26-Feb-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Summer Textbook Orders
  • Be Cyber Safe!
  • Call for Nominations:  Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement
  • New Year Thanks
  • Not All Superheros Wear Capes
  • Hurrahs!!!

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SUMMER TEXTBOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for Summer 2019 classes before
22-Mar-2019. 
Book orders for the semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books.

If there is no text book required for a course, please notify the Bookstore so that this can be noted on the student text list. Also, please indicate if your course is cross listed.

Please include the ISBN for any access codes/e-books that your course offers in your order. Please indicate if the access code is a requirement for the students to pass the course, or if it would be recommended for studying.

The Bookstore would like to give students more options for course materials (Binder editions, E-texts, Softcover, Used Books etc)

If you require students to have other course materials such as specific calculators, dissection kits, clickers, graph paper, notebooks etc. you can email the bookstore to ensure they have sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment offered (such as charging to their student account), so being able to offer the supplies as well as the text provides them with the convenience of purchasing everything together.

The Faculty encourages all instructors to utilize the service of the bookstore as much as possible.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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BE CYBER SAFE!

Just a reminder that UPEI will never ask you to provide your password, send money, ask for credit card information by phone, text or email, request that you purchase emergency gift cards, or provide your banking information.  If you receive any request of this nature, please ensure you contact the ITSS Help Desk at helpdesk@upei.ca

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:  MERIT AWARD FOR SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENT

The UPEI Faculty Association Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement recognizes full-time faculty with significant achievements in the areas of discovery, integration, interpretation and/or application of knowledge.  The UPEIFA’s Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement Subcommittee is currently calling for nominations for this award for 2018-2019.

The deadline for nominations and all supporting documentation, is Friday, 22-Mar-2019.

Nominations should be sent electronicallly to:  Chair, UPEI Faculty Association Merit Award for Scholarly Achievement c/o Faculty Association Office upeifa@upeifa.org

Information about the award can be found on the UPEI Faculty Association website.

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NEW YEAR THANKS

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Cinese New Year at our student celebration held 05-Feb-2019.

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NOT ALL SUPERHEROS WEAR CAPES

The Faculty of Education, if it were to award medals of honour, would truly need to extend one to Dr. Anne Marie Fitzgerald, who braved life and lung to clean the staff fridge.  There were fossils in there that had expiry dates in 2015. Thank you, Anne Marie.

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HURRAHS!!!

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Preston (adjunct professor), Dr. Tim Claypool, William Rowluck, and Brenda Green for their latest peer-reviewed journal article entitled, “Principal leadership for Indigenous student success in Canada: Student, parent and community relationships,” published in International Studies in Educational Administration, 46(3), 3–23.

Congratulations also to Dr. Alaina Roach O’Keefe (sessional instructor), Sonya Hooper, and Brittany Jakubiec (PhD student and sessional instructor) on the publication of their article “Exploring early childhood educators’ notions about professionalism in Prince Edward Island” which was published in the Journal of Childhood Studies.

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Tilleczek (adjunct professor), and Valerie Campbell (PhD student), who co-edited a book which has recently been published by CRC Press.  You can find information on the book, Youth in the Digital Age: Paradox, Promise, Predicament in this link.

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05-Feb-2019

In this newsletter:

  • Deadline for Purchasing BEd Banquet Tickets Approaching!
  • New Issue of McGill Journal of Education
  • Presidential Recognition Awards — Call for Nominations!
  • Workshop on How to Video Conference with Your Students
  • Call for Nominations — Hessian Merit Awards
  • We’re Outta Here!
  • Hurrahs!!!

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DEADLINE FOR PURCHASING BEd BANQUET TICKETS APPROACHING!

The Education Society invites everyone to the 2019 Education End of Year Banquet!

This year’s event takes place Thursday, 09-May-2019, at 6:00pm at the Rodd Charlottetown (75 Kent Street, Charlottetown).  The evening will consist of a buffet meal with your choice of beef or chicken along with salads, breads, vegetables, dessert, tea & coffee. If you have any dietary restrictions please let them know when you purchase your ticket so accommodations can be made. There will also be a cash bar available.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through etransfer to the Education Society at upeiedsociety@gmail.com or by contacting cohort representatives.  The deadline to purchase tickets (nonrefundable) is Friday, 08-Feb-2019.

