In this newsletter:

  • Travel Voucher Winner!
  • Change of Time for Next FEC Meeting
  • Last Week To Purchase Graduation Banquet Tickets
  • ED473 Webcast!
  • Wishing Students Well on Winter Practicum

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We are pleased to announce that the $3000 travel voucher  from the Travel Store was won by Jesse Todd, a BEd student who will be completing an international practicum.  Congratulations to Jesse!  Organizers of the draw would like to thank everyone for their support on this and other fund raising activities over the year.

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This is just a reminder that the next FEC meeting has been moved to the morning and will take place March 14th from 10am to noon.

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This is THE LAST WEEK to buy graduation banquet tickets.  Tickets are available from Karen-Anne in Memorial 402 during regular business hours, or in the Education Lounge at the following times:

  • Tuesday  (March 4) – 10-2
  • Wednesday (March 5) 11:30-1 and 2-3
  • Thursday(March 6) 10-11:30 and 3-4

This year the banquet will take place at Rodd Royalty Inn on May 9th.  Doors open at 6:00pm, and the meal will be served at 6:30pm.  Tickets for non-Ed-Society members are $35.

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Bonnie Stewart’s ED473 Communications class will be doing a live webcast with Scotland’s RadioEdutalk on Thursday at 3:45pm. This is a capstone project for the class, utilizing the presentation and listening skills learned. The 38 students will each have one of four roles: audio presentation, audio discussion, chat discussion, or live tweeting. They’ll be reflecting on building networked communications skills and personal learning networks.

ED473 would love your support and participation (from the comfort of your desk). You can listen here between 3:45 and about 4:30: just click. http://edutalk.cc/listen/  You can also provide great support by participating with a real-time question or comment if you wish.  To do this::

1. Tweet using the Twitter hashtags #ed473webcast and/or #EDUtalk or
2. Send a question via this Titanpad link (chat is on the right-hand side), it’s public: http://titanpad.com/TMIwIu0751

The RadioEdutalk host’s blog about the show is here: http://johnjohnston.info/blog/?e=2440. All questions or comments about networked communications are welcome. The show will be archived by Radio Edutalk afterwards so students will be able to showcase it in their portfolios if they wish. It’s real-life service to the educational community, and a great way  for students to build connections!

Please support our students in this project by participating if you can!

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This marks the last week of classes for winter semester in the BEd Program.  We extend our very best wishes to students as they venture off to their winter practicum placements.  Congratulations to everyone involved in making this a successful semester of classes.

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