The 2017 winners will join the prestigious ranks of the National Academy of Canada’s Outstanding Principals, which now boasts over 400 members. The National Academy offers principals ongoing networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities so they can enhance their leadership skills.
Great news for Fleming College—and Peterborough—as the college has kicked off 2017 with record winter enrollment. Overall, first-semester intake was 1,238 students, the highest in the College’s 50-year history. The previous record high for winter start-up was 1,081 students in 2013. Winter enrollment for all students—both new and returning—is up three percent over 2016.
FLEMING ALSO WELCOMES RECORD NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Fleming also announced a record number of international students to its campuses. More than 460 new international students—including 135 students at Frost Campus in Lindsay—started at the College this January, an increase of 130 percent over January 2016. This increases the total number of international students by 70 percent to 874, with students attending from more than 25 different countries.
“We are absolutely pleased to welcome all of our new students to Fleming College," says Fleming College President Tony Tilly. "Our campus communities are thriving, diverse and collaborative—key aspects of an inspiring learning environment."
The College experienced growth across a broad spectrum of programs—and most of Fleming’s academic schools saw a surge in new students.
More than half of Fleming’s 100-plus full-time programs offer a January start. Students can study through the summer and start third semester with the fall cohort. This intake ensures a flexible option for students of all ages.
For students interested in starting at Fleming this fall, the deadline for equal consideration is approaching. Prospective students are encouraged to apply by February 1st to secure a seat in the program of their choice for fall 2017.
UPDATED: August 15th, 2016
St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School’s Sylvie Copland has won the 2016 Canadian Family Teacher Award. Copland wins $2,500 for school programming and supplies in the 10th Annual Canadian Family Teacher Awards, courtesy of program sponsor Johnson Inc.
A 26-year veteran educator, Copland was recognized for her kind and loving nature. Her teaching philosophy focuses on encouraging her students to take risks, be charitable, and to love and respect all. Her caring nature is also demonstrated through her annual fundraisers where she raises awareness and foreign aid funds for children threatened by malaria.
ORIGINAL POST: May 17th
Canadian Family magazine has announced that Peterborough’s Sylvie Copland of St. Catherine Catholic Elementary School has been nominated for a 2016 Canadian Family Teacher Award.
Copland along with 11 other educators—shortlisted for their accomplishments in education—will participate in an online vote to determine the Top 3 winning teachers in Canada. The three winners will each be awarded $2,500 for programming and supplies.
From a pool of nominations, the judging panel was tasked to define keynote characteristics and skills that they felt separated the top 12 finalists as truly extraordinary.
Sylvie Copland is nominated for her selfless and caring nature, through which she treats each student. Her charitable nature also extends beyond the school community, as she is commended for her fundraising initiatives to support children in developing countries. Specifically, Copland has empowered her classroom to sponsor four children in Africa. Further, each Spring her class raises funds to provide mosquito nets to children threatened by malaria.
Let's have the Peterborough community rally around Sylvie. Vote for her here, and spread the word!
Time and time again, we hear about awesome things local teachers do for their students. Teachers are unsung heroes.
Teachers have a profound influence on the lives of students. They are everything to students, and a great resource and sounding board for parents and administrators.
Teachers are the lifeblood of schools.
A great teacher can change a child's life—whether it's empowering them to make a choice in a career direction, be a nicer person, and inspire them to go out and change the world locally or globally.
Oftentimes, it's as simple as inspiring a child to have hope and stay positive, no matter what adversity that child is facing in their lives.
It's about saying, "Keep their chin up. I'm here for you."
EdCamp, a popular new user-generated conference model built on collaboration—it's basically an "unconference"—is coming to Peterborough October 18th at Fleming College. EdCamps are free, and are designed to provide participant-driven professional development. They have a primary focus on technology, education and computers/mobile devices—as the world of learning and teaching is changing dramatically in a connected world. You can register here, follow @edcampPTBO on Twitter and check out their website here. More deets below on this innovative approach to learning, including a "101" video lesson on EdCamp (no homework, we promise)...