Favourite Academic Publication
Favourite Academic Publication 2013, Chapter Six, “Calling Upstream/Dream”, Contemplating Curriculum: Genealogies/Times/Places, Edited by Wanda Hurren and Erika Hasebe-Ludt, the latest in the Studies in Curriculum Theory Series (Routledge), Series Editor: William F. Pinar
Biggest Media Moment
Biggest Media Moment 2013, Cross Country Checkup, CBC Radio with Rex Murphey talking about Treaties and settler responsibility.
Most Honoured to Sing One of My Songs
Most Honoured to Sing One of My Songs 2015, Treaty Law School, First Nations University of Canada, SK
Tallest Academic Opportunity
Tallest Academic Opportunity External Examiner for Evaluation of Masters’ Thesis, Intentions in Attending Faith-based Schools: Stories of Muslim Students in Saskatchewan by Narmeen Fauzi Ramadan, University of Regina, 2013
Most Fun Volunteering Experience
Most Fun Volunteering Experience Canada Winter Games, Manager of Table Tennis Saskatchewan, 2015
International Presentation Farthest from Home
International Presentation Farthest from Home 2015, International Federation of the Teaching of English, Fordham University, New York City. Common Ground, Global Reach: Teaching English and English Education for Global Literacies. “Encouraging Engaged Pedagogies and Social Justice in the Secondary English Classroom: Examples and Strategies panelist: “Journalism Boot Camp: Social Media and Social Justice in Your Classroom”.

Sheena

 

Koops

Author / Educator / Facilitator

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Biggest Award

 

Short-listed for Governor General Award for History Teaching, 2015.

Curriculum Vitae

Sheena Koops

Educator

Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan S0G 1S0

Canada

 

Academic Degrees

 

Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, 2006

Thesis: Blue Eyes Remembering Toward Anti-racist Pedagogy

 

Bachelor of Education, English Major and Social Minor, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, 1991

 

Teaching and Related Experience

 

Bert Fox Community High School, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK                                                  August, 2003 –

 

Courses Taught and Special Assignments: 

Teacher Librarian; Native Studies 10; ELA A10, B10;ELA 20; ELA A11, B11; ELA 18, 28; Creative Writing 20; ELA 8/9; Parenting; Life Transitions 20/30;Tutorial; Credit Rescue; Transition Room; Outdoor Ed; Guitars 10L,20L; Student Services

 

Professional Roles:

Treaty Catalyst Teacher; Following Their Voices Team Member; First Nations and Metis Leadership Literacy Projects (Kitoskayiminawak Pikiskwewak: Our Young People Speak, The Leadership Edition 2012 and The Healing Edition 2013; The Treaty Edition 2014; The Holistic Edition 2015; The Environment Edition 2016);Treaty Digital Arts Project, Treaty 4: Connecting Physical Spaces and Personal Perspectives; Treaty Smarts Arts Smarts Recording Artist Project; Culture Committee; Team Teaching; Team Building; Student Support Services Teacher including the writing of Inclusion and Intervention Plans and Diverse Needs Personal Program Plans, as well as administering the Woodcock Johnson III Test of Achievement.

 

Wolseley High School, Wolseley, SK                                                                                      2000 – 2003

 

Courses Taught: ELA 9, A10, B10, 20, A30, B30, Media Studies 20, Arts Ed 8/9, Art 10/20/30

 

Denesuline Education Program, University of Regina, Black Lake, SK                      1997 – 2000

 

While living in Black Lake I formed strong relationships with the DeneTEP women. I proctored exams, helped facilitate distance education classes, mentored pre-interns, and tutored.

 

Father Porte Memorial Dene School, Black Lake, SK                                                        1995 – 2000

 

Courses Taught:

ELA 20A, 20B, 30A, 30B (Old Curriculum); Communications 20, Creative Writing 20, Media Studies 20; Grade 8/9 Math, Social Studies, English, Science, Health and Arts Education

 

 

 

Professional Roles:

Visioned, developed and implemented Storefront Program to reclaim and transition youth into academic grade ten. Taught students with cognitive, behavioral and hearing disabilities.

 

Luther College High School, Regina, SK                                                                                 1991 – 1992

 

Courses Taught: ELA 9, 10A, 10B (Old Curriculum); ESL Class

 

Professional Roles: Directed Musicals, Wizard of Oz and Finian’s Rainbow; Directed Play, The Cave

 

Publications and Performance

 

Academic Publications

 

2015, Invitation to Contribute to Book Prospectus, The Future of Action Research in Education: A Canadian Perspective, Editors Kurt W. Clausen and Glenda Black, for the Canadian Research in Teacher Education Series.

 

2015, Invitation to Submit a Proposal Abstract to proposed book, Provoking Curriculum Studies: A Manifesto of Inspiration/Imagination/Interconnection, Editors Erika Hasebe-Ludt and Carl Leggo.

