26-Feb-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Reminder: Nomination Deadlines
  • In the News
  • Call for Papers
  • Workshop Calendar
  • Electronic Access to Education Canada Magazine
  • One Faculty, One Book: 09-Mar-2018

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REMINDER: NOMINATION DEADLINES

Hessian Merit Awards for Teaching Excellence

The deadline to nominate full-time and sessional instructors for the UPEI Hessian Merit Awards for Excellence in Teaching is noon  Friday, 02-Mar-2018

You can find the criteria and nomination information for the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor here.

You can find the criteria and nomination information for the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Full Time Instructor here.

Presidential Recognition Awards

The deadline to nominate faculty and staff for Presidential Awards of Merit is Wednesday, 04-Apr-2018.

You an find further details on the awards and the nomination process here: http://www.upei.ca/president/presidential-recognition-awards-merit

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IN THE NEWS

CBC News recently featured an article on research being conducted by PhD student and sessional instructor, Brittany Jakubiec.  You can read about Brittany’s research into the experience of young Islanders who identify as sexual and gender minorities here.

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CALL FOR PAPERS

This October, St. Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick will be co-hosting the Canadian History of Education Association biannual conference   with the theme Cultures, Communities and Challenges: Perspectives on the History of Education. The conference takes place October 18-21 at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton, NB, and features Dr. Marie Battiste as the kickoff keynote speaker.  Organizers welcome proposals on this theme, with the deadline of 01-Mar-2018. You can find details on submitting here.

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WORKSHOP CALENDAR

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning Office have posted a calendar of workshops and information sessions.  You can review the opportunities available here.

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ELECTRONIC ACCESS TO EDUCATION CANADA MAGAINE

The Faculty of Education at UPEI has joined the EdCan Network, and through this membership is pleased to offer staff and students online article access to Education Canada magazine.  If you would like access to the magazine, please contact our administrative support team (Karen-Anne, Alana & Jo) for registration details.

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ONE FACULTY, ONE BOOK: 09-MAR-2018

51cJISuE8jL._AA218_The next One Faculty, One Book discussion with cover pages 199-302 of The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy by Arthur Manuel.  The event is scheduled from 11am to noon in the Education Learning Commons (MH 310) on 09-Mar-2018 (snow date: 16-Mar-2018).

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09-Feb-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Calls for Nominations
  • In the News
  • Hurrahs!

 

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CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS

There are several opportunities to nominate your peers for their great work at the moment.  Please consider the possibility of recognizing someone with a Presidential Recognition Award or Hessian Award:

Presidential Recognition Awards

In recognition of the outstanding performance and dedication of our faculty and staff, a number of annual awards have been created to acknowledge their efforts and achievements.

Up to 10 Presidential Awards of Merit for UPEI Faculty, Librarians and Clinical Veterinary Professionals and four Presidential Awards of Merit for UPEI Staff will be awarded in 2018.  These awards will be presented during a Celebration of Colleagues to be held on Tuesday, 15-May-2018 from 2:00-4:00 in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Student Centre.

Nominations for both faculty and staff awards close on Wednesday, 04-Apr-2018. 

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

Hessian Merit Awards for Teaching Excellence

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Hessian Merit Award for Teaching Excellence publicly acknowledge individuals whose work has contributed to instructional excellence at UPEI. The UPEI Hessian Merit Award Excellence in Teaching Committee is currently calling for nominations for these awards. The deadline for nominations is noon on 02-Mar-2018.

You can find the criteria and nomination information for the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Sessional Instructor here.

You can find the criteria and nomination information for the Hessian Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Full Time Instructor here.

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IN THE NEWS

We are very proud to share two news stories which feature Faculty of Education students recently.

CBC News reported on the research work of graduate student Grace Wanjohi, in sending health education messages to Kenyans.  You can find that story here.

In addition, the Faculty’s BEd student stravelling abroad for practicum was the subject of another news story. BEd students Kelsie Macintyre, Alexa Camirand, Frankie Jean McGuigan, Andrew Kostyniuk and Marie-Pier Savoie were highlighted in the article.  You can read about the exciting things they will be doing in their placements here.

