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Continuing Education staff bring home Stepping UP group award
Patrick O'Donnell, Frank Andricciola, Sophia Cottrell, Nick Sardelis, Janice Malcolm, Regina Hui, Sandy Hadley, Karen Palma, Hema Prabhu and Julia Pan were among 183 U of T staff who were celebrated with Stepping UP Awards at a special reception at the President's house on September 17. The group was recognized for its efforts in developing efficient, cost-effective new technological processes to streamline operations, team building to build trust and strong unit cohesiveness, and student outreach activities...More
"We are very proud of the teamwork and positive attitude that embodies the spirit and intent of Stepping UP. Daily, our unit members display the risk-taking and innovation to embrace new technologies and think in bold new ways." -Barbara Bodkin, Director, Continuing Education.
Safe Schools for ALL: Peacemaking Education Conference, Sept 26
Safaroz Niyozov, Jean-Paul Restoule, and Kathleen Gallagher joined other leading experts on Saturday to explore issues such as dealing with bullying, peer mediation, alternative approaches to suspension, anti-homophobia strategies and countering violence and racism in schools. Presenters from TDSB Safe Schools, Justice for Children and Youth, Community Builders, Conflict Mediation Services of Downsview, Toronto Police, school boards and education organizations across the province...More
Making the grade: Should schools be failing kids?
Elizabeth Morley, recently reappointed principal of the Institute of Child Study, participated in a panel discussion on the issue of Failing Kids on CBC Radio One's The Current (part one). The discussion focuses on practices of holding back students who haven't met the requirements and of "social promotion".
Teaching and learning social justice through math
Indigo Esmonde, a professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning and recent winner of a coveted Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Research Fellowship, uses the teaching of mathematics to help teachers and students understand world issues including those that relate to social justice. Recently, she discussed her research on CBC Radio Canada's The Link (first part).
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