The evening will consist of a buffet meal with your choice of beef or chicken along with salads, breads, vegetables, dessert, tea & coffee. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know when you purchase your ticket so we can make accommodations. There will also be a cash bar available.

 

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NEW ISSUE OF MCGILL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION

The McGill Journal of Education has recently released a special issue on Indigenous Education.   Please review their website to review articles and items of interest.

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PRESIDENTIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS — CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! 

The Presidential Recognition Awards of Merit have been created to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of faculty, librarians, clinical veterinary professionals, clinical nursing instructors, and staff of the University.

Up to 10 Presidential Awards of Merit will be awarded in 2019. These awards will be presented during a Celebration of Colleagues to be held on Tuesday, 30-Apr-2019 from 10:30am-12:00pm in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Susan Connolly, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources & Legal, will lead the process and chair the committee to select award recipients.

Nominations for both faculty and staff awards close on Friday, 29-Mar-2019. 

For further details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit 

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WORKSHOP ON HOW TO VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH YOUR STUDENTS

BlackBoard Collaborate is web conferencing software that allows instructors to do many things to engage with their students. Use BlackBoard Collaborate to record your teaching for days when your face-to-face class has been cancelled. Share your PowerPoint or use the interactive whiteboard, BlackBoard Collaborate allows you to set up a complete virtual classroom. It’s simple, easy and reliable. Offered by the E-Learning Office, you can take this workshop on  12-Mar-2019  from 10:30 to 11:30 am in Room 265, Robertson Library.  Click here to register.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS — HESSIAN MERIT AWARDS

The UPEIFA’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for these awards:

Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by Sessional & Full Time Faculty 2019

Deadline for electronic Nominations submission: Noon Friday, 15-Feb-2019

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WE’RE OUTTA HERE!

  • 30 minutes
  • 7 locks
  • 1 precious manuscript

On 30-Jan-2019, our administration team joined forces with colleagues from around campus to participate in a Robertson Library Escape Room called Museum Marauders. We’re not sure we’d be posting the picture if the result were different, but with 5 seconds to spare, the team successfully saved the manuscript from destruction.

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HURRAHS!!!

Congratulations to Dr. Sean Wiebe on a new book co-authored with Dr. Pauline Sameshima and Dr. Patricia Maarhuis.  The new book, Parallaxic Praxis: Multimodal Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Research Design, is published by Vernon Press.

Congratulations also to Dr. Wiebe on being awarded a MacLauchlan Award for Wrinting for Faculty/Staff at the award ceremony held 25-Jan-2019.  Congratulations, Sean!

Congratulations to PhD Student, Tim McRoberts, who defended his disseration titled “Applying an Experiential Learning Cycle to Inform a Deeper Understanding of Teaching and Learning in a Changing Canadian Community College” on 25-Jan-2019.

 

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20-Dec-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Welcome to the Faculty!
  • Goddard Family Thanks
  • In the News
  • 2018 Christmas Holiday Schedule
  • Graduate Awards and Scholarships
  • Hurrahs!
  • Happy Holidays!

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WELCOME TO THE FACULTY!

kids-holding-welcome-signThe Faculty of Education extends a warm welcome to Dr. Jason Shulha, who will be teaching with us in January.  Jason’s office will be located in Memorial Hall 407.

As well, Joy Villacampa will be helping out with the review of admissions files.

We are very pleased to have both Jason and Joy with us.  Please welcome our Jason and Joy in the new year!

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GODDARD FAMILY THANKS

(Apologies for the late posting.  The tenth annual fundraising dinner was held November 17th – Karen-Anne)

The Goddard family would like to thank all members of the Faculty of Education for their presence and support at the fundraising dinner for the Nichola Goddard Foundation.

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IN THE NEWS

In late November, Dean Ron MacDonald chatted with CBC to provide an update on our one-year Bachelor of Education program.  That article can be found on the CBC website here.

