Ellen F. Weber Ph.D.
Director of MITA Center for Brain Based Education Renewal
PO Box 347 Pittsford, NY 14534
• 1991 - 1994 University of British
Columbia - (Center for Curriculum and Instruction) Ph.D.
• 1989 - 1990 University of Victoria - Education (Curriculum)
• 1973 - 1974 Library Science (U of Vic.) studied to design
new library in private high school in Victoria.
• 1969 - 1973 University of Alberta - Education (Secondary)
Leadership Awards Received:
- • 2009 - MITA Brain Institute for Secondary faculty and leaders: Implementing Practical Tactics from Neuro Discoversies to Facilitate Higher Motivation and Achievement, Rochester, NY August 17 - 21
- • 2008 - Taught "The Developing Learner" a graduate level course at Tyndale University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
• 2007 - Curriculum Development, Nursing Department, Waterford Institute of Technology
• 2006-07 - Certified faculties at Waterford Institute of Technology in MITA learning and assessment strategies: Four sessions 20 hours each.
• 2005 - Advisory Board, Univsity of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio for integrating MI in teaching and learning
• 2005 - Adjunct Faculty - University of Buffalo Science Education Department: Taught "Learning and Leading in Secondary Science through MITA"
• 2004 - Faculty for Keuka College
Graduate Business and International programs.
• 2002 - Faculty for Touro University International Graduate
• 2002 - Faculty for Graduate courses at Medaille College
• 2000 - Director of MITA Center for Sec. and Higher Education
• 2001 - Faculty for University of Phoenix Online Courses
(Taught 40 Graduate Education & Business Courses, all with very
high student feedbacks)
• 2003 - Invited onto Editorial Board at Scrivner’s
Online Literary Magazine
• 1997 - Invited Adjunct at McMaster University
• 1995 - 1996 Course Director at York University (Educational
Psychology, Models of Teaching and Educational Foundations) Faculty
of Education & Lecturer at U of Toronto, (Teaching and Assessment
Methods, Senior English) - Faculty of Education.
• 1995 - 1997 Editorial Board Member - Wellspring Magazine.
• 1994 - 1995 Guest Editor Educational Insights – University
of British Columbia.
• 1993 - 1994 McGill adjunct & Arctic College - Lecturer
in Northern Teacher Education - Baffin Island.
• 1991 - 1993 UBC lecturer and frequent speaker on ethical
or educational issues.
• 1990 - 1991 University of Victoria, Staff associate and
Instructor (Literacy Courses).
• 1989 - 1990 Camosun College - Writing Instructor and Seminar
• 1990 - 1991 B.C. Ministry of Education - Developed and wrote
Grade 11 Social Studies Correspondence Course under contract.
• 1980 - 1991 Taught and led writing and critical thinking
workshops, conferences, vice president and acting president of the
B.C. Canadian Authors Association.
• 1969 - 1979 Taught high school for the Edmonton Public School
- • Featured Blogger, one of 50 invited global bloggers to blog live from Bloggers Hub at World Business Forum, 2009. Article, "Jeffrey Sachs on Influence and Money Abuse," selected as one of 10 best at forum.
- • Chairman's Award of Excellence: Greater Rochester Quality Council 
• Recipient of Medaille Professional Development Award 
to develop a brain based professional development program
• Secondary Teachers' Training Scholarship, University of
British Columbia, for Ph.D. work.
• Alberta trophy, The Ellen Weber Trophy, established to commemorate
pioneer work in high school debating fields.
• Staff associate position awarded at U of Victoria during
• Teaching Assistantships awarded at UBC during my Ph.D. work.
Teacher of the Year Nomination for MITA work at U of Toronto in
• Founder and Director of MITA International
Renewal Center where we create and execute real-time and Online
materials for best learning and assessment practices.
• MITA renewal model recommended by Harvard University’s
(‘98) “Education for New Millennium.” Also in
‘99, “Intelligence Reframed.”(Basic Books).
• MITA is now core curriculum for learning and assessment
renewal in several major overseas universities.
