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Brenda Stein Dzaldov, OCT, PhD

Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
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Brenda Stein Dzaldov is an Instructor in both the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development and the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Dr. Stein Dzaldov’s research interests are in the area of inclusive pedagogies, literacy teaching and learning, and teacher education.  


  • PhD, Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development
    University of Toronto / OISE,


  • MEd, Language and Literacies
    University of Toronto / OISE,


  • BEd
    Western University,


  • B.Sc. Hon, Psychology and History
    University of Toronto,


Scholarly & Creative Works

  • Making a difference through differentiated instruction: Inclusive strategies for differentiated instruction in the math classroom
    2023, Ontario Mathematics Gazette, 61(4), 41-48.
    Stein Dzaldov, B., & Mandelker, J
  • A guide for families of students with down syndrome
    2022, Down Syndrome Association of Ontario
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Designing for Meaningful Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Online Courses (K. MacKinnon, L. Wilton, S. Murphy, B. Stein Dzaldov, D. Wattar, J. DesRochers, & A. Mann Eds.)
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Inspiring Meaningful Learning: 6 steps to creating lessons that engage students in deep learning
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Ready, Set, Learn! Integrating powerful learning skills and strategies into daily instruction.
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Literacy smarts: Simple classroom strategies for using interactive whiteboards to engage students
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Scaffolding Early Literacy using the SMARTboard
    2009, Books, Media, and the Internet: Children's Literature for Today's Classrooms (Booth, D., Stagg Peterson, S. and Jupiter, C. Eds).
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Collector Cards
    2006, Family Literacy Experiences (J. Rowsell Ed)
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov
  • Book leveling and readers
    2005, The Reading Teacher
    Dzaldov, B. S., & Peterson, S
  • Beginning readers and New Literacy Studies
    2005, Orbit
    Brenda Stein Dzaldov

Research Interests


  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher professional learning
  • Literacy teaching and learning
  • Inclusive pedagogies
  • Special Education 

Honours and Awards:

  • 2019 Recipient, OISE Award for Excellence in Teacher Education

Teaching Interests

Instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education

  • Instructor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
  • Courses taught: Issues in Literacy, Introduction to Special Education and Adaptive Instruction, Special Education and Mental Health, Theory and Curriculum 1: Language and Literacy, Curriculum and Teaching in Literacy, Fundamentals of Teaching, Early Intervention in Literacy Learning, Educational Psychology

OCT certified

  • Academic Coach and Educational Consultant
  • K-8 classroom teacher (1991-2010)
  • Literacy Mentor Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • ELL lead and specialist
  • PQP 1 & 2
  • Private School Principal (2010-2016)