Archive for October, 2016

Student Services Newsletter – October 2016

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Find out what’s happening in the Faculty of Education
Join our Twitter, Facebook and Youtube channel at edu.yorku.ca to stay in touch and be informed of the latest news, events and what’s happening in the Faculty of Education.

Federations’ Event – October 27, 2016

Detailed information has been posted on the MTRR . Please note that due to the large number of TCs, the Year ONE TCs have been divided into two groups: Group A & Group B.  Prior to accessing the Year ONE agenda, TCs should check the MTRR link http://mtrr.blog.yorku.ca/ to determine if  in  Group A or Group B.

ED 3 AGENDA    http://mtrr.blog.yorku.ca/federations-event-agenda-ed3-tcs/
YEAR TWO AGENDA   http://mtrr.blog.yorku.ca/federations-event-year-two-tcs/
YEAR ONE AGENDA   http://mtrr.blog.yorku.ca/federations-event-agenda-year-one-tcs/

nIshnabek de’bwe wIn // telling our truths
November 3, 2016 12:00 -2:00 PM Harry Crowe Room 109 Atkinson

In reference to the storyteller N. Scott Momaday (1998) writes,  We are informed by his sounds, transported by his images, and, finally, moved to contemplate the implications of what we have been told. His words are powerful and persuasive. They are creations that create listeners in the process of the telling. (p.78)

This session will feature a series of Digital Stories created by urban Indigenous students, parents and teachers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion addressing issues in urban Indigenous Education.

Susan Dion (York University) and Carla Rice (Canada Research Chair, University of Guelph)

Interested in applying to our Graduate Program in Education (MEd)?  Join Us For a Twitter Chat and an Open House
Twitter Chat – Graduate Program in Education Direction Jen Gilbert will answer all your questions.   #GradEdYorkUchat – Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7-8pm.

Join the conversation.

  1. Follow us on twitter at @GradEdYorku
  2. Use the hashtag #GradEdYorkUchat to participate in the conversation
  3. Post your questions and have them answered

Open House – Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:30-7:00pm second floor on Winters College. Learn more about our graduate programs, how to apply and meet current students and faculty   Visit the Faculty of Education Graduate Studies for more information: http://edu.yorku.ca/academic-programs/graduate-studies/

Concurrent students can Specialize in International Education in their BEd degree! We are the first Faculty of Education in Ontario to offer this Specialization within the existing BEd degree program! Interested in finding out more details? Visit http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/international-opportunities/

Consecutive and Concurrent students: Stay tuned for information (late October) on the International Practicum Placement:

  • Complete a four-week placement in the spring in Kenya, Nicaragua or China! Some funding is available to students to help offset the cost.
  • Join the FESA Group on Facebook for Employment and Volunteer Opportunitieshttp://on.fb.me/1AeH3J2 and look for employment and volunteer opportunities at the York University Career Centre http://careers.yorku.ca/students-and-new-grads/.

Concurrent and Consecutive students:You can participate in a Summer Internship through York International! Applications usually come out in late fall:  http://yorkinternational.yorku.ca/    There are school-based placements in Kenya, Cambodia, China, etc. You must be returning to York the following year in order to be eligible to apply. Funding is available to help you offset the cost!

Concurrent BEd and BA Educational Studies students:
Go on an international exchange to Germany this summer to earn credits for your York program(s) in summer 2017.   Information sessions are being offered on Tuesday, October 18th at 10:00am and 2:30pm in Rm 127 Winters College. You MUST attend an information session in order to obtain an application. Deadline to apply will be in early November 2016:

Some information available by video: http://bit.ly/1rLSech

Education Resources
Education Resources are available to teacher candidates through the Education Resource Centre and York University Libraries. All teacher candidates are encouraged to check the ERC website as information is being updated daily: http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/erc/. Materials that had been housed in the TEL building are being moved to the new locations below.

