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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



Mary Reid
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Program Coordinator, Master of Teaching in Elementary and Secondary Education

phone: 416-978-0047
email: mary.reid@utoronto.ca  

Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning



Research Overview

With over 25 years of teaching experience, Dr. Reid brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as Elementary Coordinator in the Master of Teaching program. Prior to her life at OISE, Mary was a classroom teacher, instructional leader, education officer at the Education Quality Accountability Office (EQAO), vice-principal and principal. In addition, her field experiences involve both urban and rural school settings. She has published research in the areas of math content knowledge of elementary pre-service teachers, math anxiety in the classroom, the gender gap in STEM, and building efficacy for math teaching. Her most recent study critically examines the gender and race gaps in math performance, specifically the intersectionality of being female and of colour. Minority females are vastly under-represented in all STEM fields and Mary's research attempts to uncover the barriers minority females face as math learners. Her research and findings would be of interest to those seeking to enhance math teacher education through building math capacities of pre-service and in-service teachers.

Academic History

Doctor of Education, Graduate Division of Educational Research - University of Calgary, February 2014
Master of Education, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - OISE/University of Toronto, June 2002
Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior Concurrent Program, Summa Cum Laude - York University, June 1992
Bachelor of Arts, With Distinction - York University, June 1992

Additional Qualifications:
Intermediate (grade 7 to 10) Qualifications
Computers in the Classroom Specialist - Parts 1,2 & 3
Principal's Qualifications Program - Parts 1 & 2

Teaching Overview

Mary is an Ontario certified teacher (OCT) and has taught a variety of curriculum courses including:

CTL7002H Curriculum and Teaching in Mathematics P/J and J/I
CTL7008H Introduction to Special Education and Mental Health
CTL7010H Issues in Numeracy and Literacy
CTL7000H Curriculum and Teaching in Literacy P/J and J/I
CTL7007H Authentic Assessment
APD2212H Theory and Curriculum II: Mathematics
 P/J
EDU6000Y Teacher Education Seminar, P/J and J/I
EDU1420Y Mathematics
EDU1420Y Language Arts

Representative Publications

Reid, M., Reid, S., & Hewitt, J. (2018). Nervous about numbers: Math content knowledge and math anxiety in preservice education. [Special Issue]. Master of Teaching Journal. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Reid, M., & Reid, S. (2018, April). Transforming teacher candidates’ beliefs about math: A collaborative journey in self-study. Paper presentation at the Global Conference on Education and Research, University of Las Vegas, NV.

Reid, M., & Reid, S. (2017). Learning to be a math teacher: What knowledge is essential? International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 9(4).

Reid, M. (2014). Mathematics content knowledge, mathematics teacher efficacy, and pedagogy: An examination of the three constructs in mathematics pre-service elementary education. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Calgary).

Reid, M. & Swartz, L. (2014). Towards a personal and global understanding of “Home”:  A literacy, media, and inquiry approach. In D. Montemurro, M. Gambhir, M. Evans & K. Broad (Eds.), Inquiry into Practice Research: Learning and Teaching Global Matters in Local Classrooms (pp.108-114). Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Reid, M. & Swartz, L. (2011). One book, two books, blue books, pink books: Gender equity in the primary classroom. In C. Rolheiser, M. Evans & M. Gambhir (Eds.), Inquiry into Practice Research: Reaching Every Student through Inclusive Curriculum (pp.72-80). Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

Reid, M. (2011). Addressing gender equity issues to foster inclusive environments. In K. Lundy, & L. Swartz (Eds.), Creating Caring Classrooms (pp. 110-111). Toronto: Pembroke Publishers.

Reid, M. & Reid, S.M. (2009). Ontario Writing Assessment – Kindergarten. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Doctorow, R., McGowan, H., & Reid, M. (2009). CASI (Comprehension, Attitude, Strategies, Interests) Reading Assessment, Grade Three. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, M. & Reid, S.M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade One. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, M. & Reid, S.M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Two. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, M. & Reid, S.M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Three. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, S. M. & Reid, M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Four. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, S. M. & Reid, M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Five. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, S. M. & Reid, M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Six. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, S. M. & Reid, M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Seven. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, S. M. & Reid, M. (2008). Ontario Writing Assessment – Grade Eight. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Reid, M. (2007). Data-driven writing programs. In D. Booth & J. Rowsell (Eds.), The Literacy Principal: Leading, Supporting and Assessing Reading and Writing Initiatives, Second Edition (pp.137-142). Toronto: Pembroke Publishers.

Bodiam, M., Coulter, J., Doctorow, R., McGowan, H., & Reid, M. (2007). CASI (Comprehension, Attitude, Strategies, Interests) Reading Assessment, Second Edition-Grades Four to Eight. Toronto: Nelson Publishers.

Research Grants and Contracts

Obtained outreach grant of $25000.00 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (2018)

Obtained $9000.00 for Inquiry into Practice Research: Reaching Every Student Through Inclusive Curriculum (2014).

Obtained $9000.00 for Inquiry into Practice Research: Learning and Teaching Global Matters in Local Classrooms (2011).

Honours and Awards

2018- Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for Initial Teacher Education - OISE/UT

2013 - Nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award for Initial Teacher Education - OISE/UT

2007 - Principal of Walkerton PS, school recipient runner up for the Garfield Weston Award - Improvement in Academics Category

Professional Activities

Reid, M., & Reid, S. (2018, April). Transforming teacher candidates' beliefs about math: A collaborative journey in self-study. Paper presentation at the Global Conference on Education and Research, University of Las Vegas, NV.

Reid, M. (2018, March). Combating gender inequities in math achievement. Presentation at University of Toronto's LeaderHERship event. Toronto, ON.

Reid, M. (2018, March). Math at the intersection of gender and race. Poster presentation at the Ontario Research Education Symposium, Ministry of Education, Toronto, ON.

Reid, M., Reid, S., & Hewitt, J. (2018, March). Nervous about numbers: Math content knowledge and math anxiety of teacher candidates. Poster presentation at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education's (OISE's) Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Research Gala, Toronto, ON.

Featured on OISE News for International Women's Day (March 8, 2018). Powerhouse team of OISE women selected to research STEM education. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/News/2018/International_Women_s_Day_Powerhouse_team_of_OISE_women_selected_to_research_STEM_curriculum/index.html

Reid, M., & Reid, S. (2018, Feb.). Addressing math anxiety and building confidence: From research to practice. Presentation at the Fields Institute MathEd Form, Toronto, ON.

Reid, M. (2018, Feb). The gender gap in STEM: Classroom implications. Presentation at the Ministry of Education, Research Strategy Speaker Series, Toronto, ON.

Featured on OISE News for International Women's Day (March 8, 2017). OISE's Mary Reid aims to inspire change, help bridge gender gap in STEM-related careers. Retrievem http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/oise/About_OISE/Mary_Reid_aims_to_inspire_change_and_help_bridge_gender_gap_in_STEM_related_careers.html

Other Information

Visit Mary's Website:
https://drmaryreid.weebly.com/

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