Spring 2018

Global Connections  the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network


Nanjing educators attend OCENET’s leadership program
Educators from around the world travel to Ottawa to participate in OCENET’s educational training programs. Teachers and educational administrators from countries such as China, South Korea, Japan, Colombia, Nigeria, Spain and Sweden,...
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South Korean teachers enjoy learning in Ottawa
Pictured here is the fourth group of teachers from Jeju Province, South Korea, to visit Ottawa for an educational training program which includes English language training...
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Partnerships amongst OCDSB schools provide a best practices model for international study tours
One of the ideas outlined in OCENET’s report on sustainable partnerships with schools internationally recommended that schools work collaboratively board-wide to organize international study tours...
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Academic Advisors support international student success
OCENET Academic Advisors Jill Doherty and Donna Bass serve an essential role at OCENET in supporting international students in OCDSB schools. Both educators are longtime ESL language specialists...
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Initiatives forge educational partnerships with South Korea
The OCDSB and OCENET have a long standing relationship with South Korea. Not only do many international students from South Korea come to Ottawa to study in OCDSB schools and many teacher come for professional development, but also...
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Student bursary program makes a significant difference
As part of an innovative cultural exchange at Castor Valley, Paige along with 10 other students and 3 teachers participated in a study tour to China in April 2018...
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Life as an international teacher in Ottawa
Maria is from Madrid and finds Ottawa a bit quieter than her city in Spain. Maria has a background in Art History and taught for two years before coming to Ottawa. She was surprised to find Ottawa to be ...
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Meet OCENET: Kari Hanes
What are some of your main roles at OCENET?
I communicate with and respond to agents, school group leaders/chaperones, homestay coordinators, school staff and OCENET staff regarding the placement and operations of our programs. This includes admissions, immunization information, course interests, activities, custodian information, and transportation arrangements (especially for elementary school bus requirements).
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Castor Valley ES student exchange to China
Grade 8 students from Castor Valley ES travelled to visit with its partner school, Chengdu University Affiliated Middle School in Chengdu and also visited Beijing during the study tour.
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OCENET Tip Sheet #11: Teaching using the United Nations Sustainable Development goals (SDGs)
Teachers and students are discovering the world of resources that have been developed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Thinking About Becoming A Homestay Host?
Among the many benefits of being a Homestay host: make a significant difference to the life of a student from another country
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