  • The ERC offers and maintains a collection of manipulatives, teaching guides and solution materials, and primary classroom technology. The ERC is located at 135 Winters College.
  • The Scott Library provides access to over 10,000 titles of education books including: primary and secondary school texts, teacher practitioner materials and educational theory.       As well, the Sound and Moving Image Library (SMIL) located in the Scott Library and will be providing access to more than 100,000 CDs and DVDs, and 150,000 audio and video digital files (materials are still being organized for this library – expected to be available by mid October). The Scott Library is located in Central Square. Hours are available at: http://www.library.yorku.ca/web/scott
  • The Frost Library located at York University’s Glendon campus will provide bilingual resources and services to support social science and humanities research and teaching (materials are expected to be available by mid November)

For more information visit: http://edu.yorku.ca/current-students/erc/

Are you on the Official Classlist? A teacher candidate will not receive a final grade for coursework if he/she is not listed on the official classlist. You should not attend classes for a section that is not the one listed on your student record. Because official classlists are used for submitting final grades, if you are listed on a classlist for one section but attending another, you will receive a failure grade because you did not submit assignments to the instructor for the section where your name appears on the classlist.

Scholarships, Bursaries and On-campus Employment  The Student Financial Profile is a multi-purpose online application form that is used to apply for scholarships, bursaries and on-campus employment programs such as Research at York (RAY), Work/Study, College Life at York (CLAY) and York Engaged Students (YES). You should complete the SFP at the start of each academic session (once for fall/winter and once for summer) to be considered for a variety of programs.

Fall/Winter 2017-18 SFP  http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp/   The application is now available for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 programs. Students must submit their SFP by the following dates to be considered for the corresponding programs:

  • Scholarships and Awards program – Deadline: October 15, 2017
  • Work/Study Program (RAY/CLAY/YES/Workstudy) – Deadline: January 26, 2018
  • York University Undergraduate Bursary – Deadline: March 2, 2018

Apply for Continuing Education Student Awards Deadline October 15, 2017 through Student Financial Profile Awards and bursaries are available to Faculty of Education Teacher Candidates to assist with the cost of university tuition. All Teacher Candidates who feel they meet the criteria of academic excellence and financial need are encouraged to apply. The deadline is October 15th and requires students to complete Student Financial Profile.

Awards may require the following:

  • Specific to a teacher candidates York degree, teaching subjects and/or teaching level and year in the BEd program.
  • A nomination letter from a Faculty of Education instructor and a Personal Statement submitted by the TC addressing teaching promise.

Please note for the following awards – Along with the October 15th  (SFP)  deadline  TCs also need to submit a Personal/Written Statement and request a Recommendation Letter to be submitted directly to the Office of Student Services by November 1, 2017.   The submission forms are available on Sharepoint /Undergraduate/Awards.

Jamison Family Award This award was established by the Jamison family to provide $500 to a deserving York University student with a preference given to a Faculty of Education student. All Faculty of Education students enrolled in practicum courses are eligible to apply. The Award is based on academic promise and financial need. One recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with applicant’s work is required. The letter must address academic promise.

The Learning Station.Com Canada Technology Award This award was established by the LearningStation.com, an Internet-based Canadian company. Concurrent Ed II and Ed III students enrolled in a practicum course and all Consecutive students are eligible to apply. Awards will be granted to a student who has demonstrated innovative ways to uses technology in a learning environment with lesser weight being given to financial need. One letter of recommendation from a Course Director who is familiar with the applicant’s work is required. The letter must address the applicant’s contribution towards innovative use of technology. Recipients must be Canadian Citizens or permanent residents, be Ontario residents and demonstrate financial need.

Mary Sue McCarthy Bursary This $500 award has been established by the Faculty of Education Alumni Association to honour Professor Mary Sue McCarthy, an outstanding educator and a founding member of the Faculty. All Faculty of Education students are eligible to apply. Awards will be decided based on academic promise and financial need. One recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with the applicant’s work is required. The letter must address teaching promise.

Patrick Solomon Memorial Award in Urban Diversity The Patrick Solomon Memorial Award in Urban Diversity will be available for two candidates in the Faculty of Education. One award will be available for students in each of the graduate and undergraduate programs. Recipients will demonstrate a dedication to the principles of social justice, equity and community service, as demonstrated through course assignments, projects and initiatives. Applicants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons and residents of Ontario who demonstrate financial need.