In addition, a CBC News story on how some experts think P.E.I.’s education system could be improved included Dr. Tess Miller speaking on the practice of social promotion. You can read that story here.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to graduate student Amanda Brazil  on the publication of an article “Universites as inclusive learning organizations for women?: Considering the role of women in faculty and leadership roles in academe” in The Learning Organization. The article is coauthoried with Patricia Gouthro and Nancy Taber.  You can view the article here.

GoldstarDr. Sean Wiebe’s session at CSSE last year was menioned in a blog post on the CSSE website.  The blogger discusses the Spotlight Session: the CACS-ACÉC Symposium Re(mixing) Curriculum Playlists: Responses of Synopsis and Expansion affected her practice.  Congratulations to Sean and his co-presenters on this great feedback.

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17-Jan-2018

In this newsletter:

  • Movie Talks @ Robertson Library: Finding Dawn
  • New Issue of in education
  • One Faculty, One Book
  • New International Student/Employer Liaison
  • Call for Proposals
  • Luminaries – Relay for Life
  • Hurrahs!
  • Welcome Jo!

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MOVIE TALKS @ ROBERTSON LIBRARY: FINDING DAWN

Weekly Robertson Library Movie Talks take place in the LINC (Room 265) from 7pm to 9pm.  The film discussed on 22-Jan-2018 will be Finding Dawn, a “compelling documentary that puts a human face” to the hundreds of Indigenous women “who have gone missing or been murdered” in Canada over the decades.  Panelists include Dr. Gulrose Jiwani, Dr. Jo-Anne MacDonald, and Sherri Russell. Everyone is welcome.

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NEW ISSUE OF IN EDUCATION

in education is a peer-reviewed, open access journal based in the
Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. The latest issue of in education can be read here.
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ONE FACULTY, ONE BOOK

51cJISuE8jL._AA218_The Faculty enjoyed a great discussion on Reconciliation Manifesto this past Friday (12-Jan-2018), and we will continue our discussion on pages 109-198 from 11:00am to 12:00pm on Friday, 09-Feb-2018 (snow date 16-Feb-2018 at 1pm).  Please feel free to join us!

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NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT/EMPLOYER LIAISON

Cory Frizzell has recently began his work as International Student/Employer Liaison with UPEI’s Department of Work Integrated Learning. Cory will be coordinating the Canadian Career Program for international students and recent graduates that are interested in employment assistance.  You can refer international students interested in employment assistance to Cory here.

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PRACTICE WHAT YOU TEACH WORKSHOP

For two full days on February 20th and 21st, attend a workshop that focuses around the concept of practice teaching. A small group of peer instructors get together to teach short lessons in front of each other from a prepared lesson plan in order to gain feedback on their teaching in a low-stakes and collegial environment. Sessions will also be video-recorded and participants will be provided with a copy of their sessions for later review. Co-sponsored by the E-Learning Office and the Faculty Development Office, the workshop is designed to help enhance the teaching effectiveness of new and/or experienced educators at UPEI. Participants will also have the opportunity to work at the process of giving and receiving feedback. A light breakfast and coffee/snack breaks will be provided each day. Lunch is on your own. For more information and to register, click here.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2018 CAREC POST CONFERENCE – 28-May-2018

The 2016 Canadian Association for Research in Early Childhood Post-CSSE Conference takes place at University of Regina on 30-May-2018.  This year’s theme is Indigenous and Decolonizing Approaches to Early Childhood Education.  For details on this event, please see the attached flyer.  The post conference invites proposals by 31-Mar-2018.

CANADIAN SYMPOSIUM ON INDIGENOUS TEACHER EDUCATION – “BRIDGING TWO WORLDS”

The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, wish to invite you to the 6th Annual Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education from April 30th to May 2nd, 2018.  They also invite proposals that highlight the various and diverse pedagogies reflective of Indigenous culture and perspectives. Please see the attached document for details. Deadline for submission is 02-Feb-2018.

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LUMINARIES – RELAY FOR LIFE

The UPEI Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life is scheduled to take place at UPEI on 19-Jan-2018. Luminaries (candles placed in special bags that bear the names of cancer survivors and loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer) will be displayed again during the entire duration of the UPEI Relay for Life and will be the feature of a very special ceremony at 10pm honoring all the caregivers who support(ed) individuals with cancer.