• Developed and produced distance education courses for renewal
in British Columbia based on adult studies for the History of Canada
(2100 pages of curriculum which provided the only compulsory course
for BC distance education graduates).
• Consultant for several superintendent and principal groups
in Canada and the United States. Topics included curriculum reform
and assessment reform issues.
• Guest editor for professional journal, Educational Insights,
• Weber, E. (Nov. 2006) Keeping the Brain in mind: Boosting your problem-solving power, Capital, Business and Finance Magazine, Dubai, UAE
• Weber, E. and McMaster, R. (Sept. 2006) Brain-based strategies propel business, Business Strategies Magazine
• Weber, Ellen (2005) MI Strategies in the Classroom and
Beyond: Using Roundtable Learning Boston: Pearson Education
• Weber, Ellen. (Winter 2001). “MITA Brain Based Training
and Development,” ASTD Newslight, (p. 2-3).
• Weber, Ellen (August 2002) “How Many Intelligences
Did Your Business Use Today?” Business Strategies,
Feature Article, (p.7 – 8).
• Weber, Ellen. (December 17). “Gains by Anne Mulcahy
Boost Women Leaders,” Rochester, NY: Democrat and Chronicle
• Weber, Ellen. (Winter, 2001). “Brain Power is Fueled
by Questions, Reflections,” EVE: The Premier Woman’s
Magazine of Western New York, (p. 43).
• Weber, Ellen. (December 2000). “Five Phases to PBL:
MITA Model for Redesigned Higher Education Courses,” In Problem-Based
Learning: Educational Innovation Across Disciplines, Tamasek
Center for Problem-Based Learning, pp. 65 - 76.
• Anderson, Andy and Weber, Ellen. (April, 1997). “A
Multiple Intelligence Approach to Normal Healthy Living,”
The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD)
pp. 18 - 28.
• Edwards, C., Krueger, S. Latta, L. Mendenhall, M. Weber,
E. (1990). Technology and Change in Canada, Edmonton: Weigl.
• Scott, John & Weber, Ellen (2001). “Opening a
Two Way Door,” National Association of Secondary School
Principals NASSP, pp. 68-71.
• Weber, Ellen (2000) Addressing Diversity in College Classrooms:
A Lesson on Photosynthesis. New Horizons for Learning
• Weber, Ellen (Summer, 2000). Intelligence, Creativity and
Contentment, MC2 (Journal of Mensa Canada Communications),
vol. 33, no. 3, p. 8.
• Weber, Ellen (2000). Five Phases to PBL: MITA (Multiple
Intelligence Teaching Approach) Model for Redesigned Higher Education
Classes. In T. Seng, P. Little, H. Yin & J. Conway (Eds.) Problem
Based Learning: Educational Innovation across Disciplines: A Collection
of Selected Papers. Singapore: Temasek Centre for Problem Based
Learning, pp. 65-77.
• Weber, Ellen (April/May, 2000). Are Bigger Brains Better?
MC2 (Journal of Mensa Canada Communications), vol. 33, no.
2, p. 8.
• Weber, Ellen (February, 2000). One Size Intelligence Doesn't
Fit All, MC2 (Journal of Mensa Canada Communications),
vol. 33, no. 1, p. 12.
• Weber, Ellen (Winter, 1999). Learning and Christian Faith:
Natural Partnerships within a Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approach
(MITA): Problems and Possibilities, Christian Scholars Review,
vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 375-390.
• Weber, Ellen (October, 1999). Deeper Understanding through
Questions, National Teaching and Learning Forum. vol. 8,
no. 6, pp. 5-6.
• Weber, Ellen (1999). Student Assessment that Works:
A Practical Approach, Needham Heights: Allyn & Bacon. Weber,
Ellen (February, 1999).
• Uniting to Introduce Multiple Intelligence Teaching Approaches
(MITA), NASSP Bulletin, (National Association of Secondary School
Principals), pp. 57 - 68.
• Weber, Ellen (1998). A Multiple-Intelligence View of Learning
at the High School Level, In Perspectives on the Unity and Integration
of Knowledge (Garth Benson and Ronald Glasberg, eds.). New
York: Peter Lang, pp. 209 - 229.
