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NAME:    Janet B. Webster

TELEPHONE/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 andInstruction), University of British Columbia.

THESES:

  • 1978 M.A. Thesis An Investigation of the Effect of Operational Level and Locus of Causal 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:

i) Public Service

  • August 1989 to1995 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.

ii) University:

  • 1982-84 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • 1984-89 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba,Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 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.

iii) Public School Systems:

  • 1975-77 School District #24 Kamloops, BC: Clinical Class for Emotionally Disturbed/Learning Disabled Children.
  • 1974-75 School District #24 Kamloops, BC: Learning Assistance Teacher. K- Gr. 7.
  • 1971-73 Northwest Territories, Frobisher Bay: Kindergarten and Grade 1.
  • 1971 School District #52 Prince Rupert, BC: Learning Assistance Teacher. K- Gr. 7.
  • 1970 School District #52 Prince Rupert, BC: Grades 5 and 6 (open area).
  • 1967-69 School District #30 South Caribou, BC: 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.

PRIVATE PRACTICE:

  • 1996 — on-going President, 14052 Yukon Inc. operating under the business name of Janet B. Webster: Research and Consultation.

Projects:

  • Evaluation of 14 employment training programs for individuals with cognitive impairments. (Federal and Territorial governments — EvaluationStrategic Initiative).
  • Psychological and behavioural assessment of children and youth (Government of Yukon — Health and Social Services and Education)
  • Functional assessment of youth with intellectual impairments (Department of Health and Social Services).
  • Designed and implemented specialized education and behaviour management programs for out-of-school youth (Depts. Of Health and Social Services and Education, Gov. of Yukon)
  • Designed and implemented comprehensive behaviour management, social skills and life skills programs for residential homes for youth with:
  • Serious social-emotional difficulties (Borderline personality disorder, Anti-social Personality disorders etc.)
  • Intellectual impairments
  • Designed and implemented a process for the development of Individualized Program Plans (IPPs) (Gibbs Group Homes)
  • Designed and implemented Safety Training protocols for staff working with youth with difficult behaviour (Gibbs Group Homes)
  • Designed and implemented training programs for staff of residential homes. Topics included:
    • Applied Behaviour Analysis
    • Task analysis
    • Non punitive approaches to managing difficult behaviour
    • Social skills training
    • Managing communication and pragmatic language difficulties
  • Designed and operated a remedial reading programs for children with learning difficulties
  • Developed materials:
    • Developing skills in phonological awareness (with C. Deuling and L. Frizzell)
    • Adaptive Behaviour: Assessment and Monitoring Record

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

Assessment of individual children

  • 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 2003            PD seminar – Autism Spectrum Disorders for the British School Manila, Philippines
  • March 2004            Literary Curriculum Needs Assessment for the British School Manila, Philippines
  • March 2004            Meditation for stress reduction and relaxation. Two-day residential seminar for staff of the British School Manila, Philippines
  • March 2004            PD 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 2005            PD seminar – Mastering High Frequency Words for the teaching assistants at the British School Manila, Philippines
  • April 2005            PD 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 2006            Responding to special education needs.  A two-day seminar for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) hosted by ISM
  • April 2006            Learning challenges of adopted children. Presentation at the EARCOS annual conference, Manila, Philippines
  • November 2006            Consultation and needs assessment on the special education program at the Hong Kong International School
  • March 2007            Self-regulation of attention.  A series of seminars for teachers and parents for the International School Manila, Philippines.
  • March 2007            PD 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 2008 International 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 2009          Conference 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 (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-referralintervention 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
  • December 1998 – January 1999            Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand
  • May 1999            Malawi, East Africa
  • January and February 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
  • December 2009 – January 20010          Thailand, Malaysia
  • 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 (Delhi & Rishikesh)

PUBLIC SERVICE:

Major Projects:

  • 1989-90 Development of Part 3, Division 2 (Special Education) of Education Act
  • 1989-92 Developed Guidelines to support Part 3, Division 2 of Education Act
  • 1989-1994 Coordinated administration of School Achievement Indicators Project (S.A.I.P) in Yukon schools
  • 1989-95 Prepared Job Descriptions, Statements of Qualification, Interview Protocols and conducted evaluations for professional staff (Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists)
  • 1989-95 Developed and implemented Transition and Case Coordination Procedures between the Child Development Centre and the Yukon School System
  • 1989-92 Developed Referral, Identification and Tracking Procedures for Students with Exceptionalities in the Yukon
  • 1989-95 Set up computerized database of exceptional students in the Yukon
  • 1990-93 Conducted Needs Assessment and developed Action Plan to provide services to Intellectually Able students
  • 1990-91 Conducted Needs Assessment of services for exceptional students at F.H. Collins High School in Whitehorse
  • 1990 -95 Designed and developed the Interdisciplinary Training Program for Paraprofessionals (a 1 year program to train people to work with children, adolescents and adults with disabilities)
  • 1992-93 Developed and piloted protocol for the Evaluation of Educational Assistants (paraprofessionals working with exceptional students in Yukon schools)
  • 1992-94 Developed a Resource Allocation Model for the assignment of LearningAssistance and Special Education Teachers to schools
  • 1992-95 Developed and implemented a Resource Allocation Model for the assignment of Educational Assistants to schools
  • 1992 Prepared Report and Action Plan on FAS/FAE for Government of Yukon
  • 1993 Designed an Information Kit and Trainer of Trainers Model for dissemination of information on FAS/FAE
  • 1993 Developed, in conjunction with the Department of Health and SocialServices, a Crisis Response Protocol to enable the Government to provide acoordinated response to psychosocial trauma (e.g. suicide, murder) in rural communities
  • 1992-95 Designed and implemented Guidelines and Procedures for the development of Territorial Resource Programs (for most severely impaired students)
  • 1992-95 Developed, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Social Services, an Integrated Program and Case Management System for the most seriously behaviourally disordered students
  • 1993-94 Needs Assessment of the School Counseling Program
  • 1994 Review of Alternate Education Program, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • 1994 Needs Assessment of Whitehorse Junior High Schools
  • 1994 Developed a model for the Assessment of Student Achievement in Yukon

Committee Work:

  • 1989-1994 Member, National Technical Committee and Report Development Committee, for the development of the School Achievement Indicators Project (S.A.I.P)
  • 1991-92 Chair, Interdepartmental committee on FAS/FAE for Yukon Government
  • 1991-92 Member, Intergovernmental Committee, Yukon Mental Health Strategy
  • 1991-92 Member, Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Social Policy
  • 1992-95 Member, Interdepartmental Committee on Family Violence
  • 1992-93 Member, Department of Education Committee on Violence in Schools
  • 1992-93 Member, Interdepartmental committee (Education, Health and Social Services, and Justice) to develop Protocol on Information Sharing/Confidentiality
  • 1993-94 Co-Chair, Integrated Case Planning committee (with the Department of Health and Social Services)
  • 1993-94 Member, Intergovernmental Steering Committee, Brighter Futures (Community Action Plan for Children)
  • 1994 Member,Steering Committee for an Operational Review of the Child Development Centre in Whitehorse

Presentations:

  • January 1991 Introduction to Special Education. Presentation to Education Appeal Tribunal, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • February 1991 The Concept of Integration. Presentation to the School Based Team, Porter Creek Junior High School, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • April 1991 FAS/FAE Research Report, Presentation to Cabinet:, Government of Yukon, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • May 1991 Transition to Kindergarten. Presentation to parents of children in the Child Development Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • October 1991 Philosophy and Model of Special Education in the Yukon. Presentation to the Healing Conference, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • December 1991 Introduction to Special Education. Presentation to the Teacher Education Program, Yukon College, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • February 1992 Pre-referral Intervention System. Presentation to Association of Yukon Administrators, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • February 1992 Development of Services for Socially/emotionally Maladjusted Students. Presentation to Association of Yukon Administrators, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • May 1992 Special Education Services in the Yukon – Part 1. Presentation to the Advisory Council on Indian Child Welfare, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • May 1992 Transition to Kindergarten. Presentation to parents of children in the Child Development Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • September 1992 Psychoeducational Assessment. Presentation to Judges, Yukon Territorial Court, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • May 1993 Special Education Services in the Yukon – Part 2. Presentation to the Advisory Council on Indian Child Welfare, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • November 1993 Special Education in the Yukon. Presentation to the Hon. Piers McDonald, 1993 Minister of Education, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • April 1993 Mainstreaming. Presentation to Public Schools Branch: Yukon Education, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • April 1993 Wilderness Camps. Presentation to the Advisory Council on Indian Child Welfare, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • April 1993 Mainstreaming. Presentation to the Special Education Sub-Association of the Yukon Teachers’ Association, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • May 1993 Transition to Kindergarten. Presentation to parents of children in the Child Development Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • September 1993 Special Education in the Yukon. Presentation to the Hon. Doug Phillips, Minister of Education, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • October 1993 Protocol on Information Sharing/Confidentiality. Presentation to the Advisory Council on Indian Child Welfare, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • October 1993 Introduction to Special Programs. Presentation to the First Nations, Education Committee, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • June 1993 CTBS: Love it or Leave it (monitoring student performance through standardized testing). Presentation to senior management group: Public Schools Branch, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • January 1994 Special Education in the Yukon – Part 1. Presentation to the Education Review Committee, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • January 1994 Issues in Special Education. Presentation to Health and Social Services Council, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • May 1994 Special Education in the Yukon. Presentation to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • August 1994 Territorial Resource Programs. Presentation to Program Implementation Teachers (Special Educators), Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • October 1994 Special Education in the Yukon -Part 2. Presentation to the Education Review Committee, Whitehorse, Yukon

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1980

  • Introduction to Educational Psychology Education 301 University of British Columbia

1982

  • Education Evaluation and Measurement Education 302 University of British Columbia

1982-83

  • Special Education, Part I. Lakehead University Introduction to Exceptional Students: Assessment of Special Students
  • Special Education, Part II. Lakehead University: Learning Disabled/Behaviourally Disordered

1983-84

  • Special Education, Part I (as above)
  • Special Education, Part II (as above)
  • Methods of Research in Education

1984-85

  • Psychology of Exceptional Students (43.518 University of Manitoba)
  • Organizing & Managing Resource Teacher Programs (43.539 U. of M.)
  • Introduction to Behaviour Disorders ( 43.528 U. of M.)
  • Seminar in Special Education (43.705 U. of M.)
  • Introduction to Mental Retardation (43.304 U. of M.)
  • Psychology of Learning & Instruction (43.202 U. of M.)

1985-86

  • Psychology of Exceptional Children (43.518 U. of M.)
  • Introduction to Behavior Disorders (43.528 U. of M.)
  • Children With Learning & Behavior Problems (43.305 U. of M.)
  • Seminar in Education of Behavior Disordered (43.707 U. of M.)

1986-89

  • Various courses from those listed above

1992

  • Sessional lecturer, University of Regina: Yukon Native Teacher Education Program, Educational Psychology

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE WORK:

  • 1978-79 Universal Teaching Evaluation Committee Representative – Education Graduate Student AssociationUniversity of British Columbia
  • 1979-80 Standing Committee on the Evaluation of Teaching Representative – Education Graduate Student AssociationUniversity of British Columbia
  • 1982-83 Lakehead University representative – Advisory Committee for the Learning Centre, Confederation College, Thunder Bay.
  • Lakehead University representative – Regional Special Education Council, Northwestern Ontario
  • 1983-84 Continued as Lakehead University representative on 1982-83 committees
  • Member – Executive Committee, Faculty of Education, Lakehead U
  • Member – Research Committee, Faculty of Education, Lakehead U
  • Member – Senate Committee on Organization, Lakehead University
  • 1984-85 Member – Library & Support Service Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
  • Member – Faculty Council of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Member – Admissions Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • Chair – Special Education Area Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • 1985-86 Member – Library & Support Service Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
  • Member – Faculty Council of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba
  • Member – Admissions Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • Chair – Special Education Area Committee, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • 1986-88 Member – Undergraduate Program Review & Development Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
  • 1986-89 Member – Undergraduate Admissions Committee, Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba
  • 1986-87 Member, Admissions Committee – Department of Educational Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • 1986- Student Advisor, Council for Exceptional Children, University of Manitoba
  • 1988-89 Ethics Review Committee – School of Nursing, University of Manitoba

