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Looking for ways to integrate technology into your teaching practice?
The Teaching with Technology Showcase can help you learn to do more with technology.
January 29, 2010.
BROCK UNIVERSITY’S FACULTY OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION, WITH THE BROCK UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMATIC ARTS present
DANCE INTO THE CURRICULUM!
A day of learning and celebration, exploring the PJI Dance Curriculum
Don't miss the upcoming P/J/I Music Workshop, Sing, Play, Move and Create! An Introduction to the Orff Approach
Louise Brown Toronto Star
Ontario's government is conducting a sweeping review of curriculum from Grades 1 to 8 to fix what educators charge is an overcrowded jumble of disconnected facts that fail to prepare the province's 1.4 million students for the future.
Based on tough input gathered this fall from teachers and school boards, Queen's Park says it will start clearing the clutter by the fall of 2011 with leaner guidelines, fewer checklists of facts and more time for deeper learning.
In addtion to our regular hours the Instructional Resource Centre will be open the following Saturdays to accommodate the Department of Teacher Education, Teaching Block for November and December 2009.
Hamilton Campus: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. AND St. Catharines Campus: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 14th, 21st & 28th AND December 5th & 12th
The extended loan period for the Teaching Block is in effect beginning Monday, November 2, 2009.
The Faculty of Education in conjunction with the Graduate Students' Association will be hosting Exploring Understandings of Respectful Research Practices Across Contexts on November 6th 2009.
This session will explore professors’ and graduate students’ understandings and enactments of respectful research practices across diverse contexts. Panelists will examine the opportunities, tensions, and careful considerations that ensue when employing respectful research practices, including what respectful research means to them and how to demonstrate respect towards participants,
communities, research team members, and environments, throughout all aspects of the research process.
There is an exciting event happening next week featuring Marian Small!
SMART Technologies and Nelson Education are hosting the first of five
free webinars for elementary school math teachers. These sessions will
provide great ideas for SMART Board activities, as well as strategies
for questioning and differentiating instruction that can be applied to
any math lesson. To register and to learn more about this popular event
Did you know that faculty, staff and graduate students can subscribe to University Affairs magazine at no charge? The only requirement is that the subscription must be sent to a university campus address.
Sean O¹Sullivan Theatre
Friday, September 25, 2009
*It's Time for Canada*
Ken Dryden is coming to Brock to speak to our future leaders and builders. He will share his passions about the virtues of the country and the need for Canadians to celebrate and protect what we have.
In a lifetime spent in the public eye, Dryden has been a Stanley Cup champion and a champion of better education standards. A best-selling author, an elected legislator and a corporate executive.
Food drive bins will be locationed in the IRC, and the other locations are TBA. The challenge is to have enough food to stretch from one end of the Welch hallway to the other.
Please remind your colleagues of the importance of helping out those that are less fortunate. Many are going to be enjoying some yummy Thanksgiving dinners in a few weeks, while there are some families who can not affort to feed themselves. Any non-perishable foods are welcomed, and we are challenging people to come up with as many 'Thanksgiving' themed foods as they can (ex. canned corn, stuffing boxes, etc.). All food will be donated to Community Care
The St. Catharines Student Liaison Council Charity Committee
The Academics as Writers SLC invites you to participate in an academic writing circle. We will meet on the 4th Friday of every month from 2 pm to 4 pm to discuss your work in progress. One week before the meeting, one member of the circle will distribute a manuscript and a description of the desired kinds of feedback. Other members will review and comment on the manuscript, identifying strengths and suggestions targeted toward the author's goals.
Writing circle for graduate students to be facilitated by Snezana Ratkovic
Isaac Brock wants YOU to come to Alumni Reunion Weekend; the perfect opportunity to reunite with friends, reacquaint with Brock and reminisce about old times. Alumni Reunion Weekend is an entire weekend for alumni as part of the Brock Days Homecoming and Community Celebrations.
2009-2010 Theatre in Education Series are ON SALE NOW!
School performances for students in grades JK-12 at the Centre for the Arts, Brock University
Niagara-region students will enjoy greater access to Brock University’s Centre for the Arts Theatre in Education Series this season thanks to a generous contribution from Freedom 55 Financial, the financial security planning division of London Life.