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.
Microsoft Corporation has recognized a Red River College instructor for using technology to forge social and cultural connections between high school students in Winnipeg and their counterparts in northern Manitoba.
Teacher Education instructor Eva Brown (shown) served as head of the Technology department for the River East Transcona School Division, for whom she developed a collaborative, cross-cultural exchange between Grade 12 students from River East Collegiate and Grade 11 students from Charles Sinclair School on the Fisher River Cree Nation.