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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Please be advised that the Faculty of Education will be closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 1.  We will reopen on January 2nd.

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GRADUATE AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

On Friday, 07-Dec-2018, the Faculty held a reception to honour graduate student winners of the Excellence in Academic Writing Award, as well as Faculty of Education Scholarships.  Winners were as follows:

Excellence in Academic Writing Award:
Xi Du
MEd Scholarships:
Caixia Huang
Chinwendu Achilefu
Dawne Knockwood
Hadil Haddad
Han Xu
PhD Scholarships:
Barbara Brewster
Beth Robichaud
Shari MacKenzie

If you see any of these students in the halls, or have them in your classes, please congratulate them on their achievement!

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe and PhD student Charity Becker, on the publication of an article co-authored with Patrick Howard, Mindy Carter, Peter Gouzouasis, Mitchell McLarnon, Pamela Richardson, Kathryn Riketts & Layal Schuman, which was published in the Journal of Curriculum StudiesYou can read the article, “Creativity and pedagogical innovation: Exploring teachers’ experiences of risk-taking,” here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Frederic Fovet on the publication of his article, “Parallel paths to inclusion,” in Forum magazine.

Congratulations also to Dr. Fovet on his publication of  the article “Exploring the Student Voice within Universal Design for Learning Work,” in The AHEAD JournalThe article can be viewed here.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

happy holidays 2018

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30-Oct-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Murder Mystery Party – “Cruising for Murder”
  • Tips for Online Learning
  • Fall Scholarship Winners
  • International and Indigenous Dinner and Silent Auction
  • Together 2018 Charlottetown Conference
  • Hurrahs!

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MURDER MYSTERY PARTY –  “CRUISING FOR MURDER”

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, November 16th @ 5pm in Main Building Faculty Lounge (Building #5 – SDMB 201)

The Faculty of Education invites you to an interactive evening of murder, mystery, and intrigue!

The setting for the evening is aboard a luxury cruise ship! As winter approaches and the days get shorter and colder, what could be better than a “cruise?”

There are two ways to participate in this evening: As a MAIN CHARACTER (20 characters available) or as a REGULAR PASSENGER (unlimited!)

  • If you want to be a MAIN CHARACTER, you will be central to the plot… you may even be the murderer! You will have information that is essential to solving the case!
  • If you want to be a REGULAR PASSENGER, you will still have information to share and objectives to complete, but are definitely innocent of the crime!

Come to the party (in character) and receive an envelope with objectives. Mix and mingle with your fellow ‘passengers’ and talk to the people on your list, trying to discover hidden facts and information…. and, of course, solve the mystery!

Click here for a link to more information about how the party works:

Email Ashley to RSVP and indicate whether you’d like to be a main character or regular passenger. You will receive your ‘character profile,’ which contains a description of you, some information about the evening, as well as costume ideas!

Hope to see you there!

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TIPS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

This Thursday, 01-Nov-2018, Dr. Tess Miller will present a session entitled “Tips for Online Learning.” This presentation will highlight best practices in online learning. Information about best practices was gathered from an international online learning conference held in Toronto in October. Please join us for a discussion on online learning from noon to 1:00pm in Memorial Hall 417.

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FALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Fall Scholarship Winners

Alanna Stiles, Dr. Hugh MacDonald scholarship; Mikayla MacNeil, Irene D Wyand Memorial Bursary; Michelle Allen, Dr. Hugh MacDonald scholarship; Bree’s MacLean, Irene D. Wyand Memorial Bursary; Meghan Lupien, Nellie Aitken Award; Andrew Robinson, Delta Kappa Gamma scholarship; and Dr. Ron MacDonald, Dean of Education and donor of Dr. Hugh MacDonald scholarships.

An event to celebrate the fall BEd scholarship and bursary winners was held recently (winners pictured above).  The Faculty wishes to thank everyone involved in putting the event together.  If you happen to have any of these award winning students in your classes or meet them in the hallways, please offer your congratulations.

