In this newsletter:

  • December Faculty Council Meeting Cancelled
  • Nunavut in November
  • Digital Teaching & Learning Practices Showcase
  • Autism in Education (AIE) 2017 Symposium
  • UPEI Internal Publication Awards
  • Invitation for Written Submissions: CAP Journal
  • Hurrahs!

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Due to a light agenda, the December Faculty Council meeting that had been scheduled for 15-Dec-2016 has been cancelled.  The next Faculty Council meeting will be Friday, 20-Jan-2017 from 1pm-3pm.

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Some of our Faculty of Education colleagues recently travelled to Iqaluit, NU to attend meetings with the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education.  While there to discuss the CELN program and Learning Coach Training, Ron MacDonald, Jane Preston and Erin Morozoff also engaged with the CELN ED509 class being taught by Erin Woodford and visisted Aqsarnit Middle School to observe their grade 6 guided reading.  Thank you Ron, Jane and Erin for representing our Faculty in Nunavut!

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Since October, six Holland College instructors have been participating in a hands-on Digital Literacies professional development course offered in conjunction with the University of Prince Edward Island.

The course has focused on supporting instructors in integrating digital platforms, practices, and literacies into their existing courses. Please come and show support for your colleagues as they share the highlights from their newly redesigned courses. Get introduced to Slack, Tiki-toki, Piktochart, Glogster, and Powtoon, as well as to some creative uses of SAM, and consider how the critical literacies being integrated into these Holland College courses might benefit your own teaching and professional learning.

The 1 hr showcase will be short, sweet, and give us all something to celebrate as we slide into the holidays.  The event takes place 16-Dec-2016 from 1:30-2:30pm at 20W Charlottetown Centre, Holland College.

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Registration is now open for the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority’s (APSEA) Autism in Education (AIE) 2017 Symposium, to be held in Halifax on May 2 & 3, 2017.  Details of this event can be found in the attached poster, or on their website.

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Beginning in January 2017, the Vice-President Academic and Research will make available up to two awards per year to support the publication of manuscripts written or edited by UPEI faculty (including contract and sessional faculty). The awards of $7,500 each will be disbursed to Island Studies Press to cover publication costs (including editing, photo and other permissions, design, printing, marketing, and other costs associated with publishing a book). Authors will be offered ISP’s standard publication contract, which ensures authorial copyright and includes a royalty structure. Authors will also see their manuscript reviewed through a peer-review process.

Details of the awards, including eligibility and application process, can be found here.  The deadline for application is 31-May-2017.  A second call may be made with an October deadline.  For more information, contact Leslie Cudmore in the Office of Research Services.

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The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) advocates for Principals and Vice-Principals at the national level. Working with other national educational groups, CAP presents the views and opinions of Principals, Assistant-Principals, Vice-Principals and other school administrators regarding a variety of issues and in many different forums.

CAP is requesting written submissions for their next publication with the theme: “Work Life Balance”. If you have articles or studies of approximately 1000 – 1250 words, CAP would be pleased to include them for consideration. The deadline for submissions is 27-Jan-2017.

Please note the CAP journal has a print version and an electronic publication. Amendments to accommodate space requirements may be necessary, however any revision would be approved prior to publication. Works can be e-mailed directly to Terry MacIsaac (CAP Eastern Vice President, & CAP Journal Editor).  Submissions are preferred as a Word document, 1000 – 1250 words in length. Authors should include a writer’s biography, not to exceed 40 words, containing designation, credentials and/or any relevant experience.  Please do not hesitate to contact Terry MacIsaac if you have further questions.

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There are many things to celebrate this week!

Congratulations to Lyndsay Moffatt on the publication of a new article, “Start with a Seedling: Uncovering the Kindergarten Language and Literacy Curriculum One Leaf at a Time” in Language & Literacy.

Also newly published is an article by Linyuan Guo-Brennan, Carolyn Francis, Elizabeth Townsend and Michael Guo-Brennan.  “Multi-stakeholder partnership in teacher education and development: The impact of international teaching on host schools and communities in Kenya” was published in Comparative and International Education.

Congratulations to Dr. Tim Goddard, who will be a Keynote Speaker at the Institute for Educational Administration and Leadership-Jamaica (IEAL-J) Conference, which is scheduled for 2nd & 3rd March 2017, at Knustford Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica.  The theme for the conference is “Educational leadership & sustainability: Current realities, future possibilities.” The other Keynote Speakers are Professor Stephen Jacobson of UCEA, and Sir Patrick Allen, Governor General of Jamaica. You can learn more about the conference here.

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