 

2014, Creating a Culturally Responsive Learning Program That Benefits All Learners: Exploring the Work of Catalyst Leadership Teams, Research Participant, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK

 

2013, Chapter Six, “Calling Upstream/Dream”, Contemplating Curriculum: Genealogies/Times/Places, Edited by Wanda Hurren and Erika Hasebe-Ludt, the latest in the Studies in Curriculum Theory Series (Routledge), Series Editor: William F. Pinar

 

2011 --  Treaty Walks, founder of academic, activist and personal blog, www.treatywalks.blogspot.com

 

2011, Breathe, Treaty 4: Connecting Physical Spaces With Personal Perspectives, Short Film, Prairie Valley School Division.

 

2006, Blue Eyes Remembering Toward Anti-racist Pedagogy, Master’s Thesis, University of Regina, Regina. SK

 

2003, “Coming to Breathe an Education Pedagogy”, Educational Insights 8 (1), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

 

2002, Implementing Traditional Dene Teaching Methods, Skills and Values: Success Redefined, Research Coordinator, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK

 

2001, “Technology in Wolseley High”, SACE Journal, Saskatchewan Association of Computer Education

 

2000, “Teacher Chaos Ratio Formula”, In the Middle, Saskatchewan Middle Years Association

 

1999, Dreams and Involvement: A Black Lake Quest for 2000, Research Coordinator, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK

 

1999, “Research Update”, Learning from Practice, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK

 

1997, I Am Special, Dene-English Readers, Black Lake Education, Black Lake, SK

 

1997, My Girl, Dene-English Readers, Black Lake Education, Black Lake, SK

 

1996, The Orange Baby, Dene-English Readers, Black Lake Education, Black Lake, SK

 

1996, When I Grow Up, Dene-English Readers, Black Lake Education, Black Lake, SK

 

 

Non-Academic Publications

 

2006, Voice of the Valley, Victoria: Orca Books

Regular contributor to Sister Triangle Magazine, 1997 to present

Published articles in The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Journal.

Publisehd articles in FreeLance, Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Journal

Published articles in Fine Lifestyles Magazine, Regina, Saskatoon, Estevan-Weyburn

Published articles in The Fort Times, The Wolseley Bulletin, The Grenfell Sun, Indian Head – Wolseley News, Star Phoenix, PA Herald.

 

Interviews

 

2015, RezX, Magazine and Television with Gerid Crowe

2015, Amnesty International Regina’s Human Right’s Radio, Community Radio with Jim Hutchings

2015, Blue Sky, CBC Radio with Garth Materee

2015, CBC News at 5, CBC Television, Connie Walker

2015, CTV News with Kelsey Chadwick

2014, CBC Morning Edition, CBC Radio with Sheila Coles

2014, The Saskatchewan Teachers Bulletin, Jens Nielson

2013, Cross Country Checkup, CBC Radio with Rex Murphey

2012, Ottawa Citizen Newspaper with Teresa Smith

2012, Blue Sky, CBC Radio with Garth Materee

2011, Morning Edition, CBC Radio with Kim Jay

2006, Lifestyles, Southern Saskatchewan Newspaper with Dave Wilberg

2006, 2005 The Fort Qu’Appelle Times Newspaper with Linda Aspinall

1999, McDowell Public Relations Video with Jay Wilson

1999, Arts Report, CBC Radio with Joanne Skidmore

1999, 1998, Indigenous Times, Newspaper with Frank Dusch

1999, 1998, North at Noon, MBC Radio with Kelly Provost

1999, 1998, Noon Edition, CBC Radio with Tom Roberts

1998, North at Noon, MBC Radio with Dalace Hicks

1998, Afternoon Edition, CBC Radio with Lyndy Thorson

1998, The Northerner, Newspaper with Tiffany Moysey

1998, The Star Phoenix, Newspaper with Kim McNairn

1998, The Saskatchewan Teachers Bulletin, Jens Nielson

 

Singer/Songwriter:

 

2015, Treaty Education at University of Regina, SK

2015, Arts Education Field Trip from University of Regina to Lebret, SK

2015, Treaty Law School, First Nations University of Canada, SK

2015, Treaty Four, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2014, The Club, Lebret, SK

2013, Frog Moon Café, Calling Lakes, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2012, The Jam Space, Jam Session, Lemberg, SK

2011, 2009, 2008 Creating in the Qu’Appelle Open Mic, Lumsden, SK

2010, Relay for Life, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2010, Echo Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2010, Western Christian College Fundraiser, Regina, SK

2009, 2007, Fort Qu’Appelle Farmers’ Market Customer Appreciation Days, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2009, 2008, Mainstage, Midsummer Arts Festival, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2000, 1999, Athabaska Talent Search, Black Lake, SK

1999, Sage Hill Experient Reading Night, Lumsden, SK

 

Professional and Administrative

 

Invited to sit on the 2016 Treaty Four Gathering Student Activities Committee.