• Weber, Ellen (May, 1998). Marks of Brain-Based Assessment:
A Practical Checklist, NASSP Bulletin, National Association
of Secondary School Principals, pp. 58 – 68.
• Weber, Ellen (February, 1997). Resolving Small Group Conflicts, The Teaching Professor, p. 4.
• Weber, Ellen (1997). Roundtable Learning: Building Understanding
through Enhanced MI Strategies, Tucson, Arizona: Zephyr Press.
• Weber, Ellen (September, 1996). Lessons Inuit Teachers Taught
Me in the High Arctic, Mindshift Connections: A Bulletin for
Successful Teaching and Learning, p. 10, 11.
• Weber, Ellen (April, 1996) Inuit Pre-Service Teachers: A
Lesson in Community Learning, Journal of Educational Thought,
pp. 23 – 31.
• Weber, Ellen (1996) The MITA Model for Use in High Schools, Research Forum, pp. 15 – 20.
• Weber, Ellen (November, 1996). Creative Communities in High
School: An Interactive Learning and Teaching Approach, NASSP
Bulletin, (National Association of Secondary School Principals),
pp. 76 - 87.
• Weber, Ellen (1996). Lessons Inuit Teachers Taught me in
the High Arctic, Ecumenism, pp. 22 – 29.
• Weber, Ellen (1995). Creative Learning From Inside Out:
A Collaborative Learning and Teaching Approach for High School Multiple
Intelligence Theory Application (MITA), Vancouver: EduServ
• Weber, Ellen (October, 1995) Learning and Loving it - Helping
High School Students Use their Gifts, Home and School,
pp. 15 - 18.
• Weber, Ellen (1993). Book Review: Postmodern Education,
by Stanley Aronowitz and Henry Giroux. Journal of Curriculum
Studies, p. 58 – 59.
• Weber, Ellen (1992). Curriculum for Success, New Horizons
for Learning, pp. 4 - 5.
• Weber, Ellen (1990). The New Social Studies 11 Correspondence
Course, B.C. : The Province of British Columbia Ministry of
• Weber, Ellen (1990). Article Writing: A Sharp Focus. Interlit,
Z7, 1, pp. 22-23.
• Weber, Ellen (1990). B.C. Sets Pace in Distance- Education.
Islander, Sunday, February 11, pp. C4 - C5.
• Weber, Ellen (1990). Stelly's Career Program Leads the Way. Business Examiner. 6, 107, pp. 11 - 14.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). A Math Lesson Students Can Take to
the Bank, Instructor: The Magazine for Classroom Use, XCVIII,
7 pp. 16 - 18.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). The Professional Edge, Education
Forum: The Magazine for Secondary School Professionals, 15,
3, pp. 13 - 15.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). Journey Through a Leather Bound Binder, Fifty-Five Plus, April/May, pp. 22-39.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). How Many Questions, Canadian Writer's
Journal, 6, 4, pp. 22 - 24.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). Turn on the Sprinkler, Excel Magazine,
2, 3 pp. 5 - 8.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). Helping Kids to Write Right. Island
Parent Magazine. pp.14 - 16.
• Weber, Ellen. (1989). Teaching Teachers How to Teach Debate,
Edmonton: Alberta Debate and Speech Association.
