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Becoming an Educator: Teaching the next generation of journalists and media Professionals (Published on CABJ.ca)


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It took me five years to teach in Toronto. My first teaching experience was at Carleton University in Ottawa as a Television Teaching Assistant. I later went on to teach in Kampala, Uganda at Makerere University (the oldest African university) and while I was a graduate student at Concordia University.

I had grown up in Toronto, however, once I reached the age of 18, due to work and school, I spent time outside of the city. I returned to Toronto for my longest stay in any one city since the age of 18 in 2001. I returned to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well as worked with Canoe.ca, Young People’s Press, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, freelance talent work, Media Research Institute, Share Newspaper, Pride Newsmagazine and New Dreamhomes and Condominiums Magazine to name a few. I really wanted to make the transition to teaching, and 40-year veteran of journalism Robert Payne helped me to make that transition.

I went to him for career coaching and he let me know in 2005 that there was a job opening in teaching at Centennial College. I applied for the full-time job and although I did not get it, it opened the door for me to teach my first course in Toronto at Centennial in Magazine Journalism that started January 2006.

This experience springboarded into working at Seneca College, University of Guelph-Humber, Humber College, Trebas Institute, George Brown College and Ryerson University. If I did not have my master’s degree from Concordia University in Montréal, I would not be able to do this work.

The landscape for what a lot of post-secondary institutions are asking of journalism educators is changing. Mike Karapita at Humber College calls it “credentializing.” There is a movement for educators to become more educated, and this is a big reason why I am currently doing my Ph.D. in Education at OISE/University of Toronto. I started May 2010.

The next generation of journalism educators has many challenges ahead of them. It is still a competitive market that grows even more competitive because those that are untrained in the field continue to make strides. Journalism education needs more of an emphasis on how young journalists can be entrepreneurs and successfully run their own freelancing business. This is effective from a tax perspective, as well as a job security perspective. Job security is an elusive thing these days; however young journalists can stay on top of this by working for a variety of employers.

If you would like more information on this topic, you can email Donna Kakonge at dkakonge@gmail.ccom.

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OISE Dean’s Graduate Conference


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Korean Students Needed for a University of Toronto Study


Dr. Shu-Chen Tsai, ABD at OISE | University of Toronto is looking for Korean students (either present former students) who have received their elementary to undergraduate education (or even graduate education) in Korea and then came to study as a Canadian graduate for at least one year.

If you qualify to do the research, you can contact her at:

shuchen6688@hotmail.com

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How to Write Creative Non-fiction – Multimedia


Writing is one of the hardest jobs in the world. In this first ever multimedia ebook, you can listen to audio, see video and experience first-hand some of what it takes to create your own creative non-fiction.

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Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference


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Women Writing Letters 4:June 10, 2012: 2:30-4:00 pm


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Hi Everyone:

You are invited to join us for the fourth Women Writing Letters Event “A Letter to My Nemesis”.

Date: Sunday June 10, 2012
Time: 2:30-4:00 pm
Place: 12th floor Community Lounge, OISE, 252 Bloor Street West (St. George subway, St. George and Bloor)
Admission: $10.00

Reservations: gaileyroad@gmail.com (Edlyn Wong will take your reservation!)

Hope to see you there!

All the best,
Tara

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Celebrating Linguistic Diversity Conference 2012‏


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Reminder of the Third Women Writing Letters Event on April 22, 2012: A Letter to the Things I Never Told My Mother


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A New Book That Will Revolutionize the Teaching Profession


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Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School

NEW YORK, March 1, 2012, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Teachers College Press is pleased to announce the publication of Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School, the newest book from best-selling education authors, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan. Copublished with the Ontario Principals’ Council, Professional Capital promises to be the most important collaboration yet by Hargreaves and Fullan, both of whom are recognized internationally at the highest levels as experts on teaching and educational change. This book is so different, TC Press has not revealed the title and its central idea until today.

Hargreaves and Fullan remind us that the future of learning depends absolutely on the future of teaching. In Professional Capital, they show how the quality of teaching is captured in a compelling new idea: the professional capital of every teacher working together in every school. It’s a game changer. We will never be able to think about or discuss the nature or the future of teaching in the same way, ever again. Speaking out against policies that result in a teaching force that is inexperienced, inexpensive, and exhausted, these two world authorities—who know teaching and leadership inside out—set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education.

Pre-publication anticipation has been building and the book has already gained international recognition and praise from such notables as Sir Ken Robinson (world-renowned educator and author), who writes “Transforming education is one of the signature challenges of our times. Professional Capital sets out exactly and undeniably why the only way to do it is to honor and improve the profession of teaching. Written by two of the sharpest educational thinkers in the world, Professional Capital is an incisive critique of the failing reform movements in many countries and a powerful manifesto for the only strategy that can and does work. This book should revolutionize how policymakers and practitioners alike think and act in education. The price of failure is more than they or our children can afford.”

Additional admiration has come from Randi Weingarten (President, American Federation of Teachers), Pasi Sahlberg (Director General, CIMO at the Finnish Ministry of Education), Dan Domenech (Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators), Dennis Van Roekel (President, National Education Association), Steve Munby (Chief Executive, National College for School Leadership), Ben Levin (Professor and Canada Research Chair in Education Leadership and Policy, OISE/University of Toronto), and Christopher Harrison (President, UK National Association of Head Teachers).

Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching and shows us how to change them by demanding more of the teaching profession and more from the systems that support it. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore.

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College (www.andyhargreaves.com). Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (www.michaelfullan.ca).

Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School
Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan
March 2012/240pp/Paperback, $29.95, ISBN: 978-08077-5332-3/Cloth, $66, ISBN: 978-0-8077-5333-0

Ordering information:
U.S.A.: http://www.tcpress.com (800) 575-6566
Canada: Ontario Principals’ Council http://www.principals.ca or UTP/Guidance Centre http://www.utpguidancecentre.com
UK, Europe, Southeast, East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand: Routledge Publishers http://www.routledge/education.com
Also available in Australia from Hawker Brownlow Publishers: http://www.hbe.com.au

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