 

Short-listed for Governor General Award for History Teaching, 2015.

 

Co-founder of Wikispace Project, “One Story at a Time”, 2015 http://onestoryatatime.wikispaces.com/Project+Description

 

Board Member for SEE Y (School of Ethical Education for Youth), Prince George, BC. 2015.

 

President of the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, 2014 –

 

Voice Coach, Fort Music, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK 2011 –

 

Vice-President of the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, 2012 – 2014

 

External Examiner for Evaluation of Masters’ Thesis, Intentions in Attending Faith-based Schools: Stories of Muslim Students in Saskatchewan by Narmeen Fauzi Ramadan, University of Regina, 2013

 

Interviewed by Grad Student Tamara Smith for her MEd Thesis, Teachers Engaged with Treaty Education at the High School Level – a Multiple Case Stud, 2013

 

Life Coach, Mission Alive Training, Gravelbourg, SK 2013

 

Facilitator with Sage Hill’s Teen Writing Experience, Regina, 2012 and 2013

 

Key Note Address, University of Saskatchewan, Celebration of Research, Saskatoon, 2012

 

Key Note Address, Montmartre Awards Banquet, Montmartre, 2012

 

Internship Supervisor in which I supervised and evaluated Teacher Interns, 2011 and 2012

 

Board Member for Western Christian College and High School, Regina, SK 2003-2011. I served as Human Resources Chairman, Alumni President, and on the Academic Committee

 

Editor of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Teen Magazine, Windscript, Regina, SK 2012

 

Researcher, Interviewing Elders on two visits to Black Lake First Nations, 2008

 

Grant Recipient ($10,000) for Canada Council for the Arts, 2008

 

Canadian Society for Childrens Authors, Illustrators and Performers Conference Committee Member, Lumsden, SK, 2005

 

Chairman, Scenic Valley School Division Professional Development Committee in which we developed our own teacher-led PD Days, 2000-2002

 

Grant Recipient ($16,000) for three stages (Developmental Grant and Two Research Projects) with the Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, 1996-2002

 

Workshops and Conference Presentations

 

2015, Fall Summit, Closing the Gap – Improving FNMI Student Outcomes, Saskatoon, SK “Kitoskayiminawak Pikiskwewak: Our Young People Speak”.

2015, Treaty Education, University of Regina, Regina, SK.

2015, Treaty Law School, First Nations University of Canada, Regina, SK

2015, Treaty Walks with Dr. Valerie Triggs’ University Class on Field-trip to Fort Qu’Appelle, SK

2015, International Federation of the Teaching of English, Fordham University, New York City. Common Ground, Global Reach: Teaching English and English Education for Global Literacies. “Encouraging Engaged Pedagogies and Social Justice in the Secondary English Classroom: Examples and Strategies panelist: “Journalism Boot Camp: Social Media and Social Justice in Your Classroom”.

2015, President’s Address at Learning From Practice, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK

2015, “Introduction to Communication and Social Media” for Blooming Youth Project, SEE Y (School of Ethical Education for Youth), SKYPE and in person, Quesnel, BC.

2015, Seventh Biennial Provoking Curriculum Studies Conference, University of British Columbia, Treaty Walks: An “Unsettling” Journey from Bully to Benevolence and White Back Again.

2014, President’s Address at Learning From Practice, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, Saskatoon, SK

2014, SAFE Conference, University of Regina, Regina, SK; Walking Together in Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive Ways

2014 Professional Development Day, Prairie Valley School Division, Balgonie, SK “McDowell Foundation: You are already a Researcher”

2012, Building Bridges Treaty Days, Calling Lakes, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK. Co-facilitating with Keitha Brass.

2012, Professional Develop Day, Prairie Valley School Division, Balgonie, SK, “Treaty Walks for Kids”

2011, Treaty Four Conference, Regina, SK, Co-presenter, “First Nations and Metis Literacy and Leadership Magazine Project”

2011, Learning From Practice, Dr. Stirling McDowell Foundation for Research into Teaching, “Roundtable for 20th Anniversary”

2006, PDK Symposium University of Regina, “Reflections after My Thesis”

2006, 2002, Saskatchewan Teachers of English Language Arts, Regina, SK “English Teacher as Writer In Residence” and “Sketching to Learn”

2006, Saskatchewan Middle Years Association, Regina, SK, “My Writing Path”

2006, Prairie Valley School Division, Regina, SK “My Writing Path”

2005-2003, Sister Triangle Magazine Writing Workshop in Estevan, Lloydminster, Dauphin, Weyburn and Saskatoon