You can support this initiative by purchasing a Luminary to honour those who have faced cancer in your life.  Luminaries will cost $5 each and are available for purchase in Memorial 402. Orders will be submitted the afternoon of 18-Jan-2018.

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HURRAHS!

There are lots of publications to celebrate!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Lyndsay Moffat on her new article, “Helping out, signing up and sitting down: The cultural production of ‘read-alouds’ in three kindergarten classrooms,” in the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. The article was co-authored with Rachel Heydon and Luigi Iannacci, and you can read the article here.  Congratulations Lyndsay!

Congratulations to Dr. Linuyan Guo, faculty member, and Charlene VanLeeuwen, PhD candidate and sessional instructor, on the publication of two articles with Dr. Lori Weeks (see links below)!

GoldstarIndigenous perspectives on community service learning in higher education: An examination of the Kenyan context,” was published in the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

GoldstarConducting hermeneutic research in international settings: Philosophical practical and ethical considerations,” was published in the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics.

Congratulations Linuyan and Charlene!

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Congratulations to Dr. Jane Preston, Adjunct Professor, and Anhui (Anne) Wang for their latest, peer-reviewed journal article published in International Journal of Comparative Education and Development.  The article is entitled, The academic and personal experiences of Mainland Chinese students enrolled in a Canadian Master of Education Program. You can access the article here.

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Congratulation also to Dr. Jane Preston for her latest, peer-reviewed journal article published in the Alberta Journal of Educational Research.  The article is entitled “Insight from Nunavut Educators Using Appreciative Inquiry.” You can access the article here.

Congratulations everyone!!!

 

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WELCOME JO!

The Faculty of Education at UPEI is very happy to welcome Jo Smith to the role of Administrative Assistant to our graduate programs.  Jo comes to us from the Faculty of Business, and has been busy in her new role since the beginning of January. If you haven’t met Jo yet, drop by Memorial 402 to welcome her to the team!

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11-Dec-2017

In this newsletter:

  • International Dinner Success
  • Faculty of Education Book Club
  • In the News!
  • Call for Papers & Proposals
  • Hurrahs!!!

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INTERNATIONAL DINNER SUCCESS

International Dinner 2017

The International Dinner and Silent Auction, held 26-Nov-2017 and was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in this important event to support our specialization students that travel to international and remote locations for practicum.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION BOOK CLUB

Our One Faculty, One Book discussions will be starting in January!
Our first book will be:
Reconciliation Manifesto by Arthur Manuel (Lorimer, 2017)
 
This book is available at the Bookmark in downtown Charlottetown, and Ron has kindly offered to buy copies for anyone who would like to participate. Please contact him if you would like to get a copy.
It is also available as an ecopy from Lorimer.
Below are the revised dates we will meet. The focus of our discussions are also sketched below.
Discussion will take place in the Education Learning Commons (Memorial 310).  Please come with 1-2 questions that you had while reading to get us started.
book club dates
P.S Please RSVP lemoffatt@upei.ca if you can come – I may make a snack to share

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IN THE NEWS!

CBC News recently featured a story on a number of short, free videos developed by Dr. Tess Miller to help children in Grades 3-9, and their parents, understand some math basics.  The article, with a link to Dr. Miller’s website, can be found here.

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CALL FOR PAPERS & PROPOSALS

CAP JOURNAL

The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) is requesting written submissions for their next publication with the theme: “Student Safety and Security!” The topic is relevant to all educational leaders in Canada as our world continues to evolve and schools and administrators face new challenges each day.  Ideas around this topic could include, but are not limited to bullying, physical or sexual abuse, terrorism, illegal drugs, cyber-bullying, natural disasters, etc.

If you have articles or studies of approximately 1000 – 1250 words, CAP would be pleased to consider them for this issue. The deadline for submissions is 15-Dec-2017.

For further information contact Terry MacIsaac (CAP Eastern Vice President, & CAP Journal Editor), or feel free to contact him if you have further questions.

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HURRAHS!!!

GoldstarCongratulations to Brittany Jakubiec, Sessional Instructor and PhD Student with the Faculty of Education, on her article “Supporting graduate student parents” in University Affairs. You can find the article here.  Congratulations, Brittany!