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INTERNATIONAL & INDIGENOUS DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

Dinner poster 1The Faculty of Education will hold its Annual International and Indigenous Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 PM on Sunday, 25-Nov-2018.

This event is a fund-raiser  to assist the students with the cost of their travel and accommodation costs for their international and Indigenous practicum placements, as they are personally responsible for covering all of their expenses.

Tickets are $30 each and may be reserved by contacting Kathy Lynn Campbell by email or by phone at 902-620-5155.

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TOGETHER 2018 CHARLOTTETOWN CONFERENCE

The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) will host the Together 2018 Charlottetown conference on Monday, 05-Nov-2018 from 12:45 – 4:00 pm.  in Memorial Hall 308.

The conference will have live-stream and face-to-face components which provide opportunity to hear about Canada’s efforts and progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) from Fraser Reilly-King, Canadian Council for International Cooperation; Julie Gelfand, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development; and Hon. Minister Duclos. There will also be a keynote from Shiza Shahid, Co-founder Malala Fund.

In addition, three local speakers  [Jane Ledwell (Executive Director, PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women), Jillian Kilfoil (Executive Director, Women’s Network PEI), and Susan Hartley (Global Peace Scholar)] will discuss their work on Sustainable Development Goals with a special emphasis on #5 Gender Equality. A report on the PEI government’s role and success in promoting the SDGs will be discussed.

For more details, please visit their website.  To RSVP, please contact Selvi Roy by 02-Nov-2018.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Frederic Fovet on two recent reviews that have been published.  Dr. Fovet’s book review of Disability in Higher Education. A Social Justice Approach, by Nancy J. Evans, Ellen M. Broido, Kirsten R. Brown and Autumn K. Wilke, was pubished in Disability & Society, and can be found here.   His review of the motion picture 120 BPM was published in the Journal of Homosexuality and can be found here.  Congratulations, Dr. Fovet!

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12-Oct-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Rolling, Rolling, Rolling (Results of the First Annual Potato Roll)
  • Winter Textbook Orders
  • Call for Nominations – Hessian Merit Award for Teaching by a Sessional Instructor
  • Faculty of Education Research Grant (FERG) Call for Proposals
  • Elevator Shut Down in Memorial Hall

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ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING (RESULTS OF THE FIRST ANNUAL POTATO ROLL)

Faculty and staff gathered at the starting gate for the First Annual Potato Roll in support of the UPEI Food Bank this past 05-Oct-2018.

And the winner was….

Thank you to all who came out and supported the UPEI Co-op Students for this great fund raiser.  See you next year!

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WINTER TEXTBOOK ORDERS

The UPEI bookstore is requesting textbook orders for Winter 2019 classes before
05-Nov-2018. 
Book orders for the semester can be submitted by email or through the on-line order form.

Please submit your book orders to the UPEI Bookstore as soon as possible.

Please be sure to send the correct ISBN, especially for text packages and/or e-books to ensure ordering of the proper text books.

If there is no text book required for a course, please notify the Bookstore so that this can be noted on the student text list. Also, please indicate if your course is cross listed.

Please include the ISBN for any access codes/e-books that your course offers in your order. Please indicate if the access code is a requirement for the students to pass the course, or if it would be recommended for studying.

The Bookstore would like to give students more options for course materials (Binder editions, E-texts, Softcover, Used Books etc)

If you require students to have other course materials such as specific calculators, dissection kits, clickers, graph paper, notebooks etc. you can email the bookstore to ensure they have sufficient quantities in the store. Many students take advantage of the different forms of payment offered (such as charging to their student account), so being able to offer the supplies as well as the text provides them with the convenience of purchasing everything together.

The Faculty encourages all instructors to utilize the service of the bookstore as much as possible.

Your cooperation is much appreciated.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – HESSIAN MERIT AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE BY A SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor honors faculty members who are recognized as possessing outstanding competence in teaching. These awards publicly acknowledge individuals whose work has contributed to instructional excellence at UPEI.

