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  • Education prof up for three provincial book awards

    For Kari-Lynn Winters, writing children’s books is a way to stay connected to her days as an elementary school teacher.

    “Being an author allows me to present and to be with kids in an educational capacity,” said the associate professor in Brock’s Faculty of Education, who has more than 20 books under her belt.

    Winters’ picture books and children’s non-fiction works have been recognized with 11 awards — and that number may soon increase.

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  • The latest issue of the Brock Education Journal is now available

    Dear Readers,

    We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new special issue of Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, “Keywords for Children’s Literature and Education,” co-edited by guest editors, Philip Nel, University Distinguished Professor, Department of English, Kansas State University and Lissa Paul, Professor, Faculty of Education, Brock.

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  • Event: Dr. Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir speaks on Maker Literacies

    Please join us for a talk by Dr. Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir as she discusses her work on Maker Literacies. The talk will present some preliminary results of observations and research in Europe, particularly in Scandinavia and Iceland. How are global ideas and technical know-how being transferred globally and what characterizes  the digital literacies and pedagogies that are being developed locally? Are these new trends merging easily with the existing culture and school curriculum structures? These and other related issues are up for discussion.

    April 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Centre for Research in Multiliteracies
    Brock Research and Innovation Centre
    130 Lockhart Drive

    Dr. Skúlína Hlíf Kjartansdóttir is Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland in the School of Education. Skúlína now works as a lecturer/researcher  in the field of educational sciences, specializing in mobile learning, game-based learning, digital literacies and creativity  in various in-and-out-of school contexts.

    If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here: https://doodle.com/poll/r64yqnzr7xak5qih.

     

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  • Hamilton teacher candidates help to feed local kids

    All year, the Hamilton Teacher Candidates Council (HTCC) have been working towards a goal. Helping to feed hungry kids in their community by supporting Food4Kids Hamilton. The HTCC raised $3,000 for organization from fundraising events and council funding.

    Food4Kids volunteers package and deliver more than 1,000 healthy food packages every Friday to more than 40 Hamilton schools. These healthy food packages are distributed to kids ages 4 to 14 who have limited or no access to food over the weekend.

    “As teachers we want nothing but success for our students, but when there are personal or financial struggles coming from home this can definitely hinder their success in the classroom,” says Stefanie DiSimoni, a second-year Consecutive Teacher Education student and co-chair of HTCC.

    With the goal of giving back to the community, the HTCC reached out to Food4Kids because of its connection to local schools. Many members of the HTCC had already encountered Food4Kids through placements in schools as part of Brock’s teacher education programs.

    “They were really impressed with our ability to reach out to children at risk and children in need with a program that’s healthy and direct and truly impactful and provided funds in order to support the children we serve,” says Lena Bassford, Executive Director at Food4Kids Hamilton.

    Pictured above: Lena Bassford, Executive Director at Food4Kids Hamilton; Stefanie DiSimoni, second-year I/S Consecutive Teacher Education student and co-chair of HTCC; Matthew Italiano, first-year J/I Consecutive Teacher Education student and treasurer of the HTCC; and Caitlyn Hendershott, first-year I/S Consecutive Teacher Education student and co-chair of the HTCC.

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  • Brock volunteer tutors build local K-12 math and reading skills

    If you visit the Brock Learning Lab, you’ll find it buzzing with activity as Brock volunteers work with local students on math and reading skills.

    Located in the Brock University Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC), the Learning Lab delivers a Reading Support Program and a Math Support Program. These programs offer individualized, one-on-one literacy and numeracy assessment and support for children from K-12. Read more

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  • Seminar: Elementary School Mathematics Education in India

    Implications for Teacher Training programs for Mathematics Teachers

    Join Dr. Anjali Khirwadkar from the Faculty of Education for a Math Ed Seminar Series @ Brock event on April 23 at 10:00 a.m. in WH130.Read more

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  • OAME Golden Section Spring Conference comes to Brock on April 19

    Ahead by a Century . . . Strategies for Keeping You on the Cutting Edge

    The Golden Section of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education is bringing it’s Golden Section Spring Conference to Brock on April 19 in collaboration with the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Science and Department of Mathematics.

    The Conference will focus on strategies for keeping on the cutting edge when it comes to mathematics education.Read more

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  • Becoming a Teacher Information Sessions

    Interested in becoming a teacher? Attend an information session to learn more about Brock’s Consecutive* Teacher Education Programs.Read more

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  • Employment opportunities for 2018/19

    Part-time instructional positions in the Department of Teacher Education are now open for 2018/19.

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  • From the Dean’s desk: Black History Month

    The Faculty of Education joins our colleagues and community partners in remembering and celebrating the history of African Canadians. We recognize and honour the contributions all African Canadians make to our social, cultural and education environments, whether they were born in Canada or have chosen it as their home.Read more

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