31-Oct-2016

In this newsletter:

  • Reminder – Farewell Cake for Megan
  • Save the Date – PEI Truth and Reconciliation Education Day
  • Game On!
  • Faculty of Education at the PEITF Convention
  • Clips from Colleagues
  • Christmas Holiday Schedule
  • New Additions!

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REMINDER – FAREWELL CAKE FOR MEGAN

Please join us in the staff lounge (MH 409) on Thursday, 03-Nov-2016, for the stand-up meeting, where we will be saying good bye to Megan as she takes up her new position with the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services.

Please also drop in to MH402 before the meeting to sign a card for Megan.

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SAVE THE DATE — PEI TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION DAY

The Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, University of Prince Edward Island and PEI Indigenous people will be hosting the inaugural TRC Education Day on 05-Dec-2016 at UPEI.   Please save the date for this important event!  Details can be found in the attached. If you have questions, please contact Martine D’Entremont or Denna Keating.

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GAME ON!

The Faculty was ready for the Halloween judging, and three pac man ghosts also greeted the Campus Kids as they made their Halloween parade!

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Your admin team won second place on campus (but first place in your heart, right?) for their pac man themed office.

2nd-place

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AT THE PEITF CONVENTION

During the PEI Teachers’ Federation Convention (October 27-28, 2016), Mr. Kent Avery (teacher, Charlottetown Rural High School), Ms. Carolyn Huggan (teacher, Charlottetown Rural High School), and Dr. Jane Preston presented “Flipping Out in Schools.”  This presentation reflected their research on the flipped classroom in the areas of Grade 11 Modern World History and Grade 11 Biology.  Earlier this year, this research was also communicated on the CBC local tv news and CBC radio.  Kent, Carolyn, and Jane would like to thank the Joint Education Research Grant for funding the study.

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CLIPS FROM COLLEAGUES

(Submitted by Jane) — From December 2016 to March 2017, Elder Noel Milliea will be teaching a 4-month Medicine Wheel course.   Through the Medicine Wheel, participants will learn how to lead a fulfilling/more fulfilling life.  Classes will be delivered in Charlottetown for 2 hours on Wednesday nights (exact location TBD).  The cost per class is $20 or donation.  If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Jane Preston.  Note, the course will only run if enough people are interested.  Also, participants should be dedicated to completing the course, in contrast to just attending a few classes.

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

The Human Resources Department has released the Christmas holiday schedule for the University.  Please note that the Faculty of Education will be closed from 24-Dec-2016 to 02-Jan-2017.  Regular office hours will resume 03-Jan-2017.  Security Services will continue operations during the University closure.  The Sports Centre will have modified hours during the holiday period.

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NEW ADDITIONS!

More critters have been added to the Faculty of Education family recently!

Ashley Clark has adopted these two furry friends from the Humane Society!  Welcome Erick Thomas (ET) and Princess Peach (Peaches)!

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