Fall 2017

Global Connections  the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network


Spanish foundation partners with OCENET and OCDSB for an intensive yearlong professional development program in Ottawa
OCENET has gained international recognition for its teacher training programs because they feature practical pedagogical learning and professional development focused on...
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Swedish Principals' Study Tour learns from the OCDSB
Principals and superintendents from Trollhättan, Sweden, attend an introductory presentation led by OCDSB Director of Education Dr. Jennifer Adams.
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OCENET initiatives encourage global citizenship for OCDSB students
During International Education Week (Nov. 13-17) several global citizenship events organized by OCENET for OCDSB students took place at the Confederation Education Centre on Woodroffe Ave.
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OCENET Staff Bursary supports IE opportunities
During March Break in 2017, Dan Martin, VP at Manor Park PS, participated in a Principal Exchange to Sweden. Dan learned much about the educational system in Sweden and took note of the differences between the Swedish and Canadian systems...
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Positive feedback on survey of OCDSB international students
OCENET received a funding grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education to conduct an online exit survey of graduating OCDSB international students. All international students who were in Grade 12 were contacted and had an opportunity to respond to...
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Greenbank MS completes student exchange to South Korea
In April 2017, 16 students from Greenbank Middle School, along with Principal Dennis Paré and staff members Kathryn Ferris and Heather Carmichael, travelled to Changwon, South Korea...
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Life as an "International student" in high school
One of Christina’s English teachers from the Canary Islands encouraged her to apply to study in Ottawa. For Christina, the whole experience has been a dream come true...
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Meet OCENET: Katherine Noble
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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OCENET active in international education associations
In 2015 the Ontario Ministry of Education released Ontario`s Strategy for K-12 International Education. This important document is a comprehensive overview that defines what international education encompasses, provides a rationale for Ontario being involved in...
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OCENET Tip Sheet #10:
Best Practices for Sustainable School Partnerships and Student exchanges Abroad In early 2017 OCENET received a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education to research best practices related to sustainable partnerships and student exchanges with schools overseas.
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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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