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Media

Media Collaborations, Presentations, Keynotes, & Community Involvement

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Media Collaborations

  • GLAS HRT Hrvatski Radiotelevizija, GLAS/HRT, Zagreb, Croatia (2015)

  • December 2014, GLAS HRT Hrvatski Radiotelevizija, I was interviewed on my work both nationally and internationally as a Croatian-Canadian living in Canada and continuing my heritage within Canada
     

  • Kuwait Television KTV2 (2017)

  • Starting January 2017, I was a recurring guest on the Education and Psychology program with Dr Kamel and Dr Hassan for KTV2 the English Channel in Kuwait. The program was broadcast bi-weekly and sought a strong English-speaking audience across Kuwait.
     

  • YOUR/ TV Cogeco Windsor, ON (2018)

  • A guest on the show PluggedIn discussing the topics of Educationa nd International Education with host Kaitlyn.

  • Matin sans Frontière, CBEF/ SRC Canada, Windsor, ON
     

  • In October of 2013, I was contacted by the SRC/CBC to conduct a live phone interview in regards to my FSL classroom. The phone interview was conducted in French and I was able to share my teaching practise as well as the engaging FSL program that I have created in my current school.

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His Excellency Mr. Marzouq Ali Mohammed Al-Ghanim is the current speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly

  • In June of 2014, I was contacted by the SRC/CBC to conduct a live phone interview, photo shoot and recording of my students celebrating the 2014 World Cup. Our decorated classroom and the inquiry based learning

  • activities were followed by the CBC as well as the bilingual approach that engaged the school community.
     

  • In July of 2014, I was contacted by the SRC/CBC to conduct a live phone interview, photo shoot and recording of participation in the Projèt a Québec 2014. I was one of 50 educators of FSL who engaged in a 10 day cultural tour of Francophone Canada as well as pedagogical documentation around teaching the culture Quebec to non-francophone students.
     

  • In July of 2014, I was contacted by the SRC/CBC to conduct a live in-studio interview in regards to my work with Encore Detroit and the 2nd annual Bayou Detroit Event. As a member of the central executive I spoke on behalf of our team and the event that was taking place to celebrate French culture in Michigan.
     

  • In September of 2014 I was chosen by the CBEF/SRC to host a morning radio show called La Rentré Scolaire 2014; La mode de l'automne et de la rentré d'école. This was a one hour show where I and other educators and I each hosted a segment based on different special topics. We worked collaboratively with the host's to create our segment.
     

  • December 2014, I and Dr Jeremy Worth, professor at the University of Windsor, hosted a radio-show with the CBEF/SRC as guest presenters speaking to the topic of “Le Grand Partage”. We were chosen to host this segment as co-presenters speaking to the topic and theme of the holiday show.
     

  • February 2015, radio interview with CBEF/SRC to conduct a live phone interview to discuss my classroom collaboration with Detroit Public School FLICS in regards to ICT/ Skype in the Classroom and our Valentine’s Day inquiry based student achievement model.

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Toronto City Hall, IWB Speaker Canada, 2022

KTV Good Morning Kuwait, 2022

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  • April 2015, radio interview with CBEF/SRC to conduct a live phone interview to discuss my Caring Canadian Governor General’s Award and my role in the community of Windsor-Essex County, Ontario, Canada.
     

  • June 2015, radio interview with CBEF/SRC in regards to health and beauty in the City of Windsor. The interview was conducted with health and beauty professionals in the city- A joint collaboration.
     

  • August 2015, radio interview with CBEF/SRC in regards to summer fashion in collaboration with Beatrice Dalphonie from the Windsor Star, Ontario. We both spoke to the subject matter and interview as collaboration for summer 2015 fashion.
     

  • Aug 2015/ Dec 2015/ Aug 2016 3 part series conducted a radio interview in regards to living in Kuwait. The radio interview was a short interview in regard to working abroad and what are the benefits to working abroad in the GCC countries.
     

  • July 2017 I was on the SRC/CBC radio for a 2 part series on being a Canadian overseas and living abroad as well as teaching and leadership in Kuwait and developing nations. This also led into my work in the community of Ontario, Canada and my contributions.
     

  • July 2017 I was on the CKLW radio for being a Canadian overseas and living abroad as well as teaching and leadership in Kuwait and developing nations. This also led into my work in the community of Ontario, Canada and my contributions.
     