Nominees for the award should:

  • exhibit a comprehensive knowledge of the subject
  • be habitually well prepared for teaching sessions
  • have energy and enthusiasm for the subject and the capacity to arouse students’ interest in it
  • encourage student participation in the teaching and learning process
  • set a high standard and motivate students to attain that standard
  • communicate effectively at levels appropriate to students’ capacity
  • emphasize understanding of the subject over mere memorization (as appropriate) in evaluating student performance
  • be accessible to students outside the classroom
  • demonstrate excellence in teaching

The UPEIFA’s Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for these awards.  Students are welcome to nominate for this award and the process involves a simple form and letters of support.

Information about the award and fillable nomination forms are attached and are also available on the FA website  and from the Faculty Association Office (Duffy Science Centre, Room #415).

The deadline for nominations is noon, Friday, 19-Oct-2018.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION RESEARCH GRANT (FERG) CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Proposals for research are invited from members of the UPEI Faculty of Education, for small/pilot research projects that ideally address school-based student learning and achievement and/or teacher growth.  Deadline for proposals is 05-Nov-2018.  Further details can be found in the attached document.

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ELEVATOR SHUT DOWN IN MEMORIAL HALL

Please be advised that the elevator in Memorial Hall will be shut down on 19-Oct-2018 for the installation of a card reader.  The work is scheduled to begin at 8:30am and is expected to take approximately 8 hours.  The new reader will lock access when the building is locked.  If you will require access to the elevator after building hours, please request this through a Key/After Hours Card Access form

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27-Sept-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Soup for the Soul Success
  • Time to Write Retreat – November 2018
  • UPEI Recognizes Orange Shirt Day – 28-Sept-2018
  • MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing
  • Call for Presentations
  • It’s Not Too Late to Be a Partici-tater!

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SOUP FOR THE SOUL SUCCESS

On 26-Sept-2018, the Faculty of Education hosted a free “Soup for the Soul” lunch at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  In a great team effort, the Faculty served over 175 people from the campus community.  The Faculty would like to extend a thank you to everyone who participated, and express very special appreciation to Carolyn Francis and Ashley Clark, for their work in making arrangements for the day.

(Pictured: Sessional Instructors Donnie MacFadyen, Olga Shugurov, and Gabriela Sanchez roll up their sleeves to help with the Faculty of Education Soup for the Soul event for 2018)

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TIME TO WRITE RETREAT – NOVEMBER 2018

If you have difficulty carving out uninterrupted time for writing, if you struggle with motivating yourself to write, or if you would simply like the supportive collaboration of a writing retreat, registration is now open for the November 9-13 offering of Time to Write, UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.

The fall 2018 retreat takes place at The Marshlands Inn in Sackville, New Brunswick. The cost to each participant is $200, and includes four night’s accommodation, meals and snacks during the retreat.

Space is limited. For more information, contact Dave Atkinson, Research Communications Officer.

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UPEI RECOGNIZES ORANGE SHIRT DAY – 28-SEPT-2018

every-child-mattersThis year, UPEI recognizes Orange Shirt day on Friday, 28-Sept-2018.  All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round.

Orange Shirt Day occurs annually at the end of each September, the time of year when Indigenous children were taken away from their homes and put into residential schools. It grew out of the story of Phyllis Wedstad, whose new orange shirt was taken away on her first day at residential school.  Her language and pride in her culture was also taken from her. Orange Shirt Day has been created in honour of Phyllis, and the many other children who attended residential schools. More information on this day can be found online at www.orangeshirtday.org.

UPEI Bookstore will be selling Orange Shirt Day shirts for $10 plus tax.

Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange!

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MACLAUCHLAN PRIZES FOR EFFECTIVE WRITING

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing honour Wade MacLauchlan’s service as the president of UPEI and provide a valuable way to recognize the importance of effective writing as a foundational skill for academic success and lifelong learning.

The MacLauchlan Prizes for Effective Writing distributes up to 57 prizes of $500 annually for outstanding written work from the previous academic year (Sept 1 to Aug. 31).  The deadline for application is 06-Oct-2018.  Details on each award are available in the accompanying links below.

