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  • Monday, September 24 to Friday, October 26
    #OISEStepsUp Sustainability Campaign: Taking the Stairs
    Join us between Sept. 24 - Oct. 26 in a sustainability campaign to promote stair use at OISE! We're launching this campaign to reduce the use of the OISE elevators for three key reasons: Health and wellness, accessibility and equity, and environmental sustainability.
    If you're spotted in the stairs by one of our volunteers, you may be rewarded! Cohorts are invited to track their use of the stairs in competition for the prestigious GOLDEN SNEAKER award.
    Location: OISE Campus

    More info: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OISEStepsUp&src=typd
  • Wednesday, September 26 to Wednesday, October 17
    Talking with Children about Colonization
    How should we talk to kids about colonization? This fall, OISE PhD student Mikaela Gabriel of the Clinical & Counselling Psychology program will lead a discussion series that explores practical approaches to talking about Canada's colonization with children, while being mindful of their developmental stages. Register now.
  • Wednesday, October 17 - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
    CSEP Seminar
    Prof Nina Bascia talks about Curriculum Development in Toronto Alternative Schools: What Goes on in Alternative Schools Stays in Alternative Schools
    This presentation focuses on curriculum development in secondary alternative schools in the Toronto District School Board, using the concept of "loose coupling" to describe how teachers and students actively select and craft courses within the context of school board and provincial policy constraints and, at the same time limiting cross-fertilization of innovative curricular cross-fertilization across schools.
  • Wednesday, October 17 - 4:45 - 8:00 PM
    OISE Doctoral Programs Open House
    Learn more about our PhD and EdD programs
    Learn more about OISE's Doctoral programs and the unique academic and research offerings they provide. Department specific information sessions will be held to discuss the PhD and EdD programs. OISE staff and faculty will also be in attendance to answer your questions about academics, admissions, finances and more.
  • Wednesday, October 17 - 4:45 - 8:00 PM
    OISE Fall Open House: Doctoral Programs
    Learn about the doctoral programs offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Department of Social Justice Education, as well as the unique academic and research offerings they provide. Staff and faculty will be in attendance to answer your questions about academics, admissions, finances and more. RSVP required.
    Location: OISE Auditorium

  • Wednesday, October 17 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    LHAE Doctoral Open House
    Learn more about LHAE Doctoral programs. Program specific information sessions will be held to discuss the PhD and EdD programs.
    OISE staff and faculty will also be in attendance to answer your questions about academics, admissions, finances and more.
    Location: OISE

    More info: https://conta.cc/2Q6zaEP
  • Saturday, October 20 - 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    OISE Fall Open House: Master's Programs
    Learn about the master's programs offered by the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and the Department of Social Justice Education, as well as the unique academic and research offerings they provide. Staff and faculty will be in attendance to answer your questions about academics, admissions, finances and more. RSVP required.
  • Saturday, October 20 - 9:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    LHAE Masters' Programs Open House
    Learn more about LHAE Masters' programs. Faculty, staff and current students will be available to answer your questions.
    Location: OISE

    More info: https://conta.cc/2Q4lave
  • Tuesday, October 23 - 4:00 - 5:00 PM
    What 'doing empathy' is like: Narrative experiences of practicing GTA teachers
    Brown Bag Seminar with Student Polina Kukar
    Focusing on the operation of empathy in education may appear to sideline more pressing social justice concerns. After all, in context of all the other problems we contend with in education, what could possibly be at stake in invocations of empathy? The conviction that empathy is a positive force in education is not new, and empathy is, indeed, often invoked by practicing teachers, policy makers, and educational theorists. Commonly referred to "putting yourself in someone else's shoes", the specific definition of empathy is as elusive as the usage of the term is widespread. However, the semantic confusion may well be a red herring. I propose that what empathy does (or what educators think it does) is much more important than what empathy is.
    What are teachers trying to achieve when they use pedagogies of empathy? How do they understand the role of empathy in their work? After all, understanding other people is hard, and mandating that people try to understand one another in a context as multifaceted as a classroom is a tall order. We know that teacher identity influences the interactions teachers have with their students and with each other, and informs their ability to "put themselves in their students' shoes". This nuance is out of step with much empathy-related policy and curricula which continue to assume a "neutral" teacher role. This presentation draws on interviews conducted with eight practicing Greater Toronto Area teachers to delve into the nuances of what it's like to "do empathy" in the classroom.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252

  • Tuesday, October 23 - 4:30 - 5:30 PM
    Casting a Wide Net: Exploring EcoJustice Through Eco-Art Education
    Facilitated by: Hilary Inwood
    Environmental art education is an engaging way to help children and youth become more environmentally-attuned, and introduce them to age-appropriate forms of environmental activism.
    In this workshop, participants will learn more about how artists are addressing ecojustice issues, specifically in relation to the Great Lakes, and work on an eco-art installation for OISE that could be replicated with an elementary or secondary class or Eco-team.
    No previous skills in art-making are necessary and all materials are provided. Free, but registration required.
    Location: FE 134 (at 371 Bloor St. W.)

