December 2017

NITEP Alumni and Friends Gathering

December 1st, 2017

Dean Frank provided welcoming remarks at NITEP’s annual Alumni and Friends Gathering, held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver following the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) Conference Workshops.

A special feature of the event was a book launch for Learning, Knowing, Sharing: Celebrating Successes in K-12 Aboriginal Education in British Columbia, co-edited by Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem (EDST) and Dr. Jan Hare (LLED).

Dr. Jan Hare (L) and Dr. Jo-ann Archibald (R).

23rd Annual Aboriginal Education Conference: Renewing Our Relationship

December 2, 2017

Dean Frank attended Dr. Jan Hare’s keynote presentation during the 23rd Annual Aboriginal Education Conference hosted by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC).

Dr. Jan Hare, Associate Dean, Indigenous Education, UBC Faculty of Education.
Photo: Tyrone McNeil‏ @STCTye

Teacher Candidate Mini Conference

December 5 & 7, 2017

Dean Frank attended the keynote speech delivered by Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Advanced Education, during the Teacher Candidate Mini Conference. Jan Unwin discussed how to create an education experience that prepares today’s children for an ever-changing world, and how teachers can strategically use the redesigned curriculum and all parts of the transformation agenda to create a different educational experience for children supported by what we now know about teaching and learning.

Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Advanced Education

Education Students’ Association Council Meeting

December 6, 2017

Dean Blye Frank attended his second council meeting with the Education Students’ Association to learn their hopes and plans for 2018.

Photo: Seated at table, ESA members: Arnel Aliwalas, Catherine Blais-Crepeau, Sara Coyle, Dana Ebtekar, Alexandra Glinsbockel, Alex Heiberg-Harrison, Jonathan Hultquist, Alanna Jekubik, Yoni Pinkhasik, Jawad Qureshy, David Robinson, Ashley Tam, Albert Tung. Standing at rear: Dean Blye Frank.

Visit to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education

December 11-14, 2017

Dean Frank and Dr. Wendy Carr, Associate Dean, Teacher Education, visited the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.

Dr. Frank spent his time reviewing various programs as well as exploring possible future collaborations.

L-R: University of Melbourne Dean Emeritus Field Rickards, Associate Dean Teacher Education Dr. Wendy Carr, Research Institute Director Dr. John Hattie, Dean Blye Frank.