GoldstarCongratulations also to Dr. Frederic Fovet, on his recent publication in the Indonesian Journal of Disability Studies.  The Article, “Access, Universal Design and the Sustainability of Teaching Practices: a Powerful Synchronicity of Concepts at a Crucial Conjecture for Higher Education,” can be downloaded here. Congratulations, Dr. Fovet!

GoldstarDr. Fovet also published a book review on The Guide to assisting student with disabilities. Equal access in health sciences and professional education (which was editeed by Lisa M. Meeks and Neera R. Jains).  You can read the review here.  Congratulations, Dr. Fovet!

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03-Nov-2017

In this newsletter:

  • Learning Opportunities
  • Faculty of Education in the News
  • International Dinner and Silent Auction
  • Call for Proposals
  • Cathy’s Thank You Celebration

 

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

The Faculty Development Office and E-Learning office have updated their list of workshops and information sessions. The shared calendar of learning opportunities can be found here.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION IN THE NEWS

On Monday, 06-Nov-2017, Zain Esseghaier and Shannon Moore join CBC’s Island Morning to discuss our current BEd (français langue seconde) program.  Tune in at 6:40am to hear what they have to say!

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INTERNATIONAL DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

International Dinner 2017 PosterThe Faculty of Education will hold its Annual International Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 PM on Sunday, 26-Nov-2017. Chef Emily Wells, of The Mill in New Glasgow, will again work with the 39 BEd students who are planning to complete an international placement in one of 14 countries! Some of these students will be in an Indigenous community abroad.

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

 

Tickets may be reserved by emailing Carolyn Francis at crfrancis@upei.ca or by calling 902-894-2813.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

CHAPTER PROPOSALS: THE NEGOTIATED SELF; EMPLOYING REFLEXIVE INQUIRY TO EXPLORE TEACHER IDENTITY

Chapter proposals are currently being considered for an upcoming peer-reviewed collection that employs reflexive inquiry to explore teacher identity.  The deadline for submission is 27-Nov-2017. Details can be found in the attached document.

CAP JOURNAL

The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) is requesting written submissions for their next publication with the theme: “Student Safety and Security!” If you have articles or studies of approximately 1000 – 1250 words, CAP would be pleased to consider them for this issue. The deadline for submissions is 15-Dec-2017.

For further information contact Terry MacIsaac (CAP Eastern Vice President, & CAP Journal Editor), or feel free to contact him if you have further questions.

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CATHY’S THANK YOU CELEBRATION

On 20-Oct-2017, faculty and staff met at the Wave to say good-bye to Cathy Hennessey and celebrate her contributions to the Faculty over the years.  Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and join us.

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12-Oct-2017

In this newsletter:

  • Candidate Presentation
  • International Dinner and Silent Auction
  • Time to Write Retreat
  • We’ve Been Busy With Some Great Projects!
  • Clips from Colleagues
  • Hurrahs!
  • Comings and Goings

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CANDIDATE PRESENTATION

The Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Arts invite members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – to attend a public presentation by Tricia Logan, candidate for a multi-disciplinary tenure-track position in Indigenous Education.  Presentations by candidates for this position will focus on issues of Indigenous Education being integrated in to the daily life, and work, of the University, and their teaching and program of research related to the areas of focus within the Facilities of Education and Arts.

Dr. Logan’s presentation takes place on Friday, 03-Nov-2017, from 9:00am to 10:00am in MH 308.  A meet and greet with Dr. Logan is also planned for 1:30pm that afternoon, in the Main Faculty Lounge (Main 201). For further information, contact Karen-Anne O’Halloran.

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INTERNATIONAL DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

International Dinner 2017 PosterThe Faculty of Education will hold its Annual International Dinner and Silent Auction at 5 PM on Sunday, 26-Nov-2017. Chef Emily Wells, of The Mill in New Glasgow, will again work with the 39 BEd students who are planning to complete an international placement in one of 14 countries! Some of these students will be in an Indigenous community abroad.

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

Tickets may be reserved by emailing Carolyn Francis at crfrancis@upei.ca or by calling 902-894-2813.