Peter E. Board Bursary This small award was established by the Faculty of Education in memory of Professor Peter E. Board. All Faculty of Education students are eligible to apply. Applicants must show both financial need and academic promise. One recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with applicant’s work is required. The letter must address teaching promise.

Cornerstone Leadership Award in Action Graduating Student Award Established by Stephanie and Winston Ling, the Cornerstone Leadership in Action Awards will be presented annually to a student enrolled in their second year of the Faculty of Education’s concurrent teacher education program and a student enrolled in the Faculty of Education’s graduate program who has completed either the concurrent or consecutive teacher education program at York. One award will be available for students from each of these programs.

 The awards recognize students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership potential or ability and who embrace attributes such as honesty, integrity, passion, enthusiasm, innovation, creativity, humility and trustworthiness. Nominations will be accepted for students who embody the following:

o   Has an exemplary reputation among peers, supervisors, faculty members and within relevant communities

o   Employs innovative teaching practices

o   Promotes a positive school culture

o   Has the capacity to foster leadership qualities in others

o   Works effectively with families and community members

o   Supports the concept of mentorship, in relation to peers and students

o   Believes in continuing professional education

o   Has demonstrated standards of excellence in his/her professional activities Award recipients will be chosen from nominees who best embody the above qualities. Nominations will be accepted from faculty members or students.  In addition to the nominator’s letter (250-500 words); the nomination file should include a sample of the nominee’s work (with the nominee’s permission) which illustrates his/her qualification for the award. 

ED 2 Consecutive Continuing Awards Deadline: Student Financial Profile – October 15.  Recommendation Letter & Written Statement – November 1

Continuing Student Award – Access Candidates Access identified candidates who demonstrate leadership in course work and practicum.   How have you mobilized your experiences as an access candidate to demonstrated leadership in your practicum and course work? Amount:  $2500 x 3 awards Application Requirements:   Nomination by faculty and self-nomination

  • Written Statement: Teacher Candidate is required to submit a written statement that shows how they have mobilized their experiences as an access candidate to demonstrated leadership in their practicum and course work?
  • Recommendation: Require one recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with the teacher candidate’s work.
  • To apply for the bursary students must complete Student Financial Profile <http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp>

Continuing Student Award – Community Work Candidate who demonstrates financial need and commitment to community work – self-nomination. How has your community work influenced members of the community and your understanding of being an educator? Amount: $1250.00 x 2 awards Application Requirements:   Nomination by faculty and self-nomination

  • Written Statement: Teacher Candidate is required to submit a written statement that demonstrates how the community work has influences members of the community and their understanding of being an educator.
  • To apply for the bursary students must complete Student Financial Profile <http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp>

Continuing Student Award – Leadership Candidates who demonstrate financial need and leadership in course work and practicum. How have you demonstrated leadership in your practicum and course work? Amount:  $1000.00 x 3 awards Application Requirements:   Nomination by faculty and self-nomination

  • Written Statement: Teacher Candidate is required to submit a written statement that demonstrates leadership in their practicum and course work in the BEd program.
  • Recommendation: Require one recommendation letter from a member of York University’s Faculty of Education who is familiar with the teacher candidate’s work and practicum.

To apply for the bursary students must complete Student Financial Profile <http://sfs.yorku.ca/aid/sfp>.

Religious Education: Teaching in Catholic Schools Who should attend?  Any undergrad teacher candidate in the final year of the BEd  and interested in preparing to teach in Catholic schools.

Intended to introduce pre-service teacher candidates to professional practice and to extend knowledge and skills in the delivery of Ontario Catholic curriculum, this course answers the question, “What do I need to know to begin teaching in Ontario Catholic Schools?” Critical to the implementation of this course is the modeling of a positive learning environment that reflects care, professional knowledge, ethical practice, leadership and ongoing learning.

More information on Student Awards visit: http://sfs.yorku.ca/scholarships/award_search/index.htm