Jenna Lowe



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Jenna Lowe joined the Faculty in 2016, after 14 years in public schools, primarily as a high school English Language Arts teacher in rural settings. A passionate supporter and amateur practitioner of multiple arts, Jenna also taught visual art, drama, film studies and various media options. While she is currently continuing her own learning through doctoral studies and research in language and literacy learning, she is primarily interested in teacher development/training and is deeply committed to her role as an Instructor.

Teaching Interests

With a professional philosophy rooted in arts-based practices and a strong interest for inter-related, multi-modal and transmedia literacies, Jenna’s instruction of pre-service teachers is often geared at developing their capacities by approaching teaching itself as an art. She is deeply interested in bettering instruction and assessment practices in the field of education by guiding our students to become empathetic professionals with confidence in Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies.

Research Interests

Areas of Interest: Multiliteracies; Theory and Practice in Language Learning; Language, Culture, and Intercultural Communication; New Literacies & Digital Media Ed. D., Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary (projected completion: 2025) Specialization: Leadership in Literacy and Language Learning • Research Project: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers in/through/for Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies via Creative Acts of Re-Storying and Transmediation, Supervisor: Kimberly Lenters, Ph.D. M. Ed., University of Lethbridge, 2012 (General Cohort) • Project: Articulating a Better Practice (discourse awareness in building professional identity and resilience). Project Supervisor: Leah Fowler, Ph.D.