Conferences, Publications & Awards

Upcoming presenter (postponed): Participating in the Online Conversation: An interactive workshop about how to teach and learn online for graduate students and teachers Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 2020 London, Ontario. 
(Postponed) Invited symposium panelist: Maxine Greene: Sounds and Stories of Lives Lived in the Pursuit of Aesthetic and Social Justice Education Symposium  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI.
Presenter: Technology, Inclusivity and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: How Educators Use Mobile Applications  in Socio-culturally Diverse Classrooms INTED (International Technology,Education and Development) Valencia, Spain (2020)
Presenter: Digital Storytelling for Social Change: Using Video Production and Podcasting in Graduate Level University Courses to Mobilize Social Justice Issues AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education) 2019 New Orleans, Louisisana. 
Presenter (Mann, A., Malhotra,T., Vidotto, D.)  Instructor Videos and Video-making in/for the classroom
World Conference for Online Learning 2019 Toronto, Canada. 
Presenter (Malhotra, T., Mann, A., Avery, T. Brett, C.) Exploring the Relationship Between Instructor-Created Online Video Characteristic and Pedagogy EDULEARN 2019, Mallorca, Spain. 
Paper presentation: Producing Documentary Films for Social Justice Exploration in the Graduate Classroom: Issues of Privacy, Technological Proficiency, and Academic Merit  Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) 2019  Vancouver, Canada.
Presenter: Research as meaning-making: Developing a Lens for Understanding the Impact of Aesthetic Education  American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2019 Toronto, Canada. 
PresenterAmerican Educational Research Association (AERA) 2019 Toronto, Canada. Poster presentation: Welcome to Online Learning: Pedagogy and Practice in Instructor-Generated Videos 
Presenter, OISE Graduate Student Research Conference 2019.  Toronto, Canada. Paper presentation: Effective Strategies to Teach and Learn Online

Presenter: Digital Media Production in a Blended Graduate Teacher Education Course: Citizen Documentary for Social Change ONLINE LEARNING 2018: Global Summit & EdTech Expo, Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age 2018. Toronto, Canada.

Panel Presenter: On Being Greene: A Documentary on the Thoughts and Musings of Distinguished Scholar Dr. Maxine Greene American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2018  NYC, USA.

Presenter: Citizen Documentary for Democratic Practice in Education Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities 2018. Honolulu, USA.

Presenter: Workshop presentation titled: Youth Documentary Filmmaking: Latest Research and Newest Practices

 EdTechteacher Innovation Summit, 2017 San Diego CA, USA. 

Presenter: From the Politics of Re-presentation to the Poetics of Re-presentation: Documentary Filmmaking American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2016. Washington, USA. 

Invited Speaker:  Media Education in Ontario Schools,  Forum for Children's Television  Conference 2012. Kyoto, Japan.


Upcoming: Video Editor for Cooper, K., White, R. (2022) Qualitative Research in the Post-Modern Era: Critical Approaches and Selected Methodologies 1st ed. Edition. Springer. 

Mann, A., & Kay, R. H. (2022). Video production for online learning. In, R. H. Kay, & W. J. Hunter (Eds.), Thriving online: A guide for busy educators (pp. 289-297). Ontario Tech University.

Kay, R. H., & Mann, A. (2022). Effective video use in online learning. In, R. H. Kay, & W. J. Hunter (Eds.), Thriving online: A guide for busy educators (pp. 298-308). Ontario Tech University.

Mann, A. (2020). Motivated Learning Through Gamification [White paper]. Click Armor

Conference proceedings, International Technology, Education and Development (INTED) Annual Conference. Valencia, Spain, April, 2020. Technology, Inclusivity and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: How Educators Use Mobile Applications in Socio-culturally Diverse Classrooms. 

Mann, A. (2020). 'Mobilizing People and Technology: A Catalyst for New Directions and Possibilities'  In Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Curriculum, Technology and Democracy. Springer.

Malhotra, Mann, Avery, & Brett (2019). Exploring The Relationship Between Instructor Created Online Video Characteristics and Pedagogy.  EDULearn19 Proceedings, pp. 3190-3198. 10.21125/edulearn.2019.0861

Conference proceedings, American Educational Research Association) Annual Conference. Toronto, Canada April, 2019.

Research as meaning-making: Developing a Lens for Understanding the Impact of Aesthetic Education

Conference proceedings, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) E-Learn 2018 Conference. Las Vegas, October, 2018. Call Me Sentimental: A comparative analysis of instructor sentiment vs. instructional intentions in online learning environments 

Harwood, C., Mann, A. (2017) A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Media Studies Using Google Drive, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (11). 

Video Publication, On Being Maxine Greene, Video Documentary, 2017

On Being Maxine Greene is a 34-minute documentary on distinguished Academic, Writer, Educator, Philosopher and Feminist Maxine Greene.

Invited screenings:

Upcoming screening: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2020

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, USA, July 2018

CUNY, New York, USA, April 2018

American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, USA, April 2018

University of Victoria, Melbourne Australia, January 2017

University of Aukland, Aukland, New Zealand, January 2017

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, January 2017

University of Toronto Film Festival, Canada, March 2017

Media Specialist Consultant, Parent Tool Kit - Council of Ontario Directors of Education, Toronto, Canada, 2014

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Consultant for IB Film Curriculum, Oxford, England, 2020

Media Specialist consultant for the creation of a Ministry supported Tool Kit for parents titled ‘Building Healthy Relationships’ to support positive school climates that was published in 2014 (over 75,000 Tool Kits have been distributed to all publicly funded schools.


Recipient of Minister of Colleges and Universities' Award of Excellence, Ministry of Colleges & Universities September 2020

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Storytellers Honourable Mentions 2019- $1,000

Foundation Scholarship for the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) E-learn Conference 2019- $550US

PhD Graduate Funding Package, University of Toronto, 2014/2018 - $50,406

School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto Conference Travel Grant May 2016 - $600.00

Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award (Secondary) Ontario Teachers’ Federation, 2011- $1,000

Winner for Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher contest, Education First Tours, 2011- $5,000

Recipient of National Technology Innovation Award, The Learning Partnership, 2006- $1000

Recipient of Anne Hope Social Justice Award, Toronto District School Board, 2006

 "Meet our Teachers" Feature Blog article 
Pamoja Education 10th Anniversary Teacher Spotlight, April 2019
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