Business/Technology Teacher Education Students Take Part in Global Conference in Japan

April 27, 2013 • Written by

Flat-Clasroom-2013-253x300Students from Red River College’s Business/Technology Teacher Education program extended their reach clear across the globe last month, while taking part in an international conference on emerging classroom technologies.

The students, all pre-service teachers in Eva Brown’s second-year Teacher Ed. ICT and Multimedia classes, were participants in the 2013 Flat Classroom Conference, held March 8-10 at Yokohama International School in Japan.

Read the full report and see their video

ICT Pre-Service Teachers present at BYTE Conference 2013

February 20, 2013 • Written by


Jennifer Kasprick and Kate Hallett, Pre-service Teachers and Eva Brown, Teacher Education Instructor, Red River College present at the BYTE Conference.
Provide your students with opportunities to develop skills to collaborate globally and to become competitive in a global economy. This session will outline the phases to flatten your classroom and provide examples and resources to implement global education into your curriculum.

Global Education – Tools to Flatten Your Classroom

RRC Business and Technology

February 11, 2013 • Written by

Videos created by Business/Technology Pre-Service Teachers in Multimedia & Digital Applications and Information and Communications Technology courses:






October 17, 2012 • Written by

How does a tradition start? Who starts a tradition? Which football team was the first to dump a cooler of Gatorade on their winning coach? Why do professional hockey players keep the puck when they score their first NHL goal? Why do graduates move their tassel from the right side of their mortarboard to the left to signify they have received their degree? Who decided that engineers should wear a pinky ring?

Class RingThe origins of a tradition can sometimes be identified, but some have been practiced for such a long time, the origin cannot be traced. A common thread of most traditions is they are practiced because it is the “right thing to do”. Wikipedia defines a tradition as: “ a ritual, belief or object passed down within a society, still maintained in the present, with origins in the past.”

This proposal is to initiate a tradition. A tradition that will continue for the duration of the Industrial Arts Teacher Education program at Red River College. In many faculties, and sports, an achievement is celebrated by the presentation and wearing of a unique ring. The tradition we would like to start, will be like none other; our grads will be manufacturing their own rings that will signify the completion of their Bachelor of Education: Industrial Arts Degree.

Students are presently learning the “Lost Wax Casting” process in Manufacturing. Students hand carve their own wax objects or use store bought “patterns”, and then cast them in bronze or reclaimed silver. This beginning of our new “tradition” will create connections between three of the courses in which our students are presently enrolled. Students will design their own rings on a computer in Graphic Communications, cut the wax pattern in Power and Energy on a CNC mill, and cast the wax ring mould in Manufacturing. The completed rings will then be presented as part of a graduation ceremony at the end of the courses at Red River College.

This Tradition includes the Business Education Teacher Education grads, Technical Vocational Teacher Education grads, as well as Alumni.

In 2013 we would like to include Teacher Education Alumni who would be interested in a Class Ring from Red River College. It will have the RRC Logo along with your Graduation Year in Gold Silver or Bronze. We are still working out the details so check back here in early 2013 to find out the details for ordering.


Janis Ollson, RRC Teacher Education Business/Technology major is a miracle mom!

September 15, 2012 • Written by

Five years ago, Janis Ollson was literally cut in half to remove an untreatable cancerous tumour.

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., removed her leg, lower spine and half her pelvis in the lifesaving surgery.

Ollson became the first person to receive a “pogo stick” rebuild, with her one remaining leg fused to her body with the reshaped bone from the amputated leg.

Her story made headlines around the world, which included appearances on The Today Show and in People Magazine.

Read the complete story and be inspired by her strength and courage. She will be an amazing teacher!

Teacher Education: Learning Innovation

May 31, 2012 • Written by
 A Graduation Ring: Building a Tradition
2012 Award Recipients
Gord Price, Andrew Kozlowski, Bernie Taronno, Ron Budowski – Teacher Education

Learning Innovation Awards are given for innovation in three broad areas:

  1. A fresh/innovative approach to Teaching and Learning at Red River College
  2. An innovative use of technology to improve Teaching and Learning or its accessibility
  3. Significant contribution to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Teacher Education Learning Innovation: Building a Graduation Tradition

Annual Cooperating Teacher Appreciation Dinner

April 30, 2012 • Written by

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Registration and pre-dinner mingle
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Selkirk Lounge (located across from the Voyageur)

Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m.
Place: Voyageur Dining Room
Building A – Notre Dame Campus

For parking, please check with the commissionaire in the South Lot shack in front of the college upon arrival for instructions.

By invitation, R.S.V.P. to

RRC Teacher Education Students Participate in the International Benchmarking Conference

March 5, 2012 • Written by

Eight students from the RRC Business/Technology Teacher Education program participated in and worked at the International Benchmarking Conference 2012 held March 2nd at RRC’s Roblin Centre. The video below identifies the countries represented at the conference sharing their best practices in education. In addition, the United States was represented by Dr. Richard Van Eck from the University of North Dakota.

The Conference was sponsored by Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, MindSet Manitoba, and Red River College. Students from the Teacher Education program at the conference were Matthew Busilla, Taryn Fenwick, Ashley Hoitink, Sean Hopps, Justin Pasosky, Carl Pfahl, Fatma Schewczyk, and Nadya Schewczyk as well as instructors Eva Brown, Reynold Redekopp and Cynthia Zelenewich.

The conference provided an excellent opportunity for the pre-service teachers to grow their professional network gaining a valuable global education perspective.

Business/Technology Teacher Education

February 27, 2012 • Written by

Marni Russell, Business Teacher Education grad, is featured in Alumni Profiles of the Going Places blog.

CGA Manitoba employees (from left): Zachary Minuk, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications; Bruce Granke, Director, Professional Regulations; and Marni Russell, Manager, Communications.

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