BEd Student Katrina Nedeljkovich Wins Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

Bachelor of Education student Katrina Nedeljkovich has been awarded the Diane MacSavaney Scholarship Award from Ontario Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa.

 “I am beyond thankful to be receiving this scholarship,” Katrina says. “It is allowing me to carry on with my education and better myself as a future educator by pursuing further teaching qualifications.” 

According to their website, the Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism, and world understanding. The Diane MacSavaney scholarship is to be given to an individual who is committed to pursuing a career in education, who demonstrates the qualities of an educational leader, and who exemplifies the goals of Alpha Delta Kappa.

Katrina explains that her work with Superior Science over the past years has enabled her to work with youth and become a better educator.

“Superior Science is a not-for-profit science program that offers youth in Grades 1-8 the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math in an interactive and hands-on environment. We provide opportunities to under-represented groups, like outreach workshops for Aboriginal youth and a girls-only weekend club that inspires females to explore the STEM fields. I am grateful to work for such an amazing program that inspires youth to accomplish something they may not have otherwise been able to pursue.”

Congratulations, Katrina, on winning this award!

Dr. Sameshima Appointed Co-Editor of Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies

Dr. Pauline Sameshima has been appointed co-editor of the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, along with Dr. Anita Sinner of Concordia University. This appointment will take effect in January 2016 for a three-year term.

Lakehead PhD student Holly Tsun Haggarty will be Editorial Assistant during this period.

This prestigious appointment reflects Dr. Sameshima's prominence as a leading scholar in her area, as well as her commitment to service to the scholarly community.

Congratulations, Pauline and Holly!

Alex Lawson's Book on Children's Mathematical Development Now Available

Dr. Alex Lawson's new book, What to Look For: Understanding and Developing Student Thinking in Early Numeracy, is now available in print and e-text versions.

The book, accompanied by more than 50 narrated videos from Dr. Lawson's longitudinal research on children's mathematical development, is a unique resource that allows teachers to "watch, listen and read about the strategies and underlying key ideas that children use to solve problems," as noted on the Pearson School Canada website.

The book also features a wide variety of classroom activities to build students' computation skills, and help teachers understand where a child's mathematical thinking lies on a framework of primary numeracy development.

"The book resulted from my professional development work with teachers," Dr. Lawson explains. "They wanted access to my research videos with a commentary on children's mathematical thinking, as well as a framework of mathematical development over time. Primary teachers wanted to know what types of mathematics teaching and learning would set a solid foundation for children's later thinking,"

A sample video from the book, which shows a student's process in mathematical problem-solving, is available here:

This is an image of Dr. Alex Lawson's textbook, "What to Look For:Understanding and Developing Student Thinking in Early Numeracy"