Presentations

Keynote Presentation

Crocker, W.A. (2017). Working with children in the Canadian context: A mosaic of communities and cultures. Early Years Research Centre. Winchester University, Winchester, England.

Invited Presentations

Crocker, W.A. (2016). If the walls could speak: A semiotic analysis of the décor of primary classrooms. Paper presented to the Language and Literacy Discussion group, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.

Crocker, W.A. (2016). Your professional dossier: Connecting the covering letter, CV, and philosophy of teaching. Presentation for the Doctoral Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, Western University.

Crocker, W.A. (2015). Literacy goes to school with Aganetha and Isaac. Presentation for Dr. R. Heydon~ 9586B Early Literacy Graduate class, Faculty of Education, Western University.

Crocker, W.A. (2014). Your professional dossier: Connecting the covering letter, CV, and philosophy of teaching. Presentation for the Doctoral Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, Western University.

Crocker, W.A. (2013). Teaching the Principal: Stories about my education with and from the Low German speaking Mennonite children. Keynote presentation at the Mennonite Community Services 14th Annual Charity Kick-off Dinner, Aylmer, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. (2013). Creating your professional dossier. Presentation for the Doctoral Seminar Series, Faculty of Education, Western University.

Crocker, W.A. (2012). An exploration of Old Colony School literacies in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico. Paper presented to the Language and Literacy Discussion group, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.

Crocker, W.A. (2011). Migration stories: An introduction to the transnational journeys of Low German speaking Mennonites in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Paper presented to the Education, Culture and Identity Group, Exeter University, Exeter, Devon, England.

Crocker, W.A. (2011). Local literacies at the corner store: Catechism, calico and cantaloupe at the Mennomex. Paper presented to the Language and Literacy Discussion group, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). Aganetha and Isaac go to school: A principal’s reflections on the in- and out-of-school literacies of Mennonite children. Paper presented to the Language and Literacy Discussion group, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.

Refereed Conferences

Crocker, W.A., Wright, D. and deGroote, H. (2016). Early Years Learning Spaces: Best for whom? Presentation accepted for the National Association for Young Children Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA

Crocker, W.A. (2016). The writing on the wall: A provocation on the representations of curriculum on primary classroom walls. Paper presente at the 21st Century Curriculum Symposium. Faculty of Education, Western University, London, Ontario.

Crocker, W. A. (2016). If the walls could speak. Exploring the literac(ies) on the walls of primary spaces. Workshop presented at the annual United Kingdom Literacy Association conference. Bristol, England.

Campbell, N. & Crocker, W.A. (2016). Enhancing the learner-instructor relationship in an on-line learning environment: Lessons from both perspectives. Paper presented at the annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Western University, London, Ontario

Crocker, W.A. (2016). Art, charts and alphabet strips: Searching for literacies on the walls of primary classrooms. Preconference presentation at the Annual Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada, CSSE, Calgary, Alberta.

Crocker, W.A. (2016). What does it mean to be literate in Ontario? A principals reflections on large scale testing, “best practices”, and minoritized students. Paper presentation at the Annual CSSE Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

Crocker, W.A. (2015). Using geosemiotics to re-imagine how primary classrooms support English Language Learners. Roundtable presentation at the Annual Literacy Research Association Conference, Carlsbad, California.

Crocker, W.A. (2014). Beyond print: The literacies of Old Colony Mennonite children in Ontario public schools. A poster presented at the Annual Literacy Research Association Conference, Marco Island, Florida.

Crocker, W.A. (2014). Principals as literacy leaders: Challenges in the Ontario context. Paper presented at the annual Literary Research Association Conference, Marco Island, Florida.

Crocker, W. A. & Oliver S. (2014). Do you have your PaSsPorT? Rethinking teaching spaces for student-centred learning. Paper presented at King’s University College Conference on High Impact Practices, Western University, London, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. & Oliver, S. (2014). Building WALS (Western’s Active Learning Space). A poster presented at the annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. & Oliver, S. (2014). Planning for the ACTIVE in interactive teaching spaces. A paper presented at the annual Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Kingston, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. (2013). I cannot read it here, or there, I cannot read it ANYWHERE: Autonomous literacy across two school contexts. Paper presented at the annual Literacy Research Association Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Crocker, W.A. (2013). A tale of two contexts: Autonomous literacy in Old Colony Mennonite schools. Paper presentation at the annual CSSE conference, Victoria, British Columbia.

Crocker, W.A. (2013). Tortillas, Textiles, and Religious Texts at the Mennomex: A geosemiotic analysis. Paper presentation at the annual CSSE Language and Literacy (LLRC) PreConference, Victoria, British Columbia.

Crocker, W.A. & Saunders-Currie, A. (2012). Migration stories of Old Colony Mennonites: Perspectives from educational policy. Paper presentation at the annual CSSE Conference (CCGSE), Waterloo, ON.

Crocker, W.A. & Sereda, M. (2012). Reconnecting early school leavers: The “school within a college” dual credit program. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Association for Supervision and Curriculum and Development conference, Pennsylvania, March 2012.

Crocker, W.A. (2011). Capturing an oral language as text. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual Ontario Teachers of English as a Second Language Conference, Toronto, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2011). More than eight dollars a day: Revitalizing the role of the Associate Teacher. Poster presentation at the annual CSSE Conference (CCGSE), Fredericton, N.B.

