Ann GagneEducational Developer (Universal Design for Learning) Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy
Ann Gagne has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Western Ontario and an M.A. from York University in English. Her research is focused on how the senses, particularly tactility, are used in educational spaces and in inclusive accessible pedagogy.
Previously she has worked as an instructional and curriculum consultant in the college sector at Seneca College and Durham College and as a Sessional Lecturer in the English department at UTSC.
Ann assists UTM faculty members with pedagogical inquiries that support inclusion and accessibility in a holistic manner. She helps identify evidence-based instructional strategies, supports active-learning pedagogy, assists in the revision of learning outcomes and objectives, and provides formative feedback on curricular documents such as syllabi, assignments, and rubrics to ensure alignment and inclusive awareness. She also helps support SoTL opportunities and grants. She conducts teaching observations and provides feedback on teaching philosophies to identify core strategies and values in pedagogy.
Ann is passionate about inclusive curriculum design and pedagogy and has run workshops on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility requirements for educational materials. In her role Ann also co-coordinates the Teaching & Learning Collaboration group events, activities, and resources.
You can follow Ann on Twitter at @AnnGagne.