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TIME TO WRITE RETREAT

Registration is now open for the November 10-14 offering of Time to Write: UPEI’s faculty writing retreat.  The retreat is open to tenured and tenure stream University of Prince Edward Island faculty in any Department/Faculty/School.

The fall retreat takes place at The Marshlands Inn, in Sackville, NB. 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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WE’VE BEEN BUSY WITH SOME GREAT PROJECTS!

ORANGE SHIRT DAY (29-Sept-2017)

orange shirt dayThe Faculty of Education, working in conjunction with the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture, organized a campus wide event honouring Orange Shirt Day on 29-Sept-2017. UPEI joined schools across the country to mark this annual day of commemoration to continue the discussion about residential schools and their impacts.

More than 350 people from UPEI and the community donned orange shirts as a way to honour residental school survivors.

SOUP FOR THE SOUL (27-Sept-2017)

On 27-Sept-2017, the Faculty of Education hosted a free “Soup for the Soul” lunch at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  Preparing and serving soup which was 98% organic/locally grown/seasonal, the Faculty came together and fed 190 people from the campus community.  The Faculty would like to extend a thank you to everyone who participated, and express very special appreciation to Dr. Lyndsay Moffatt, for her work in making all of the arrangements for this special day.

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CLIPS FROM COLLEAGUES

(Shared by Tim) –  Annual Nichola Goddard Foundation Fundraising Dinner

If you are on the Island in mid-November, there are still some tickets available for the Nichola Goddard Foundation fundraising dinner on November 18th. The political journalist Chantal Hebert is our guest speaker this year – she never seems to be lacking an opinion, and I think there’s enough going on in the world that she’ll have lots to reflect on! Tickets are available online at <www.nicholagoddard.com> or by calling Sally at 902 569 5665. If you are not going to be on the Island, please consider buying a ticket – you get a $90 tax receipt – and it will give someone who can’t afford to buy a ticket the opportunity to attend.

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HURRAHS!

GoldstarCongratulations to Dr. Tess Miller and Mary MacPhee on their recent article, co-authored with Dr. Miles Turnbull and Dr. Marianne Cormier, which was published in the Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics. (This is Mary’s first big article, so extra congratulations on this accomplishment!).  You can find the article here.

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COMINGS AND GOINGS

Cathy note

The Faculty extends congratulations and gratitude to Cathy Hennessey, who will be leaving the Faculty of Education on 20-Oct-2017, to take a permanent position in the Department of Psychology.  We wish Cathy all the best in her new position. Stay tuned for further details from the Social Committee on how we will celebrate Cathy’s great contributions to our Faculty.

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18-Sept-2017

In this newsletter:

  • UPEI Faculty Association’s New Graduate Medals
  • Two Online MOOCs offered by UBC
  • Candidate Presentation
  • Faculty of Education Hosts “Soup for the Soul”
  • Upcoming PhD Proposal Presentation

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UPEI FACULTY ASSOCIATION’S NEW GRADUATE MEDALS

The UPEI Faculty  Association is pleased to announce two new awards for graduate students at UPEI, one for Masters level graduate students, and one for PhD level graduate students.  As the deadline is 5pm on 30-Sept-2017, please let potential applicants know of this award.  Details can be found in the attached summary.

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TWO ONLINE MOOCS OFFERED BY UBC

The Professional Development & Community  Engagement office at the Univerity of British Columbia Faculty of Education is offering two online MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) this fall:

For more information, please visit pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MOOC.

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CANDIDATE PRESENTATION

The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – to attend a public presentation by Rose Neville, candidate for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Neville will present her program of research in the area of educational leadership, and how this program of research could unfold in the PEI context. The presentation takes place from 9am-10am on 25-Sept-2017 in Memorial 417.  A meet and greet with Dr. Neville is also planned for 2:30pm that afternoon, in the Education Student Lounge (MH 306). For further information, contact Karen-Anne O’Halloran.

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FACULTY OF EDUCATION HOSTS “SOUP FOR THE SOUL”

On 27-Sept-2017, the Faculty of Education will be hosting a free lunch called “Soup for the Soul” at the Chaplaincy Centre on campus.  We hope to feed 250 people!

