I am excited to be a PhD student at the University of Alberta in the Dept. of Education Policy Studies. I have completed classes and working to meeting requirements for candidacy in the Fall of 2022. I will work to complete my research and write my dissertation within two year after that and with luck, be granted the degree. Here is a list of some recent presentations, published articles, and some samples of my work completed to date in the classes in pursuit of the question, “How do educational leaders deal with uncertainty?”
Presentations and Publications
Borthistle, G. (2022, May 16-20) Uncertainty and the Unachievable Ideal [Conference Presentation]. Canadian Sociological Association (CSA/SCS): 2022 Annual Conference – Igniting Change Through Sociology.
Borthistle, G. & Essiomle, K. (2022, April 30) The Statistical Literacy of Canadian School Administrators [Conference Presentation]. University of Alberta, Graduate Student Showcase.
Borthistle, G. (2022, March 4) Uncertainty and the Unachievable Ideal: Educational Decision Making During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 23rd Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, University of Manitoba.
Borthistle, G. (2022, February 22) Let’s Talk about Building Cultural Competence: It’s for Everyone [Conference Presentation]. Making the Most of Teaching & Learning: 18th Annual Teaching Practices Colloquium, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC.
Borthistle, G. (February 2022) Uncertainty: the Old Man and a Horse [Competition Presentation]. 3Minute Thesis Competition, University of Alberta.
Borthistle, G. (2019) Ignite Inquiry Week: Implementing a School Wide Inquiry Project at Shenzhen International Academy [Conference Presentation]. BC Offshore Administrators Annual Conference, Shanghai, China.
Hunter, D.; Borthistle, G.; & Essiomle, K. (2022, April 10-12) The statistical literacy of Canadian school administrators: National SSHRC study results [Conference Session]. uLead 2022 – The Summit of Educational Leadership, Banff, AB.
Hunter, D.;ElAtia, S., Borthistle, G.; & Essiomle, K. (2022, March 16-18). The statistical literacy of Canadian school administrators: National SSHRC study results. College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) 56th CASS Annual Learning Conference, Edmonton, AB.
Hunter, D., ElAtia, S., Essiomle, K., & Borthistle, G. (2022). Canadian school administrators’ statistical reasoning about probability, effect, and representativeness: Statistical literacy of canadian school administrators’. Alberta Academic Review, 5(1), 6–6. https://doi.org/10.29173/aar141
Hunter, D., ElAtia, S., Essiomle, K., & Borthistle, G. (Pending). Beyond the numbers: The statistical literacy of Canadian school administrators. Publisher Pending.
Hunter, D., Smith, L., Borthistle, G., & Lorenz, D. E. (Pending). A Canadian case book for law and ethics in teaching (2nd. ed.) X Pages. To be submitted to Publisher
- EDPS 521 Final Paper: Learning in Online Communities of Practice
- EDPS 680 Final Paper: A Policy Historiography – Preparing Citizens of Tomorrow in British Columbia
- EDPS 606 Final Paper: Evidence Informed Education – Whose Evidence?
- EDPS 512 Final Paper: Complexity in a Time of Reimagining
- EDPS 580 Final Paper: Uncertainty and Decision Making
- EDPS 681 Final Paper: A Research Proposal
- EDU 523 Final Paper: A Framework for Decision Making
Lessons Taught: EDPS 410 – Ethics and Law in Teaching
- Fall 2020: Aboriginal Children in Care and TRC Implementation
- Fall 2020: Bullying and Violence in School
- Winter 2021: Being an Inclusive Educator