Thursday, November 17, 2011

Professional Development Workshop

The Department of Computer Science is organizing a professional development day for teachers on December 7, 2011 at the University of Regina (this day occurs within CSEdWeek).

More information can be found here:

Job Posting for Teachers!

The Good Spirit School Division No. 204 has two teacher vacancies that are available! One position is to begin in January and the other to begin in March. Please refer to their website for the postings and online applications

Monday, October 17, 2011

James Perkins Presentation!

On Friday, October 21, from 1:30-3:00, in ED 223.1, James Perkins will be giving a presentation sharing ideas and resources relevant to many subject areas including the health, social studies and science curricula. All Education Students are encouraged to attend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


What? Beer In the Lounge

Where? Education Lounge (Ed 189)

How Much? $3 pizza, $2 beer

When? Friday, October 14, 2011 from 12PM-5PM

*Some proceeds of this event will go to Project Connect

MUST be at least 19 years of age to attend, WITH photo ID

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Project Connect Walk-a-thon!

When? Friday, September 30, 2011 from 2PM to 5PM

Where? Education Lounge (Rm. 189) in the Education Building on campus.

What? A 5km walk or run around the Conexus Arts Centre and back.

Who are we raising money for?

The Education Student's Society (ESS) is currently involved in a fundraising initiative geared towards reaching out to community schools in Regina.  With this project we hope to raise enough money to help develop an outreach program for youth, which focuses on social skill development. We firmly believe that this program will significantly benefit the underprivileged youth in Regina by giving the opportunity to build and develop the social skills and confidence, necessary to be an active community member.

Participation Guidelines 

- Teams can consist of 7-15 people

- Each member must collect a minimum of $20 in order to participate.

- Walk will begin at 2PM in the Education Lounge on September 30th. 

- Your team will walk or run around the Conexus Arts Centre and back to the University. Please arrive a little early before the walk if you want to make posters for your team, as well as enter your names into the prize draws.

- Captains must hand in pledge money prior to the walk.

- Prizes will be given for the most original team name, best costumes, most money raised (team and individual). Random give-a-ways will almost be made.

- A pledge sheet is included in this booklet. Please give each of your team members a copy.

- Thank you for being a part of such a great cause. Have fun!

To sign up, look for the Education Students' Society table in the Riddell Centre starting Wednesday September 21st until Wednesday September 28th, 2011 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Regnier at or leave a message at (306) 526-6074

Thank you for being a part of our vision for future schools in Regina!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Student Recruitment Day!!

Welcome all first year education students!
Come check out our booth at Student Recruitment Day on Friday, May 13th!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Education Students' Society 2011-2012!

Welcome to the new Education Students' Society Members!


President: Mark Regnier

VP of Academic and Professional Affairs: Hope Rudiak

VP of Social: Randy Johnson

VP of Communications: Tanya Tazzioli

VP of Finance: Lauren Lavoie

Secretary: Amber Lisoway


STF Rep: Adrienne Decheif

STF Rep: Lionel Achsah

Social Rep: Brooke Walker

Elementary Rep: Morgan Burns

General Rep: Samantha Douglas

Positions Available

STF Rep (2)

Social Rep

General Rep (3)


Middle Years Rep

Secondary Rep

Music Ed Rep

Mentorship Program Director

Lounge Director

Arts Ed Rep

Baccalaureat en education Rep




Tuesday, March 29, 2011

PD Event: Gangs in Schools

PD Event: Gangs in Schools

April 5


Location TBA

"Gangs in Schools" has been our most popular PD Event for the past two years. A constable from the Regina Police Services will be educating us on the gang situation in Regina including basic information, how to identify students who are at-risk, and how to help them.

For attending this event, you will receive a PD Certificate that you can add to your portfolio. By pre-registering you will receive the certificate the night of the event. If you do not pre-register you will still receive a certificate but it will take approximately a week to receive it. Email to pre-register.

ESS Elections

ESS Elections

There are still a few positions available on the 2010-2011 ESS Council. If you would like to nominate yourself for a position on the Education Students' Society, please email

For details on positions and duties, please visit our post:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First Nations Content: Regina Police Services

March 25


Campbell Collegiate

Chief Bellegard from the Regina Police Services will speak on the First Nations world view and how to better fit First Nations content into education. Please forward questions and/or RSVP by emailing email Jerome Orban at



U of R Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

April 4


University Theatre

U of R New Music Ensemble

March 26


University Theatre

U of R Camber Singers

April 7


Shubox Theatre

U of R Concert Choir

April 3


University Theatre

G.U.E.S.S. Workshop

Taking Science Outdoors! – Condie Nature Hike 2011

Are you interested in nature? Are you wondering of cool ways of integrating nature into your class? Well the Group of Undergraduate Education Science Students (G.U.E.S.S) has a solution for you!