If you are aware of outstanding written work created by one of your students, please encourage them to apply for one of these awards.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

WestCAST (Western Canadian Association for Student Teaching) 2019 invites pre-service teachers, students, graduate students, teacher educators, and practicing teachers to submit papers and participate in sessions that focus on the theme “Inspire | Connect”.  The conference takes place at the University of Calgary, February 20-22, 2019.  The deadline for submission is 31-Oct-2018. For further details, visit their website.

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO BE A PARTICI-TATER!

It is not too late to get in on the Potato Roll challenge!

What is the Potato Roll Challenge?  UPEI Co-operative Education students are selling potatoes for $2 each.  Your name is written on your potatoe(s), and at noon on 05-Oct-2018 all of the potatoes are rolled down the hill, and the potato rolling the farthest wins half the money.  The other half supports the Campus Food Bank.

Omeasoo (15 potatoes) and Ron (20 potatoes) are the leading challengers at the moment, but every potato purchased helps this important cause and increases your chances to win bragging rights and a few extra dollars 🙂

Be a “particip-tater”! Join the Potato Roll Challenge! For more information and to request your potatoes, contact co-op@upei.ca.  Potatoes will be on sale until the spuds are released.

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20-Sept-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Volunteers still needed for Soup for the Soul!
  • Throwing Down the Gauntlet – Have You Got Your Potato(s) Yet?
  • UPEI Internal Research Funding Programs 2018-19
  • Hurrahs is expanding!

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VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR SOUP FOR THE SOUL!

On 26-Sept-2018, the Faculty of Education will again be hosting “Soup for the Soul” at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  We  still require volunteers to serve as runners and dishwashers from 11am to 2pm.  Would you consider helping out?

If you would like to participate, please sign up in the Google Doc.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Francis.

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THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET — HAVE YOU GOT YOUR POTATO(S) YET?

Earlier this week, Omeasoo Wāhpāsiw challenged our Education team to join her in the supporting the first every UPEI Co-op Potato Roll in support of the UPEI Campus Food Bank.

UPEI Co-operative Education students are selling potatoes for $2 each.  Your name is written on your potatoe(s) and on 05-Oct-2018 all of the potatoes are rolled down the hill. The potato that rolls the farthest wins half the money, with the Campus Food Bank receiving the other half.

Omeasoo has purchased 15 potatoes and challenges us to participate. Bragging rights, at the time of this posting, belong to our Dean. Ron has purchased 20 potatoes in response.

Be a “particip-tater”! Join the Potato Roll Challenge! For more information and to request your potatoes, contact co-op@upei.ca

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UPEI INTERNAL RESEARCH FUNDING PROGRAMS 2018-19

The Office of Research Services (ORS) has released its list of internal funding programs for 2018-2019. You can find the details here.

A lunch-and-learn information session regarding internal funding opportunities will be held on October 3rd from 12:00-1:00pm (location TBA).  Bring your lunch and light refreshments will be provided.  In order to assist with planning, please RSVP to researchservices@upei.ca.

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HURRAHS IS EXPANDING!

Did you know that our “Hurrahs” section is not just for publications? We want to share all the good news from the Faculty of Education!  If you have good news to share, or are working on an exciting project coming up, please let us know so we can celebrate your initiatives! Just email Karen-Anne to include your good news!

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10-Sept-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Soup for the Soul Hosted by Faculty of Education
  • Presentation by Dr. Andre P. Grace
  • Workshop: Strengthening Cross Cultural Skills
  • Call for Presentations
  • Research Invitation
  • Hurrahs!!!

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SOUP FOR THE SOUL HOSTED BY FACULTY OF EDUCATION

On 26-Sept-2018, the Faculty of Education will again be hosting “Soup for the Soul” at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  We hope to feed 250 people.

Would you like to help out? We need shoppers, choppers, cooks, servers, runners and dishwashers!  (Some tasks take place the day before the event)

If you would like to participate, please sign up in the Google Doc.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carolyn Francis.

