Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters

Associate Professor (PhD, MA), Department of Educational Studies

Associate Professor Kari-Lynn Winters shows off the cover of her recent children’s book French Toast.

St. Catharines, ON
Office: WH 378
905 688 5550 x5494
kwinters@brocku.ca

Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters is an Associate Professor at Brock University, where she teaches drama-in-education, dance-in-education and language arts to teacher candidates. She holds a PhD from UBC in literacy education, a teaching degree from University of Toronto, and a certificate in theatre from NTS. Her research interests include: body image, embodied pedagogies, children’s literature, drama, and multimodal literacies. Kari-Lynn is also an award winning children’s author, scholar, playwright, and performer.

  • Drama in Education
  • Dance in Education
  • Children’s Literature
  • Embodied Literacies
  • Early Literacy
  • Ontario College of Teachers
  • Canscaip
  • SCBWI
  • CSSE

Refereed (Blind Peer Reviewed) Journals

Jaipal-Jamani, K., Figg, C., Collier, C., Gallagher, T., Winters, K., & Ciampa, K. (2018). Developing TPACK of university faculty through technology leadership roles. Italian Journal of Educational Technology. Retrieved from http://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/984/932

Griffin, S., Rowsell, J., Winters, KL, Vietgen, P., McQueen-Fuentes., McLauchlan, D. (2017). A reason to respond: Finding agency through the arts. International Journal of Education and the Arts, 18(25), 2-23.

Winters, KL. & Code, M. (2017). I’m Perfect/imperfect: Dramatic explorations of bodies and embodied literacies in a Canadian community. Pedagogies, 12(1), 108-129.

Winters, KL. & Gallagher, T. (2016). Historical perspectives of Canadian children’s picture books: An empirical study of Canadian literacy practices and the Canadian identity. Journal of Education and Social Policy,3(1), 2-10.

McLauchlan, D., & Winters, KL. (2014). What’s so great about drama? Year 1 secondary students have their say. Research in Drama Education, 19(1), 51-63.

Winters, KL. & Griffin, S. (2014). Singing is a celebration of language. Language and Literacy, 16(3), pp.1-14.

Lenters, K., & Winters, KL. (2013). Fracturing writing spaces: Multimodal storytelling ignites process writing. The Reading Teacher, 63(3), 227-237.

Barrett, J. & Winters, KL. (2013). Dancing toward physical literacy from stage right and stage left: Pedagogical approaches from both physical education and arts education. Physical and Health Education Canada.

McLauchlan, D. and Winters, KL. (2013). Students and instructors as co-authors in drama: Re-imaging borders of knowledge generation, identity, and ownership. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.

Winters, KL. & Vratulis, V. (2013). “Puppets don’t have legs! Dinosaurs have digits!” Using the dramatic and media arts to deepen knowledge in content areas. Education Matters: The Journal of Teaching and Learning, 1(2), pp.91-110.

Winters, KL. (2013). Interweaving A/R/Ts and graphy: Discursive postitions of writing and writing instruction. Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts, 3(1), pp. 1-25.

Wager, A.C. & Winters, KL. (2013). Expanding educators’ awareness of youth homelessness through critical dramatic inquiry. Teaching and Learning: Special Issue on Equity, Engagement, Teaching and Learning, 7(3) 29-46.

Academic Book Contributions (12)

Winters, KL, Wiebe, N., & Saudelli, M. (In press) “Writing on writing: Collaborative writing and photographic analyses from an academic writing retreat”. In Simmons, N. (Ed.) Collaborative critical communities: Academic writing partnerships, collaborations, and retreats. New Milton, CT: Sense Publishers.

Winters, KL. & Code, M. (In Press). “I’m Perfect/imperfect: Dramatic explorations of bodies and embodied literacies in a Canadian community”. In Rowsell, J. (Ed.) The art and craft of literacy pedagogy. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

Winters, KL., Griffin, S., Vietgen, P., McQueen-Fuentes, G., McLauchlan, D., & Rowsell, J. (In Press) “Communities and constructions of zones: Inclusions of diverse learners through artistry and literacy.”  In Andrews, B. (Ed.) Perspectives on arts education research in Canada. 

Winters, K. & Memme, L. (2017) “Digital inquiry and socio-critical negotiations in two early childhood classrooms.”  In Harwood, D. (Ed.) Crayons and iPads: Learning and teaching of young children in the digital world. London, UK: Sage.

Memme, L. & Winters, L. (2017) “Tablets as invitational spaces.” In Harwood, D. (Ed.) Crayons and iPads: Learning and teaching of young children in the digital world. London, UK: Sage.

Winters, K., Figg, C., Potts, D. & Lenters, K. (2017). “Performing picture books as co-authorship: Audiences critically and semiotically interact with professional authors during author visits.”  In Nodelman, P., Reimer, M., & Hamer, N. (Eds.), New words about pictures. New York, NY: Routledge.