On April 2nd, 2011 from 1pm-3pm, Nature Saskatchewan is hosting a Nature Hike out at Condie Nature Reserve (14 kilometers Northwest of Regina off HWY 11 at Exit A)! This is a professional development opportunity allows you to get out of the city and into nature, giving you unique ideas to incorporate nature into your classroom! Nature Saskatchewan is leading this hike and workshop and it will include the guided tour and certification.

Activities in the afternoon will include:

• Bird and plant Identification basics

• Outdoor packing reviews and planning ideas

• Nature Journaling/solo time.

• Hiking

This event will provide a certificate that will look great in your professional portfolios and is completely free! Please email if you are planning to attend so we can have your certificate ready for you that day!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Come JOIN US and celebrate our 12th Year Anniversary in recognition of March
21st International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Time: 12-7:30 PM

Italian Club 2148 Connaught Street, Regina


Ethnic performances all day and FREE face painting by Street Culture Kidz
Project...FUN FOR ALL!

Entertainment Groups: Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance, Brian
Sklar-Fiddler, Aaron Sklar-O Canada, Elder Lorna Standingready, Chung Wh Kun
Fu Centre-Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demo, Daughters of Penelope, Hindu School,
Bollywood Dance Group, Lily and Immediate AUUC Poltava Dancers, Regina
Association of Middle Eastern Dancers, India Canada Association, Regina
Highland Dance, Daniel Tutran, Nutya Sudka Dance Group, K.G Harmonie
Sparklers, The Regina Austrian Edelweiss Dancers, Heart of Harmonie, Chinese
Dance School, Skin and Bone and the Ya Habibi Tribal Dancers, Regina Balaton
Hungarian Dancers, Alma Chiian Dancer, Minoritia Romanian Dancers, Eagle
Claw Singers and Dancers, Lindsey Bhangra Dance Association, Caribe Dance
Troupe, Pow Wow Ehrlo Performers, Estiritu Latin Dancers, Chinese
Singer-Daniel Tutran, Heart of Harmonie German Singers, Lindy Edge-Belly
Dancer, Daughter of Penelope Hellenic Greek Dancers, Ethiopian Community
Association Dancers and Columbian Entertainment Singers-Link

Display Booths:Children's Corner Face Painting-Street Culture Kidz, Henna Art and Tatoos, South Asian Essence and Designs, Spring Free From Racism, Aspara Imports, Trading Daisy's, Red Cross, Malaysia, Twanese Association, Amnesty International, Fairy's Glen World Imports, Boom town Drums, Scandinavian Club of Regina, KG Harmonie German Dancers, Clowns, Saskatchewan Association on Human Rights, Ethiopian Community Association.

Food Booths: Ukranian, Serbian, Italian, Twanese Fellowship Association,
German, First Nations, East Indian, Malaysia, Ethiopian, Caribbean,
Filipino, African, Chinese, Scandinavian, Laotian, Greek

Rebecca Haugen, BSW

Mentoring Coordinator

YWCA Big Sisters of Regina

1940 McIntyre St.

Regina, SK S4P 2R3

Tel: (306) 525-2141 ext. 123

Fax: (306) 525-2171

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies"

2011 Summer Regina Workshop

July 19 & 20, 2011

8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Regina Public School Office

"Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies"

The powerful story of the Monarch Butterfly's 4000 km journey from Canada to Mexico each fall inspired the emergence of the Monarch Teacher Network (MTN). MTN is a growing network of Canadian, American and Mexican educators who are trained to bring the story of the Monarch Butterfly into their classrooms and communities. Monarchs can become a symbol to connect learning about the past, present and future of North America, its people and the land that sustains us all.

Taught by experienced volunteer educators, this intensive multi-day workshop combines hands-on activities, lectures, videos and group projects designed to inspire and teach participants ways to use Monarch Butterflies as a tool to make connections to all curricula.

Cost $95 per participant



For information contact;

Co-Chairs: Jan Kushnier

Cathy Shaluk (204) 942-0900

Regina Coordinator - Heather Mazurak

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PD Event: STF Information Night

The Education Students' Society is hosting another Professional Development event for education students.

The ESS is hosting an Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation (STF) Information Night that is free for all education students.

This Thursday night, March 10th, 2011 at 7:00pm the ESS is happy to have STF representatives give a presentation on what the STF is, what they do for future teachers and answer any questions that students may have. This event comes with a PD certificate for portfolios, and allows students to ask any questions they may have about the STF.