EXTERNAL COMMITTEE WORK (related to University work):

1984-85

  • Member – Middle Years Program Review Committee, Manitoba Education
  • Member – Program Committee – Canadian Education Research
  • Association (Canadian Society for Study of Education)
  • Co-Chair – Program Planning – Westcast Conference – Western Association of Student Teaching

1985-86

  • Member – Middle Years Program Review Committee, Manitoba Education
  • Chair – Program Committee – Canadian Education Research Association (Canadian Society for Study of Education)
  • Co-Chair – Program Planning – Westcast Conference – Western Association of Student Teaching

1988

  • Member – Ministerial Advisory Committee for Special Education – Manitoba Education

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS:

1983-84

  • Member of Thesis Committee – Liz Jobbet – Faculty of Education Lakehead University (responsibilities continued during 1st term at University of Manitoba)

1984-86

  • Chair – Comprehensive Exam Committee – Betty Anderson, M.Ed. ‘85
  • Chair – Comprehensive Exam Committee – Freda Psooy, M.Ed. ‘85
  • Member – Comprehensive Exam Committee – Lesley Moyes, M.Ed. ‘85
  • Member – Comprehensive Exam Committee – Susan Dunn (Educational Foundations)
  • Member – Doctoral Committee – Phyllis Moore (Educational Administration)
  • Member – Comprehensive Exam Committee – Jim Haywood (Educational Psychology)

1987-88

  • Chair – Comprehensive Exam Committee -Cheryl Chaban, M.Ed. ‘87
  • Chair – Thesis Committee – Eve Harras, M.Ed. ‘88

1988-89

  • Chair – Comprehensive Exam Committee, Claire Darvill, M.Ed. ‘89

1989-90

  • Chair – Thesis Committee – Jane MacKenzie, M.Ed. ‘90. Interactive Inquiry: Resource Teacher Planning and Instructional Decision Making for a Child’s Reading Assessment.
  • Chair – Thesis Committee – Irene Sarsfield, M.Ed.

OTHER UNIVERSITY-RELATED ACTIVITIES:

  • April 1980 Member of an evaluation team Evaluation of a Mastery Learning Program in Hamilton Junior High School,North Vancouver School District, British Columbia
  • 1980 Contributor to International Reading Association bibliography on Comparative Reading
  • April 1981 Chairperson American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles
  • February1985 Interview with Craig MacInnis (Winnipeg Free Press reporter) concerning education of gifted students. Article in Free Press. The best and the brightest, February 4th, 1985
  • September1985 Formed a student chapter of the Canadian Council for Exceptional Children
  • 1985-86 Preparation of course proposal – Education of Behaviorally DisorderedStudents
  • July 1987 Course on Evaluation of Students – Phase 3 Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development – St. Lucia, West Indies
  • 1987-88 Preparation of proposal for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Education (Learners with Special Educational Needs)
  • July 1988 Chair, Plenary Session ‘Critical issues in teacher education’ 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Teacher Education, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1989 Course on Student Assessment – Phase 2 Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development – Grenada, West Indies

UNIVERSITY-RELATED COMMUNITY SERVICE:

i) Presentations:

  • January1983 Association of Children with Learning Disabilities (Thunder Bay Chapter). Invited talk. The Questionable Utility of the Learning Disabled Label.
  • September1985 Presentation on Special Education Qualification to students at the University of Winnipeg
  • September 1986 Presentation on Special Education Qualification to students at the University of Winnipeg

ii) Committee Work:

