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Rita Zuba Prokopetz

Rita Zuba Prokopetz

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Skills & Interests

  • Humanities / World Languages / ESL or EFL / Business ESL (Advanced)
    Designed, developed and facilitated Business English courses to international students (launched the very first trial of an online course using Sakai Learn in 2005).
  • Business / Marketing (Advanced)
    Over two decades of office management in a private business setting and in an educational institution (coordinated and managed language programs)
  • Humanities / English / Language (Advanced)
    Over three decades as an ESL educator (designed, developed and piloted the first blended ESL course in a five-module format)

Associations

  • Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL).
    Member 08/2015 – Current
  • TESL Canada
    Member 12/2000 – Current
  • Teaching English as a Second Language in Manitoba (TEAM)
    Past President / Vice-President/ Secretary /Fundraising Chair/Advocacy Chair 06/1992 – Current

Education History

  • Doctor of Education Distance Education (2015 - 2019) (07/2019)
    Athabasca University - Canada
  • Master's Degree (2011-2013) Educational Technology (05/2013)
    Central Michigan University - United States
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology (06/1980)
    Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Brazil

Publications

Teaching Experience

  • Intensive English as a Second Language (Current)
    • Red River College – ESL
    • Blended Intensive ESL five-month program
  • Certificate in Adult Education (Fall 2015)
    • Red River College – Course Implementation
    • Course Implementation in the Certificate in Adult Education diploma program

Languages

  • English
    • Speaking level: Advanced
    • Reading level: Advanced
  • Portuguese
    • Speaking level: Advanced
    • Reading level: Advanced
  • Spanish
    • Speaking level: Intermediate
    • Reading level: Intermediate

Honors & Awards

  • TEAM Teacher Award | TEAM: Teachers of English as an Additional Language for Adults in Manitoba (09/2014)
    Presented with a TEAM Teacher Award for her innovative ways to teach ESL using online educational tools
  • TEAM: Teachers of English as an Additional Language for Adults in Manitoba | TEAM Life Member Award (05/2011)
    Presented with “TEAM Life Member Award” for her more than two decades of services to her professional organization

Presentations

Positions

  • Assistant to the Professor - MDDE694 (04/2019 – Current) Athabasca University
  • ESL Educator (01/2007 – Current) Red River College - Canada
  • Language Consultant/OER Resource Developer (11/1992 – Current) G&R Languages