Global Education Cohort News

Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Fall 2021

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Welcome!

We would like to welcome Year Two students back for the final year of the Teacher Education Program. The fact that you are with us this term is evidence you accomplished a great deal last year during a very challenging period in our professional and personal lives.


Welcome also to Year One students, who are new to the program and perhaps to Global Education. We look forward to meeting you in the days ahead and to supporting your professional development over the next two years.


Although our cohort activities will mainly be fully online, through the use of technologies we will try to create opportunities to build a vibrant, close community of educators interested in bringing global perspectives and issues into the classroom across the curriculum.


This newsletter includes a brief introduction to the Global Ed Cohort and to upcoming activities in the fall of 2021.


Let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. See you soon!


Dr. Diane Watt (she/her/hers)

dwatt@uottawa.ca


Dr. Saba Alvi (she/her/hers)

salvi@uottawa.ca


Global Education Cohort Co-Leaders

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YEAR ONE Orientation: Tuesday, Sept. 7th - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Join Us on Zoom!

Year One Global Education Cohort students will be sent a link via their UOttawa email address to join this one hour introduction to our cohort. Come to find out more about what we do as a cohort; meet your colleagues and Co-Leaders Saba & Diane; get advice from committed graduates of our cohort; and begin to identify the global issues that matter most to you!
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YOU'RE INVITED! FALL 2021 EVENTS

Teacher as Healer, Shyam Patel - Sept. 21st 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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The Talk

“What’s love got to do with it?” is a question that opens an important conversation in educational practice. Responding to this and inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh’s “The Teacher as a Healer,” this talk examines the importance of love in the classroom and how it serves as a practice of healing for our students. Starting with a flight from Montréal to Mumbai, then to a teacher training in Pune, and finally to memories from a classroom in Ahmedabad, this story unfolds from one of feeling displaced to a sense of belonging that formed over time, with love at the centre of it all.


Shyam Patel (he/him) is currently a graduate student at the University of Ottawa. Prior to that, he was a teacher candidate at the Faculty of Education, and he worked in a Teach for India classroom from 2014 to 2017.


TO JOIN:


Year One & Year Two Global Education students will be sent a link via their UOttawa email accounts to join this Zoom session. You are asked not to share the link without permission from Diane or Saba.

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Teaching in Japan, Yeti Mallavi - Sept. 30th, 7:00pm

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The Talk

Come join us on Thursday, September 30th, as Yeti Mallavi shares her experiences as an assistant language teacher on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme in Japan!


Yeti spent 4 years in Sasebo City, Japan.


During this session, she will talk about her personal experiences, the JET Programme and how to apply, as well as some things to consider when pursuing a career or job in international education.


From the JET Programme website:


Aiming primarily to promote grassroots internationalisation at the local level, the JET Programme invites young college graduates from around the world to participate in internationalisation initiatives and be involved in foreign language education at Japan’s local government offices, Boards of Education, elementary schools, junior high schools, and senior high schools. The JET Programme has gained high acclaim both domestically and overseas for being one of the world’s largest international exchange programmes. We hope that all people involved in the JET Programme, both the participants and the local people with whom they live and work, will build an international network and become successful in today’s global society.



TO JOIN This Talk:


Year One & Year Two Global Education students will be sent a link via their UOttawa email accounts to join this Zoom session. You are asked not to share the link without permission from Diane or Saba.

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A hands-on workshop on how to teach kids about key environmental issues

A hands-on workshop that introduces how to teach topics related to population education in the K-12 classroom. Visit their website for more information & resources.


Population Education, a program of Population Connection, is the only national program (based in Washington, D.C.) with a strong emphasis on curriculum resources and professional development for K-12 educators that focuses on human population issues.


TO JOIN This Talk:


Year One & Year Two Global Education students will be sent a link via their UOttawa email accounts to join this Zoom session. You are asked not to share the link without permission from Diane or Saba.

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