27-Nov-2014

In this newsletter:

  • CELN Update
  • Call for Applications – UPEI Internal Research Grant (IRG) Program
  • Hosting International Students for Christmas
  • UBC MOOC – Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
  • Coaching and Mentoring Conference – April 2015
  • Call for Submissions
  • Hurrahs!!!

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CELN UPDATE

Earlier this month, the Faculty of Education and the Government of Nunavut, Department of Education delivered two graduate courses within the Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN) Program to 46 Nunavut teachers, literacy coaches, vice-principals, and principals in Iqaluit, NU.  Jane Preston has shared some lovely photos of student groups and distinguished guests who visited the classroom.  You can view the album here.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – UPEI INTERNAL RESEARCH GRANT (IRG) PROGRAM

The Research Grants Committee invites applications for the Internal Research Grant Program – 2015 Competition.  Valued at up to $5000 for a one-year term, eligible applicants include Tenured, Tenure Track, Term and Sessional UPEI Faculty in Arts, Science, Business, Education, or Nursing, and Librarians, who are employed by UPEI at the time of application and for the duration of the award. A professor emeritus may apply as co-applicant with a tenured UPEI faculty member.  The deadline for applications is 4pm on 30-Jan-2015.

The program guidelines, application form, and internal funding general regulations can be found here. A PDF-fillable version of the application form will be posted to this link in December

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HOSTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR CHRISTMAS

Christmas HouseJust a reminder that we are looking for families to host 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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UBC MOOC – RECONCILIATION THROUGH INDIGENOUS EDUCATION

UBC Faculty of Education delivering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), a free 6-week course title “Reconciliation through Indigenous Education” that begins on January 27, 2015.  Registration is now open, details are attached.  Registration is open to anyone

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COACHING AND MENTORING CONFERENCE – APRIL 2015

Transforming Together Coaching and Mentoring Conference will be hosted by the Educational Leadership Research Centre, University of Waikato, Hamilton from April 8-10, 2015.  This inaugural conference supports the development of quality coaching and mentoring practice in all education sectors, at all levels. Participants will gain insight into the diverse ways in which coaches and mentors facilitate effective, transformative and sustained pedagogical and professional change. Keynote speakers are Dr Tatiana Bachkirova (Oxford Brookes University, UK) and Dr Jan Robertson (Institute of Professional Learning, University of Waikato, NZ).  Details can be found on the conference website.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

IRELAND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION (IICE-2015)

 The Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2015) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.The IICE 2015 invites research papers that encompass conceptualanalysis, design implementation and performance evaluation.  Research papers can be submitted here.  Deadline for Abstract submission is 25-Jan-2015.

CALL FOR CHAPTERS – THE FIRST YEARS OF TENURE TRACK IN EDUCATION

Tenure track faculty who teach in a faculty of education (a few who are actively pursuing this possibility may be accepted) are invited to submit a proposal for writing a chapter about their transition experience moving into and first few years in higher education. Proposals will be less than 500 words and give the editors a good understanding of how your experience will contribute to the book. For details on submitting a proposal, please see the attached notice.

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HURRAHS!!!

At the recent Graduate Student Association Wine and Cheese, graduate students awarded both the “Faculty Member of the Year” and the “Staff Member of the Year”.  And….

…the Faculty of Education had much to hurrah about!!!

Grad-Studies-awardsCongratulations to Jane Preston, as Graduate Faculty Member of the Year, and Cathy Hennessey, as Graduate Staff Member of the Year!  (Sadly, Jane could not attend the event and is not pictured above)

Grad-Studies-eventWe are very proud that our Faculty has such great team members (and can also apparently rock a Movember mustache like nobody’s business!). Congratulations Jane and Cathy 🙂

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