Who Are We?
Michelle Honeyford, PhD
Dr. Michelle Honeyford is an Associate Professor in Language and Literacy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Michelle was a classroom teacher for many years, teaching ELA in Grades 7-12 in Canada and the US. Michelle leads the Faculty's CanU program, an innovative afterschool program for Winnipeg students in Grades 5-10. In her teaching and research, Michelle is interested in the possibilities that are created when curriculum and classrooms are located in and engaged with transcultural and multimodal literacies—in the stories, arts, and artifacts produced by and through the intra-actions of people, places, and communities. Her research has been published in the Journal of Literacy Research; Pedagogies: An International Journal; Literacy; Language & Literacy; Language Arts; Voices from the Middle; the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy; and Studies for Social Justice.
Wayne Serebrin, PhD
Dr. Wayne Serebrin is an Associate Professor in Language and Literacy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. For many years, Wayne has had a close relationship with Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg, and for the past three years he has been Scholar-in-Residence in the division. Wayne has been a teacher in both early childhood and elementary settings in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For over two decades, Wayne has collaborated with beginning and experienced teachers (including BEd, MEd and PhD students) in exploring the interrelationships of theory, research and practice as they relate to questions about: co-constructed and inquiry pedagogy; the use of multiple languages and literacies; pedagogical documentation; the role of power, equity, and identity in text production; and the joys of ongoing, professional teacher learning.
Jennifer Watt, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Watt is an Assistant Professor in Language and Literacy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. Jen was a middle and senior years English Language Arts teacher in both Canada and England and now brings her enthusiasm for responsive teaching and learning to the teacher education context. Her research interest focus on arts-based pedagogies, in particular exploring how life writing practices can help teachers in all stages of their careers practise vulnerability, discomfort, mindfulness, and compassion. As coordinator and advisor, Jen is part of building a partnership between the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre and the University of Manitoba through the Inclusive Language and Literacy M.Ed. cohort.
Amanda Borton, K-12 Co-Director
Amanda is our K-12 Co-Director for the MBWP. A picture and biography of Amanda is arriving soon on this site.
Summer Institute Participants
In July 2014, the Manitoba Writing Project held its first Summer Institute for teachers. We focused on Writing As/For Human Rights. Many from this dynamic community of teachers and writers continue to connect about their personal writing, pedagogical inquiries, or ideas about teaching writing. Pictured here is a group from the November 1, 2014 Writer's Renewal Retreat.
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