Curriculum Vitae

Alison Mann

B.A., B.Ed., M.A. Ph.D. Candidate


Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


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University of Toronto, OISE Ph.D. Curriculum, Teaching and Learning (Exp. Winter 2021)

Specializing on Global Online Learning/Intercultural Competences/Critical Media Literacy

University of Toronto, OISE Master of Arts, 2014

Knowledge Media Design Institute Collaborative Program

York University, Bachelor of Education, 1998

Junior-Intermediate Division

University of Waterloo, Honours Bachelor of Arts, 1995

Fine Arts Specialization (Film, Photography, Painting)


Teaching in Higher Education (THE 500) training course, University of Toronto (2018)

Online Education Teacher Training & Orientation Certification, Pamoja Education (2013)

International Baccalaureate (IB) training for Creativity, Action, Service Coordinator (2011)

International Baccalaureate (IB) training for Film Studies (2010)

Media Specialist Qualifications, York University (2005)

Senior Basic Visual Arts Additional Qualification, University of Toronto (2002)

Bilingual Certificate, Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (1991)

Honours and Awards

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


School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Conference Grant, University of Toronto- Spring 2019 $410


OISE Graduate Students Conference Travel Program-  Spring 2019 Travel Grant $300

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 Fellowship 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

Teaching and Research Experience

Academic Associate, University Liaison and Additional Qualifications Instructor, Ontario Tech University (2020-present) 

-Instructor for Bachelor of Education Program courses including Foundations I, II, III, Equity and Diversity, Learning in Digital Contexts, Action Research and Reflective Practice, Independent Inquiry and Internship, Adult Assessment in Education, Graphic Design and Digital Technology

Sessional Instructor, University Liaison and Additional Qualifications Instructor, University of Ontario Institute for Technology (2018-2020) 

-Instructor for Bachelor of Education Foundations III course responsible for assessing student work, conducting on-site school visits, and providing professional guidance

Scorer, Educational Quality Accountability Office (2019)

-Scorer for the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

Educational Researcher, University of Toronto (2014-present)

Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE

-Responsible for production of a documentary video on educational scholar Maxine Greene

-Handled background archival research, videotaping of B roll and all aspects of editing/ sound editing

-Collaborating member of the Pepper Project:  a research initiative dedicated to the design  of educational software that fosters 21st century skills

Educational Research assistant, St. Francis Xavier University (2017-present)

-Responsible for the development and maintenance of a website dedicated to global educational

scholars, video editing of scholar interviews as well as related archival research

Co-instructor, University of Toronto (2017)

Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE

-Co-instructor for graduate level teacher education courses in foundations in curriculum and

autobiographical context in education

-specialized in media education and production component of the course, including video advocacy for

social justice issues

-responsible for leading workshops in podcasting and video production work and lecturing on ethical

conduct and copyright issues in online media production

Online Instructor for Pamoja Global Education Organization (2013-present)

-Responsible for the online instruction of a two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Studies

course with international students

-Responsible for leading students through an engaging collaborative online learning environment

experience using a variety of best practices and online tools including, threaded discussions, blogging,

collaborative Skype chats, and flipped classroom strategies using Canvas (Instructure) and D2L (Desire

to Learn) platforms

Featured in 'Meet our Teachers' online article

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) Team Lead Examiner (2013-present)

-Online Examiner for international Film Studies assessments (Independent Study/ Oral Presentation)

-Responsible for the grading, commentary and examiner feedback for assessments

Teaching Assistant, Media Studies undergraduate studies, University of Toronto (2012-2013)

-Participated in lectures, graded written assignments and exams, communicated with students regarding

lecture themes and assignments, invigilated exams, collaborated with lecturer to ensure student

academic needs were met throughout courses

Assistant Curriculum Leader/ Media and IB Film Teacher Parkdale Collegiate TDSB (2007-2012)

-Partnered with community-based interest groups such as Roma Community Centre, Parkdale Village

BIA to create meaningful connections to school curriculum

-Engaged students in social justice and equity issues during media and film classes through the creation

of award winning videos on anti-racism (Government of Canada) as well as two documentaries on

Roma youth in Toronto

-Incorporated emerging technologies and Web 2.0 into regular classroom lessons and activities

-Collaborator and lead teacher for a partnership with the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

to build an online portal for youth media, led Arts department in REEL Canada Film Festival, the Annual Mosaic Arts Festival

-Supported both staff and students in the use of Information Technology through the Film Club,

assistance with Academic Workspace (TDSB online portal), the creation of promotional videos for

prospective students and assistance with video technology for assemblies

Curriculum Leader and Media/ Film Teacher, Ursula Franklin Academy, TDSB (2004-2007)

-Department Head for School Wide Initiatives including the development of a variety of school wide

policies and procedures including a school wide extended trip policy, assessment and evaluation policy

and an academic eligibility policy

-Promoted and supported Media Literacy and the use of multi-media tools across the curriculum

through professional development workshops for staff including a major partnership with University

of Toronto’s Adaptive Technology Resource Centre to create inclusive media

-Planned and organized school-wide gatherings and assemblies including a monthly assembly, full

school field trip days and a board-wide PD located at Ursula Franklin Academy

-Incorporated emerging technologies into classroom activities including podcasting, blogging and


-Responsible for arts-based extra-curricular activities including an annual school movie, video

yearbook, promotional videos and a variety of short documentaries including coverage of the Student

Success Conference, 2005 and the Ghana Project documentary (screened at NFB)

-Developed a taught an Interdisciplinary Studies course on Documentary Film Studies (2004)

CyberARTS Teacher, Don Mills Middle School, TDSB (2000-2001)

-Taught core subjects and specialized lessons for CyberARTS; an enhanced multi-media program for

visual arts students at the intermediate level.