28-Oct-2014

In this newsletter:

  • Count Down To Halloween Door Contest!
  • International Dinner Menu Announced
  • Winter Text Book Orders
  • Clips for Colleagues
  • Relay for Life at UPEI
  • Hosting International Students at Christmas
  • Call for Papers
  • Hurrahs

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COUNT DOWN TO HALLOWEEN DOOR CONTEST!

There are only a few days left to decorate your Memorial office door for Halloween!  On Halloween an esteemed panel of Ed Society judges will be making the rounds to decide the spookiest, freakiest, most-festive Halloween door.  Join the fun and start decorating your door today!

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INTERNATIONAL DINNER MENU ANNOUNCED

The menu selected for the International Dinner and Silent Auction on 16-Nov-2014 has been announced!  You can check out all the wonderful selections here.

Tickets ($30/each) are limited, so you are encouraged arrange for tickets as soon as possible.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Carolyn Francis.

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WINTER TEXT BOOK ORDERS

The UPEI Bookstore is requesting that book orders for January 2015 classes be submitted as soon as possible.

If there are access codes/e-books for online course content, please include the ISBN for these items in your order. They would like to give students more choices with the convenience of being able to pick up all of their course materials at the Bookstore. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment they offer such as charging to their student account.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books. If there is no text book required for a course, it would be greatly appreciated to notify the Bookstore also. Also, indicate if your course is cross listed.

If you require students to have other course materials, you can email the bookstore to ensure they will have sufficient quantities in the store.

You can order by using one of the following methods:

  • Using blue book requisition forms
  • By email
  • By fax (902-628-4347)
  • On-line

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CLIPS FROM COLLEAGUES

(Shared by Mike Cassidy)  PHOTOS FROM ED428D “PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II”

Groups of Mike’s students were assigned a curricular theme to teach to the class through a series of activities and workstations.  Each group also had the challenge of putting on a skit to get the class immediately interested in the theme.  As these samples show, the students met the challenge in spectacular fashion.

Theme:  Number Operations (Grades 1-3):  The SUPER OPERATORS (addition, subtraction, multiplication and mental math) vanquish the evil villain, Math Anxiety.

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Theme:  Number Operations (Grades 4-6):  The surgical team “operates” to cure a young lady of her Math Phobia, under the watchful eyes of her mother.

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Theme:  Measurement (Grades 2-4):  A tough construction crew sets out to renovate the classroom and shows the class just who is in charge.

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Theme:  Geometric Shapes & Transformations (Grades 1-6):  A fashion show is used to display the “attributes” of various 2D and 3D geometric shapes.

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RELAY FOR LIFE AT UPEI

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UPEI’s sixth annual Canadian Cancer Society Relay for LIfe will take place 30-Jan-2014 at the Sprots Centre on Campus from 6pm to midnight.  If you would be interested in gathering up a team of 10 to participate in the relay or make a donation, you can do so from their website.

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HOSTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas HouseWould you be interested in including some of our international students from China for Christmas dinner or another meal over the holidays?  If you can include some Global Perspectives students in your holiday plans, please contact Christa.  This is a great opportunity for our international students to learn more about traditions here, and to enrich our own opportunities to learn more about these students and their traditions.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Call for Papers (And Reviewers): Antistasis, Guest Editor: Dr. Jane P. Preston

Antistasis: An Open Educational Journal invites submissions for a special issue with a focus on the theme “Educational Leadership: Complexities and Practicalities.” The focus of this special issue not only addresses the increasing complexity of educational leadership, but also provides practical suggestions for meeting these challenges. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two academic references. Details on submissions can be found here. The deadline is 01-Feb-2015.

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HURRAHS

PRESENTATIONS:

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Fiona Walton and Kerri Wheatley recently presented on what it is like to use documentary videos to convey research findings on their project funded by ArcticNet.  This was part of a DOCTalks Panel: Accessing Documentary Funding to Enrich Your Knowledge Mobilization held at the Haviland Club on 25-Oct-2014 as part of the Island Media Arts Festival.  Great work Fiona & Kerri!

PUBLICATIONS:

Jane Preston’s latest co-written article, “Depictions of Success: Voices from Grade 12 Aboriginal Students, published through the peer-reviewed journal, First Nations Perspectives. You can read the article here.  Congratulations, Jane!

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