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Faculty & Staff

Linda Sutherby, MEd

Academic title: Associate Professor

Office: T389
Email: lsutherby@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.6446

Education
MEd, Memorial University of Newfoundland
BA (Ed), Memorial University of Newfoundland

 

As a passionate and committed professional to early childhood, my particular interests include principles of development, curriculum planning, guidance, responsive early learning environments, learning through play, outdoor and risky play, and physical literacy. Observing and interacting with children as they wonder, explore, and discover the world and their interests is exciting and engaging. I love sharing this journey of learning with Bachelor of Child Studies students.

My teaching experience includes being an owner and director of a preschool and daycare program, teaching in the primary grades and 20+ years of post-secondary teaching. I have been a member of numerous committees and advisory councils related to early childhood and have presented at local, provincial, national, and international conferences. I have served as a mentor, consultant, pedagogical leader, and partner in various early childhood related contexts.

Areas of Instruction

  • Principles of development
  • Learning through play
  • Curriculum planning
  • Child and Human Rights
  • Online learning

Areas of Scholarship

  • Physical literacy
  • Diversity
  • Learning through play
  • Curriculum frameworks

Selected Presentations

(2019). Curriculum and Pedagogical Implications Journey with Flight: Alberta’s Early Learning and Care Framework. Southern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association, Calgary, AB. (Role: Presenter).

(2018). Calgary Play Summit. Creating Responsive Play Environments for Children, Calgary, AB. (Role: Presenter).

(2018). Incorporating Curriculum Framework Concepts into a Degree Program. Perspectives on Curriculum Frameworks conference by the Canadian Association for Young Children, Edmonton, AB. (Role: Presenter)

(2018). Journeys into the ELCC Curriculum Framework for Alberta. Essential Pieces Conference by Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta. (Role: Presenter)

(2018). Energize through the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework. Southern Alberta Preschool Teachers Association, Calgary, AB. (Role: Keynote Speaker)

Relevant Community Service

  • Nov 2018 – present: Physical Literacy Proof of Concept Leadership Team for Proof of Concept Study
  • 2017 – 2018: Professional Development Events, Vivo Little Kids Active Learners Preschool, Calgary, AB. Role: Professional Development Facilitator.
  • 2017 – 2018, April: Foothills Alliance Preschool, Calgary, Alberta. Role: Facilitating discussion with preschool early childhood educators on implementing the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.
  • 2017, November 2: Children's Commons Ecological Society Forest Preschool, Calgary, AB. Role: Facilitating discussion with preschool early childhood educators on implementing the Alberta Early Learning and Child Care Curriculum Framework.