Concordia University of Edmonton

09/01/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/01/2022 09:16

Welcome to Concordia, Verena Roberts!

Please welcome Verena to the Centre of Teaching and Learning as the Academic Strategist!

Dr. Verena Roberts is a passionate online and blended K-12 educator, a learning designer and a consultant who completed her EdD in Learning Sciences with a focus onK-12 Open Educational Practices with the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Verena is an Adjunct Assistant professor and sessional instructor with the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Most recently, she helped to design the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) Associate Science undergraduate degreeas an Instructional Designer with Thompson Rivers University and completed a #GO-GN Open Podcast Fellowhip. During COVID she was on contracts as a Learning Designer with the UBC ETS team, an Educational Specialist with the Callysto project (Cybera) and as a high school online teacher with Rocky View Schools, Alberta. Verena has developed a wide variety of workshops (likeOpen Education Meets UDL and Course Design) and presented at national and international conferences including the UNESCO Open Education for a Better World project on Storytelling and Perspectives: Weaving Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Open Educational Practices (OEP) and SDG's in High School Learning Environmentsin Slovenia. She is the 2013 iNACOL Innovative Online and Blended Learning Practice Award Recipient, the 2019 CNIE K-12 Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology, a 2020 CATE (Canadian Association for Teacher Education) Graduate Student Award Recipient and the 2022 Sessional Teaching Award Winner for the Werklund School of Education.

Verena is excited about her new role at the Centre of Teaching and Learning at CUE because is passionate about learning and student-centred pedagogy. To learn more about Verena check out her ePortfolio: find her as @verenanzon Twitter