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PRESENTATION BY DR. ANDRE P. GRACE

This 20-Sept-2018, Dr. Andre P. Grace will present on: The Case for Mandatory Comprehensive Sexual Health Education in Canadian Schooling.   The presentation will take place from 7pm – 8 pm at the MacKenzie Lecture Theatre, Holland College, 140 Weymouth Street, Charlottetown, PE.  All are welcome. No registration is required for this event.

Dr. Grace is Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Studies (Tier 1) in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.  Dr. Grace’s research focuses on the comprehensive health, educational, and cultural concerns of Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) youth. Currently he directs the Comprehensive Health Education Workers (CHEW) Project for vulnerable SGM youth in Edmonton.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The CSSE Board of Directors invites presentation proposals for the 2019 CSSE Annual Conference in Vancouver BC, June 1-6 2019 (pre-conferences on 01-Jun-2019).  Held in conjunction with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, this bilingual conference provides an opportunity for discussion of educational issues among practitioners and educational scholars from across the nation.  Deadline for submission is 01-Oct-2018.  Details can be found on their website. or in the above flyer.

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WORKSHOP:  STRENGTHENING CROSS-CULTURAL SKILLS

On Friday, 14-Sept-2018, from 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Lisa Dollar, Cultural Inclusion Trainer with the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada, will be presenting our faculty and staff with a workshop on strengthening Cross-cultural skills.

This half-day interactive presentation will examine the core beliefs, attitudes and perceptions that are key to success in working across cultures. Participants will take a deep look at how culture influences communication and build skills on bridging both verbal and non-verbal gaps with students. This session will explore what makes programs and services inclusive and provides a platform to discuss ways forward.

The workshop is tentatively scheduled for Main Faculty Lounge.  To confirm your attendance, please contact Karen-Anne

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RESEARCH INVITATION

Dr. Frederic Fovet invites members of the PEI teaching community to participate in a study regarding challenges experienced in PEI schools with the implementation of inclusive practices and the process of change this involves.  Details can be found in the attached invitation.  The study (and recruitment through the Faculty of Education blog) have received approval from the UPEI Research Ethics Board (File 6007658).

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Tim Goddard and co-authors Ali Mohammad (Memorial University) and Dr. Jim Frideres (University of Calgary), on an article recently published in Comparative and International Education.  The article, “The Long Journey for Afghan Teacher Training Colleges: Accreditation and Quality Assurance,” can be viewed here.

GoldstarCongratulations to Teresa Zhang (one of our MEd graduates from 2017), Dr. Tim Goddard, and PhD candidate Brittany Jakubiec, on the recent publication of their article, “Social justice leadership in education: A suggested questionnaire,” which was recently published in Research in Educational Administration & Leadership.  The full-text article is available here.

GoldstarCongratulation to Dr. Jane Preston, Dr. Keith Walker, and Dr. Edwin Ralph for their latest, peer-reviewed book chapter entitled, “Teacher candidates and practicum advisors: Nurturing successful relationships.” The chapter is published in the book, Readiness for the field: Perspectives from within the triangle of teacher education (Common Ground Publishers), which is edited by D. C. Young, W. Kraglund-Gautheir, & T. G. Ryan.

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01-Aug-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Welcome New Colleagues!
  • Annual Farmers Helping Farmers BBQ
  • Opportunities – Mitacs Globalink Research Award
  • Moodle Workshops by E-Learning Office
  • Hurrahs!!!

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WELCOME NEW COLLEAGUES!

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In July the Faculty of Education welcomed JoAnne Jay as our new ELC librarian!   JoAnne has joined us on a part-time basis and will be in the ELC on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays over the summer months and also as needed on weekend mornings. If you have not yet met JoAnne, drop by the ELC to say hello!  You can reach Joanne with questions or library needs at elc@upei.ca.

Also in July, Dr. Anne Marie Fitzgerald has joined our team of faculty members! Dr. Fitzgerald’s office located in Memorial Hall 411B.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet Anne Marie yet, please take a moment to stop by and welcome her to the team!

We’re very happy to have both Anne Marie and JoAnne on board!

