Senior Instructional Designer
Room 322, 65 Dafoe Road
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.