Keynote Addresses and Invited Presentations

Laitsch D. (2017, October 13). Post-Secondary Funding: Context, Risk, and Implications. In, Whalen, C., Morrill, J., & Laitsch, D., Internationalization: Promises, Pitfalls, and the Role of Faculty Associations. Presentation to the annual CAUT Western Regional Conference. Prince George, BC.

Laitsch D. (2017, March 8). Nurturing a healthy campus community for faculty members and students. Panel discussion in Aknin, L., Fouladi, R., & Laitsch D., Building Connections: Well-being in Teaching and Learning Program.

Laitsch, D. (2016, June). What it means to have a Faculty Council: Perils, Pitfalls, and Opportunities in Self Governance. SFUFA/UBCFA Good Neighbour Summit, Vancouver, BC.

Laitsch, D. & Younghusband, C. (2016, April). British Columbia School Trustees' Use of Research and Information Seeking in Decision Making. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Laitsch, D. & Cant, A. (2015, July). Implementing Learning in Depth: A multi-site study. Paper presentation at the 10th International Conference on Imagination and Education, Vancouver, BC.

Laitsch, D., Duesberry, L., & Dreger, D. (2015, April). ResearchBriefs: A User-Driven Structured Abstracts Database for the Dissemination of Education Research, in Research Use and Stakeholder Engagement: Issues and Opportunities for Teacher and Administrator Use of Research. Roundtable Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Laitsch, D. (2014, October). Public Education Forum. Invited panelist. School Trustees Candidates Forum hosted by Bill Hood. Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver, BC. 

Laitsch, D., Johnston, R, Yang, Y., & Plante, S. (2013, October). Don't fall prey to predatory publishers. Invited panelist. SFU Open Access Week Events.

Paulus, P., Laitsch, D., & McCall, D. (2013, May). Integrating Health/Social Development Programs with the Whole Child Approach and within Education Systems: A fundamental shift for the health, social and other sectors. 2013 Whole Child Virtual Conference.

Laitsch, D. (2007, May). Invited panelist on issues in school governance. In Simpson, C., Perry, N., & Laitsch, D. Public meeting on provincial model schools. Vancouver Save Our Schools Network. Vancouver, BC.

Laitsch, D. (2007, April). Making Education a Knowledge Based Profession. In, Murphy, P.K., Sandoval, W.A., Laitsch, D., Preston, S.D. New Directions in the Field of Learning and Instruction. AERA Division C Symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Laitsch, D. (2006, June). The role of school boards in democratic schooling. Invited panelist. Annual General Meeting of the Charter for Public Education Network, Vancouver, BC.

Laitsch, D., Taylor, M., & Rootman, I. (2006, May). Systems Thinking, Capacities & Change. Keynote panel presentation at the 2006 National Invitational Conference & Seminars of the Joint Consortium for School Health, Vancouver, BC.

Shaker, P. & Laitsch, D. (2006, January). Education in BC: Current (Future) Issues and Trends. Invited presentation to the British Columbia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Laitsch, D., Phillipps, J. & Ledger, E. (2005, December). Supporting Healthy Children and Life-long Learners: ASCD’s Whole Child and Health in Education Initiatives. Invited panelist. Meeting of the Joint Consortium on School Health. Comprehensive School Health: Understanding and Monitoring a Critical Mass of Policies and Programs. Ottawa, ON.

Laitsch, D. & Shaker, P. (2005, November). Education in BC: Current Issues and Trends. Invited presentation to the Fraser Valley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. Surrey, BC.

Laitsch, D. (2005, September). Taking Research to Practice (and Back): Toward a Professional Vision of Research in Education. Plenary Speaker. Presentation at the 2005 Fall Issues meeting of the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety. Washington, DC.

Laitsch, D. (2004, Winter). Conversations. Threshold. Invited Panelist. Cable in the Classroom. Washington, DC.

Laitsch, D. (2004, December). Developing a vision for knowledge utilization in education: A brainstorming and advisory session convened by NEKIA. Invited panelist. National Education Knowledge Industries Association. Washington, DC.

Finn Jr., C. E., Laitsch D., Lerner, R., Swanson, C., & Hess, F. (2004, October). The Education Statistics We Need and How Uncle Sam Can Get Them to Us. Invited Panelist. American Enterprise Institute. Washington, DC.

Berliner, D., Heilman, E., Laitsch, D., McNeil, L., Shaker, P., Spring, J. &Valenzuela, A. (2004, April). Is the federal government taking over educational research? A discussion of the political and rhetorical strategies behind new policies. Panelist.  Division B - Section 1 - Curriculum in Classrooms symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.