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ANNUAL FARMERS HELPING FARMERS BBQ

Farmers Helping Farmers has been a strong supporter of our International specialization.  The Annual Farmers Helping Farmers BBQ will be held on Saturday, August 11th from 4:00 to 6:30 at Harrington Research Station, 1200 Brackley Point Rd.
Carolyn Francis, crfrancis@upei.ca, has tickets if anyone wishes to purchase any – $35 per adult and $10 per child.

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OPPORTUNITIES

MITACS GLOBALINK RESEARCH AWARD

The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides $6,000 for senior undergraduate and graduate students in Canada to conduct 12–24-week research projects at universities overseas.  Under the program, professors can get $6,000 in travel and living expenses for their student’s research collaboration with a university abroad.

  • Open to senior undergrads and grad students in all disciplines
  • Collaborations range from 12 to 24 weeks
  • Professors can connect with international colleagues in more than 30 countries around the globe

Apply by September 30, 2018, for student travel planned for January 2019.

For more information, contact international@mitacs.ca.

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MOODLE WORKSHOPS BY E-LEARNING OFFICE

The UPEI E-Learning Office is offering a series of Moodle workshops during August.  If you are interested in doing more with Moodle, or even just want a refresher on Moodle basics, check out their workshop listing.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe on the publication of a co-authoured article with Patrick Howard, Charity Becker (PhD student), and others.  The article, “Creativity and pedagogical innovation: Exploring teachers’ experiences of risk-taking,” was published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies, and can be viewed here. Congratulations!

GoldstarCongratulations to Frederic Fovet on the publication of a book chapter in Inclusive Education: Practitioners Perspective, a book based on presentations at conferences organized by the Centre for Disability Studies and Action (CDSA). Dr. Fovet’s chapter is entitled “Making it work! Addressing teacher resistance in systemic UDL implementation across schools.”  Congratulations!

GoldstarCongratulations also to Frederic Fovet on the publication of a book review in Education Review.  You can read Dr. Fovet’s review of the book Race and Pedagogy: Creating collaborative spaces for teachers transformations by Susan Adams and Jamie Buffington-Adams here.  Congratulations Dr. Fovet!

 

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06-July-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Some Assembly Required
  • Faculty Council Meeting Dates 2018-2019
  • Hurrahs!!!

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SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED

The Faculty of Education assembled for some well attended events recently, and here is a brief update….

right-to-be-coldOn 15-June-2018, we gathered with other staff and faculty on campus to discuss the book The Right to be Cold by Sheila Watt-Coultier.  The book club was well attended, with interesting discussion on many themes in the book.  If you have a book to suggest for the next book club, please let the Dean know.

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The Faculty retreat was held June 21 & 22, at the PEI Farm Centre. The Faculty extends gratitude to all who participated and gave their creative input to exploring our identity, the strategic plan, and future directions.

In addition to being a really productive meeting, the retreat featured social time at the Merchant Man Next Door, and a community building activity at East Coast Art Party.  Thank you all, who arranged, participated, and helped out.

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On 05-July-2018, Sylvain Gagné graciously offered to take our international students, staff and faculty on a tour of his blueberry fields and bumblebee hives!  The afternoon adventure included a small barbeque with hotdogs and snacks.  Sylvain is a botanist, ecologist and blueberry-ologist (le meilleur fermier de myrtilles). Thank you for a very fun and informative day, Sylvain!

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FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING 2018-2019

The Faculty of Education Council meetings have been scheduled for the 2018-2019 academic year.  You can find a list of meeting dates here.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Sean Wiebe on two new publications!  “Currere in a new tonality: A tetradic analysis,” co-authored with Peter Gouzouasis, was published in JCT Online.  You can find the abstract and article here. 

 

GoldstarIn addition, Dr. Wiebe’s article “Curriculum as playlist: Responses of synopsis and expansion,” was published in Taylor Francis Online. That abstract and article can be accessed here.

 

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Jane Preston, Mr. Kent Avery and Ms Carolyn Huggan, on their peer-reviewed article published in the journal, in education.  The article, “The flipped classroom: High school student engagement through 21st century learning” can be accessed here.  The authors are appreciative of the Joint Educational Research Group, Faculty of Education, for funding this research.

 

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