Crocker, W.A. & Heydon, R. (2011). Following the Leader: Full Day Kindergarten in Ontario. Paper presentation at the annual CSSE Conference (CAREC), Fredericton, N.B.

Dishke-Hondzel, C., Sauder, A. E. & Crocker, W. A. (2011). Who am I now? Questions of identity and perception in preservice teachers with tattoos. Paper presentation as part of a panel entitled Sociocultural differences and educators’ dress (CWSA), Fredericton, N.B.

Crocker, W.A. (2011). What does it mean to be literate in Ontario? A principal’s reflections on large scale testing, “best practice” and minoritized students. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Education Conference at New York University, New York.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). The great divide: The literacies of Mennonite children. Poster presentation at the annual Ontario Teachers of English as a Second Language Conference, Toronto, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). Through a principal’s eyes: what children from the conservative colony Mennonite culture can teach school leaders about literacy. Round table paper at the annual CSSE meeting of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada, Montreal, QUE.

Sauder, A.E., Dishke Hondzel, C., & Crocker, W.A. (2010). The untold stories of women’s body art. Round table paper at the annual CSSE meeting of the Canadian Council of Graduate Students in Education, Montreal, QUE.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). Aganetha and Issac go to school: An exploration of the in- and out-of-school literacies of Mennonite children. Poster presentation at the annual CSSE meeting of the Canadian Council of Graduate Students in Education, Montreal, QUE.

Crocker, W.A. (2009). Bridging cultures, building understanding: Working with conservative colony Mennonite women and their children to develop language and literacy. Paper presented at the annual Pre-CSSE conference meeting of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada, Ottawa, ON.

Non Refereed Conferences

Crocker, W. A. & Fischer, A.M. (2014). Community partners as educators. Presentation at the annual Engage Western conference of the Public Humanities, Western University, London, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. (2012). Migrant: A useful tool. Presentation at the 15th Annual Low German Networking Day, Mennonite Central Committee, Aylmer, ON.

Crocker, W.A. & Saunders-Currie, A. (2012). In the footsteps of our transnational students. Presentation at the annual Low German Networking Day, Mennonite Central Committee, Aylmer, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2012). Overlapping lives: The role of education in the lives of Mennonite women as daughters, mothers and 21st century professionals. Poster presentation at Research Day, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2012). Mennomex as a site of local literacies in rural southwestern Ontario. Poster presentation at Research Day, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Sereda, M., Crocker, W.A., Elliot, L., & Pressey, L. (2012). Planning for succession: Research based recommendations to the Thames Valley District School Board from the 2012 Master’s Leadership Cohort. Poster presentation at Research Day, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Crocker, W.A. and Heide, I. (2011). Working together to support Mennonite families. Presentation at the 14th Annual Low German Networking Day, Mennonite Central Committee, Aylmer, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). Through a principal’s eyes: what children from the conservative colony Mennonite culture can teach school leaders about literacy. Poster presentation at The Faculty of Education, Research in Education Symposium, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Dishke Hondzel, C., Sauder, A.E., & Crocker, W.A. (2010). Listening: Echoes of identity in women’s tattoos. Poster presentation at Research Day, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). Through a principal’s eyes: what children from the conservative colony Mennonite culture can teach school leaders about literacy. Conceptual abstract presentation at Research Day, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Workshop Presentations

Crocker, W.A. (2018). Preparing your professional/teaching package. Presentation to graduate students at Western Faculty of Education. Graduate Students’ Seminar and Professional Career Series. Western University, London, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. (2018). Professional Identities: Creating your Portfolio. Presentation to the Teacher Education students at Western Faculty of Education, Employment Preparation Conference. Western University, London, Ontario.

Crocker, W.A. (2013). Lessons I learned from my Old Colony Mennonite students. Presentation to the residents of Windemere on the Mount, Retiring with healthy minds program, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Heydon, R. & Crocker, W.A. (2011). The promise of young and old together: What Intergenerational programs can teach. Presentation for Canadian Association for Young Children, Halifax, N.S.

Crocker, W.A. (2010). A principal’s view of literacy. Language Arts Forum presentation at the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Speirs, S., Crocker, W.A., Guest, S., Patrick, M., & St. Pierre, V. (2010). Early Learning. Principal Summer Institute Presentation, Ontario Principals’ Council, Toronto, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2009). Great! I have a job. Now what? Presentation to the Preservice students at the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Crocker, W.A. (2009). Talking “Language Arts” in a Job Interview. Language Arts Forum presentation at the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, London, ON.

Crocker, W.A., & Graham, R. (2009). Associate Teacher Development Project. A series of presentations for the Thames Valley District School Board and Faculty of Education, UWO.

Crocker, W.A., Merrifield, D. & Walton, R. (2009). New Teacher Induction Program – for teachers in Early Years. A series of presentations for the Thames Valley District School Board, London, ON.

Crocker, W.A., Barr, L. & Travis, S. (2009). New Occasional Teacher Workshops – for teachers new to teaching Junior and Senior Kindergarten. A series of workshops for the Thames Valley District School Board, London, ON.