NAME: Janet B. Webster
- 1965 Teaching Certificate. English, History, Education.
C.F. Mott College of Education: University of Liverpool.
- 1974 B.Ed. University of British Columbia.
- 1978 M.A. Educational Psychology, University of British Columbia.
- 1982 Ed.D. Educational Psychology (Human Learning, Development and Instruction), University of British Columbia.
- 1978 M.A. Thesis An Investigation of the Effect of Operational Level and Locus of 1978Causal Context on the Recall of Main Ideas.
- 1982 Ed.D. Thesis Individual Differences in Time Needed to Learn: Teacher Coping Strategies.
- 1978-81 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – Doctoral Fellowship.
- 1983-84 Outstanding Teaching Award – Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Presented June 14th, 1984.
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT RECORD:
- Private Practice
1996 – on-going President, 14052 Yukon Inc. operating under the business name of Janet B. Webster: Research and Consultation.
Summary: Provide research, consultation, assessment, program design and staff training services in Education and Social Services to organizations and individuals.
- Public Service
1989 to 1995 Director, Special Programs, Department of Education, Yukon:
Position Summary: Reported to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Schools. Directed a unit of 12 professionals and 2 support staff in the assessment, initiation, development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that supported students with special needs.
1982-84 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
1984-89 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba,Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Position summary: Taught courses in Special Education, Educational Psychology, Evaluation and Measurement, and Research Methodology to undergraduate and graduate students. Directed research theses and supervised practica in Special Education.
- Public School Systems:
1975-77 School District #24 Kamloops: Clinical Class for Emotionally Disturbed/Learning Disabled Children.
1974-75 School District #24 Kamloops: Learning Assistance Teacher. Kindergarten – Gr. 7.
1971-73 Northwest Territories, Frobisher Bay: Kindergarten and Grade 1.
1971 School District #52 Prince Rupert: Learning Assistance Teacher. Kindergarten – Gr. 7.
1970 School District #52 Prince Rupert: Grades 5 and 6 (open area).
School District #30 South Caribou: Grades 3, 4, and 5.
1965-67 Lancashire Education Committee (G.B.): 7-9 year old children.
Position Summary: Taught regular classes and special classes for students with exceptional needs, Kindergarten to Grade 7.
July 1987 Course on Evaluation of Students – Phase 3 Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development – St. Lucia, West Indies
July 1989 Course on Student Assessment – Phase 2 Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development – Grenada, West Indies
February 1988 Invited lecture, West London Institute of Education, London, G.B.(Post-Graduate Certificate of Education Program). The 3 R’s of classroom management: Rules, routines and reinforcement.
February 1988 Invited lecture, West London Institute of Education, London, G.B. (Diploma in Special Education Program). Behavioral psychology applied to education.
May 1999 Assessment of individual children — Lilongwe, Malawi
May 1999 Seminars on Special Education — Bishop MacKenzie School, Lilongwe, Malawi
December 2003/February 2004 – American International School of Bamako, Mali, West Africa
- Assessment of individual children
- Two-day PD seminar – School as socialization
- Understanding the social-interpersonal behaviour of children
- Moral development of children and the implications for classroom management
Assessments of individual students
2002 – ongoing. British School, Manila, Philippines
2003 – ongoing. International School Manila Philippines
2003 – ongoing. Brent International School, Momplassan, Manila, Philippines
2011 – ongoing. Harrow International School, Bangkok, Thailand
2011 – ongoing. Patana International School, Bangkok, Thailand
2012 – ongoing. International School @ Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
February 2002 Professional Development Seminars for the Community of Learners, Manila, Philippines
- Developing a Code of Conduct
- Classroom Management
November 2003PD seminar – Autism Spectrum Disorders for the British School Manila, Philippines
March 2004Literary Curriculum Needs Assessment for the British School Manila, Philippines
March 2004Meditation for stress reduction and relaxation. Two-day residential seminar for staff of the British School Manila, Philippines
March 2004PD seminar – Working with students with attention difficulties –for the International School Manila, Philippines
March 2004 PD seminar – Introduction to meditation for stress reduction and relaxation for the International School Manila, Philippines
School year 2004-05 Extensive on-site consultation and needs assessment of special education services for the International School Manila, Philippines
March 2005PD seminar – Mastering High Frequency Words for the teaching assistants at the British School Manila, Philippines
April 2005PD seminar – International schools and special education for Brent International School
School year 2005-06 Design and implementation of a special education service delivery model and on-going training of special educators for the International School Manila, Philippines
March 2006Responding to special education needs. A two-day seminar for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) hosted by ISM
April 2006Learning challenges of adopted children. Presentation at the EARCOS annual conference, Manila, Philippines
November 2006Consultation and needs assessment on the special education program at the Hong Kong International School
March 2007Self-regulation of attention. A series of seminars for teachers and parents for the International School Manila, Philippines.
