Today is the day! We are open and serving yummy food and drinks and snacks! Just south of Edmonton (about 12 minutes from Ellerslie along 50th street) at the very large and very popular Four Seasons' Park.
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This is such a useful list from Marketing Profs. How many of these tips do you already follow? I like the reminder to blog like we mean it. I've seen this make a huge difference especially in smaller/local businesses.
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by Catalin Zorzini
Published on May 12, 2015
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I am so excited to be part of this mompreneur (ad)venture!! Our indoor playground in #Beaumont, Alberta (just a few min. south of Edmonton) will be running the concession stand in the very popular Four Seasons' Park. There is a splash park (as you can see from my photo), and a playground, and a lake, and fields and cycle/walking paths and more! It's a great place to bring the family and enjoy the weather.
Advancing Aboriginal teaching and learning
ATEP helps rural communities gain educators and helps young learners envision post-secondary possibilities.
Not many post-secondary programs can boast a near-perfect employment rate for graduates, but the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is not just any post-secondary program. Not only does it help supply rural communities with much-needed educators, but ATEP also demonstrates to young learners in these communities that a post-secondary education could be part of their future too.
Through a unique collaboration between the University of Alberta and various tribal and community colleges, ATEP students complete their degree in or near their home communities, allowing them to maintain community, family and cultural connections. Collaborating colleges offer the first two years of an elementary education program, and ATEP the final two years.
ATEP is open to all eligible students, but one of the program’s goals is to see more First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers in the classroom.
“Ninety-seven per cent of our graduates secure employment immediately, and because ATEP is community-based, most teach in their communities,” says ATEP director Evelyn Steinhauer. “This not only makes them community role models, but also benefits the labour market, both in indigenous communities and all of Alberta.”
The community-based degree program was started in 2003 by the Faculty of Education to meet an acute need for Aboriginal teachers, as well as teachers with an understanding of Aboriginal histories and perspectives in classrooms, says Angela Wolfe, associate director for ATEP.
ATEP professional development session, February 2015
“Alberta has a high population of Aboriginal youth, and ATEP graduates are prepared to teach responsively and meaningfully when they have Aboriginal students in their classes, and in Aboriginal communities,” Wolfe says. “The positive effect is immense as our graduates work and contribute in their home communities.”
Partnering with Blue Quills First Nations College, Maskwacis Cultural College, Portage College and Northern Lakes College in Alberta, ATEP graduated 120 teachers in its first decade. The program, which has a retention rate of 90 per cent, stays responsive and tailored to community needs through the insight of elders and site co-ordinators.
“In ATEP we teach about the historical experiences of Aboriginal people, racism, and the Aboriginal worldview,” Steinhauer said. “Pre-service teachers come to understand their own biases and prejudices. They not only become better teachers for Aboriginal children, but better teachers for all children.”
ATEP is just one of the U of A’s initiatives focused on recruiting, retaining and supporting Aboriginal students. Shana Dion, director of Aboriginal Student Services, notes that her office provides programs and services to encourages full access, participation and success for Aboriginal learners on campus, including tutoring, residential services and Aboriginal Student Council.
In addition to being home to the only Faculty of Native Studies in North America, the U of A’s Faculties of Arts, Education, Medicine & Dentistry, and Nursing all employ Aboriginal advisors to help attract and retain First Nations, Metis and Inuit students, while the opportunities such as Indigenous Health Initiatives within the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry aim to increase participation of Aboriginal Peoples in professions like health care.
- See more at: http://uofa.ualberta.ca/because-we-dared/uplift/a-welcoming-place-for-aboriginal-peoples?utm_source=Daily%20News%20Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20News:%20April%2029,%202015&utm_content=1198645#sthash.a42Os3TW.dpuf