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Brenda Adams, M.D., RCC

Dean, School of Education, Red Deer College

Dr. Antifaiff is currently the Dean, School of Education at Red Deer College. She is also the Board Chair for the Central Alberta Regional Consortium (CARC).  Prior to coming to Red Deer, she was a superintendent in a rural school division in Saskatchewan for several years.  Dr. Antifaiff has continued to teach throughout her administrative career.  She was a sessional instructor at the University of Regina, and taught undergraduate courses in educational technology.  She was a sessional instructor at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology in the Early Childhood Education program.  And most recently, she has instructed students in the City University of Seattle M.Ed Leadership program, teaching courses in leadership, technology, and supervising internships.

Awards

    • Canadian Presidential Award for Reading and Technology, International Literacy Association (x3)
    • Douglas/Brown Award in Instructional Technologies, University of Saskatchewan

Research Interests

Education leadership, pre-service teacher education, educational technology, literacy, narrative inquiry, and appreciative inquiry

Publications

·         2016    Dissertation – Senior Administrators in School Divisions (Re)Composing Stories to Live By: A Narrative Inquiry; University of Regina

·         2005    Ebooks for Young Readers; School Libraries in Canada

·         2004    Literature Circles in Action – Lesson Plans; Erlandson & Antifaiff; SaskEducation

·         2002    Project – Technology Mentorship Project; University of Saskatchewan

·         2001     The day the technology died: A tale of murder and redemption in a virtual mentorship project; Media News; Schwier et al.

·         2000    Integrating Technology into the Curriculum; University of Saskatchewan

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Antifaiff’s teaching philosophy is that the role of the instructor is to ensure students achieve far beyond the knowledge of the instructor.  This means creating a classroom environment that invites diverse perspectives and opinions of all to further learning.

Courses

ECC 510 – Technology Tools and Information Literacy

EEA 535 – Dimensions of Educational Leadership

EEA 641 – Leadership Internship in Student Services

EEA 642 – Leadership Internship II

EEA 644 – Leadership Internship lll

EEA 650 – Project and Portfolio Presentation