March 2007PD Seminar – Recognizing and managing young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (for teachers in the British School Manila, International School Manila and Brent International School).
November 2008International schools and special education: Looking before you leap. A one-day pre-conference seminar at the Administrators’ Conference of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
November 2008 Conference presentations for the Administrators’ Conference of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
- Challenges facing international schools in special education
- Biting the bullet – a hard-headed look at the way forward
- Standards for Special Education Services
- When academics is not enough – the new reality in special education
March 2009: International schools and special educational needs – Creating a system that is responsive to diversity. A one-day pre-conference seminar at the Teachers’ Conference of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
March 2009Conference presentations for the Teacherss’ Conference of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
- Everything you wanted to know about Pervasive Developmental
- Addressing the needs of young children with ASD (Pre-school to Grade 3)
- Working with older students with ASD (upper elementary and teenagers)
- Learning challenges of adopted children
March 2009: Consultation and needs assessment on the special education program at the Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan
May 2009: Consultation and needs assessment on the special education program at Bonn International School, Germany
October 2009: Consultation and needs assessment on the special education program at Singapore American School, Singapore
January 2010: PD seminar for staff and parents – Psycho-educational assessment: Everything you wanted to know…Cebu International School, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
March 2011: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder – Primary years teachers. Harrow International School, Bangkok, Thailand
February 2012: Reflections on Practice: Behavioural Expectations. Seminar with Leadership team. Patana International School, Bangkok, Thailand
February 2012: Developmental differences: How to develop a pre-referral intervention system. Foundation teachers. Patana International School, Bangkok, Thailand
November 2013: Impact of Autism Spectrum Disorder on student learning. HILS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
March 2014: When to refer students for a psycho-educational assessment. Presentation to Senior school teachers. International School at Desa Parkcity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE – PERSONAL
May 1997 Trek to Mustang in Nepal
November 1997 Turkey
Dec 1998 – Jan 1999 Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand
May 1999 Malawi, East Africa
Jan and Feb 2000 Cambodia, Laos, Yunnan Province of China, Thailand
February and March 2001 Cambodia, Laos, Thailand
January to April 2002 Philippines, Myanmar, Thailand
December 2002 – February 2003 Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia
December 2003 – February 2004 Philippines, Egypt, Mali and Senegal, East Africa
December 2004 – February 2005 Palawan, Philippines and Indonesia (Java and Bali)
December 2005 – February 2006 Laos and Thailand
December 2006 – January 2007 Indonesia (Sulewesi and Bali)
December 2007 – January 2008 Indonesia (Bali)
December 2008 – January 2009 Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
March 2009 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
May 2009 Germany
December 2009 – January 2010 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
March 2010 Cebu, Philippines
December 2010 – January 2011 Mekong Delta, Vietnam
December 2011 Guangzhou, China
December 2011 – January 2012 Ko Chang, Thailand
October 2012 – November 2012 Morocco, Spain, Portugal
November 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
December 2012 – January 2013 Cambodia
December 2013 Sri Lanka
February 2014 Northern India