Senior Instructional Designer
Mona supports U of M staff in the design and development of flexible learning credit courses and non-credit U of M wide initiatives. She offers workshops on the topics of online course design/development, Indigenous perspectives in curriculum, and sustainability in curriculum. She is a certified facilitator of the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) program and the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and is certified in Quality Matters (QM).
Raised in Manitoba’s Pembina Valley, Mona gained extensive secondary level Math/Science teaching experience in both rural and urban K-12 settings. She was also a post-secondary sessional instructor at the University of Winnipeg. Her Master of Education research focused on interdisciplinary integration of sustainability in secondary level Science curriculum. Mona has collaborated with post-secondary institutions, public school divisions and non-profit organizations to design Manitoba Science curriculum aligned field-based experiences such as “Arctic Science”; interdisciplinary agriculture-based learning resources; and vermicomposting outreach workshops. She is an avid home and mobile tutor of Math, Science and English and regularly hosts international students.
Mona is currently pursuing professional development in instructional design, project management and français. She continues to be fascinated with factors that contribute to and detract from objective-assessment alignment in course design; measuring competencies; and adaptive learning.
B.Ed., P.B.D.E., M.Ed.
Metz, B., Macmillan, B., Maxwell, M., Tetrault, A. (2010). Securing the place of educating for sustainable development within existing curricular frameworks: A comparative analysis. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 15, 150-162.
Maxwell, M. (2009). Science content through sustainability contexts: An ecological thinking systems resource for secondary level schools. Published masters thesis, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Various MERN (Manitoba Education Research Network) publications
NSERC National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Manitoba CRYSTAL (Centre for Research in Youth, Science Teaching and Learning), 2005 – 2009
Sustainable Development Innovation Fund, 2008
Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth grant, 2006