The Bachelor of Education Program Management Committee is pleased to announce a new partnership with Brock University for the delivery of teacher training in the Sioux Lookout District. After three years of discussion and development, the Bachelor of Education Program, including indigenous knowledge and land-based curriculum, will begin in January, 2007. It will accomplish two very important objectives: (1) It will train the candidates to become fully qualified teachers who will be eligible for certification by the Ontario College of Teachers and (2) it will place a strong emphasis on the linguistic and other cultural gifts of the Anishinabek. It is a "Two Worlds" program and the graduates will be qualified to teach anywhere in the province of Ontario in Kindergarten to Grade 6 classes.
The Bachelor of Education Program consists of 20 credits of coursework and two credits of practicum. Students will complete four courses per year (one course in each season) and graduate five years after entry into the program. (Previous NTEP graduates will receive credit for some or all of the courses they completed at Lakehead and at the University of Ottawa. Applicants must be Grade 12 or GED graduates.
All students will complete three Preparation Courses in Anishinimowin, English and Mathematics between January and April, 2007.
Year One courses will be given in Sioux Lookout. Distance education components will be introduced later in the program.
This program is very demanding not only academically but personally. Students will be working full-time or part-time and during this time they will be required to complete assignments along with meeting family and job responsibilities.
Call Brian Hawker at 807-737-8859, x 25 or toll free 1-877-636-0667, x 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application package
Deadline: application files must be complete by Thursday, August 31, 2006 at the latest. This date will not be changed.
Questions? Call Brian at the numbers above.
The Alberta SuperNet Research Alliance hosted a two day conference in Calgary for community representatives from all the communities across Alberta that are now connected by their new broadband fibre network. The Alberta SuperNet Opportunities Conference (http://supernet.ucalgary.ca/opportunities/) brought together a variety of presenters sharing information about how this new broadband network can be developed and utilized.
The Keewaytinook Okimakanak presentation highlighted the development of the local Community Broadband Network model being supported by the Kuhkenak Network. Emphasis is placed on sustaining the local broadband connection by building and supporting local capacity that is able to support and connect the various local agencies, businesses and homes to utilize and pay for this service.
The Research Alliance urged Albertans from all communities to register online for this exciting public conference. Registration fees were $225 and included 2 days of expert panels which were structured to help explore the opportunities of the SuperNet in each community.
As part of SuperNet's commitment to community involvement, they provided one free conference registration to each of the 429 communities on SuperNet. Axia also sponsored 30 remote community members with a $500 allowance to travel into the conference - a draw took place from those members who registered online.
The conference was intended to celebrate this unique initiative and participants were treated to the following activities: