Biography

Melanie is an educator who is passionate about K-12 education and teaching future teachers. Her research interests includes K-12 students, ELLs, and technology-enhanced classrooms.

Melanie has extensive experience teaching in a K-12 context including as an elementary teacher, technology teacher, Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) Learning Leader, English Language Learner (ELL) Learning Leader and most recently a system ELL Strategist for the Calgary public school district. She loves mentoring teachers and being a part of their journey into the profession. She is also passionate about connecting research with practice.

Projects

Mapping Our Communities: Shifting Towards Place-Based Pedagogies in the Primary Years Cohort Current

2021 – present

Dancing through the Pandemic: Experiences of Remote Learning in a K-12 Ballet School Current

2021 – present

(Re)thinking Medical Interviews Current

2020 – present

An Ethnographic Case Study of Elementary English Language Learners in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom Completed

2015 – 2020

The Academic Discourse Socialization of PhD Students in Canadian University Current

2013 – present

Awards

Killiam Graduate Assistant Teaching Award (2014-2015)

Selected Publications

Wong, M. M. & Wong, R.Y.T. (2022)
(Re)thinking the medical interview. In M. G. Tweedie & R. Johnson (Eds.), Perspectives on medical English as a lingua franca (pp. 94-114). Cambridge Scholars Press.


Wong, M. M. (2022)
Building a K-12 educator community of learners during emergency remote learning. In C. N. Giannikas (Ed.), Transferring language learning and teaching from face-to-face to online settings (pp. 287-305). IGI Global.


Wong, M. M. (2021)
Silly putty: Mobilization of the known across technology-enhanced learning spaces. Language & Literacy, 23 (3), 146-164.

Wong, M. M. (2019)
“S:ay what you want…:” Rap battles in a technology-enhanced classroom. Canadian Modern Language Review, 72 (2), 169-182.