The event will be hosted in ED 191 at 7:00pm, March 10th, 2011 (Thursday).

To pre-register email

SIDRU Seminar

SIDRU Seminar

Wednesday, March 9

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

ED 215

"The Balfour Project: Integrated Teaching and Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education"

Chris Arnstead, Cindy Hock, Cyril Kesten, Laura Kuz, Jocelyn Stephenson, and Val Mulholland

These seminars are open to all, at no charge.

Coffee and cookies are provided.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

ESS Elections

It's election time! If you would like to nominate yourself for a position on the Education Students' Society, here are the details. Nominations forms can be found on the bulletin board just outside the ed lounge (ED189) in an envelope. Forms are due on March 18, 2011. Please place them in the box on the desk inside the ed lounge labelled 'Election Forms'.

Available positions are as follows, as stated in the Constitution. Executive positions are only available to students who have already served on the ESS for at least one year and are not during their internship year. Council positions are open to anyone.

The E.S.S. Executive shall consist of the following positions:

  • President or Co-Presidents (to a maximum of 2)
  • Vice-President Academic/Professional Affairs
  • Vice-President Financial
  • Vice-President Social
  • Vice-President Communications
  • Secretary

The E.S.S. Council shall consist of the following positions:

  • Social Representatives (2)
  • Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation (STF) Representatives (4)
  • General Representatives (4)
  • Program Representatives (the following 9)
  • 1) ECEC Representative
  • 2) Elementary Representative
  • 3) Middle Years Representative
  • 4) Secondary Representative
  • 5) Arts Education Representative
  • 6) Baccalaur√©at en √©ducation Representative
  • 7) HOPE Representative
  • 8) BESS Representative
  • 9) SUNTEP Representative
  • Lounge Director
  • Mentorship Program Director

For details on the duties of each position, please read the Constitution:

Nominees must be available to meet once with the current executive on in April (date TBA) to turn over duties. Successful nominees will be contacted by email or phone on March 22, 2011. Good luck!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

SSS Event: Jocks VS Nerds Cabaret


WHEN: March 9, starting 9:00pm

WHERE: the Owl

WHAT: Jocks vs Nerds cabaret

PRICE: $5 advance/$10 at door

Tickets will be available in the Riddel Center March 2-4 from 10am-4pm. See you there!

Professor Angela Davis Lecture

Through the work of Dr. Mark Spooner and Dr. Patrick Lewis and with financial assistance from a number of campus sources, we are fortunate to welcome Dr. Angela Davis to our campus on Monday, March 7th. Dr. Davis is a dynamic and engaging speaker who will talk about her own social activism and various social justice movements from the nineteen sixties until today and educators as agents of change.

Monday, March 7th, 2011

TIME: 5:15pm

WHERE: University Theatre, Riddell Centre


Introduction by Dr. James McNinch, Dean, Faculty of Education

Professor Angela Davis is an American political activist, educator and author. Davis was most politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Prisoner rights have been among her continuing interests; she is the founder of "Critical Resistance", an organization working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. She is presently a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are in feminism, African American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music and social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. (


First Year of Teaching: The Joys, the Challenges, and Hints to Make it Through

Ever hear of the first year of teaching horror stories? Well on Saturday, March 12the 2011 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM the Group of Undergraduate Education Science Students (G.U.E.S.S.) are holding a First Year of Teaching Workshop featuring:

Taryn Blyth, a first year teacher at Thom Collegiate High School

Kelly Gerein, a first year teacher at St. Alphonsus Elementary, Yorkton and

Nicole Romanow, a first year teacher at Sacred Heart Community School

These educators will be presenting their first year experiences in the field and discussing:

  • Expectations of yourself and your students for the first year
  • Preparations for the first year
  • Parent-Teacher Interviews
  • Classroom Management
  • The high and lows, triumphs and defeats;
  • And most importantly their joy of the teaching profession and how that passion has made the first year incredible so far!

    Certificates will be available at the event, no need to pre-register. See you there!

  • Dr. John Steinecker Memorial Lecture

    The Arts Education Program in the Faculty of Education, University of Regina presents the...

    Dr. John Steinecker Memorial Lecture

    To be given by Mark Runco

    Topic: *Creativity in Education and for the Well-Being of Communities*

    Introduction by Dr. James McNinch, Dean of Education

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

    Luther College Auditorium

    Free Admission

    Free Parking in Lot 3M

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    CPR & First Aid

    CPR and First Aid

    February 26 & 27, 2011


    Get certified in CPR C and First Aid with a representative from St.
    John's Ambulance. You may also receive re-certification if your certificate has not yet expired.

