Archive for November, 2011

Student Services Newsletter – November

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Student Focus Group
The Faculty of Education is currently exploring different student email services (Google or Microsoft based). To that end, students are invited to participate in 1-hour focus sessions. Those who participate will receive a $20 bookstore gift certificate. To indicate your interest, please complete the online form before November 22. New dates will be posted at https://yorku.collegiatelink.net/organization/GetInvolved/calendar/details/1456 or contact our IT Director, Adam Trent at adamt@edu.yorku.ca.

ED3 Summer Science
For Summer Science students who have already completed two summers and plan to graduate June 2012, a third summer with the Faculty of Education is required. A 20-day block in the month of May will need to be completed. Students should enroll themselves into PRAC 4000 Section M in the winter term(Cat # X75F01). If students have not yet satisfied the 9 credits for Education electives, they must enroll in Education electives for the winter 2012 term in order to graduate in June. For assistance with enrolling in electives, contact Teresa Boyle at tboyle@edu.yorku.ca.

ED2 Summer Science
Summer Science students who already completed one summer with the Faculty of Education, an online practicum form has been created. To access the Faculty of Education online practicum forms, visit http://edu.yorku.ca/bed/practicum-forms.html

ED1 One-Week Observation
If you are a concurrent or part-time consecutive BEd student and have not done so already, please complete the online practicum form for the ED1 One-Week Observation form as soon as possible. Please be advised that the school zone and Board preferences that you select for your ED1 one-week observation placement will also determine your placement for ED2. To access the Faculty of Education online practicum forms, visit http://edu.yorku.ca/bed/practicum-forms.html

York University Volunteer Fair
On Thursday, November 17, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, in Vari Hall drop into the Volunteer Fair and connect with local organizations to learn more about their volunteer opportunities for York students and new graduates. For more information, read the November 15 Y-file article http://www.yorku.ca/yfile/archive/index.asp?Article=17956

PRIJ 3031 Section G
Please note the room change for PRIJ 3031 Section G in the first half of the winter term (WD) on Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The classroom is YH 172.

Awards and Bursaries
All Faculty of Education students are eligible to apply for Faculty of Education awards and bursaries. If you are interested in applying, please go to http://sfs.yorku.ca/services/award_search to search for Faculty of Education awards. Certain awards will require additional documents so please read the criteria carefully before you submit an application.

Online Course Evaluations
Course evaluations provide an opportunity for you to give your instructors feedback about your courses. All your input is kept completely confidential and no information is released to instructors before final grades are submitted. For some fall term full-time consecutive BEd courses and all fall term concurrent and part-time BEd courses, including the J/I teaching subjects, online course evaluations are available from November 15 to December 6. To access the online course evaluations, visit http://courseevaluations.yorku.ca

Ethics and Legal Studies in Education
In the fall term, each Concurrent BEd Teacher Candidate is responsible for completing the appropriate year of the on-line tutorial during the fall term. The tutorial can be accessed at the Ethics and Legal Studies in Education (ELSE) portal at http://www.ysimste.ca/else/. Teacher Candidates will submit a copy of their final quiz results to their Seminar Leaders by the end of November. (TCs need to achieve a grade of 80% in the final quiz.) Issues from the on-line tutorial will be integrated into the practicum seminars.

Practicum Reports
Practicum reports are not to be faxed/sent to the Practicum Office. It is the TC’s responsibility to get a copy of the report from the MT (York is no longer keeping them).

Teach ESL in Taiwan
Visit another part of th world and gain valuable ESL teaching experience in Asia while earning your ESL Part 1. To learn more about this innovative AQ program, read http://edu.yorku.ca/profdev/esltaiwan2012.html. Registration closes January 27, 2012.

New BEd Grad Program
Are you a new BEd grad looking for a competitive edge in today’s challenging job market? This program is designed to provide an enhanced professional development experience for new teachers. Registration closes May 11, 2012. Do not delay! Get more information at http://edu.yorku.ca/profdev/grad2012.html

Summer 2012 Destination AQs in Europe & Ecuador
Do something exciting this summer by gaining international experience! Travel in Ecuador, France, Greece or Italy and get your AQ/ABQ! For more information, visit http://edu.yorku.ca/profdev/destinationaqs/

Tarragon Theatre
Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre would like to offer a special subscription to full-time university students. The subscription would include 75% off adult ticket prices, plus the flexibility to choose the performance dates and access to insider newsletters and special events. It would also include the possibility of purchasing up to 5 additional tickets to any performance in the 11/12 season. For more information, visit http://www.tarragontheatre.com/season/1112/studentsub/