CV International

CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: Janet B. Webster

ADDRESS:Box 21102
Whitehorse, Yukon.
Y1A 6P8

PHONE/FAX:(867) 633-2747

EDUCATION:

  • 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.

THESES:

  • 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.

AWARDS:

  • 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. University:
    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.
  4. 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.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

West Indies

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

Great Britain

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.

Africa

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

Asia

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

Professional development

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
  • Disorders
  • 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