Education

UWindsor sister-school program 'life-changing' for local principal

Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.Talbot Trail Public School Principal Chris Mills and University of Windsor's Shijing Xu participate in a Skype call with Ren He Jei Primary School in Chongqing, China.

On a rainy Tuesday evening, educators at Talbot Trail Public School sat in a semi-circle and fixed their gaze on a screen in the library.

Seven geometric shapes of various colours lay scattered in front of each person while on the other side of the world, educators in Chongqing, China began a lesson on Grade 2 arithmetic.

“This has been a life-changing experience for us,” said Talbot Trail principal Chris Mills.

“We are able to learn what works over there and they are learning what works over here.”

New dean to take reins in Faculty of Education

Ken Montgomery, associate dean for research and graduate programs in education at the University of Regina, has accepted an appointment as dean of the UWindsor Faculty of Education to commence July 1, provost Douglas Kneale announced Friday.

Speaker to discuss math-promotion program

Veselin JungicVeselin Jungic will discuss the Math Catcher Outreach Program, October 6 on the UWindsor campus.

Veselin Jungic will discuss the Math Catcher Outreach Program, October 6 on the UWindsor campus.