Katie Brubacher, PhD, MA, BEd, BA
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education - Elementary Education
Area of Study / Keywords
Elementary Education Translanguaging Emotion Newcomers with emerging print literacy Multiliteracies
Katie holds degrees in education from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include the experiences of multilingual newcomers in elementary schools especially those who arrive in Grades 4 to 6 not having learned about print literacy in any language. Approaching research from a humanizing perspective where participants are included in the research process is of particular interest to Katie. She has been a teacher for almost twenty years, mostly with multilingual elementary students in Ontario schools but also at the secondary level in England.
This course will introduce the language arts curriculum and will give a broad overview of the knowledge and skills required to implement a language arts program in the elementary school, including oral language, reading and writing. Prerequisite: EDU 100 and 210; pre/corequisite EDU 211. For students in the Elementary After Degree program: pre/corequisite EDU 210, 211, and 300. EDEL 305 is offered as part of Year 3 of the Elementary Program Route.
This course is designed for those interested in teaching English to multilingual students at the K-6 levels. Course focuses include orientation and assessment, program planning, teaching methods and techniques for second language education, integrating language and content, and multilingual materials and resources. Prerequisite: successful completion of EDFX 425; or consent of the Associate Chair.
Jeff Bale, Shakina Rajendram, Katie Brubacher, Mama Adobea Nii Owoo, Jennifer Burton, Wales Wong, Yiran Zhang, Elizabeth Jean Larson, Antoinette Gagné, Julie Kerekes
Multilingual Matters. 2023 September;
Antoinette Gagné; Jeff Bale; Julie Kerekes; Shakina Rajendram; Mama Adobea Nii Owoo; Katie Brubacher; Jennifer Burton; Elizabeth Jeanne Larson; Wales Wong; Yiran Zhang
OLBI Journal. 2022 December; 12
Language and Literacy/Langue et littératie. 2022 September; 24 (2):133-152.
CJNSE. 2019 May; 10 (1):19-27
TESL Canada Journal. 2013 October; 30 (2):18 - 35