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.

RRC Instructor’s Technology Initiative Draws Recognition from Microsoft

February 2, 2012 • Written by

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.

The project, entitled Building Global Opportunities Together — Anywhere, Anytime, was developed under Microsoft’s Innovative Teacher initiative, and was showcased at a global conference in Washington, D.C., last November.

Read full article here.

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