Rogers, T., Winters, K., Perry, M., & La Monde, A. (2015). Youth claims: Arts, media, and critical literacies in the lives of Adolescents. London, UK: Routledge.

Winters, K., McLauchlan, D., & Fournier (2015). “You do this and I’ll do that”: Co-authorship, authority, and playbuilding in a Canadian community based project for impoverished youth.” In Carter, M., Belliveau, G., & Prendergast, M. (Eds.), CATE Polygraph Series.

Children’s Picture Books (Published by Professional Publishing Companies)

Winters, KL. & Sherritt-Fleming, L. (2019). Hungry for Arts: Poems to Chomp On. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Just Be-a. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). On this day. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). What can you get from a tree?. Vancouver, BC: Carmel Tree.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Colourful foods. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Do you need bags? Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Earth day birthday. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Fall into slumber. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Get out the hats. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Spring into action. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). That was yesterday. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). The need for bees. Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). Wet and wild summer. Oakville, ON: Rubicon

Winters, KL. (Forthcoming, 2018). You are an inventor! Oakville, ON: Rubicon.

Winters, KL. & Sherritt-Fleming, L. (2018). Hungry for Science: Poems to Crunch On. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

Winters, KL. (2018). On my swim. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.

Winters, KL.  (2017). On my bike. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.

Winters, KL. (2017). On my skis. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.

Winters, KL. (2017). Best Pirate. Toronto, ON: Pajama Press.

Winters, KL. (2016). A vos marques! Prets? Hockey! (French Edition). Toronto: Scholastic.

Winters, KL. (2016). Let’s Play a Hockey Game. Toronto: Scholastic.

Winters, KL. (2016). French Toast. Toronto, ON: Pajama Press.

Winters, KL. (2016). Good Pirate. Toronto, ON: Pajama Press.

Winter, KL. & Wentworth, I. (2015). Bite into bloodsuckers. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

Winters, KL. & Sherritt-Fleming, L. (2015). Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

Winters, KL. (2015). Bad Pirate. Toronto, ON: Pajama Press.

Winters, KL. (2014). Ami pour-tout-toujours. (French Edition). Montreal, QU: Planète rebelle.

Winters, KL. (2014). No-matter-what friend. Vancouver, BC: Tradewind Books.

Winters, KL. (2014). Stinky Skunk Mel. Vancouver, BC: Simply Read Books.

Winters, KL. (2013). When chickens fly. Illustrated by Izabela Bzymek. Vancouver, BC: Tickle Trunk Publications.

Winters, KL. (2013). Buzz About bees. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside.

Refereed Anthology Selections, Magazine Stories (16)

Winters, KL. (Summer, 2018). Illustrated by Laura Watson. “Beezly the Bee.” Chirp Magazine, pp. 24-27.

Winters, KL. (May, 2013). Illustrated by Barbara Spurll. “Cluck-a-doodle-cluck.” Chirp Magazine, pp. 24–27.

External Research Funding

Festival of Readers (2017-2018)
Source/Type: Writers’ Union of Canada
Amount: $1,000

Painting on the Walls of the Cave: Building Inter-Cultural Understandings Through Artistry  (2017-2018)
Source/Type: Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Co-investigator with Dr. Snezana Ratkovic
Amount: $2,280

Public Readings Grant (2016-2017)
Source/Type: Writers’ Union of Canada
Amount: $5,000

Mapping Futures: Building Capacity through Arts-Based Approaches to Literacy (2016-2017)
Source/Type: Cochrane Foundation Grant, Co-investigator with Dr. Jennifer Rowsell (PI)
Amount: $20,000

Crayons and iPads: Understanding young children’s meaning-making processes in learning to be literate (2013-2015)
Source/Type: SSHRC Insight Development Grant Collaborator with Dr. Debra Harwood (PI)
Amount: $75,000

Community Arts Zone (2013-2015)
Source/Type: SSHRC Insight Development Grant Collaborator with Dr. Jennifer Rowsell (PI)
Amount: $73,000

Internal Research Funding

Independent Study-EDUC 5P98 (2017-2018)
Source/Type: Experiential Course Development Grant
Amount: $1706

Decolonizing Canada (2016-2017)
Source/Type: R&D (Co-researcher with Dr. Snezana Ratkovic and Dr. Spy Denomme-Welch)
Amount: $1,000

Festival of Readers (2015-2016)
Source/Type: Dean’ Discretionary Fund
Amount: $1,000

Body Image: I’m not Perfect/imperfect (2014-2015)
Source/Type: Dean’ Discretionary Fund
Amount: $1,000

Engaging Authors: How Published Authors Inspire and Engage Elementary School Students (2014)
Source/Type: Dean’ Discretionary Fund
Amount: $1,250

  • 8P48, 8P58 – Dance in Education
  • 8P30, 8P34 – Language Arts (co-developed with Dr. Diane Collier and Dr. Tiffany Gallagher)
  • 8P23, 8P33, 8P48, 8P58 – Drama in Education
  • 8P09 – Cohort 7 (co-developed with Maxine Gaylor and Sandy Koster)