24-April-2017

In this newsletter:

  • Gown and Hood Rentals for Convocation
  • Parking on Campus
  • Community Report
  • Spring and Summer Moodle Courses & Grade Entry
  • Student Awards
  • Save the Dates!
  • Teaching & Staff Opportunities in the Faculty of Education
  • Hurrahs!

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MH900296274GOWN AND HOOD RENTALS FOR CONVOCATION

Tomorrow is the last day for orders for gown and hood rentals for convocation.  Faculty can visit   https://www.buildagrad.ca/upeifaculty for more details and to place your order.

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PARKING ON CAMPUS

Effective today, parking permit enforcement is relaxed in general parking lots A, B General, D and E until the fall semester begins  Designated permit lots and parking meters continue to be enforced year round.

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COMMUNITY REPORT

The Faculty of Education has released it’s first Community Report recently, highlighting many of the activities and accomplishments happening in our Faculty.  The report can be accessed here. Special thanks are extended to Dr. Tim Goddard and student Shauna Richards for their extensive work on the preparation of this report.

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SPRING AND SUMMER MOODLE COURSES & GRADE ENTRY

UPEI is updating to a newer version of Moodle for the spring and summer session. Because of this, the courses for the Spring/Summer session are being generated on the upgraded version of Moodle. This version of Moodle is available at moodle31.upei.ca (courses will be available there).

Importing Teaching Materials to the New Version of Moodle:

If you have teaching materials from previous versions of your next semester courses, you can import those materials into the new version of Moodle by doing a Backup and Restore.  The E-Learning Office has a video that shows each step of the process which you can watch here: Moodle Backup and Restore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D47ThVmqzA. The E-Learning Office can help you with this process if you need assistance.  You can contact them at moodle@upei.ca

Final grade submissions:

With the switch to myUPEI system, instructors will be required to submit final grades via Moodle starting with the Spring and Summer semester. To help with this change, the E-Learning Office has created some guides to assist with the new process. Guides on Direct Grading, Importing Grades from the Moodle Gradebook and Importing Grades from a Spreadsheet can be found here.

If you have any questions or if you need support with Moodle you can reach the E-Learning Office at moodle@upei.ca

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STUDENT AWARDS

Congratulations to Grace Wanjohi, for being awarded the Excellence in Academic Writing Award at the Global Perspectives End of Semester Celebration held 20-Apr-2017!

A number of BEd students will also be honoured in the upcoming weeks at the Graduation Banquet, the Senior Class Luncheon and Convocation.  If you can participate in any of these events, please extend congratulations to our deserving students.

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SAVE THE DATES!

Please reserve the following dates for some important events in our BEd Program:

  • May 3 – ePortfolio Presentations (Alana has sent out an invitation to this)
  • May 4 (afternoon) – International and Indigenous De-briefing
  • May 9 – Orientation for class of 2018 (practicum advisors at 10:50; faculty & staff are asked to attend at 11:50 for introductions)
  • May 13 (morning) – Convocation (meet at the clock right after convocation for photos with Education students from the Class of 2017)

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TEACHING & STAFF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION

The deadline is closing soon on a number of opportunities currently posted in our Faculty.  As of today, the following opportunities are posted:

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

SESSIONAL POSITIONS

STAFF POSITIONS

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HURRAHS!

Congratulations to Sean Wiebe on the publication of an article co-written with Claire Caseley Smith, a previous graduate student.  Their article, “A/R/Tography and Teacher Education in the 21st Century,” can be found in the McGill Journal of Education and accessed here.  We are also very proud that this article comes out of some JERG funding.  Congratulations, Sean.

Congratulations, also, to Jane Preston for her latest co-authored, peer-reviewed publication in the International Journal of Leadership in Education.  The article is entitled “Perceptions and practices of principals: Supporting positive educational experiences for Aboriginal learners.”  The first 50 “clickers” can get a free copy of the article by clicking the above link.  Congratulations, Jane  

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