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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.

Teacher Ed Grads making big impact at Steinbach Regional

April 21, 2017 • Written by

 

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L-R Maddison Tokar-Wolff, Kaleigh Henrikson, James Gibson, Josh Pruden, Mitch Proctor.

Graduates of the Red River Teacher Education are bringing their innovative lesson ideas into the classrooms at Steinbach Regional Secondary School.  Five of our recent grads are currently employed at this Comprehensive school.  Overall, about 20 RRC grads are contributing to the technical Vocational, Industrial Arts and Business programs, including Vice Principal James Gibson .  See the link below to read the full story.

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Red River Grad Is Taking Care of Business

April 7, 2017 • Written by
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Kathleen Mira is taking care of business

A graduate of the Red River College’s Business?Technology Teacher Education program, Mira has taught at Technical Vocational High School in Winnipeg West End since 1999.

Mira has taught it all at Tec-Voc, from computer and software applications to accounting principles and systems to retailing, promotions and entrepreneurship, and everything in between.  She says her time at RRC prepared her well for the multi-faceted and ever changing world of business.

Read more on Ms. Mira here

Eye to the skies: Award-winning billboard campaign has returned for 2017

April 7, 2017 • Written by

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Graduate of the Business/Technology Teacher Education program featured!

 

 

Red River College launched its 2017 billboard campaign this week – marking the return of the highly anticipated public celebration of RRC grads and their diverse employers.

“Red River College is pleased to once again join forces with leading Manitoba businesses to showcase elite alumni who are working in industry and in the community across the province,” says RRC President Paul Vogt. “This creative, co-operative marketing campaign is about recognizing strategic partnerships and celebrating student success.”

Appearing this spring and summer on nearly 60 billboards throughout Winnipeg and rural Manitoba, the 2017 campaign features 40 members from RRC’s diverse alumni community.

Read the full-story on the RED Blog.

Check out this year’s billboard partners here→.

7 Oaks MET School visits Red River Teacher Education Students

March 27, 2017 • Written by

We were pleased to welcome 11 students to Red River Teacher Education for the morning of Thursday March 23rd.  It was such a pleasure to meet some of our youth as excited about learning as we are about teaching!  Thank you to Raman Job from MTS for providing us with the wonderful movie about the day.

Click on the video below!

 

 

Students from the MET school of 7 Oaks School Division

Students from the MET school of 7 Oaks School Division

 

Upcoming Career Symposiums in Brandon and Winnipeg! See you there…

February 27, 2017 • Written by

Representatives of the Red River Teacher Education Programs in Business and Computer Technology, Industrial Arts and Technical Vocational Education will be at the following locations to answer your questions about our programs.  Please come and see us on one of the following dates:

  • Brandon
    • 1175 18th St (Keystone Centre)
      • March 6
        • 7 – 9 pm
      • March 7
        • 9:30 – 3:30 pm
        • 7 – 9 pm
      • March 8
        • 9:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Winnipeg
    • RBC Convention Centre
      • March 14
        • 6-8 pm
      • March 15
        • 9-3 pm
      • March 16
        • 9-3 pm

We’ll be able to answer all your questions about a future in Education.

 

RRC/UofW Joint Bachelor of Education Info Night 2017

January 16, 2017 • Written by

RRC/UofW Joint B.Ed. Program Information Night

When: On February 1, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Room A137 on the Notre Dame Campus.

The Teacher Education department at Red River College is hosting an 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 detailed 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

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Industrial Arts Students Create Musical Instruments in Woodworking Class

November 30, 2016 • Written by

The fourth year students in the Industrial Arts teacher education program have been busy creating beautiful works of art in their woodworking program.  Below, Instructor Bernie Taronno poses with his students Matt Castellano and Kevin Kriss and (bottom) Matt Castellano displays the guitar he made in his woodworking class. For more information on the process of building these instruments, see see Matt’s Web site at  https://sites.google.com/site/mrkrissportfolio/courses/woodworkingInstructor Bernie Taronno poses with his students Matt Castellano and Kevin Kriss.

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