Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Resume


Jennifer A. Jilks 
B.A., B. Ed., M. Ed.
                                                                                                  

Volunteer Work

January 2010 -  August 2010 Creative Writing Group- Beaver Creek Minimum Security Prison
March 2000 to August, 2010 – Hospice Muskoka Palliative Care Volunteer
2007 - 2010 Board of Directors: Family, Youth & Child Services (FYCSM)– Muskoka
Chair: Resource Committee
December 2008 – March 2009 – Victim Services Volunteer
2006 – 2008  Chair of the Family Council: Leisureworld Gravenhurst
2006-2007 Chair of the Board: The Cellar Singers www.thecellarsingers.com

Education
 
Dignity House Day Hospice (30 hours, Jan. 2011)
Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (Nov. 12, 2010, Community Home Support, Lanark)
Grief Support Training (Oct. – Nov. 2010, Hospice Muskoka)
Palliative Care Conference (NSM LHIN, June 9, 2010)
Palliative Care Conference (Huntsville, NSM LHIN, 2009)
Victim Services Training (December, 2008)
Foundations in Palliative Care Course (2008)
M. Ed., (1999-2003) OISE/University of Toronto, (ETFO Scholarship, 2002)
Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa, (Primary/Junior) 1982
Bachelor of Arts: in Early Childhood Education, Ryerson University, 1979
¶ Principal’s Qualification Course, Part I (2004), Part II, Feb. – May,  2006
¶ Intermediate ABQ: Lakehead University (2003)
¶ Special Education Specialist (L.D./Gifted), University of Ottawa, 1993
¶ Attended: Hyperstudio Workshop, OCDSB, Dec., 2000
¶ Workshop: Ministry of Education: Curriculum Unit Planner, Fall 2000 
¶ Attended the last OPSTF Conference: What's Worth Fighting for Out There: Michael Fullan (October, 1998)
¶ Managing Transitions (OPSTF, 1997)
¶ OPSTF Courses: MAGIC (1997), Keys To Motivation (1996), Project TEACH (1995)
¶ Cooperative Learning, Level I, former C.B.E.
¶ Special Education Specialist (L.D./Gifted), University of Ottawa (1993)
¶ Sign Language Level II, Algonquin College, 1986
                  

Work Experience

Volunteer and Community Experiences

  • Researcher, Speaker and Writer:
    • Consultant: Aging at Home Project LHIN 12  (Oct. 2007- March, 2008)
    • Research Paper Reviewer: Ed-Media Conference 2008, 2007, 2006 (www.aace.org)
    • Co-writer: CyberCops Internet Safety Project (OPHEA, Mar. 2005)
    • Research paper reviewer: Program Committee of SITE2005 International Conference
    • Project Leader for the Think Literacy Project sponsered by Council Ontario Director's of Education, representing ECOO.
    • Member of Writing Team: CBE Standards and Indicators Grades 7-9: Resource document. (October, 1996)

