Facilitated Workshops

(*=Invited workshop)

(Qx= workshop accepted then cancelled due to COVID quarantine)

Qx. *Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020). Invited workshop focusing on using stick figure comics as a media to visually translate the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report. Workshop to be offered at Centre for Digital Media and Simon Fraser University: Sketching in Practice Symposium.

Qx. Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020)  Zombies and Other Complications: Just when your team has achieved world peace, the zombie apocalypse threatens! Team building workshop scheduled for Knowledge and Beyond Day, Justice Institute of British Columbia, May 29, 2020.

Qx. Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020).Drawn into reflection: Creating visual narratives (comics) to reflect on and improve practice. CTLT Spring Institute, University of British Columbia., May 2020

Qx. *Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020). Visual translation of the TRC. Professional development workshop for the Indigenous Initiatives and Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, University of British Columbia. May 2020

Qx. LaLonde, C. and Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020). Long and Drawn Out: Visual translation of the “terms and conditions” contracts for some learning tools. Festival of Learning, BCCampus, May 2020

Qx. *Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020). Drawn into the conversation: How stick figure comics can help us with teaching, learning, and living. Professional Develpoment workshop for Instructors at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. April 24, 2020.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020).Visually translating Reclaiming Power and Place: The National Inquiry’s Final Report Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Chapter 2. Justice Institute of British Columbia, March 4, 2020.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2020). Using Visual and Performing Arts to Engage First Year Students, Guide Reflections, and Deepen Understanding of Course Content. University of British Columbia, Feb 20, 2020.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2019). Creating Stick Figure Comics for Social Justice. Workshop offered to transgendered and non-binary youth at Gender Odyssey, San Diego. June 21, 2019.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. and McFarlane, P. (2019). Life Outside the Box – Prescribing stick figures comics: Superheroes practice CALM when the storms of life overwhelm. A workshop offered to two B.C. Grade 5 classes, teachers and RCMP school liaison officers, Graphic Medicine, Courtenay, B.C. Dec 17, 2019

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A.  (2018). The exhilarating, exhausting, and mysterious truth about teaching and learning: Our own educator’s story recreated as graphic narratives. Workshop offered at BC Campus: Scholarly Teaching & Learning in Post-Secondary Education. October 24, 2018

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2018). It’s Good to Be Seen: Taking stick figures on a journey to the heart. Workshop offered at Centre for Digital Media and Simon Fraser University: Sketching in Practice Symposium, 05 October 2018

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. & Lambert, K. (2018). Grit and Educators’ Burn Out: Using Graphic Narratives to Brainstorm Solutions to the “Sand in our Shoes”. Workshop offered at B.C. Campus, Festival of Learning, May 30, 2018.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2017). How students use a comic book app, Blackboard blog and a ticking clock to co-create course content and demonstrate social justice action: Upstanding to sexism and homophobia. Workshop offered at eTUG: Education by Design. Spring Jam. June 1, 2017.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2017). *Reprise of How students use a comic book app, Blackboard blog and a ticking clock to co-create course content and demonstrate social justice action: Upstanding to sexism and homophobia. Workshop offered at Sketching in Practice symposium held in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s: Faculty of Communication Art and Technology; School of Interactive Art and Technology; Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences; and the Teaching and Learning Centre. June 23, 2017.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2017). *Team “reading sprees” and comics: Awakening to Truth and Reconciliation. A workshop offered at the Teaching and Learning conference, Vancouver Island University. May 11, 2017.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2016). *Creating Comics to Deepen Student Reflections, Increase Engagement and Have More Fun! Invited presentation at the Sketching in Practice symposium held in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s: Faculty of Communication Art and Technology; School of Interactive Art and Technology; Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences; and the Teaching and Learning Centre. June 24, 2016.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2015). *Your Life Outside the Box: Using your own stories about the young and old heroes in your life to learn a playful and deep way to reflect on your personal and professional journey. A full day professional development workshop for CUPE 3570, B.C. School District 69. October 23, 2015.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A., & Craig, M. (2015). *Co-presenter with Marion Craig, Sgt. Ret’d. Question Storming: Teaching the Question Formulation Technique: The problem with penguins in the fridge. Justice Institute of British Columbia. November 24, 2015

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2014). Move over Sage on the Stage.  Workshop offered at ETUG Spring Workshop. June 13, 2014

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2014). *Using Evernote for Education. A faculty development workshop. Justice Institute of British Columbia. June 2014.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2013). *Online meetings: methods, manners, and messages. Workshop to be given to Denman Works! on Denman Island, 27 March 2013.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2013). *Journaling as a tool for “unsticking” what keeps us “stuck.” Workshop given to members of CUPE Local 3570, Parksville, B.C., on 4 February 2013.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (2013). *The truth about resentment. Do you resent it when someone tells you to “let go” of your resentment? Workshop given to members of CUPE Local 3570, Parksville, B.C., on February 4, 2013.

Motherwell McFarlane, J.A. (1992). *Equity Solutions in the Class Room. A workshop for teachers to brain storm possible solutions to class room gender inequity. Given for the Vancouver School Board, Vancouver. October, 30, 1992.

About

Dr. Jessica Motherwell McFarlane is a professional education consultant on gender, anti-oppression and social justice issues and a research associate at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. She is also the developer and director of the Life Outside the Box program that uses visual narratives as a way to SEE conflict and injustice from new perspectives. Jessica facilitates groups and schools needing to have complex — and sometimes emotionally painful — conversations. She offers workshops to at-risk children, youth, and adults on: Truth and Reconciliation, transforming bullying situations, and rehearsing best practices for self-care, inclusivity, and kindness.

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