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Instructional Resource Centre
Winter Break Hours
For the Hamilton and St. Catharines Campuses
November 28th, 2008
11:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Narratives of Success in Challenging Circumstances:
Case Studies of Elementary Schools Ontario, Canada
Dr. Darlene Ciuffetelli Parker and Heather Becker, Brock M. Ed. Student
The extended loan period for Pre-service Teacher Candidates to borrow IRC resources, begins on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. The resources are due back to the IRC on Monday, December 15, 2008 after the Teaching Block is completed.
All the best during the first Teaching Block!
The BLN recently experienced a significant network disruption. While the network has been restored, a few of the most recent posts/comment may no longer be visible even though they still exists on the server. We are working to restore these posts/comments and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the Research Colloquium 2008-2009 for graduate students and faculty members. All are invited and light refreshments will be served.
October 24th, 2008
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Storying Trails of In/decision: Informal Faculty mentorship Experiences
Dr. Shelly Griffin & Dr. Rodger Beatty
Alicia Gunn helped welcome immigrant students to Canada
Oct 02, 2008
Just call her Top Gunn.
Peel public school teacher Alicia Gunn has been named this year's outstanding beginner teacher (five years or less) in the province.
The Positive Space Campaign at Brock University is intended to help create a campus that is free of discrimination on the basis of sexual and gender identities and aims to foster a welcoming atmosphere on campus for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Two Positive Space workshops have been booked for the Hamilton Campus. These are interactive workshops that will provide participants with the knowledge and comfort to become a "positive space" on campus. Interested faculty, staff and students can sign-up for either date if they are interested in participating.
Roland G. Fryer Jr., a Harvard economist, has often complained that while pharmaceutical companies have poured billions of dollars each year into studying new drugs and Boeing devoted $3 billion to develop the 777 jet, there has been little spent on efforts to scientifically test educational theories.
The 29th annual ECOO (Educational Computing Organization of Ontario) conference will be held November 12-14, 2008 (see the attached flyer for more details.)
Please remind your cohort group about the information sessions for S. African practicum. In St. Catharines, Mon. Oct. 6, WH 208 at 6:00 pm and Wed. Oct. 8 in Hamilton at 4:00 room tba. See attached poster. Thanks, Sharon
Now on WEDNESDAY! Faculty of Education Building Extension - Groundbreaking Ceremony Wednesday September 17th at 9:15am
Please join us as we host a groundbreaking ceremony to formally mark the exciting start of construction of the new Faculty of Education building extension project on WEDNESDAY September 17th at 9:15am. Very brief remarks will be made by Dr. Boak and Dr. Heap and a formal sod turning will take place.
All are welcome to attend. Please meet on the remaining portion of the circular driveway near the construction trailer.
Join us for cake after the ceremony in the Faculty and Staff Lounge.
September 12, 2008Associated PressBAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) - The school system in coastal Baldwin County - 60 miles by 25 miles of Alabama farmland framed on two sides by waterfront towns - was short on teachers, especially in courses such as math and science.