video Storytelling For Children, By Children: Exploring new directions in learning and making media in the classroom" 

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Research Experience

Research Assistant. Various projects and publications relating to girls' development, education, and wellness. Chandaria Research Centre/ Branksome Hall, 2018 - 2020.

           

Selected Projects:

              Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation for Girls

                The Road After: A Longitudinal Study

         

Research Assistant/ Interviewer. Project: Shifting Grounds Conference. Institute for Research on Digital Learning (IRDL) York University, 2019

Research Assistant. Project: Upskilling for 21st Century. IRDL, York University, 2019. 

Research Assistant/Video Producer. Project: Playing 2 Learn| CODE/IRDL, York University, 2016. 

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Graduate Assistant. Project: The Canadian Delegation Documentary. Infoscape Lab, Ryerson University, 2016.

 Writing Centre Tutor, Ryerson University, 2000-2001.

Conferences/Presentations/Scholarly Contributions

Presentation: Centering and Supporting Girls' Video-Storytelling: reflections on a feminist-informed extracurricular pilot program and research study, EdMedia + Innovate Learning Conference, New York, 2022.

Article: Access to technology is the major challenge”: Teacher perspectives on barriers to DGBL in K-12 classrooms

C Hébert, J Jenson, T Terzopoulos

E-Learning and Digital Media, 2021.

Literature Review: K-12 Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation for Girls. Chandaria Research Centre, Branksome Hall, 2021.

Research Brief: Rethinking Stress for Youth in All-Girls’ School. Chandaria Research Centre, Branksome Hall, 2019.

Presentation: Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), A Primer. Branksome Hall. Toronto, 2019.

Presentation: Body Politics and Girls. Branksome Hall. Toronto, 2018. 

Presentation/Conference Proceedings: Informational Video Storytelling for Children by Children: Exploring New Directions in Learning and Making Media in the Classroom. ICERI (International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation). Seville, 2018.

Presentation: Informational Video Storytelling for Children by Children: Exploring New Directions in Learning and Making Media in the Classroom. NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education). Roosevelt University, Chicago, 2017. 

Creative Project: Averie and her bicycle: An Interactive Adventure (Non-linear, experimental children’s video project) Ryerson University/ York University. Toronto, 2016.

Presentation: The decline of tween educational TV programming in Canada. Future Communications conference. Ryerson University/ York University, Toronto, 2015.

Teaching Experience

 

Assistant Professor (tenure track), RTA School of Media, Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University, 2021 - present. 

Courses taught: Creative Processes/Media Message Design, Introduction to Multi-Cam Production, Special Topics: Youth, Media, and Co-Creation.

Course Director. Course: New Media Literacies and Culture (undergraduate), Faculty of Education, York University, 2020.

 

Teaching Assistant. Course: Research Into Practice (undergraduate), Faculty of Education. York University, 2018-2021.


Teaching Assistant. Course: Child Health and Development (undergraduate), Faculty of Education, York University, 2017.

Marker/Grader. Course: Media Internship (undergraduate), Media Production program, Ryerson University, 2018.

Guest Lecturer. Topic: Media, Education and Society. Course: Sociology of Education (undergraduate), Ryerson University, 2016.

Graduate Assistant. Course: Sociology of Education (undergraduate), Ryerson University, 2016.