• "Visionary Brainpower that Benefits Learners and Leaders," Western NY Consortium of Teacher Center leaders, Fairport High School, Oct. 30, 2009 in collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• "Using More Brain for Productive Workplaces," Symposium, University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Oct. 15, 2009, in collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• "How Can Brain-Based Research Inform Teaching:" Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture, 2009, University of West Indies, Mona Campus, Oct. 14, 2008, in collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• "How Are You Smart Now? Explore multiple intelligences as tools for mental fitness!" The Highlands at Pittsford, NY, and affiliate of the University of Rochester, March 2, 2009, in Collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• Creative and Critical Thinking, 2nd Annual International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Oakland University, Rochester, MI in conjunction with University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, May 12, 2008. Keynote in collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• "Healthcare Change in Teaching and Learning," Oakland University Nursing Department, November, 2007 in collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• "Design Two-Footed Questions to Draw in and Challege College Students," Symposium, Corning Community College, Corning, NY, April 16, 2006, in collaboration with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• "Engaging the University Brain through MITA," Symposium, Waterford Institute of Technology, February, 2006. Presentation with Dr. Robyn McMaster
• “Power of a Stress-Free Mind,”
Presentation with Dr. Robyn McMaster at Greater Rochester Quality
Council, Rochester, NY, August 26, 2004
• “How Are You Smart – Building One Intelligence
at a Time” Keynote at Calgary City Teachers’ Convention,
Hilton Hotel, Calgary, Alberta 12, 2004
• “How Do You Release Your Strengths to Lead Yourself
and Others?” Presentation with Dr. Robyn McMaster. A One-Day
Institute for Western New York and Pennsylvania Regional YMCA, Rochester,
NY, February 27, 2004
• “Personal Renewal for Organizational Change,”
Presentation with Robyn McMaster at Greater Rochester Quality Council,
Rochester, NY, November 25, 2003
• “Celebrate Personal Renewal...” Presentation
with Robyn McMaster at Greater Rochester Quality Council, Rochester,
NY, November 14, 2002.
• MITA Sessions for WXXI, TV in Rochester, NY. Six sessions
on “How Are You Smart? aired in Rochester Secondary Schools
on January 31, February 7, 14, 28, March 7, and 14th, 2002.
• Upsize Your Business Through MITA, Talk for Rochester Museum
and Science Center, October 4, 2002.
• MITA Interview, on Intelligence and Renewal on Chautauqua
Radio, August 23, 2001.
• MITA interview, “How are you smart?” on WXXI
Radio, January 2002.
• “MITA for New Curricular Approaches,” keynote
and conference topic at University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, SA,
May 1 - 8, 2001.
• Higher Education and Secondary Renewal for an Information
Age,” University of Monterrey, Mexico, June 11 – 14,
• “Multiple Intelligences, Renewal and Personal Satisfaction,”
Chautauqua Institute, July 16 – 20, 2001.
• “From Multiple Intelligence Theory Application to
Writing Success, Writers’ Luncheon, Chautauqua Institute,
Chautauqua, New York, July 20, 2001.
• “MITA and Restoration of Learning Outcomes,”
keynote for conference at University of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico,
December 12, 2000.
• “MITA and Problem-Based Learning for Education Research,”
presentation at 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Problem-Based Learning,
Temasek Centre for Problem-Based Learning, Singapore, December 5-7,
• “MITA and School Renewal,” presentations at
ACSI Convention at Wexford, PA, October 12 & 13, 2000.
• “MITA for Excellence and Equity in Higher Level Education,”
presentation at Superintendent’s Conference Day, Rochester,
NY, October 6, 2000.
• “Education Renewal and MITA Practices,” keynote
for Professional Development Day, East Stroudsburg University, East
Stroudsburg, PA, August 17, 2000.
• “Your Potential – It’s All in Your Mind,”
keynote for Ninth Annual Parent Mini-Conference, Old Library Restaurant,
Olean, New York, May 17, 2000.
• “MITA Model for Redesigned Higher Education Classes,”
keynote for Dialogue on Learning 2000:Using MI Theory to Assess
Learning Outcomes, Dryden, New York, April 14, 2000.
• “Laubach Literacy of Canada National Conference MITA
as a Model for Higher Education Reform,” keynote Speaker for
National Education Reform Conference in Santiago, INACAP, Chile,
August 20- 28, 1999
• “Celebrating New Possibilities for Enhanced Literacy,”
keynote speaker for, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, May 15,
• “How MITA Model applies to leadership roles for the
next century,” presentation at Impact ’99 Leadership
Conferences at Houghton College, April 10, 1999.
