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Second Season of “The Prime Radicals”

The second season of The Prime Radicals, developed by Dr. Lynda Colgan, Director of the Community Outreach Centre, in collaboration with Executive Producer Hoda Elatawi, General Assembly Production Centre (Ottawa), will premiere on TVO on September 5 at 6:30 p.m. The season will include 26 episodes.

A live-action television series with scenarios showing how math is used for everything from clubhouse renovations to cooking, The Prime Radicals makes numbers cool for kids. Based on Colgan's Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper columns, it is also clearly meeting the need for a fresh and innovative approach to math education.

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Ministry Statement on Teacher Education

The Ministry of Education released the statement Modernizing Teacher Education in Ontario on June 5, 2013.

The new program will take effect in September 2015. The biggest change to our existing program is that it will be expanded to four semesters of course work, which will include a minimum of 80 days of classroom teaching experience.

We have been planning for this change since 2011 since former premier Dalton McGuinty made the promise just before the 2011 election campaign, and we will continue to plan to ensure a smooth transition and the best outcomes for our students.

We will continue to post updates on the new program as they become available.

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Bruno-Jofré Guest-edits Paedagogica Historica

Dr. Rosa Bruno-Jofré is the guest-editor of a special issue of Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education(volume 49, Issue 4, 2013) entitled “Catholic teaching congregations and synthetic configurations: building identity through pedagogy and spirituality across national boundaries and cultures.”

See the online version. The printed version is coming out this month.

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Myers Gives Keynote at International Symposium

Dr. Marie J. Myers just returned from the University of Vienna, Austria where she was invited to give the keynote address on July 10, as part of the LSP (AILA SIG) Symposium on Languages for Special Purposes in a Multicultural, Transcultural World.

Dr. Myers address focused on the challenges in intercultural contexts and how to overcome communication failure. See the Symposium website or read the Abstracts.

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