Course on Open and Social Software Learning Tools

This is an excellent course from the University of Regina, being created and offered for the first time in January 2008 by Alec Couros, a good friend and teacher, and alumnus of our program. He’s being assisted in the development of the course by Rob Wall, who is also a good friend and teacher, and alumnus of our program. They’re also both charter members of the Ed Tech Posse and Alec is the father of Raine, up-and-coming Canadian Idol contender. Check out her new single, “Milo Open the Door.”

Official title – EC&I 831- EC&I 831 Computers in the
Classroom: Appropriate Curriculum and Instruction Related
to Computer Technology
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Safewalk

What is Safewalk?

A safe alternative to walking alone.
A volunteer duo will escort you to your destination within a 30 minute radius of campus.
To book a walk visit the events kiosk in lower Place Riel, call 966-SAFE or download the walk form, http://www.ussu.ca.

Hours of operation: 24 hour service, but run by volunteers Monday thru Thursday from 7pm-11:30pm
If you want to keep the campus safe, then volunteer for Safewalk by visiting the Safewalk Coordinator in Lower Place Riel.

If you have questions about the service or you would like to volunteer for Safewalk contact:
Blair Pisio, USSU Student Crew/Safewalk Coordinator
966-8038 or safewalk@ussu.ca, visit us online http://www.ussu.ca/services/safewalk.shtml
Remember, walking alone is like a pizza without cheese!!

A joint initiative by U of S Campus Safety and your USSU

KIRKPATRICK TRAVEL AWARD 2007-2008

Purpose: The Kirkpatrick Travel Fund enables recipients to visit for up to one week an educational project or program related to their duties or field of interest. (Attendance at a convention or conference does not meet the conditions of the award.)

The Awards Committee will consider both the innovativeness and creativity of the proposal and also the significance of the proposal to support current educational priorities in Saskatchewan. NOTE: Where appropriate, applicants should include a letter of support from their system.

Award: Normally each award will consist of travel expenses via economy class air fare, plus a per diem allowance to cover costs of meals and accommodations to a maximum of $1800. Recipients of this award must complete travel within two years.

Eligibility: Members of the S.T.F.; students registered in or individuals recommended for a Teaching Certificate from the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan; and the faculty of the College.

Deadline Date: November 30, 2007

Applications: Forms for the 2007-2008 award are available from:

The Kirkpatrick Travel Fund

Associate Dean’s Office
College of Education
University of Saskatchewan
28 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 0X1

website: http://www.usask.ca/education/