Would you like to help out? We need harvesters, shoppers, prep cooks, 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 Lyndsay Moffatt.

Click foor more information on Soup for the Soul and St. Dunstan’s Garden.

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UPCOMING PHD PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

On 18-Sept-2017, Brittany Jakubiec presents a PhD Proposal entitled: “Exploring sexual and gender minority youth identities in Prince Edward Island”.  All are welcome to attend the presentation and public discussion on at 1:15pm in HSB 106.

 

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08-Sept-2017

In this newsletter:

  • MacLauchlan Writing Awards
  • Orange Shirt Day
  • CER Event: Journal Club
  • #LearnDay
  • Candidate Presentation
  • Call for Submissions
  • Hurrahs!

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MACLAUCHLAN WRITING AWARDS

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 are the largest such student-oriented program in Canada, distributing up to $30,000 annually in awards.  The deadline for application is 06-Oct-2017.  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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ORANGE SHIRT DAY

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. Phyllis Wedstad was one such child. As a young child on her first day at residential school, Phyllis’ favourite orange shirt was promptly taken from her upon her arrival at the school. Her language and pride in her culture were also taken from her. Orange Shirt Day has been created to 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.

This year, on 29-Sept-2017, the Faculty of Education is encouraging all students, staff, and faculty to wear orange as an annual opportunity to discuss aspects of residential schools, and to continue discussions year-round. In the coming weeks, you will see posters and other promotional materials around campus to help promote this day.

Thank you for your support in bringing awareness to Orange Shirt Day we hope that many of you will participate in wearing orange on 29-Sept-2017!

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CER EVENT: JOURNAL CLUB

The first CER event of 2017-2018 is almost upon us!  Dr. Bonnie Stewart will be leading our first Journal Club discussion of the year.

Her article, Collapsed publics: Orality, literacy, and vulnerability in academic Twitter, addresses scholars’ experiences and practices related to engagement on open networked platforms, and considers the tensions these practices raise within the contemporary academy.

The Journal Club will be held on Wednesday, 20-Sept-2017, from 1215 to 1.30 pm in Memorial Hall 301.

In anticipation of a rich discussion, please download and read the paper from the link above. All faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to this event.

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#LEARNDAY

The Learning Partners Advisory Council invites you to take part in Prince Edward Island’s first #LearnDay, Participation is free with refreshments and lunch provided onsite.

#LearnDay will focus on scaffolding ideas around PEI learning possibilities. A major focus is facilitating conversations between citizens, and also showcasing projects already happening in PEI. Like #YDay, #LearnDay will have a Lightning Talk showcase – 5 presenters doing 5 minute presentations of 20 slides. If you know of a successful, interesting PEI learning project that would lend itself well to this format, please contact Bonnie Stewart.

To register for #LearnDay, or for more information, please visit the following links:

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CANDIDATE PRESENTATION

The Faculty of Education invites members of the campus community – students, faculty and staff – to attend a public presentation by Anne Marie FitzGerald, candidate for a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership.  Dr. FitzGerald will present her program of research in the area of educational leadership, and how this program of research could unfold in the PEI context. The presentation takes place from 9am-10am on 15-Sept-2017 in Memorial 308.  A meet and greet with Dr. FitzGerald is also planned for 3:15pm that afternoon, in the Education Student Lounge (MH 306). For further information, contact Karen-Anne O’Halloran.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CSSE 2018 CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

The CSSE Board of Directors invites faculty, staff and graduate students to submit a presentation proposals for the 2018 CSSE Annual Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan on 26 – 30 May 20187 (pre-conferences on 26 May 2018).  Presentation proposals can be submitted 29 August 2017 – 1 October 2017 by going to their website: https://csse-scee.ca/conference-2018/.  A Call for Presentations flyer can be viewed here.

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HURRAHS!

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Congratulations to Sean Wiebe on the publication of Blue Waiting, a collection of poems with Celeste Snowber.  A book launch will be held 22-Sept-2017 in UPEI Faculty Lounge, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

 

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17-Aug-2017

In this newsletter:

  • Invitation for Written Submissions: CAP Journal
  • Upcoming MEd Thesis Defense

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INVITATION FOR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS: CAP JOURNAL

The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) is requesting written submissions for their next publication with the theme: “Leading vs Managing” If you have articles or studies of approximately 1000 – 1250 words, CAP would be pleased to consider them for this issue. The deadline for submissions is 07-Sept-2017.

