Friday, May 29 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
OISE Alumni Spring Reunion Art Exhibition & Reception
The OISE Alumni Association invites all OISE alumni to join fellow alumni and friends for an evening of great food, drinks and stimulating conversation. Event features an Art Exhibition showcasing works of OISE artists. Hosted by the OISE Alumni Association.
Thursday, May 28 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5th Annual OISE Indigenous Education Network Mental Health Symposium
Indigenizing Psychology Symposium: Traditional Knowledges & Mental Health Services
This one-day symposium will cover issues of traditional Aboriginal Knowledges and mental health and healing. It is for educators, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers of all disciplines of applied mental health interested in enhancing knowledge and skills and exploring new ideas.
Thursday, May 28 to Sunday, May 31
Rethinking Language, Diversity, and Education Conference
University of the Aegean (Rhodes, Greece)
Honoring the contributions of Professor Jim Cummins (OISE/UT) and Professor Michalis Damanakis (University of Crete)
Keynotes: Professor Jim Cummins
Professor Michalis Damanakis
Professor Peter Pericles Trifonas
Professor Eleni Skourtou
In our contemporary reality of ever expanding and compounding "multies" (multilingualism, multiculturalism, multimodality, multiliteracies, etc), how do we create pedagogical spaces that would nurture and enhance the linguistic communities and honour the cultural differences of students in the twenty-first century? What does it mean to rethink language diversity in education and how can we foster true inclusion in our increasingly linguistically diverse schools? This gathering will bring together emerging and established researchers around the practices and policies of language diversity in education with representatives of school boards, teacher associations, policy makers community leaders, teachers, and school administrators to engage issues of linguistic and cultural diversity that have created a new ground for teaching and learning. A rethinking of the pedagogical imperatives of language, diversity, and education in communal and global contexts wll enable new directions with respect to the question of difference, social justice and pedagogy in the new millennium.
Wednesday, May 20 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Ed Leadership & Policy Seminar
Teacher basic professional knowledge and sub organizational transformation processes
Educational Leadership & Policy Program invites you to a seminar:
Teacher basic professional knowledge and sub organizational transformation processes of external pressure
Guest Speaker: Dr Jens Hansen Lund
Department of Education
Via University College
Thursday, May 14 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Raising achievement in writing through inquiry-driven, needs-based professional learning
Presented by Professor Judy Parr, Auckland University: Writing performance is a concern internationally. The presentation synthesizes several research studies accompanying a demonstrably successful national literacy professional development project. In writing primary school students (aged 5 - 13) gained at 2 to 3 times the average expected rate; the project ran with three successive cohorts of schools so results were replicated. Features of the project and its on-the-ground working that contributed to its success are explored.
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning - O.I.S.E
Wednesday, May 13 - 5:15 - 6:15 PM
What do teachers need to know and do to develop writing?
Professor Judy Parr, Auckland University
Teachers make the biggest difference to student learning. Given that the writing performance of students continues to be of concern both locally and internationally, this presentation considers evidence from New Zealand classrooms of practices shown to accelerate writing progress and discusses the knowledge and skills underpinning the development of these practices.
Toronto Reading Council
Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE
Wednesday, May 13 - 1:30 - 3:00 PM
CIDE SEMINAR: Indigenous Youth Empowerment vs. Rising Extremisms
Dr. Quratul Ain Bakhteari, Pakistan
Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP) stories of more than 16 years brings out powerfully the impact of indigenous youth efforts in resisting the influence of extremism in most isolated tribal communities of Balochistan (Pakistan). Extremism in Pakistan is rising because of irrelevant and poor quality of education and exclusion of majority of young population from main stream quality education and livelihood opportunities. IDSP in Balochistan creates practice-based learning spaces for the young indigenous people of Baluchistan.
Tuesday, May 12 - 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Un Pari Éducatif, Didactique et un Projet de Société Nommé Intercompréhension
CREFO & CERLL Public Lecture
Presented by: Encarnación Carrasco Perea, Professora Invitada-Universitat de Barcelona
L'Intercompréhension (Ic) est un concept aux multiples facettes. Depuis un point de vue cognitif et psycholinguistique, elle se réfère à la capacité à comprendre un texte oral ou écrit dans une langue inconnue grâce à la mobilisation des ressources langagières disponibles. Il s'agit donc d'une des actualisations possibles de la compétence communicative plurilingue telle que définie dans le Cadre Européen Commun de Référence pour les langues (2001). En adoptant une perspective plus socio-communicative et interactionnelle, l'Ic se rapporte à une pratique langagière spontanée, naturelle et séculaire propre de contextes multilingues où la compréhension croisée entre locuteurs alloglottes se substitute au phénomène d'accommodation à la langue d'autrui ou au recours à une langue tierce/lingua franca.
Saturday, May 9 to Tuesday, May 12
Reciprocal Learning & Symbiotic Relationships In School Development - Shanghai 2015
We sincerely invite and welcome education researchers and professionals to attend the conference in ECNU, Shanghai China, May 10-12, 2015.
The international Conference on Reciprocal Learning and Symbiotic Relationships in School Development is jointly organized by the School of Education Science of East China Normal University (ECNU), Institute of Schooling Reform and Development of ECNU, the New Basic Education Research Center and the Canada-China Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Project. The ECNU New Basic Education research team will summarize and report their achievement and experience in ecologically promoting regional school reform. The Canada-China Reciprocal Learning SSHRC Partner-ship Grant Project will discuss and share the ongoing collaborative re-search done by Canadian and Chinese Educators at university and school.
Monday, April 13 to Monday, June 29
Summer AQ Courses open for registration
Deadline to apply - June 23
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