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  Global Connections
the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network
Winter/Spring 2013
 

 

OCENET celebrates first recipients of OCDSB International Certificate
On Monday, June 17, the first recipients of the new OCDSB International Certificate Program celebrated together at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
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OCDSB students prepare to study in Europe
One of the most enriching opportunities a student can have in high school is a study abroad experience. Living in another country and using another language is a challenge that develops valuable life skills, broadens cultural horizons ... 
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The OCDSB and OCENET are recognized around the globe
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a common way for school boards to establish agreements for joint collaboration on education related initiatives. Over the past few months OCENET has helped to facilitiate MOUs with Kenya and China.
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23 students receive the OCDSB International Certificate
The new OCDSB International Certificate was piloted in six local high schools this past school year. Close to 100 students have enrolled in the program and a group of 23 exceptional graduating Grade 12 students received their certificates.
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The OCDSB and the “Year of Korea in Canada”
This is a special year in the relationship between the Republic of Korea and Canada as it marks both the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between each country and the 60th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.
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International Co-operative Education launches in Costa Rica
In April, students from Longfields-Davidson Heights S.S. enrolled in the International Business class participated in an innovative International Co-op pilot project to Costa Rica.
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OCENET international student wins prestigious scholarship
Congratulations go to Xiang Gu who is one of three international students to be offered a full 4-year scholarship from the University of Western Ontario!
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Life as an "International student" in high school
Haruo comes from the Japanese city of Kanagawa, near Tokyo. He came to study in Ottawa to improve his English skills and because of the high reputation of Ontario’s educational system.
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Meet OCENET: Anne-Marie Bereza
1. What are some of your roles at OCENET?
 The main part of my position is the promotion of our programs. I have been with OCENET for 10 years and I have carried out many different roles during that time.
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OCENET Tip Sheet #3:
What are “Global Competencies”?

“the broad competencies – the skills, knowledge and attitudes – and the more specific behavioural traits possessed by an interculturally effective person.”
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OCENET introduces new International Education Coordinator
OCENET’s first International Education Coordinator, Ross Laing, is retiring from the OCDSB, and Kathy Scheepers will be assuming the role in coordinating the OCDSB International Certificate Program, the International Education Info Fair.
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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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OCENET links to the OCDSB Strategic Plan
International education initiatives are directly or indirectly linked to the 4 Key Priority Areas of the 2011-2015 OCDSB Strategy Map, ...
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