Please see attached flyer for more information. Works can be e-mailed directly to Terry MacIsaac (CAP Eastern Vice President, & CAP Journal Editor), or feel free to contact him if you have further questions.

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UPCOMING MED THESIS DEFENSE

Kerri Wheatley will be presenting and defending her MEd thesis, “Unlearning Qallunaat Ways: Self-Reflection and Transformation While Working in Nunavut”, on Thursday, 24-Aug-2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm in AVC 286A North.  Everyone is welcome.

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04-Aug-2017

In this newsletter:

  • Moodle Workshops
  • The Faculty Development Office is Expanding!
  • UPEI is Becoming Tobacco-Free
  • Teaching and Learning Events at Mount Saint Vincent
  • Faculty in the News!

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MOODLE WORKSHOPS

Interative videos for course instruction: Interactive videos can increase student engagement and interest in course content. Our newest version of Moodle is now equipped with interactive video creation capability. Instructors are invited to attend a workshop on creating an interactive video on August 14 or 24. To register, please click here. For further information, contact Joel MacDonald.

Moodle Bootcamp The E-Learning Office is hostinag a Moodle Bootcamp from 08-Aug-2017 to 30-Aug-2017.  As space is limited, please sign-up using this form.  If you are unavailable to attend these sessions, you can set up a meeting with one of their instructional designers by contacting elearning@upei.ca.

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THE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS EXPANDING!

The Faculty Development Office (FDO) at UPEI is growing, and as part of this expansion will be developing new programs and services. Among the initiatives they are working on, they also plan on expanding assistance in preparing tenure and promotion files, teaching and research dossiers, grant applications, and award nominations, and will be developing reading and research groups and other programs around other issues related to faculty development across the career span.

The FDO is looking for colleagues interested in being on the Directors’ Steering Committee—with a commitment to serving for two years, to attending all meetings, and to taking an active part in the planning and execution of new initiatives. And they are also looking for colleagues interested in being peer consultants and curriculum specialists (from every Faculty), as well as people interested in e-teaching and learning concerns.

For further information or to get involved, please contact Gerald Wandio, Faculty Development Office Program Director, at fdo@upei.ca

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UPEI IS BECOMING TOBACCO-FREE

On Friday, 01-Sept-2017, the University of Prince Edward Island’s new Tobacco Use Policy will go into effect.  The move to a tobacco-free campus was supported by research conducted by a working group, and was approved at the January 2017 meeting of the University’s Board of Governors.  The intended goal of this policy is to create an accessible campus environment while improving individual and community health at UPEI.

The University offers a number of wellness supports including tobacco cessation supports for those who wish to quit using tobacco products. Information on these can be found here.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING EVENTS AT MOUNT SAINT VINCENT

Mount Saint Vincent University has three public events planned for October that may be of interest to you:

On 12-Oct-2017, Dr. James Lang will deliver a lecture entitled, “Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty”, from his seminal book of the same name. This is a free public event.

On 13-Oct-2017, from 9am-noon, Dr. Lang will offer a workshop, “Small Teaching,” that focuses on a small number of evidence-based principles that can improve learning in nearly any type of college or university course. The workshop includes a hot buffet breakfast. Further details can be found here.

Following these two events, the Mount is hosting the Annual Atlantic Universities’ Teaching Showcase, on 14-Oct-2017. This year’s conference theme is “Small Teaching: Exploring the Potential of Easily-Implemented, High Impact Teaching Practices,” and will follow Dr. Lang’s framework of ideas. Dr. Lang will be the keynote speaker for the Showcase. Deadline for proposal submissions is 18-Aug-2017. Details can be found here.

For further details on the above, please contact Dr. Donovan Plumb.

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FACULTY IN THE NEWS!

The Journal Pioneer recently featured a story highlighting the work of PhD student, Mary MacPhee, whose research explores the experience of non-francophone parents with children attending French schools.  Mary is also a sessional instructor with our Faculty. Congratulations, Mary!

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