  • 1984-85 Member – Canadian Association for Community Living – Education Committee
  • 1985-86
  • Member – Canadian Association for Community Living – Education Committee
  • Chair – Policy Sub-Committee of Canadian Association for CommunityLiving – Education Committee
  • Chair – Teacher Training Sub-Committee of Canadian Association forCommunity Living – Education Committee
  • 1986- Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children – Executive Member
  • 1986-87 Manitoba Learning Centre, Member of the Board
  • 1987-88 Public Policy Chairperson, Manitoba Council for Exceptional Children

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS (Workshops):

  • October 1979 Theoretical basis of Mastery Learning and Practical Application in a School Setting. Nelson School District, British Columbia 1 day Workshop to High School staff.
  • March 1980 Classroom Management. Fernie School District, British Columbia. 1 day Workshop to Elementary School staff.
  • October 1980 Current Research on Classrooms. B.C. Directors of Instruction. 2 day Conference.
  • February 1981 Classroom Management. Kamloops School District, British Columbia. 1 day Workshop to Elementary School staff.
  • Sept.-Dec. 1983 Behavior Management Training Program for Special Education Personnel. Lakehead Board of Education, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • January 1984 Assessment of Exceptional Students. Lake Superior Board of Education. 1 day Workshop.
  • October 1986 Address on Mainstreaming for St. James-Assiniboia School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • October 1986 Managing the behaviourally disordered in the regular classroom. Special Area Interest Groups, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • November 1986 Cognitive style and learning strategies. Presented to Nurse Educators at Misericordia Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • November 1986 Student assessment and effective schools: Some things for principals    to consider. Presentation to River East Principals and Vice-Principals’Conference, Hecla Island, Manitoba.
  • December 1986 Presentation on standardized testing to students at the Winnipeg Education Centre.
  • January 1987 Presentation on school-based research. Phi Delta Kappan.
  • February 1987 Tasks, learning strategies, and student nurses. Presented to Nurse Educators at St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • October 1987 Precision teaching. Special Area Interest Groups, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 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.
  • October 1988 Student Assessment. Presentation to Seine River Principals’ Conference, Hecla Island, Manitoba.
  • April 1989 Learning strategies. Presentation to staff of Acadia Junior High School, Fort Gary School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • January 1991 Introduction to special education. Presentation to Education Appeal Tribunal, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • February 1991 Paper, paper everywhere: How educational assistants can assist teachers    with documenting student progress. Educational Assistant and Program Implementation Teacher Inservice, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • March 1991 What do standardized tests really tell us. and What’s so special about IEPs. Learning Assistance and Program Implementation Teacher Inservice, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • May 1991 Standardized Testing. Learning Assistance and Program Implementation Teacher Inservice: Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • November 1991 Pre-referral screening. Techniques for analyzing behavior. Learning Assistance Teacher Inservice: Pre-Referral Intervention System, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • June 1992 Socialization of Children: Impact on parental and school expectations. Presentation to staff of Whitehorse Elementary School, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • November 1993 Issue surrounding violent/aggressive behaviors. Presentation to Yukon Teachers’ Association Special Education Sub-Association, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • January 1994 Developing defensible IEPs. Presentation to special education staff at Elijah Smith Elementary School: Yukon Education, Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • April 1994 Accountability and IEPs. Presentation to special programs consultants: Yukon Education, Whitehorse, Yukon.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

