Claire Holland (Full time Aug 2019 - )

Course Director, Practicum Facilitator

Toronto District School Board

Masters of Education - OISE/UT, Toronto; Bachelor of Education - Glendon College/York University, Toronto; Bachelor of Arts - Glendon College/York University, Toronto

Location(s) / Contact Info:

Keele Campus



 Claire Holland earned her B. A. and B. Ed. at Glendon College and has worked in the Toronto District School Board in the capacity of classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, Arts prep provider and Literacy Coach. She has developed curriculum resources and facilitated professional development opportunties for teachers around a number of subjects including: Critical Literacy, Financial Literacy, the Global Competencies, integrating Drama and Dance into the content areas, finding entry points into Drama and Dance, structuring and supporting student inquiry, using the survey as a research tool and reframing non-fiction reports through an inquiry lens. Claire pursued a Masters in Education at OISE/UT with a focus on curriculum, teaching and learning. 

Scholarly Interests

 Inquiry Based Learning

Drama in Education

21st Century Literacies

Faculty & School/Dept

  • Faculty of Education - Bachelor of Education

Courses Taught

  • Content Into Practice (ED/EDFE 3200)
  • Language & Literacy in the Junior-Intermediate Divisions (ED/EDJI 1000)
  • Language & Literacy in the Primary-Junior Divisions (ED/EDPJ 1000)
  • Research Into Practice (ED/EDFE 4200)
  • Studies in Communities and Their Schools (ED/EDPR 1000)
  • Teaching Dramatic Arts in the Intermediate Division (ED/DRAA 3000)
  • Teaching Dramatic Arts in the Intermediate-Senior Divisions - A (ED/DRAA 4000)

Selected Presentations

  • Claire Holland (2017, July). Rattled- a research informed play . Presented at: Tarragon Theatre Extraspace

Professional Affiliations

Service/Community Activities