04-May-2016

In this newsletter:

  • Orientation for New BEd Students — 10-May-2016
  • International and Indigenous Debriefing – 05-May-2016
  • #DigPed PEI – Save the Date & Apply for Fellowships!
  • Symposium to Honour Fiona Walton – Funding Available
  • Historical Studies in Education
  • Calls for Submissions
  • Hurrahs!

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ORIENTATION FOR NEW BEd STUDENTS – 10-MAY-2016

Another academic year of our BEd program is just around the corner!  Orientation for our new BEd students takes place this coming Tuesday, 10-May-2016 on Market Street in Don and Marion McDougall Hall.  Faculty, instructors and staff are asked to be present for introductions at 11:00am and are invited to remain for the lunch afterwards. We hope you will take the time to come out and meet our new students!

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INTERNATIONAL AND INDIGENOUS DEBRIEFING — 05-MAY-2016

Students of our International and Indigenous Specializations will be sharing their experience during practicum placements a a debriefing this Thursday, 05-May-2016, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  The event takes place in Room 432, Main Building.  Faculty and staff are welcome to join. We hope you can attend!

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#DIGPED PEI – SAVE THE DATE & APPLY FOR FELLOWSHIPS!

UPEI’s Faculty of Education is proud to be hosting PEI’s inaugural Digital Pedagogy Lab institute from July 13th-15th, 2016. Faculty, sessionals, graduate students, and staff – as well as our K-12, Holland College, and Department of Education colleagues – are all encouraged to participate in this in-depth exploration of the role and application of digital technologies in teaching. You’re also invited to engage classes in the event via the #digped hashtag and the public keynote by celebrated edtech writer and critic Audrey Watters, 3pm July 13th in MacDougall Hall.
#DigPed participants choose between one of two tracks – Networks and Digital Literacies – and work collaboratively in small workshop-style classes. There will also be additional workshops where the tracks intersect, and public events open to the wider PEI education community. Each day will end before dinner. The learning community that participants create together will give educators hands-on experience with key digital tools AND concepts to engage in successful, sustained innovative practice.
To register, click here. Registration fees include HST, and are eligible for both faculty Professional Development Travel Reimbursement and for UPEISU Student Academic Enrichment funding. Members of the Faculty of Education – including sessionals, staff, and Ph.D students who may not be able to access the above funding channels – are encouraged to contact the Dean regarding additional support.
Additionally, there are a limited number of full #DigPed fellowships available to the broader UPEI community thanks to the Office of the Vice President Academic and Research. If you are interested in applying for full fellowship support to attend the institute, please fill out and submit this form by Friday May 20th. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31st and given a code to secure a free EventBrite ticket.
Save the date and join us for some or all of this leading edge Faculty of Education institute!

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SYMPOSIUM TO HONOUR FIONA WALTON – FUNDING AVAILABLE

The Dean of Education is making a small number of registration bursaries available for members of the Faculty of Education – including sessionals, staff, and Ph.D students who would like to participate in the Symposium to Honour Fiona Walton, but who may not be able participate due to funding restrictions.  The Symposium takes place 26-Aug-2016.  If you would be interested in accessing this funding, please contact Dr. MacDonald.

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HISTORICAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION

The Spring 2016 issue of Historical Studies in Education is available online.  The issue can be viewed here.

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF PRINCIPALS (CAP) JOURNAL

The journal of the Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) is accepting writen submissions for their next publication, with the theme “Issues and Trends in Canadian Education.”  Details be found in the attached.  Submission deadline is 01-Aug-2016.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION & E-LEARNING

The 6th Annual International Conference on Education and e-Learning (EeL 2016) takes place September 26 & 27, 2016, in Singapore.  Papers are being accepted until 27-May-2016.  Details of the conference and how to submit papers are available on their website.

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HURRAHS!

BONNIE STEWART: 

Multiple hurrahs are going out this week to Dr. Bonnie Stewart!  Bonnie will be receiving the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching this evening during the Faculty Association’s Faculty Recognition Night.

Bonnie also co-authored a paper in the latest issue of Current Issues in Emerging Elearning.  You can find the paper, “How the Community Became More Than the Curriculum: Participant Experiences in #RHIZO14” on their website.

In addition, Bonnie will deliver the keynote address at Ohio State’s Innovate conference next week!

Congratulations, Bonnie!

TIM GODDARD, BRITTANY JAKUBIEC, AND THERESA ZHANG:

During the upcoming CSSE conference, Dr. Tim Goddard and students Brittany Jakubiec, and Theresa Zhang will present their paper “An examination of how school principals on Prince Edward Island understand and enact principles of social justice in their work.”  The paper has been nominated as a CSSE President’s Spotlight Session!

Congratulations, Tim, Brittany and Theresa!

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