27-Aug-2014

In this newsletter:

  • Staffing Updates for September
  • Retreat Doodle
  • Workplace Learning Course Open to UPEI Staff and Faculty
  • Master of Education Thesis Defense
  • Spread a Little Awesomeness with School Supplies

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SEPTEMBER STAFFING UPDATE

There are lots of exciting new staffing announcements here in the Faculty of Education for September:

    • Ron MacDonald has been officially appointed Dean of Education.   Congratulations, Ron!
    • Zain Esseghaier begins his three-year term position in our BEd (français langue seconde) program on 01-Sept-2014.  Zain will be working out of Memorial 410.  Drop by and welcome Zain to the team!
    • Jill Ross is returning early from maternity leave on 05-Sept-2014 to resume her work in admissions, alumni and recruiting for the Faculty.  Pop in to Memorial 302A and welcome Jill back!

Welcome everyone!  I predict the opportunity for celebratory cake in the near future!

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RETREAT DOODLE

Have you responded yet to your availability on our retreat Doodle poll?  We would like to finalize the date for the team-building retreat, so if you have not yet responded, please visit the Doodle link to let us know when you are available on October 2 and/or October 3.

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WORKPLACE LEARNING COURSE OPEN TO UPEI STAFF AND FACULTY

Interested in understanding more about the growing trend towards workplace learning? Interested in effective communications and teaching with adult students and professionals?

An Introduction to Learning in the Workplace (ED 309)” will introduce participants to current issues and trends affecting workplace learning; key theories of learning, learning styles and motivation for learning in relation to the workplace; core competencies associated with workplace learning; the role of informal training programs and informal learning (communities of practice, mentoring etc.); and process models for workplace learning.

The course will be offered Wednesday evenings (6pm-9pm) beginning on 10-Sept-2014,  and will be taught by Ellen Lyle. The cost is $552. UPEI staff and faculty are encouraged to register.

For more information, visit http://milestones.upeiblogs.ca/2014/08/25/workplace-learning-course-open-to-the-public/ or contact adultteaching@upei.ca by 04-Sept-2014  to register!

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MASTER OF EDUCATION THESIS DEFENSE

On Friday, 29-Aug-2014, Kieran J. Hennessey will present his Master of Education thesis defense, “College Students from the Margins: Journeys of Persistence and Early Leaving.”  The defense takes place at 1:00pm in room AVC 286A N.   All are welcome to attend.

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SPREAD A LITTLE AWESOMENESS WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES

This is a time of year that is very difficult for many families as they face the additional expenses related to sending their children back to school.  The Faculty of Education would like to help out, if we can.  For anyone willing to donate, a box has been placed in the administrative office (Memorial 402) where we will collect donations of school supplies.  We will also collect money, if anyone would like to donate.  Donations will be distributed to needy families.  It doesn’t take much to spread a little awesomeness.

 

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