Meaningful Learning
with Dr. Samantha Cutrara
History Education Strategist Dr. Samantha Cutrara's "Pandemic Pedagogy" series talking with with historians, history teachers, and others in the heritage field about teaching history during and after COVID-19. Also find academic conference presentations from 2016-2020. For more information visit www.SamanthaCutrara.com

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Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your history teaching?  Historical archaeologist Robyn Lacy discusses burial practices of puritans such as Samuel Sewall of Boston, by using diaries to understand more about the role of death and…

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Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your Canadian history teaching?  Kat MacDonald brings her interest and expertise in dark tourism to talk about bringing in spirits to our history education may humanize the past even more for…

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Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your Canadian history teaching? So often we hear standard ghost stories but rarely have we heard about the stories BEHIND the ghost stories. Historian and Winnipeg Ghost Walk founder Matthew Komus…

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Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your Canadian history teaching?  The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections has a collection on paranormal research. In this conversation, I talk to archivist Brian Hubner about the…

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Interested in incorporating some spooky history into your Canadian history teaching?  Dr. Adam Montgomery (Canadian Cemetary History) shows how a gravestone can lead to a paper trail of research where we can learn more about life and death in the 19th…

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Mondays are meaningful and my new book is OUT! Get your copy of Transforming the Canadian History Classroom: Imagining a New ‘We’ today. In this Monday reflection video I announce the teachers’ book club guide and share how excited I am about this…

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Co-creators of the forthcoming “Denison Ave” graphic novella (and the current Instagram posts to promote this work), Christina Wong & Daniel Innes, talk about their process of capturing loss, place, and history by artistically translating experience…

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Eisner-nominated cartoonist Scott Chantler talks about his new book Bix, which follows the life of 1920s jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke. Scott and I talk about the movement and characterization of the story and illustration, and the ways he has been able…

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Co-creators of the “Group of 7” comic book series, Chris Sanagan and Jason Lapidus, talk about the combination of history and imagination that defines the Group of 7 series and the ways we can all lean into the past more by exploring its imaginative…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.