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Patricia Shields-RamsayProject Management, Coordination, Communications, Creative Conceptualization, Writing and Production

Patricia Shields-Ramsay, MEd is currently a principal with InPraxis Group Inc., and provides independent resource development, project management, educational consulting, research and professional development services. Patricia has a classroom teaching background and was also a sessional instructor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta for six years. Patricia has an extensive base of experience involving:

  • Knowledge of pedagogical approaches, including learning theory, inquiry, critical thinking, differentiated instruction and assessment
  • Excellent writing and creative development applications
  • Effective curriculum implementation and professional development support
  • Research and needs assessment methodologies.

Patricia is an experienced project manager, who has completed a range of different learning focused projects that have involved stages from initial needs assessment, research, conceptualization, writing, review and field testing to design management and final production of resources. She has led the successful development of several multi-media projects, including Building Communities through Local Government for Alberta Municipal Affairs, which received the Gold Premier’s Award of Excellence.

In addition to managing, writing and producing the resources listed in this quotation, she contributed a number of chapters to Making a Difference: Meeting Diverse Learning Needs with Differentiated Instruction, a publication produced by the Alberta Ministry of Education and has designed and delivered sessions and webinars on differentiating instruction, which has given her a solid base of expertise in the strategies used to address differing learning needs.

Patricia has a solid grounding in educational research and a focus on best practice in learning and teaching methodologies. She has completed research into what constitutes effective curriculum design and implementation. She incorporates this knowledge into any resources and professional support she designs and develops.

Patricia has extensive experience working with teachers, schools and districts in the organization and delivery of professional learning experiences related to instructional design and school improvement initiatives. Patricia has delivered numerous training sessions and workshops on purposeful planning and curriculum implementation, best practice in instruction and assessment, citizenship and social education.

Doug RamsayResearch, Creative Conceptualization, Writing and Review Management

Doug Ramsay
Doug Ramsay, MA was a teacher, consultant and administrator with the Calgary Board of Education in Alberta, Canada for more than 25 years. He also worked as the Executive Director of Citizenship Matters, focusing on citizenship education and promoting the need to rebuild a sense of community; locally, nationally, and internationally. He currently is a principal with, and provides educational consulting, writing, research and professional development services with InPraxis Group Inc. Doug has an extensive base of research and implementation experience involving:

  • Citizenship education
  • Knowledge of pedagogical approaches, including inquiry, critical thinking, differentiated instruction and assessment
  • Effective curriculum implementation and professional development support
  • Research and needs assessment methodologies.

Doug is an experienced project manager, and has completed a range of different learning focused projects that have involved all stages of development, from initial needs assessment, research, writing, and field testing to design management and final production of reports, papers and resources. He has delivered training sessions and workshops on curriculum implementation, best practice in instruction and assessment, citizenship and social education. He is trained in and has implemented both Cognitive Coaching and TESA (Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement) programs.



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178 Ambleside Drive SW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6W 0H4