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.