  • April 1979 The Effect of Pictures on Rate of Learning Sight Words: A Critique of the Focal Attention Hypothesis. Webster, J. B. (with M. Arlin and M. Scott).Paper presented at American Education Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
  • September 1982 Accommodating the Slow Learner in the Classroom – The Unexceptional Child. Keynote speaker at Conference.Lakehead Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • February 1983 Behavior Management for Teachers of Special Classes. Invited talk. Kenora Board of Education, Ontario.
  • May 1983 The Ecology of the Classroom: A Consideration in Curriculum    Implementation. Paper presented at 25th Principals’ Association Conference and 4th Curriculum Conference of Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • June 1984 Individual Differences in Time Needed to Learn: Teacher Coping Strategies. Paper presented to the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Vancouver, B.C.
  • February 1985 Attributions of Student Teachers for Successful and Unsuccessful Lessons. Paper presented at Westcast 1985, Vancouver, B.C.
  • February 1986 Managing the Behaviorally Disordered Child in the Regular Classroom. Invited talk. Council for Exceptional Children, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • June 1986 Teacher Beliefs and Knowledge of Informal Assessment Procedures. Paper presented at Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • February 1989 Principals’ ratings of importance of goals of teacher education and    satisfaction with professional preparation. Paper presented at Westcast ’89 in Calgary, Alberta.
  • April 1989 Evaluating the performance of gifted students. Paper presented at Conference on Gifted Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Csapo, M. and Webster, J. B. (1978) Guidelines to Evaluating Special Education Programs B.C. Journal of Special Education, 2, 131-139.
  • Arlin, M., Scott, M., Webster, J. B. (1978-79) The Effects of Pictures on Rate of Learning Sight Words: A Critique of the Focal Attention Hypothesis. Reading Research Quarterly, 14, 645-660.
  • Wilkie, D.M., Webster, J. B. and Leader, L.G. (1979) Unconfounding Time and Number Discrimination in a Mechner Counting Schedule. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 13, 390-392.
  • Webster, J. B. (1983) Time Costs of Mastery Learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 75, 187-195.
  • Webster, J. B. (1984) Time as an Educational Resource. Monograph. Centre for the Study of Teacher Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Webster, J. B. (1984) The Ecology of the Classroom: A Consideration in Curriculum Implementation. In Implementing classroom curriculum. (Proceedings of the 25th annual Principals’ Association conference and the 4th annual Lakehead University, Faculty of Education Curriculum Conference), Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • Irvine, J. and Webster, J. (Eds.) (1986). Take Stock: Take Action. (Proceedings of the 1986 Annual Conference of the Western Association for Student Teaching), Winnipeg: University of Manitoba.
  • Webster, J. B. (1989) Applying behavior management principles with limited resources: Going it alone. Maladjusted and therapeutic education, 1, 30-38.
  • Webster, J. B. (1989) Making a statement: Assessment of special educational needs in Great Britain. International Journal of Special Education.
  • Webster, J. B. and Garrod, A.C. (1989) Promoting attitude change in Native Indians through a graduate course in adolescent development. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 17, 15-22.
  • Webster, J.B. & Currie, L. (1990) Computers and the education of hearing-impaired students: Boon or boondoggle? Association of Canadian Educators of the Hearing Impaired.
  • Webster, J.B. (1991) School Psychology Services in the Yukon. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 6, 55-57.
  • Garrod, A.C. & Webster, J. B.(Eds.) (1991) World’s Unrealized: Short Stories of Adolescence by Canadian Writers, Vol. I and Vol. II. Breakwater Press, Newfoundland.
  • Webster, J. B. & Garrod, A.C. (1991). World’s Unrealized: Teacher’s Guide. Breakwater Press, Newfoundland.

UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS:

  • Webster, J. B. (1980) The Effect of Instructions on the Rate of Learning Sight Words With Pictures: A Further Investigation.
  • Webster, J. B. (1985) Successful and unsuccessful lessons: Perceptions and attributions of student teachers.
  • Webster, J. B. (1986) Teacher initiated assessment: Beliefs, knowledge and use of informal assessment procedures. Report for River East School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • Webster, J. B. (1988) Teacher Education: A discussion paper prepared for the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba.
  • Webster, J. B. (1990) Paradigm shift in teacher education: From technical rationality to knowing-in-action.
  • Arlin, M. N. and Webster, J. B. (1992) Teacher procedures for coping with fast and slow finishers
  • Arlin, M. N. and Webster, J. B. (1992) Pacing and leveling: A case study

GRANTS:

  • 1975 Summer Training Project: Native Indian Student Teachers.Kamloops, B.C. Local Initiative Project grant $25,000.00.
  • 1984-85 Student teachers’ schema for within lesson management procedures.Faculty of Education Research grant $1,915.00.
  • Developmental trends in teachers and Native Indians (with A. Garrod), Faculty of Education Research grant $2,530.00.
  • 1985-86 Individual differences in time needed to learn: Teacher strategies with computer managed instruction, Faculty of Education Research grant $2,250.00.