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Real Teachers. Real Stories.06/16/2014

Making Waves – as an artist and teacher

When Mark Templeton discovered he could teach what he loves and share his passion for the arts, his whole perspective changed. By Candace Korchinsky “I’m fairly ridiculous,” says Mark Templeton (’01 BEd) when describing his teaching style and how he connects with students. Templeton, who teaches Film and Media Studies at Leduc Composite High School, confesses

Tips for new teachers06/10/2014

Your Daily Approach To Career Management

By Miranda Vande Kuyt Your overall Strategic Career Plan is your route map showing you your final destination and all the stops and detours you might take along the way. Your daily approach to career management is your driver’s manual; how well you drive your vehicle directly affects how quickly and effectively you reach your

Tips for new teachers06/10/2014

The Basics of Strategic Career Planning

By Miranda Vande Kuyt You’ve graduated from your Education program… now what? You may be educationally prepared for a number of career paths (e.g., teaching, administration, academics, and more), but what career path is right for you? How will you get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future?

Research Spotlight05/20/2014

Dr. Paul Newton and the Teaching Principal

By Jane Marshall Far out in the northeast corner of Saskatchewan, Dr. Paul Newton learned firsthand the demands of the role of the ‘Teaching Principal.’ It’s a role that perhaps isn’t so unique; though less common in urban centers, it’s a reality in many remote Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba schools. Based on his past personal

Faculty News05/20/2014

Finding the right blend – the U of A partners with Aga Khan University to explore “blended learning”

By Andrew Patrick Dr. Janet Welch is generally optimistic about the power of technology and learning, and it’s clear she has the weight of evidence supporting her. Welch is the assistant dean of Information, Technology and Computing at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education, and part of the Educational Technology Services team. She is

Global Ed05/08/2014

South Korean Pre-Service Teachers Value Time Spent at the University of Alberta

Yujin, Haley and Nayoung landed at EIA in the summer of 2013 uncertain of what they had gotten themselves into but nevertheless excited to be in Canada. Fast forward to spring 2014 and they say coming to the U of A was one of the best decisions they have ever made. By DC Brandon We

Global Ed04/25/2014

Teaching in England Offers a World of Opportunities

From a surplus of excellent teaching positions, to inexpensive and accessible international travel, to the adventure of living in Europe, there are many reasons for Education alumni to consider teaching in England. By Jenna C. Hoff “For Canadian teachers, beginning or furthering their teaching journey in England is an excellent way to build experience, broaden

Global Ed04/25/2014

There Are Teaching Jobs in Asia, But Are You Up for the Challenge?

An increasing number of teachers are finding employment in Asia, especially in international schools. It is not an easy experience moving to a new country for a job, but it can be a rewarding one. The question is, should you consider it? By Sydnee Bryant Close proximity to exciting travel destinations, a tight-knit group of

Faculty News04/25/2014

9th Annual Pride Brunch in Support of Camp fYrefly

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Alumni Class Notes04/24/2014

Class Notes | Spring 2014

  Joyce Cutts, BEd 1954, “I graduated from  U of A with a Physical Education degree in 1954.  I did most of my teaching in the province of Quebec.  I earned a Sabbatical in 1971 and went to the University of London, England and earned a Graduate Diploma in the Education of the Handicapped. I

Faculty News04/22/2014

Revolutionizing Assessment: A Look at UAlberta’s New Learning and Assessment Centre

The University of Alberta’s Learning and Assessment Centre (LAC) allows students to customize their exam schedule and the tools for taking the test. As more professors utilize the centre, it stands to revolutionize the way students take tests. By Sydnee Bryant It’s spring. You’re studying for exams but are dismayed that you have three tests

Real Teachers. Real Stories.04/17/2014

Inspiring Young Global Citizens

  A perfect mix of real world issues, technology and humour helps alumna Elissa Woolnough create classrooms full of globally minded thinkers. By Candace Korchinsky Elissa Woolnough, ’97 BEd,  is pretty keen to be photographed with her classroom rubber chickens for this article, mostly because she knows her grade three students would get a total

Research Spotlight04/14/2014

Gay-Straight Alliances Save Lives

Recent controversy over gay-straight alliances in Alberta schools has put lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights into the national spotlight. By Andrew Patrick Last week, the Alberta legislature voted down a non-binding motion calling on the government to introduce legislation that would require school boards to support gay-straight alliances (GSAs) when requested by

Faculty News04/11/2014

Roll Out the Red Carpet: It’s Time to Celebrate This Year’s Faculty of Education Award Winners

By Jane Marshall There’s lots to celebrate in the Faculty of Education at this time of year. The annual Faculty of Education Awards was held on April 10th in the Education North building where faculty, friends and family celebrated the best in teaching and research for the year.  Meet the individuals who’ve been recognized for their

Current Student Blogs04/09/2014

Am I Dreaming? Thoughts on My First Practicum

By Peter Boer Everything that has happened to date since I chose to return to university to become an elementary school teacher has only proved to me that my decision was the right one. Two weeks into my first student teaching stint, it has become blatantly obvious that I was meant to teach. I have

Videos04/08/2014

Edu Life | Gamification

What is gamification? If you ask Fortune 500 companies, they will tell you it is the next big thing in marketing. But what does it mean for the classroom? How should teachers approach using gamification? Watch this week’s episode of Edu Life to find out!