    Cost is $90 for education students (subsidized by the ESS), $125 for
    non-education students.

    Please register by emailing

    Questions? Email Hope at

    Hosted by your ESS

    Financial Statement 15/02/2011

    Education Students' Society Financial Statement

    Updated February 26, 2011

    Click here or visit the following link to view the statement:

    Saturday, February 5, 2011

    Education Clothing Sale Prices

    February 7-11


    Education Lounge

    -orange or white t-shirts: $15.00

    -black shorts: $20.00

    -black polo shirts: $28.50

    -black zip-up hoodies: $30.00

    -black pull-over hoodies: $30.00

    -book bags: $10.00

    *pictures will be available at the table

    Thursday, February 3, 2011


    Hey all!

    Please consider attending URSU's AGM on Feb 10, 12-3pm. They need 150 students to attend to reach quarum (meaning any motions passed MUST be followed through). There are many important motions being put forward that are listed on their event page and website.

    Here's a link to their facebook page:!/event.php?eid=137174093011993

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Valentine's Day Goodies

    February 14


    Riddel Centre

    Buy valentine's baking and/or roses for your friends, loved ones, or yourself!


    February 7-11


    Education Lounge


    -orange or white t-shirts that say "Teachers Have Class" on the side

    -black shorts

    -black polo shirts

    -black zip-up hoodies

    -black pull-over hoodies

    -book bags

    *pictures will be available at the table

    **prices TBA

    Life As An Intern PD Event with the BESS

    BESS in partnership with ESS presents... Life As An Intern PD Event!

    Date: Thursday February 17, 2011

    Time: 7-9pm

    Location: Teacher Prep Centre

    Cost: FREE!

    What is it: Come hear about different experiences from a number of education students who just finished their internship semester. There will be experiences from urban, rural, and international settings, as well as from secondary, early childhood, and elementary focuses. In addition to the intern speakers, we will also hear from a cooperating teacher and a first year teacher who will discuss their experiences with the internship program and how it prepared them for their first year of teaching. There will also be a question period at the end of the night.

    To receive your free certificate to put in your teaching portfolio on the night of the event, please pre-register by sending an email with your name to

    We look forward to seeing you out at this event!

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    SIDRU Seminar

    February 2

    ED 215

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    SIDRU Seminar

    "Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Treaty Education"

    Jennifer Tupper, Faculty of Education

    These seminars are open to all who wish to attend, at no cost.

    Coffee and cookies are provided!

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Talkin about School & Society: Poverty as a Learning Challenge

    January 30, 2011


    La Bodega Restaurant- Upper Level/ Banquet Room

    2228 Albert St.


    Talkin about School & Society

    Do you have some thoughts about education and school? Would you like to share them with others? Then come out to:"Talkin about School & Society": An informal discussion series hosted by the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.

    This session's topic: "Poverty as a Learning Challenge"

    With three knowledgeable presenter/provocateurs:

    -Barbara McNeil, Faculty of Education, University of Regina

    -Shirlanne Carr, ECE Consultant for the Regina Catholic School Board and part time primary teacher at Sacred Heart School.

    -Terri Cote, Grade 5/6 elementary school teacher at Sacred Heart School.

    Come share your thoughts and experiences while having an opportunity to hear from three fantastic presenters! Complimentary snacks will be provided (full menu available for individual purchases).For more information: or

    Large Classrooms: Teaching Innovations

    February 9

    8:30am OR 3:30pm

    CW 113

    Large Classrooms: New Innovations vs Experience and the Foundations of Teaching

    We are delighted to offer what will be a lively discussion about teaching and large classrooms. We'll introduce some of the new innovations - such as inter-teaching, group processes, and using online tools to engage students and guide their work.

    But what we're most excited about is an opportunity to hear from Alison Hayford (both sessions) and Heather Ryan (3:30pm session only), each of whom has a lifetime of experience and knowledge about teaching. They will remind us about some of the basic foundations of teaching - and perhaps stimulate a debate about just how far we should go with some of the new and innovative ideas.

    You're sure to pick up a few new ideas, and we can benefit from borrowing some of yours! Food will be served, so please RSVP by February 7 to the TDC ( or 585-5285) to reserve your spot!

    A reminder: Those who attend at least 4 sessions in 2010-11 will receive a Teaching Innovations certificate from the Centre for Teaching and Learning. This is our second last session of the year, with one more to come on March 9.

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Saturday, January 22, 2011

    Education Social Update: School Divisions

    January 24

    3:00pm-6:00pm (come and go)

    Conexus Arts Centre: Schumiatcher Room

    All third and fourth year Education students.