• “Assessment for Inquiry-Based Learning,” keynote
for Ken-Ton Professional Development Day, Buffalo, NY, March 19,
• “Teaching and Learning Reform,” speaker for
West Seneca Senior Schools, September 18, 1998.
• “MITA as Reform Tool for Inquiry-Based Learning at
University,” presentation at ISETA and Interview for Scholarly
Review of Research, University of Florida, Oct. 16, 1998.
• “Multiple Intelligence and Music Teaching and Learning,”
presentation and Interactive Forum, Houghton College Music Dept.,
Invitation of Houghton Music faculty, Sept., 1998.
• “MITA as a Model for Higher Education Teaching and
Learning,” keynote Speaker for Tyndale College Faculty Retreat,
August 25 – 30, 1998.
• “Reform for the Next Century,” presentation
to Principals: Memphis, Tennessee at the Teacher Training Center
where my book, Roundtable Learning, was being used to help redesign
5 high schools, May, 1997.
• “MITA For Assessing Student Performances", and,
“ Where to From Here: Creating a Mosaic.” keynotes for
Alberta Assessment. Consortium: Annual Assessment Conference on
National Assessment Reforms, Westin Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, Nov.
13 - 15, 1997.
• "MITA For Learning and Teaching," presentation
at Erie Institute for Professional Advancement, Buffalo, New York,
July, 13 - 19, 1997.
• “MITA Learning and Teaching at Higher Learning Levels,”
presentation at Roehampton Research Center, London, March 24, 25,
• "Current Trends in Education," guest lecturer
for OBC/OTS: Toronto, Ontario. January 5 - 10, 1997.
• "Using Multiple Intelligence Theory to Unleash Creativity
and Solve Problems," Keynote speaker for Ontario School Trustees
Annual Conference, Toronto Sheraton. January 19, 1996.
• “Interview on activities that will enable parents
to support their teens at high school,” CBC TV's "What
on Earth?" and CBC FM Radio, Aired Feb. 13, 1996.
• "Learning Goes Beyond Books," Canadian TV Series
on Family Life Channel - July, 1996.
• "Activating Our Gifts," Camp Asbury Women's Retreat
- Camp Asbury - Keynote Speaker, Perry, New York, Nov 21, 22, 1996.
• “Interview,” TV Ontario, I provided some educational
responses for their series on Math, Science Instruction for Schools
Across Canada, November, 1996)
• "Multiple Intelligence and Unleashing Your Own Abilities,"
Concord College, keynote and full day teaching session for high
school teachers, Winnipeg, October 21, 1995.
• "Integration of Faith and Learning," Little Trinity
in Toronto: Panel member with Dr. Peter Moore, in Toronto forum
on November 18, 1995.
• "A Multiple Intelligence View of Learning Engineering"
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. (University of Victoria), keynote
presentation titled, at University. April 21, 1995.
• "Empowering High School Students through Use of Multiple
Intelligence Learning," Baffin Board of Education Teachers'
Conference, Workshop on the topic Iqaluit, February, 1994.
• "Using Multiple Intelligence in High School Classrooms,"
OSSTF Workshop in North York, Nov 18/94, Downsview Senior Secondary
• "Northern-Based Community Teacher Education Programs,”
Educational Leaders' Conference, presentation on the topic, May
16, 1994, Arctic College, Iqaluit.
• "A Multiple Intelligence View of Learning at the High
School Level,” C.S.S.E. (Unity of Knowledge Conference), presentation
of research paper, June 13, 1994, University of Calgary.
• "Bringing High School Students to the Table",
WESTCAST, presentation in Vancouver, B.C., March 6, 1993.
• "Equity, Change, and Howard Gardner's MI Theory,"
Superintendent of Public Instruction, keynote presentation, March
5, 1993, in Olympia, WA.
• “MI Theory as it relates to Year 2000 proposal on
learning,” Child Project Development, served on a panel with
Dr. Howard Gardner from Harvard University, at the University of
Victoria, British Columbia, October, 1992.
• “MITA as a Model for Reform,” presentation at
New Horizons for Learning Network Meeting, December 10, 1992, at
References: Available upon request