  • July 2018 I was on the radio for being a Canadian overseas and living abroad as well as teaching and leadership in Haiti and developing nations. 
     

  • August 2018 I was on the radio for being a Canadian overseas and living abroad as well as teaching and leadership in China and developing nations. 
     

  • March 2018, CINA FM 102.3 FM For my work in the Middle East and then transfering that into our community. Bridging a life between both the West and East as well as keeping a full time career. 

Professional Presentations

  • Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership (2014)

  • I was invited as the teacher keynote speaker and educational cultural ambassador to speak at the 2014 Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership Forum.  My FSL classroom was featured as an inclusive and culturally aware environment for new comers to Canada and their families.
     

  • Faculty of Education, Department of French Second Languages, University of Windsor (Mar 201/Jan/Mar 2015)

  • Speaker and mentor for faculty of education candidates in FSL who wish to pursue a teaching career in FSL or French Immersion. Topics include the CEFR and its use in the FSL classroom, DELF/DALF testing, the action-oriented approach, the release of the 2013 FSL/FI curriculum, inquiry based learning in the second language classroom.
     

  • Faculty of Education, Department of Education, Kuwait University (November 2016)

  • Speaker and mentor for faculty of education candidates in ESL who wish to pursue a teaching career in Bilingual and ESL.

  • Community Partnership Presentation with Parker DKI, CMHA and Myself in regards to 1st Time landlords and the implementation of a lease agreement. The presentation was based on safety and tenants with mental health as well as protecting yourself as a landlord.  

  •  Women and Networking: A partnership presentation for the LEAD program with WEST of Windsor.This program focuses on underprivileged women in minority communities (2019)

Educational Presentations

  • ETFO REGIONAL ICT Conference, Toronto, Ontario (April 17-18, 2015) Title: How to Integrate SKYPE, TWITTER, BLOGs in to Your Classroom
     

  • ETFO ICT Conference, Toronto, Ontario (November 28- 29, 2014 and January 16-17, 2015) Title: How to Integrate SKYPE, TWITTER, BLOGs in to Your Classroom
     

  • Congrès mondial des langues vivantes 2015 (CMLV 2015) qui se tiendra à Niagara Falls (Ontario, Canada), du 25 au 28 mars 2015, Titre: Une enquête en FLS
     

  • “The European Connection for French Learners” a workshop for FSL Teachers with the GECDSB (2012) Presenter, creator and developer of the April 2012 professional development learning session for the FSL teachers of the GECDSB titled: The European Connection for French Learners. This workshop was open to teachers with the GECDSB and was presented as an after school event.
     

  • “The Cultural French Connection” a province wide workshop presented at the OMLTA Fall Conference (2012) In collaboration with 3 FSL teachers from the GECDSB we created a workshop to introduce the CEFR and the DELF/DALF to FSL teachers’ province wide.
     

  • “The European Connection for French Learners” a workshop for teachers at EdCamp SWO (2013) Presenter, creator and developer of this professional development learning session for the FSL teachers of the GECDSB titled: The European Connection for French Learners. This workshop ran 1 hr. in length and was presented to teachers across Windsor-Essex County.
     

  • Classroom Management a presentation of Teach Like a Champion” a workshop for teachers at EdCamp SWO (2013) This workshop focused on the principles and teaching strategies that are presented in the book Teach Like a Champion. This workshop ran 1 hr. in length and was presented to teachers across Windsor-Essex County.
     

  • AL-GHANIM BILINGUAL SCHOOL, Salwa Kuwait (November 2016) Whole school presentation on using technology in the classroom. @1st Century Classroom using Social Media to change the way we share information
     

  • PEAK Educator Conference, AIS Bilingual School, Salmiya Kuwait (December 5th 2016) Speaking/ presenting on using technology in the classroom. @1st Century Classroom using Social Media to change the way we share information
     

  • PAAET E-Learning Speaker and Presenter, Ardiya, Kuwait (April 2016) Presented on the topic of ICT in the classroom and its effects on secondary and post- secondary learning as well as 21st Century work environments related to the classroom.
     

  • E-Learning workshop, TESOL Kuwait, Kuwait City (March/ October 2016 and March 2017) As E-Learning chair for TESOL Kuwait I am creating an ongoing series of workshops for educators to engage in technology and discussions around technology and 21st Century Learning.
     

