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Teacher Education Spring 2018 Information Night

May 7, 2018 • Written by

Currently space available in the Technical Vocational and Business Technology Teacher Education programs.

The Teacher Education department at Red River College is hosting a Spring 2018 Information Night at 6:00 pm on May 31, 2018. Its for prospective students can attend to find out more about becoming a teacher in the Technical Vocational, Business Education and Industrial Arts Teacher Education programs.

Learn about the 10-month diploma, five-year Integrated, three-year After Degree and one-year Accelerated Degree programs that are delivered jointly with The University of Winnipeg.

Meet in A-137 tour Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus, meet current faculty, and learn about how the program prepares students for certified career paths in Manitoba’s secondary schools. We will provide program information and details on how to apply. Contact Monique at 204-632-2300 for more information.

Everyone is welcome, room A-137, 6:00 pm on May 31, 2018 at the Notre Dame Campus.

Learn more about about the event on Facebook or email Monique at mlpishak@rrc.ca. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Co-op Appreciation Dinner 2018

May 7, 2018 • Written by

The Teacher Education Department hosted the annual Co-op Appreciation Dinner on May 1st, 2018 in the Voyager Dinning Room on the Notre Dame Campus. It was a representation of cooperating teachers from 32 school divisions around the province along with their student teachers. This year we also welcomed Roland Stankevicius from Manitoba Teacher Society, Kerri Caldwell, Dean, School of Education, Arts and Sciences, and Arnold Bolt, Executive Director Academic at Red River College.

We presented awards to the following students:

Manitoba Teachers’ Society Awards – Bridgete Bouvier, Charles Veters and Brandon Kipe
Business Technology Program Award – Amelia Kwok
Industrial Arts Technology Program Award – Jordan Kelly
Technical Vocational Program Award – Carissa Swerid

Computational Thinking In Teacher Ed

January 24, 2018 • Written by
Computational thinking in teacher Ed

RRC Pre-service Teachers infusing computational thinking into their lesson designs.

Dr. Eva Brown and her students in the Business and Technology – Teacher Education Program welcomed Cheryl Prokopanko from the Learning Support and Technology unit of Manitoba Education and Training into their classroom today.  Dr. Brown and Ms. Prokopanko are part of the development team for the Committee for Infusing Computational Thinking Through Coding into Literacy with Information and Communications Technology Across the curriculum.

Exciting things are happening in Education here in Manitoba! Red River College is proud that our grads will be at the forefront of this emerging trend in K-12 classrooms.

Winter 2018 Information Night

January 24, 2018 • Written by

The Teacher Education department at Red River College is hosting a Winter 2018 Information Night for prospective students interested in the Business Education, Industrial Arts and Technical Vocational Teacher Education programs.

Learn about the five-year Integrated, three-year After Degree and one-year Accelerated degree programs that are delivered jointly with The University of Winnipeg.

Meet in A-137 tour Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus, meet current faculty, and learn about how the program prepares students for certified career paths in Manitoba’s middle and secondary schools. We will provide program information and details on how to apply.

Everyone is welcome.

Drones in Education

December 1, 2017 • Written by

 

Dr. Eva Brown, Daryl McRae and Jonathan Ferber presented to staff on their Project Innovation Funded Research on November 28th’s “Lunch and Learn” in eTV.

 

Fall Information Evening

October 4, 2017 • Written by

The Teacher Education department at Red River College is hosting a Fall Information Night for prospective students interested in the Business Education, Industrial Arts and Technical Vocational Teacher Education programs.

Learn about the five-year Integrated, three-year After Degree and one-year Accelerated degree programs that are delivered jointly with The University of Winnipeg.

Meet in A-137 tour Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus, meet current faculty, and learn about how the program prepares students for certified career paths in Manitoba’s middle and secondary schools. We will provide program information and details on how to apply.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Daryl McRae, Academic Coordinator, at 204-632-3765 or dmcrae@rrc.ca  or Monique Pishak at 204-632-2300 mlpishak@rrc.ca

Teacher Ed Grad finds opportunity at skills Competitions

June 6, 2017 • Written by

Kaleigh Henrikson and her students at Steinbach Regional Secondary School recently had a tremendously successful experience at the Provincial and National Skills Competitions, both of which took place here in Winnipeg.

The Provincial Competition for Software Applications took place on April 13, 2017 at the Red River College Roblin Street Campus.  Kaleigh was able to bring three students who trained with her for many hours outside of class (and independently on weekends!) to achieve the level they felt was required to succeed at this event. And succeed they did.  All three students, Felina, Jana and Lia spend the day creating presentations, databases and documents using MS Office software.  In addition to being a high school Business Teacher, Kaleigh enjoys success as a high-level Amateur Hockey Coach.  Kaleigh was surprised at how much her knowledge of sports psychology could help prepare her students for future competitions.  Waiting to hear the final results during the presentation ceremonies was as nerve racking as the final moments of a gold medal hockey game!  When it was announced that Jana had placed 3rd and Lia had placed first, the entire Steinbach group was thrilled with their success.

This Skills Competition was about more than just software applications.  Lia expressed that through the process she “learned to work independently and it helped her increase her problem solving skills”. She also said that because you’re in a competition she felt that she pushed herself even more than she typically does in class. She wasn’t able to ask for help as a last resort like she does in class, it was all on her and gave a more “real life” feel to her work.

The National Skills Competition took place on May 29th and 30th at the RBC Convention Centre here in Winnipeg.  while Lia did not place during this event, as a grade 11 student, she says loved the experience and will use it to participate next year.  Kaleigh thinks that the best part of the day was hearing how Lia was having fun the whole time.  Now that’s what teaching is all about! Authentic learning, community connections and deeper thinking.  Congratulations to Lia, Felina and Jana for all their hard work, and thank you to Kaleigh for giving her students a way to succeed.

Steinbach student, Lia, wins the Gold Medal at the Provincial Skills Competition.

Steinbach student, Lia, wins the Gold Medal at the Provincial Skills Competition.