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Marium Tolson-Murtty Marium Tolson-Murtty, co-ordinator of Continuing Teacher Education programs, introduced an intersession course in “Teaching and Learning through E-Learning.”

Teachers snap up course on e-learning

A free course offering additional qualification to teachers in “Teaching and Learning through E-Learning” was fully subscribed just one day after it was announced, reports the Faculty of Education.

The course will be delivered entirely online during the spring semester, and was offered Thursday free of charge to the first 30 teachers from tri-county public and Catholic school boards.

“We wish to support our partner school boards, and the teachers within those boards and beyond, during a time of crisis in which everything school-related has gone (or will go) virtual,” said dean of education Ken Montgomery. “It is a small effort on our part to support the broad community of educators and the students they are entrusted to care for pedagogically.”

The faculty’s Continuing Teacher Education Program offers courses that help teachers develop their skills.

Marium Tolson-Murtty, co-ordinator of Continuing Teacher Education programs, said that two developments make the e-learning course particularly timely: a push by the Ontario government to require more online learning for high school students, and current measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

“Teachers will be looking for new ways to present course materials to their students,” she said.

Educators seeking professional development can also take advantage of discounted tuition for these related courses:

  • AQ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 1 (Summer  2020, 20 per cent discount)
  • AQ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Part 2 (Fall 2020, 20 per cent discount)
  • AQ Integration of Information and Computer Technology in Instruction, Specialist (Winter 2021, 10 per cent discount)

Tolson-Murtty said the faculty will work with school boards on other ways to support teachers through innovative and accessible continuing teacher education.

Hands holding smartphone displaying COVID-19 info page A central repository houses information especially for future students on the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Website provides info on coronavirus for future students

The student recruitment office has created a central repository of information especially for future students on the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are in unfamiliar territory and doing everything possible to mitigate the impact that this situation is having on our students — both current and future,” says Chris Busch, associate vice-president, enrolment management.

“Things are changing very rapidly and there continue to be many unknowns, but we wish to convey to them that we are a caring community, that they are important to us, and we are here to help.”

The dedicated site is designed as a place for future students to access:

  • the most current official information;
  • guidance on their next steps; and
  • digital resources and services for ongoing support;

and learn how the University is working to limit the impact of this global pandemic on the admission process.

The site, available at learn.uwindsor.ca/coronavirus, is just part of the effort to reassure applicants that UWindsor is addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19. DailyNews will continue to publish updates on these steps in the coming days.

Law students at moot Windsor Law students engaged in a variety of mock advocacy competitions earlier this academic year.

Windsor Law finds success in mooting competitions

Recognizing that experiential learning is a key component of providing a rigorous legal education, the Advocacy and Mooting Program at Windsor Law engages students each year in a variety of mock advocacy competitions including mooting (appellate advocacy), mock trial competitions, mock mediation, client counseling, and negotiation competitions.

Windsor Law reports the following successes for the 2019-20 mooting season:

Arnup Cup

  • Second-place finalists — Ashley Haines and Sara Little
  • Coaches — Jayme Lesperance and Bryan Pillon

Gale Cup Moot

  • Second-place finalists — Braden Adsett, Matthew Bedini, Siobhan Dundon, and Aditi Gupta
  • Chief Justice Dickson medal for top oralist — Aditi Gupta
  • Coaches – David Tanovich and Ashley Haines

International Association of Dispute Resolution (INADR) Tournament

  • Top four Mediator finalist — Charles Campbell
  • Fifth-place lawyer/client team — Kaffie Abdirashid and Harsh Makhijani
  • Fourth-place overall advocate/client team; fifth-place top mediator team — Charles Campbell, Kayley Leon, and Nadia Nadeem
  • Coach — Gemma Smyth

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Cup

  • Bergeron Clifford Award for Best Team — Parmis Goudarzimalayeri and Adrianna Klukowska
  • Will Davidson Award for Best Opening Address — Parmis Goudarzimalayeri
  • Coaches — Francine Herlehy and Monica Pathak

Oxford Intellectual Property Moot

  • Successful in passing the written submission round
  • Invited to participate in the oral finals in Oxford, England (delayed due to COVID-19)
  • Coach — Wissam Aoun

Winkler Class Actions Moot

  • Third Best Oralist Award — Karly Lyons
  • Coach — David Robins

“Windsor Law students’ commitment to excellence, high quality advocacy and professionalism is deeply appreciated by our dedicated coaches who volunteer their time,” says Windsor Law associate dean academic Gemma Smyth. “Congratulations to all the Windsor Law 2019-20 moot team participants and their coaches.”

—Rachelle Prince

Kanopy movie list UWindsor students, faculty, and staff are eligible for trial access to the Kanopy video streaming service.

Kanopy offers free streaming trial for UWindsor community

From now until April 17, the video streaming platform Kanopy will be available to University of Windsor students, faculty, and staff.

Kanopy has provided the University of Windsor with unlimited access to a selection of documentaries, films, and other educational streaming video content.

To access Kanopy, go to https://uwindsor.kanopy.com and log in using the following credentials:

  • Username: uwindsor
  • Password: access

Login is only required once; when visiting the Kanopy site again during the trial period, users will be able to play films directly on the site without logging in again.

Faculty members who would like to recommend a movie for licensing for current or future UWindsor use can contact their subject librarian.

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