2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, Learning from Practice: An Exchange of Teacher Knowledge and Research: Saskatoon, SK “Dreams and Involvement: A Black Lake Quest for 2000” and “Implementing Traditional Dene Teaching Methods, Skills, and Values: Success Redefined”

2001, 2002, Accepted Twice by STF Summer Short Course with Proposal, “Culture Shock and Teaching: Preparing to Leave Your Cultural Comfort Zone”

2001, Showcase 2001, Regina, SK, “Non-First Nation Teachers Honouring First Nations Literature Analysis” and “Sketching to Learn: Keys to Imagery Analysis”

2001, Professional Development Day, Grenfell, SK, “Sketching to Learn: Keys to Imagery Analysis”

2000, Back to Basics: Grasslands Production: Glentworth, SK, Keynote Message

1999, Father Porte Memorial Dene School, Black Lake, SK, “Culture Shock Workshop”

1999, Effective Strategies: 13th Annual National Aboriginal Education Conference; Winnipeg, MB, “Using Traditional Teaching Methods, Content Curriculum and Educational Values” and “Math and English Modules for Multi-Level, Workshop, Cooperative and Aboriginal Education”

1999, Prince Albert Grand Council Education Conference, Prince Albert, SK “The Reality of Culture Shock: When Non-Dene Teachers Teach in Dene Schools” and “Math Modules for Multi-level, Workshop, Cooperative, and Aboriginal Education”

1999, Honouring Diversity in the Classroom Conference, Saskatoon, SK, “Dreams and Involvement: A Black Lake Quest for 2000” and “Math Modules for Multi-level, Workshop, Cooperative, and Aboriginal Education”

1999, Black Lake Band Office Staff, Black Lake, SK, “Public Speaking and Presenting Workshop”

1997, Father Porte Memorial Dene School, Black Lake, SK, “Teacher Orientation and Teachers Assisting Teachers Workshop”

 

Mentorships

 

Young Adult Fiction Workshop with Arthur Slade, 10 Day Sage Hill Writing Experience 2009, Lumsden, SK

Introduction to Poetry and Fiction Workshop with Robert Currie and Jeanette Lyons, 10 Day Sage Hill Writing Experience 2008, Lumsden, SK

Four Month Mentorship Program for Emerging Writers with Shelley Leedahl, Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild 2003, Regina, SK

Young Adult Fiction Workshop with Kevin Major, 10 Day Sage Hill Writing Experience 2001, Lumsden, SK

Won the Sage Hill Writing Experience Janet Lunn Scholarship to attend the 10 Day Young Adult Fiction Workshop 1999 with Kit Pearson, Lumsden, SK

 

 

 

Memberships

 

Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild

Social Justice and Anti-racisit Anti-oppressive Forum on Education

Sister Triangle Magazine

Canadian Society of Authors Illustrators and Publishers (past)

Saskatchewan Teachers of English Language Arts (past)

Saskatchewan Reading Council (past)

Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association (past)

Saskatchewan Middle Years Association (past)

 

 

Service to Community

 

Vice-President, Outreach Management Centre, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, 2015

Canada Winter Games, Manager of Table Tennis Saskatchewan, 2015

Secretary/Treasurer, Fort Qu’Appelle Family Table Tennis Club, 2015

Saskatchewan Winter Games, Prairie Central, Table Tennis Coach 2013, 2009

Writing Coach, Sister Triangle Magazine, Regina, SK, 2003 –

Volunteer, Community Outreach Management Centre, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK 2006 –

Coach, Table Tennis, Macoun, Weyburn, Calgary, Fort Qu’Appelle, 1980-1992; 2005 --

Steering Committee Member, ABC Parent’s Group, Regina, SK 2012

Conference Committee Member, Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers, 2003-2005

Executive, Valley Dance Association, Fort Qu’Appelle, SK, 2006-2011

Conference Committee Member, Saskatchewan Writers Guild 35th Anniversary, Regina, SK 2004

Library Board of Directors, Wolseley, SK 2000-2003

Coordinator, Inter-church Children’s Event, Wolseley, SK 2002-2003

Camp Teacher, Clearview Christian Camp, Kenosee Lake, SK, 2000, 2003, 2004

Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Table Tennis Association, 1990-1992

Leader, Pioneer Clubs, Regina, SK 1987-1991

Coordinator, Teacher Support Services, Regina Church of Christ, 1992-1995

Crisis Telephone Worker, Telecare Calgary, 1986

 

References

 

Elder Alma Poitras

Teacher

Ocean Man Education Centre

Cell 306.331.9429

 

Dr. Valerie Mulholland

Associate Dean, Faculty of Education

University of Regina

Work 306.585.4618

 

Dr. Michael Cappello

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Educational Core Studies, University of Regina

Work 306-585-4606

 

Jason Weitzel                                                                   

Principal

Bert Fox Community High School Principal

Prairie Valley School Division

Work 306.332.4343

 

 

 

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