  • EDUTECH Middle East (2016) Presented on the topic of ICT in the classroom and its effects on secondary and post- secondary learning as well as 21st Century work environments related to the classroom.
     

  • TESOL ARABIA DUBAI (2017) Presented on the topic of ICT in the classroom and its effects on secondary and post- secondary learning as well as 21st Century work environments related to the classroom.
     

  • OMAN 21st Century Higher Learning  Conference (2018) Presented on the topic of ICT in the classroom and its effects on secondary and post- secondary learning as well as 21st Century work environments related to the classroom.
     

  • LUNCH and LEARN (2018) with GECDSB for Queen Elizabeth Public School on Using Foldables for Language Learning in the ESL Classroom.

Keynotes & Book Talks

I hosted an educational book talk for the GEC District School Board “Mindsets in the Classroom” by Mary Cay Ricci. This book talk included all levels of education and senior administration as well as hosted a keynote speaker from the Ministry of Education Ontario.  

I was selected as lead female start up keynote speaker for/ at Mefazec Kuwait on investing, innovation and entrepreneurship for GCC Youth and entrepreneurship mentee's. This keynote was hosted by an innovation engine that sponsors start-ups and SME's.

I will host a talk with YQG Talks Windsor- Essex in regards to success and leadership in the community and how to engage community members. This talk will be with 8 other participants who are also engaged leaders in the community and who are willing and able to give back to the community in Ontario.

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Community Involvement

  • I am the recipient of the 2014 Caring Canadian Award by the Hon. Governor General David Johnston. I have been a community volunteer since 2003 with successful leadership activity in organizations as such as Transitions 2 Betterness, ACFO Windsor-Essex County, Copenhagen Fashion Week 2013, Toronto Fashion Week, Windsor International Film Festival, Windsor Writers and Poets Festival, OMLTA and the French Alliance Michigan USA, Soroptimist Kuwait, TESOL Kuwait.
     

  • St-Peters Maronite Lebanese Church Community Liaison for the development of Youth Affairs as well as Community Events such as the Parich and Community Festival for The Lebanese Community" and official 3-part team of  hosts of the festival. Volunteer developer and strategic partner for funds and donations in Windsor, Ontario, Canada (2007-Present)

  • Windsor Women in Business, Windsor, Canada Master of Ceremonies fo rthe WWIB Fashion Show LOcal Charitable Organizations for both the Spring and Summer Fashion Show in 2017-2018.
     

  • ACFO French Organization Windsor Essex BookFest Panel Modirator and Speaker as well as Windsor International Film Festival presenter for French Language Films.
     

The following are organizations with which I have volunteered: 

  • Easter Seals INDULGE Fundraising event Canada (2014)
     

  • ACFO Windsor-Essex County (2014)
     

  • Transition to Betterness Windsor, On (2013)
     

  • Michigan F.A.S.H. Fest the Premiere Festival Detroit, MI (2013)
     

  • CFW Copenhagen Fashion Week (Denmark) (2013)
     

  • Windsor Writers and Poetry Festival (2012)
     

  • WIFF Windsor International Film Festival (2011)
     

  • FDCC/LG Toronto Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal Paris, Toronto, On (2011)
     

  • Canada Customs and Border Services Agency, Missing Children’s Parade Windsor, On (2002-2008)
     

  • Easter Seal Society (2003)
     

  • Campaign liaison for Tony Azar running for Deputy Mayor for the Town of Lasalle (2014)
     

  • Community liaison for Windsor City Councillor Ed Sleiman representing Ward 5 in Windsor, Ontario (2014-present)
     

  • Bilingual Media Relations for MPP Lisa Gretszky for Windsor-West NDP Party, Windsor, Ontario (2014- Present)
     

  • TESOL Kuwait 2015 Conference volunteer, GUST University, Kuwait, (2015)
     

  • NUQAT Kuwait, Arts, Innovation and Media Conference 2015, Speakers Committee, Kuwait City, Kuwait (2015)
     

  • Women's Mentor Forum Kuwait, An incubator for women to work together and connect through their vocation, Kuwait, GCC (2016)
     

  • Windsor Women in Business 2018, Master of Ceremonies and Member as well as September 2018 Women of the Month and Women in Windsor Book Feature