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Faculty of Education at the 2019 AERA Conference

Faculty of Education at the 2019 AERA Conference

Join us at the 2019 AERA Conference in Toronto.

All Queen’s alumni, students, faculty, and friends are invited to the Queen’s Alumni Reception. Many of our faculty and graduate students will be presenting their research at this conference. See the details below, follow us on Twitter and share your photos using hashtag #QueensAERA19

Universal Design for Learning Lesson Plan Showcase

Universal Design for Learning Lesson Plan Showcase

Poster session of exemplary UDL lesson planning from primary to intermediate subjects with opportunities to discuss UDL components, methods, and resources with those with a shared interest. Students from PROF 210 have been studying UDL and are applying their skills to lesson planning in their teachable area. They will be sharing their work with peers and community members to engage in discussion with those learning about and those already knowledgeable about UDL.

Session 1: March 18, 6:30-8:00 pm

Session 2: March 20, 2:45-4:15 pm 

Student Street, Duncan McArthur Hall


B.Ed. Rebecca Gordon Receives Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Award

B.Ed. Rebecca Gordon Receives Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Award

March 13, 2019

Congratulations to B.Ed. Teacher Candidate Rebecca Gordon (Ed'19) who received the 2019 Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Award

Rebecca Gordon is the founder of Teacher Candidates of Colour, a group with a mandate to foster inclusivity by sponsoring events aimed at educating peers about diversity, Indigeneity, inclusivity and equity. The group has a diverse membership and is open to all students. Teacher Candidates of Colour has, to date, organized campus-wide events under Rebecca’s leadership, including an “Ask Me Anything” roundtable with a follow up planned for April as part of the Faculty of Education’s Indigeneity, Inclusion and Equity Series. Teacher Candidates of Colour also worked with the Limestone District School Board on Black History Month activities, and is planning more community engagement projects.


Empathetic Imagining: Using Literature and Art to Understand Each Other's Complexities

Empathetic Imagining: Using Literature and Art to Understand Each Other’s Complexities

How can literature and art help us understand each other’s inner worlds? This workshop will explore close reading as a way of empathetically imagining the complex, intersectional identities of others. We will unpack various literary and art pieces including Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez. We will also create a collaborative art piece that will be displayed in Duncan MacArthur Hall. Free copies of Scarborough will be available for Queen’s students. This workshop is part of the Queen’s Reads program and the Faculty of Education’s Indigeneity, Inclusion, and Equity Series. Students, staff, and faculty are eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation after attending five IIE workshops/lectures.

Date: March 7, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: A234, Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all.

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Orange shirt day - Truth and Reconciliation at Queen's

Sharing Our Diverse Scholarly Contributions: A Faculty Celebration

Thursday, February 28, 4-5:30 pm

Education Library, Duncan McArthur Hall

This event honours the diversity of scholarly work undertaken by our Faculty. Inspired by talking circles, faculty members will be invited to share their significant publications, outreach activities, creative works, grants, and ground-breaking research with our community. As a contribution to the Rosa Bruno Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE), this event will invite exchange between faculty members, graduate students, and the broader education community while recognizing the multiple ways our work intersects and influences one another.


Grade 4/5 Class Petitions Kingston City Hall and Queen’s Park to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

February 25, 2019

Jerri Jerreat’s (B.Ed. ’02) grade 4/5 class at Elginburg DPS in Kingston is taking action to protect the environment. A class discussion on the rights and responsibilities of Canadians and a visit from Derek Ochej, Committee Clerk for the City of Kingston, inspired the class to write a petition to Kingston City Hall to ban single-use plastic shopping bags and polystyrene for food and drink.


Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force Report Information Session

Haley Cochrane from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives will be speaking about the role of her office as well as the “Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report”. She will be discussing the report and its implications for faculty, staff, and students at Queen’s.

Date: Postponed until 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Vernon Ready Room (A115), Duncan McArthur Hall (west campus)
This event is open to all.

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Orange shirt day - Truth and Reconciliation at Queen's

B.Ed. Alumnus Brings Scottish Music to Kingston Youth

February 20, 2019

When John McKay (B.Ed. ‘16) came to Queen’s for his B.Ed. he brought his passion for the bagpipes with him. He also brought a lifelong interest in teaching and learning. These two parts of John’s life intersected in Dr. Jane Chin’s Prof 110 during a show and tell. At the time, John was interested in the Inveraray and District Pipe Band, a competitive pipe band based in Scotland. He shared this for the class activity, sparking a connection that eventually led to an alternative practicum at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow and establishing free programs that bring traditional Scottish pipe band music to any Kingston area youth interested.

Queen's Community Cupboard with students who built it

Remembering Alumni Paul Dewar (B.Ed.'94)

The Faculty of Education is saddened to hear about the passing of Paul Dewar (MP for Ottawa Centre ’06 – ’15). Paul was an inspirational alumni. During his time at Duncan McArthur Hall he was awarded the A. Lorne Cassidy Award. After earning his B.Ed. in ’94 he went on to teach at elementary schools in Ottawa and was a leader in teachers’ unions before entering politics.  Read more about Paul’s life and career.