    More info: http://www.studentservices.oise.utoronto.ca/workshops.aspx
  • Wednesday, October 24 - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Teaching for "Solidarity": Possibilities, Challenges and Uncomfortable Conversations
    Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Miglena Todorova
    This presentation will address current conversations about intergroup solidarities and social forms based on the principles of collectivism and care for each other. The importance of these debates notwithstanding, they lack examples and deep understanding of concrete, practical, and sustainable ways of being together amid racial, gender, sexual, religious, and other difference, especially in educational spaces.
    This presentation draws from two related archives- feminist movements and activism internationally, and queer of colour epistemology and praxes- to construct a historical and conceptual map of modes of political solidarity such as togetherness in difference, opening the doors of 'safe rooms,' crossing dangerous bridges, moving from 'knowing' about the oppression of others to doing something about it, and taking responsibility for others who are not like us.
    The presentation will focus on enabling and inhibiting factors in enacting these praxes of political and epistemological togetherness in education dedicated to social justice.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252

  • Thursday, October 25 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM
    Academic Writing and Editing Workshop
    Would you like specific advice on academic writing? Do you want to become a better editor of your own work?
    Dr. Lauren Bialystok has written a detailed writing guide for graduate students based on actual patterns seen in her students' writing. Before launching the guide, Dr. Bialystok is giving a workshop to tell you what's in it and ask for your feedback.
    You don't need to bring anything, send anything in advance, or have taken a class with her to join. Everyone is welcome.
    Snacks will be served.
    Location: OISE Room 12-252

  • Monday, October 29 - 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    The Future of Education: Panel Discussion
    Join us for a panel discussion on the future of education with leading experts in the field. Panellists will discuss the future of Indigenous education, social and emotional learning, mental health and artificial intelligence in an engaging and interactive session. It is free to attend, but registration is required.
    This event will be held at Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS), J. Fraser Mustard Assembly Hall, 58 Spadina Road, Toronto.
  • Wednesday, October 31 - 12:30 - 2:00 PM
    APHD Colloquium Series
    Speaker: Dr. Tina Malti (Topic: Aggression and Prosocial Behaviour)
    Join us for this month's talk on aggression and prosocial behaviour with Dr. Tina Malti. All are welcome!
  • Thursday, November 8 to Saturday, November 10
    OISE Decolonizing Conference 2018
    Registration is now open for the 2018 Decolonizing Conference "Dialoguing and Living Well Together" presented by OISE's Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS). Keynote speakers include Sandy Marie Grande, Gloria Ladson-Billings, Molefi Kete Asante, and Marie Battiste. Register today!
    Location: OISE

    More info: http://decolonizingconference.com/
  • Wednesday, November 21 - 12:30 - 1:30 PM
    Is Colonizing the Spirit Possible?
    Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Njoki Wane
    There is no universal definition for spirituality since it implies a relationship with what people variously refer to as the life force, God, Creator, the higher self or purpose, or the Great Mystery. What is essential, however, is how one defines their own spirituality or spiritual practices. The context of spirituality differs from individual to individual and from group to group.
    For many people, it encompasses a sense of wholeness, healing, and the interconnectedness of all things. In this presentation, I reflect on different notions of spirituality. In particular, I look back to the time I became aware of my spirituality as an academic; also, when I started to reflect on whether my spirit was really colonized or it had become dormant during my colonial education and lifestyle.
    I situate the presentation on the following questions: How did the spirit get colonized if at all? At what point did the spirit give in the colonial pressure? How can the spirit be decolonized or awaken if needs be? How can spirituality be a decolonizing tool? Why do we need to reconnect the intellect with the spirit? Are these new debates or a resurgence of old debates that are more acceptable now in our everyday conversation in our colonial institutions than they were a number of decades ago? How would you define teaching pedagogy that is spiritually driven? How can we create an inclusive space using spiritual lens?
    In this presentation, I draw from the African American spirituals, in particular their practices from 1930s to 1960s to show how the spirit become subsumed in everyday experiences through either activism, resistance or emotional sustainability. In addition, I will show how the spirit became a tool of resistance, social injustice and economic empowerment. I situate my presentation on African spirituals and African Indigenous theoretical frameworks.
    Location: OISE, Room 12-252