    Leadership
    • Co-facilitator Expressive Arts Therapy Bereavement Group (Muskoka Hospice, Jan. - April, 2010 )
    • Vice President: Educational Computing Organization of Ontario: SIG-CIEL (2005/6)
    • Part-Time Instructor (Social Studies) at the University of Ottawa (Jan.- Mar. 2005)
    • Presentation on Special Education and Technology: ECOO (May 5, 2005)
    • Presentation on Internet Safety: (ECOO, May 6, 2005)
    • Presentation on Special Education and Technology: Council for Exceptional Children‚ 2004 Conference in Ottawa (Nov. 12. 2004)
    • Presentation to OASCD Fall Conference: Multimedia for Primary Teachers (Oct. 7, 2004)
    • Internet Safety presentation to Manordale School Council (Oct. 4, 2004)
    • Multimedia technology presentation to OCDSB Computer Contact Teachers (Ottawa, June 1/2004)
    • Multimedia Technology and Elementary Teachers presentation at ECOO, Conference in Toronto (May 5/2004)
    • Elementary Director Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (2004/5)
    • Integrating Brain Research and Technology Literacy presentation at The Brains in Action Conference (April 17/2004)
    • Parenting Your Young Gifted Child for Association for Bright Children (ABC) Meeting presentation.
    • AACE Conference presentation in Atlanta, GA (Mar. 5/2004)Web
    • Organizing Committee OASCD Regional Meeting: Teaching with the Brain in Mind, (Oct.2/ 2003)
    • Director: Ontario Association Supervision & Curriculum Development, (2003/4)
    • Organizing Committee: OASCD Conference Keeping the Heart and Soul in Education, (Oct. 15-17/2003)
    • Presenter: Web Page Design Workshop to Manordale Staff (May 6, 2002)
    • School Improvement Committee Meeting Planning Session (2002)
    • Ontario ASCD Conference Registrar: "Charting Pathways to Learning" (October 2/2001)
    • Ontario ASCD Conference Registrar: "Charting Pathways to Learning" (October 2/2001)
    • Workshop presentation: web page design for teachers and their students (March/2001)
    • Workshop presentation to staff: Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner (January/2001)
    • Ontario Public Sschool Teachers' Federation Executive Executive Member at Large (2000-2001)
    • Ontario Public Sschool Teachers' Federation Executive liaison to the OCDSB Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) (2000-2001)
    • Ontario Public Sschool Teachers' Federation Executive liaison to Special Education Committee (2000-2001)
    • Ontario Public Sschool Teachers' Federation Executive Newsletter Editor (2000-2001)
    • Seconded to EQAO to mark grade 6 provincial mathematics field tests, (November/1997)
    • Member Ontario Public Sschool Teachers' Federation Executive: 1988-1998
    • Including: Vice-President, 1998, Treasurer, 1996/7, Secretary, 1994/5
    • Member of Teachers' Federation of Carleton Executive, 1990
    • Occasional Teacher Branch President (CEOTA), 1989/90
    • Co-authored CEOTA's first Constitution, 1989/90
    • OPSTF Negotiations Skills Training, Toronto (OPSTF, 1990)
    • Occasional Teacher Branch Executive Member (CEOTA), 1987-1990

Employment History


May – December, 2008 and February – March, 2009

  • Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program Coordinator & Peer Health Educator: The Friends

October, 2007 – February, 2008


September 2006: Humphrey School, NNDSB (retired December, 2006)

  • Grade 8 homeroom class

April 3rd to June 2006: William Beatty School, NNDSB


September 2005 to March 31st: Sir Winston P.S., OCDSB

  • Grade 8 LA & Math, Grade 7 SELC, Web Page Manager

Part-Time Instructor: Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa

·       Personal & Social Studies: “PED 2145A & PED 2145B” (Jan. – Mar., 2005)

-September 1989 to 2005: OCDSB (formerly Carleton B. Ed)

  • Grade 6, 4/5, 5 Homeroom teacher 
  • Associate teacher & Computer Contact Teacher
  • Junior SELC, Grade 7 Language Arts (2000/2001)
  • Grade 7 & 8 Math, Art, Language Arts, History/Geography, Art, Drama & Dance, Computers (1999/2000)
  • Grade 6 & Grade 8 teacher (1998/99). Grade 6 Designated Resource Unit (DRU) teacher. Grade 6 Team Leader (1995-1999)
  • Taught grade 6 Homeroom & Designated Resource Unit teacher for the grade 6 student body (1994/95)
  • Taught home room for grade 3 grade 4/5 , grade 2/3 and Junior Kindergarten
  • Taught Junior Kindergarten  & English to grade 3 French immersion students

Education & Professional Growth Experiences


Therapeutic Touch: Level II 2008
Foundations in Palliative Care Course (2008)
M. Ed., (1999-2003) OISE/University of Toronto, (ETFO Scholarship, 2002)
Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa, (Primary/Junior) 1982
Bachelor of Arts: in Early Childhood Education, Ryerson University, 1979
¶ Principal’s Qualification Course, Part I (2004), Part II, Feb. – May,  2006
¶ Intermediate ABQ: Lakehead University (2003)
¶ Special Education Specialist (L.D./Gifted), University of Ottawa, 1993

Publications 

Jilks, J.A. (2008). Living and Dying With Dignity: A daughter’s journey through long-term care. GSPH: Renfrew
Jilks-Racine, J. (2005). Literacy & Technology Infusion: Multimedia Projects for Teachers and Students. In           Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2005 (pp. 241-246). Norfolk, VA: AACE.
Jilks, J. (2004). Web Design In Elementary Schools. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (1), 3394-3399. [Online]. Available: http://dl.aace.org/14929
Jilks-Racine, J . (2005) Internet Safety. Ontario  Principal's Council Register Spring, 2005, Vol. 7 (1).
 OPC  Register: Toronto.

Hobbies

Vocal Music: formerly of The Cellar Singers &  The Ottawa Choral Society, gardener, aquascaper, photography, digital technology (still & video), web page design, poet, writer, blogger, researcher.
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