    More info in previous post

    Christ the Redeemer School Division

    Northern Lights School Division

    Weyburn Comprehensive School

    South East Cornerstone School Division

    Peace River North School

    Edmonton Public Schools

    North West Territories

    Horizon School Division

    Northwest School Division

    Credenda Virtual School

    Regina Catholic

    Prairie Valley School Division

    Sunday, January 16, 2011

    Second Annual Education Social

    January 24

    3:00pm-6:00pm (come and go)

    Conexus Arts Centre: Schumiatcher Room

    All third and fourth year Education students.


    The Second Annual Education Social

    This is an incredible opportunity for graduating education students so we encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of it. School district representatives from many different areas will be present for students to visit with. This provides students with the opportunity to do some valuable networking and ask questions about the application process and what is expected. Many of the school districts coming are BRINGING CONTRACTS AND WOULD LIKE TO CONDUCT INTERVIEWS AND HIRE PEOPLE THIS AFTERNOON! Appetizers will be served and door prizes will be raffled off throughout the afternoon. There is NO CHARGE TO STUDENTS for this event!

    If you are interested in attending please email the Education Student’s Society at so that we have an idea of how many students to expect.

    Best Wishes,

    Education Students’ Society

    University of Regina

    Facebook event:

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Financial Statement 10/01/2011

    Education Students' Society Financial Statement

    Updated January 10, 2011

    Click here or visit the following link to view the statement:

    Monday, January 10, 2011

    TLt 2011 Conference - Teaching and Learning to the Power of technology

    We hope that you would consider setting aside the evening of Tuesday June 14th, 2011 and all day on Wednesday, June 15th to come to Saskatoon to participate in TLt 2011!

    TLt is a conference about teaching and learning with (and to) the power of technology, about using appropriate technologies to add value to the learning environment, about innovative uses of technology to engage students, about how to consider the use of technology for students who face learning challenges, and much more.

    TLt also focuses on the various modes of delivery: online; face-to-face (with technology being used to supplement the face-to-face experience); videoconference and televised teaching and learning; and blended learning (where portions of the course are intentionally delivered through a blend of synchronous and asynchronous technologies).

    This year we have invited Dr. Norm Vaughan of Mount Royal University in Calgary to be our keynote speaker. Norm is an engaging and inviting speaker who will talk to us about how to re-conceptualize and re-design our teaching, question our current approaches, and consider appropriate ways to integrate technology into our teaching and learning in face-to-face and blended environments.

    We invite and will be accepting Calls for Proposals until midnight of February 28th, 2011.

    This year's conference, which will begin in the evening of Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 and last all day on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011, is being held at the University of Saskatchewan, organized and sponsored by the University of Regina. Check out for more information and to register!

    The TLT organizing committee is also pleased to announce that the upcoming TLt conference will be held in conjunction with the June Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference (STLHE) being held at the University of Saskatchewan from June 15th to 18th, 2011. Please go to for more information about the STLHE conference.

    The TLt2011 Organizing Committee

    Sunday, January 9, 2011

    STATES OF MIND: 2011 Arts Ed Gala and Silent Auction

    January 14 or 15


    Darke Hall

    The 2011 U of R Arts Education PLACE group invites you to join them in an evening of live music, dance, drama, literature, visual art, and more! Immerse yourself in an evening with the arts, and place bids on your favourite silent auction items!

    For those who can't make the Friday, January 14th show, we will be performing once again on Saturday, January 15th. Doors open at 7 pm each night, and the shows start at 7:30 pm.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 from any member of the 2011 PLACE group. Watch for us from January 11-14 in Riddell Centre at the University of Regina!

    Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $15, and children's tickets can be purchased for $5.

    See their facebook event:!/event.php?eid=184362111582646

    Upcoming Events by the Centre for Teaching and Learning

    January 12



    Marc Spooner will open our minds with his discussion on the open classroom. What does that mean, you ask? Come and join us, it just might change your life (or at least give you some new ideas to think about)!

    Refreshments will be served, so please RSVP by January 11th to the TDC ( or 585-5285).

    February 9

    8:00am OR 3:00pm


    Several people have asked for a session on large classrooms, so we're putting together a group of people to share their experiences and ideas for February 9.

    March 9

    8:00am OR 3:00pm


    A discussion on assessment, evaluation and grading. Once again, we're hoping to have a panel of 2-3 people to share their ideas and experiences.

    These seminars "work" for all of us when: a) a bunch of us show up; b) we
    share our ideas and experiences; and c) we all go away with some new insights
    and things we might try in our own teaching plans.