Welcome to the Brock Learning Network
The Brock Learning Network (BLN) is an innovative, on-line community of the Faculty of Education. It's a bit like Facebook™, YouTube™, news reports, calendars and a staffroom – rolled into one dynamic site. The BLN is a great place to find information, hold discussions, blog, conduct research and contribute to the issues in education and teaching that you care about.
Please watch the video on the right or go directly to the HELP tab to learn how you can make this site work for you.
100 Terrific Twitter Feeds for Teaching Advice: Twitter has evolved into a great resource for news and current events. Luckily, it’s also a great resource for other important information, such as awesome teaching advice. Whether you are still earning your teaching certification or are just starting out as a teacher, these Twitter feeds offer resources you shouldn’t miss.
On Wednesday, April 29, 2009 the Ontario PublicSchool Boards' Association (OPSBA) is releasing a Discussion Paper entitled:What If? Technology in the 21st Century Classroom. As school trustees we wantto engage the province in a meaningful focused discussion about classrooms of
Whether you’re using Myspace, Facebook, Bebo or another social networking site, take the time to look over the privacy settings. Nearly all social network websites allow you to control who can see your information.
Here are some privacy pointers from Teacher Support Network to help you keep your personal life from being searched by your students on Facebook:
The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is an independent, non-profit corporation that promotes and supports research to improve all aspects of learning—across the country and across all walks of life. CCL has created 5 knowledge centres to address 5 key areas of learning: Aboriginal Learning; Adult Learning; Early Childhood Learning; Health and Learning and Work and Learning.
This video produced by teacher.tv, follows a group of trainee teachers as they learn to manage the seemingly impossible demands on their time.
Prof. Marshall Grossman has come to expect complaints whenever he returns graded papers in his English classes at the University of Maryland.
“Many students come in with the conviction that they’ve worked hard and deserve a higher mark,” Professor Grossman said. “Some assert that they have never gotten a grade as low as this before.”
He attributes those complaints to his students’ sense of entitlement.
A new Brock Learning Network group has been created to support the needs of Occasional Teachers. Moderated by a representative of the ETFO Niagara Occasional Teachers union this group will be a good place for teacher candidates to ask questions of OTs who are already working, and for occasional teachers to share information.
Occasional teaching is where most new teachers will start their careers, and where many will spend several years of their careers, and where some may choose to stay.
This colloquium seeks to engage discussion by addressing the question, “What do educators, graduate students, university professors, and/or educational researchers need to know, be able to do, and to value?”
Dr. Joe Engemann, Transition to professor and researcher
Dr. Coral Mitchell, Colloquium facilitator
The students doing their final practicum in South Africa have organized a fund-raiser for this Thursday night, Feb. 5, at Rockford's Pub on St. Paul St. in St. Catharines (between Queen and James on right side). The event starts at 9:00. Tickets are $5.00 at door or purchase in advance.
The following podcasts were recorded at the Teaching with Technology: A Collaborative Showcase.
Principal Cathy Standring shares her insight into Supporting Teacher Use of Technology.
An Open House for Brock Pre-service/Teacher Education students has been scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2009 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in WH319. Lynn Duhaime, Administrative Coordinator will answer any additional questions and assist with the online applications.
An Open House for Hamilton Pre-service/Teacher Education has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 10, 2009 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in Room 24. Lynn Duhaime, Administrative Coordinator will answer any additional questions and assist with the online applications.
A new BLN group called Recision, Revenue & Reality has been created to provide all faculty and staff members with an opportunity to stay informed about the FOE's fiscal environment. In addition to providing updates and briefings, faculty and staff members will be able to share their comments and provide input regarding financial outlook of the FOE.
Join the group: Recision, Revenue & Reality
EARLY INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES 2009 - 2010
FRENCH (Core and Immersion)
The Durham District School Board is a large and growing public board located immediately east of Metropolitan
Toronto. We have 106 elementary and 20 secondary schools with a student population in excess of 70,000.
In each of the past several years, we have hired a large number of new teachers. We anticipate requiring
significant numbers again for the 2009-2010 school year.