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  Global Connections
the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network
Fall/Winter 2012
 

 

OCENET welcomes teachers from around the world: CHINA
In October, a delegation of educational leaders from Sichuan Province in China attended presentations at the OCDSB offices and toured Sir Robert Borden HS.
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International student groups enjoy learning in Ottawa
Each fall groups of international students come to Ottawa to experience Canadian culture, develop their English skills, attend classes at OCDSB schools... 
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The OCDSB is a “destination” for professional development
Each year more educators from more countries are selecting OCENET and the OCDSB to provide professional development for international superintendents, principals and teachers.
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OCENET/OCDSB attracts students from across the globe
OCENET and the OCDSB now welcome more than 300 new international students each year, and that number has grown at approximately 10% per year over the past decade.
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International initiative at AY Jackson SS engages the whole school
In May of 2012, groups of students involved in the many clubs that support global citizenship such as the Global Action Club and Ubuntu Club conceived a superb and innovative way to ...
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Stephen Leacock PS “climbs” Kilimanjaro
Through a cross-curricular approach that focussed on global water resource issues, the students and staff at Stephen Leacock PS began a series of classroom activities that evolved into an international project.
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Life as an "International student" in high school
A Grade 11 student, Nick comes from a village outside of Mexico City. He has been impressed by his whole learning experience in Ottawa and appreciates that the Canadians he has met ...
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Meet OCENET: Program Director of Studies, Constantine Ioannou
1. What is your role at OIPE?
 I work as the Program Director for the centre of Ottawa International Projects and Exchanges (OIPE). There are three main program areas within OIPE: teacher training programs, summer English programs, group or customized programs.
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HOMESTAY updates by Jennifer Mackie
On November 17th, many international homestay students participated in a cooking class aimed to assist them become more comfortable in a Canadian kitchen.
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InternationalEducation Info-Fair
As a consequence of the recent labour issues that affected the originally scheduled date, the International Education Info-Fair will now take place on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10AM-2PM at the Albert Street Education Centre.
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OCENET Tip Sheet #2:
‘Internationalizing The Curriculum’ at Your School

Many teachers have been active proponents in introducing their students to international perspectives through their teaching. 
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OCDSB international student wins Canada Homesatay Internationsl Poetry Contest
OCENET congratulates German exchange student, Bianca Hüls for her award winning poem entitled “Canada-You’re Welcome.”
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Thinking About Becoming A Homestay Host?
Among the many benefids of heing a Homestay host : make a significant difference to the life of a student from another country, ...
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