Please join us on Wednesday, Feb 16, 2022,10:00 am-12:00 pm CST to hear from Elder and Professor Willie Ermine, First Nations University of Canada.
Elder Willie Ermine will speak about “tapping into the creative life-force for ultimate understanding.”
The 2022 Whisperings of the Land Indigenous Speaker Series, hosted by the #UREdu Education Indigenous Circle, will focus on Indigenous Science–A Spiritual Path. Indigenous speakers will share their perspectives on Indigenous science and how all teaching and learning is spiritually imbued.
Undergraduate Education students: Have the stressors and safety concerns of the pandemic taken a toll? Have you experienced loss, illness, or a difficult personal circumstance? Are you interested in learning valuable coping skills and tools to help lower anxiety?
The Faculty of Education is offering a 10-part Expressive Therapy and Student Wellness Workshop Series starting in January 2022. (Free for Undergraduate Education Students!)
Led by Karen Wallace, a well-respected Art and Play Therapist and Trauma Counsellor, these interactive sessions are designed to introduce students to a host of coping skills to help lower stress and anxiety. Creating a safe space for students in education to lean into their creativity and self-awareness, students will also learn how to incorporate trauma-informed wellness exercises into their own teaching.
Check your email for more information and for links to download the workbook and for the Zoom sessions. No preregistration is required. Just visit Karen’s Zoom room at the time sessions are offered.
Education students, don’t miss this PD and networking opportunity! WestCast is an annual education conference held by education faculties in the western provinces. The 2022 virtual conference features multiple keynote speakers and workshops that focus on topics related to education and wellness. Cost: $42. **Deadline for registration is February 1, 2021.** More information here: https://conferences.usask.ca/westcast2022/index.php#WestCast2022
Teaching and Learning Here and Now: Innovations and Radical Re-Imaginings in Education.
We are hosting a Virtual Conference this spring!
A conference for Faculty of Education undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, K-12 teachers, and education practitioners.
Keynote Panel will feature Dr. Celeste Snowber (Simon Fraser University): Embodied Presence in the Classroom & Dr. Bill Pinar (University of British Columbia): Attending to the Complexity of all Relations in the Classroom
Register by May 5 for the Teaching and Learning Here and Now: Innovations and Radical Re-Imaginings in Education virtual conference. To Register visit http://bit.ly/2021TandL
On September 30, (#OrangeShirtDay) Dr. Jerome Cranston (#UREdu Dean and Professor) was keynote lecturer for the University of Manitoba’s Distinguished Lecturer Virtual Series. Cranston addressed how amid the current period of racial reckoning, those responsible for teacher preparation, preservice and in-service education, need to confront and (re)consider how higher education has reified systemic racism.
#UREdu faculty and staff gathered via Zoom today for the annual fall retreat. After starting the retreat in a good way with songs, prayers, and smudging by Emerging-Elder-in-Residence Joseph Naytowhow, and a welcome from Dean Jerome Cranston, faculty and staff engaged in a circle time of sharing and support. Following this discussion, faculty and staff were informed about “Foundations Postures: Use of a Good Chair” with Ashley Johnson and then “Mindfulness and Self-massage” with Megan Hoskins. A supportive community and attention to wellness are essential to the success and support of the students we serve, especially during this time of remote working, teaching and learning.