Joanne Weber, PhD (2018) is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include language and literacy education, arts-based literacy interventions, arts-based research, arts education, posthumanism, applied, sign language studies. She was awarded the Governor General Academic Gold Medal at the University of Regina Convocation in June 2019. Joanne is also a published author. Her books, The Pear Orchard (poetry) and The Deaf House (creative non-fiction) were finalists in the Saskatchewan Book Awards (2007, 2013). Joanne is also a leader in the deaf community at provincial and national levels. Her lifelong passion is to improve the quality of education for deaf students. She is the artistic director of Deaf Crows Collective which aims to provide opportunities for theatre performance by deaf actors of all ages to celebrate Deaf culture, encourage self-expression, and foster relationships between hearing and Deaf communities.
Arts-based language and literacy interventions; arts-based research, posthumanism, bilingual-bimodal education (ASL-English), deaf education, plurilingualism
EDPY 474 Introduction to American Sign Language
EDPY 458/555 Assessment and Programming for Children with Reading Disability
Intent is to (a) provide students with a theoretical understanding of specific reading disabilities, (b) introduce students to widely used assessment tools and the interpretation of assessment results, and (c) develop competence in designing and implementing successful instructional programs for students with specific reading disabilities.Fall Term 2020
This is a practical course to develop basic skills in American Sign Language. Students may not receive credit for both EDPY 474 and EDPSY 451. Not to be taken by students with credit in ASL 111.Fall Term 2020
This course provides students with an understanding of reading disabilities, introduces them to relevant assessment tools, and examines how to design and implement successful interventions for students with reading disabilities.Fall Term 2020