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Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair

Queen's University Faculty of Education has been inviting International Schools to recruit Canadian Teachers since 1986. In 1989, Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair (TORF) was established by the Faculty of Education. Since then, we have placed thousands of teachers in schools in hundreds of countries. Organized by educators for educators, TORF and TOPS create inspiring opportunities for personal, professional and organizational growth.

The 31st Annual TORF is on January 25-27, 2019. 

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TORF January 2018 pointing at a globe of the world

Student Experiences: Queen's TORF Launched my International Career

December 12, 2018
By: Sarah Taylor

My name is Sarah Taylor and I am a former Queen's Concurrent Education grad who grew up in the charming city of Kingston, Ontario. Having attended university in my hometown, I was always itching to experience the world of international education and haven't looked back since.

For the past seven years, I have been living in Brussels, Belgium teaching Middle School English at the International School of Brussels. One of my favorite aspects of working alongside my grade 7s, 8s, and 9s is watching them develop their own voices as writers as they learn to borrow author’s craft inspiration from the varied voices we read and analyze.

Sarah Taylor abroad at the Scotland Locs

TORF Presentation in Toronto

Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, 252 Bloor St West OISE, University of Toronto

  • An overview of opportunities available across the globe.
  • Information to help decide whether and when to teach overseas.
  • Photos of schools and teachers around the world.
  • An explanation of the Teachers' Overseas Recruiting Fair and online services.
Teacher Candidate teaching in China thanks to TORF placement 2016

Enriching Your Students’ Experience: Practical Ways to Support Our EAL Learners

This workshop will explore strategies to support English as an Additional Language (EAL) Learners through the many challenges they face and to facilitate their successful inclusion in the classroom.

Date: Friday, November 23rd
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Mezzanine Classroom
This event is open to all.

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Intercultural Awareness

Participants will be introduced to basic concepts of intercultural learning, with an emphasis on gaining knowledge of one’s own cultural self and how we respond to difference as a means to understanding and appreciating the culture of others.

Date: Monday, November 19th
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Room A341
This event is open to all students.

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M.Ed. Dual Degree Program Information Session

All our current Master of Education Students are invited to join our Associate Dean of Graduate Studies & Research and International and Marketing Manager to learn about our Master of Education Dual Degree. (2 M.Ed. degrees from 2 countries within 3 years). All first year M.Ed. students are eligible to apply for this Dual Degree as a continuation of their M.Ed. program.

Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Vernon Ready Room (A115), Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all current our M.Ed. Students

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Graduate students at Duncan McArthur Hall doing Research outside

Concerning Intercultural – Toward more Competent Interactions

In this workshop, participants will examine their own cultural selves, be introduced to some of the dimensions of culture that define them (and others), as well as one theory of how we interact with cultural commonality and difference. They will apply what they have learned to some case studies, explaining the cultural elements and how those involved could interact in a more culturally competent way.

Date: Monday, November 12th
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Room A341
This event is open to all.

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Queen’s Faculty of Education signs an agreement with 1 Million Teachers

The Faculty of Education at Queen’s University formalizes its partnership with 1 Million Teachers by signing a partnership agreement in September. 1 Million Teachers (1MT) is a startup created by Hakeem Subair, a graduate of the Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the Smith School of Business. 1MT aims to attract new teachers to the profession in Sub-Saharan Africa by training new and practicing teachers and motivating them to improve their performance through a comprehensive reward based development program that combines high quality online and classroom-based training with mentorship on a scale never attempted before.

Dean Rebecca Luce-Kapler with Hakeem Subair signs an agreement with 1 Million Teachers

Student Experiences: A Master’s Experience of the Dual-degree Program

July 23, 2018
By: Jiawen Fan

My name is Jiawen Fan. I am an international student from China and an M.Ed. candidate currently enrolled in Dual Master of Education Degree Program. I can’t believe it is close to the end of my journey. My time here at Queen’s has been invaluable and enriching.

Initially, I really didn’t know what to expect as I am one of the first group of students to go through the program, and it was slightly challenging to get used to the changes both academically and emotionally. Classroom interaction is much more intense compared to the class back in China. One of the challenges that I confronted with is the doubt of my abilities to keep up in fast-paced discussions and to express myself in cooperative activities, but students from my class are always nice by slowing down their pace of speech with patience and encouraging me to voice out my opinions.

Crawford Gallery First Day of Spring

Student Experiences: With Queen's Alternative Practicum the sky is your limit

May 17, 2018
By: Laura Schindel

What I love most about the Queen's Alternative Practicum experience is how vague and broad it is, "something educational outside the typical classroom setting," the sky is your limit. Being in the Artist in Community Education (ACE) Program, I just had to do something that involved some art. Our instructors told us to dream big because this was an opportunity to do something or to have an experience we always imagined having.

Crawford Gallery First Day of Spring

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