Teachers need trauma supports too, doctoral grad says

It started with a crisis that made international news.

In 2016, forest fires ravaged Fort McMurray. Almost 100,000 people were evacuated and 2,400 homes were destroyed. In the aftermath, Nathalie Reid’s research into trauma-sensitive pedagogy found many student-focused resources, but there were few resources for educators also experiencing trauma.

Reid, who crosses the virtual convocation stage to receive her PhD in Elementary Education on June 12, realized that the significant research gap might present an opportunity to better support teachers in schools.

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Honour Roll: Faculty, staff and student awards and recognition

Congratulations to the following Education faculty members and students who have achieved distinction and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.

Faculty of Education Teaching Awards and Grants

The Teaching and Research Awards ceremony scheduled for March 26 had to be postponed. And though a global pandemic might have kept us from gathering, nothing can keep us from celebrating the faculty, sessionals and graduate students honoured with teaching and research awards in the Faculty of Education this year.

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Education doctoral student and professor claim ATA science teaching awards

Faculty of Education members swept the awards at this year’s Alberta Teachers’ Association Science Council. Secondary Education doctoral student Ian Doktor took home the Outstanding Science Teacher Award and Elementary Education department chair Jerine Pegg won the Distinguished Service Award. It just so happens that Pegg is Doktor’s graduate supervisor, and she was nominated by him.

“I've known Jerine for many years,” says Doktor.

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Honour Roll Fall 2019

Congratulations to the following Education faculty members and students who have achieved distinction and have recently been acknowledged for their impactful work, both within and beyond the academic community.

Faculty awards

New Elementary Education faculty member Hayley Morrison is the recipient of this year's UAlberta On Campus Annual Inclusive Education Award for her dedication to inclusive education and classroom diversity. Read more about her research here.

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Faculty of Education’s professional learning opportunities offer many paths to growth

Educators and educational leaders are always seeking ways to improve their pedagogy, their classrooms, their school environments and the systems in which they work. The University of Alberta’s Faculty of Education offers professional learning opportunities that are more relevant, more flexible and more accessible than ever for education professionals in Alberta and beyond who want to continue growing and learning while pursuing their careers.

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