Students’ Council: Chair Position Opportunities

Hello Teacher Candidates!

Are you still interested in being apart of the Education Students’ Council? We are now accepting applications for chair positions and have sign up sheets for those interested in joining a committee. 

Applications for chair positions are due Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 by 6:30 p.m.  Interview dates are T.B.A. 

Download the application form for chairs on this blog or from our Facebook page: Education Students’ Council. 

Find the committee sign up sheets on Rm. 2044 or by the cafeteria! 

Any questions? E-mail: or

Can’t wait to have you on the team for 2015-2016! 

ESC ChairpersonApplication 2015-2016

List of Chair Positions 2015-2016

Conference Invitation: Promoting Mental Health and Preventing Bullying

You are invited to Canada’s premier conference on bullying prevention and promoting safe and healthy relationships for children and youth co-hosted by Drs. Pepler and Craig from PREVNet and Dr. Crooks from the Centre for School Mental Health, Western University.

Our goal is to ensure that all adults involved with children and youth (e.g., educators, mental health professionals, police, parents, volunteers) have evidence-based knowledge, strategies and tools to promote mental health and prevent bullying.

For more details, please read the attached flyer or visit:

5006Q Tuesday, September 29: Media Literacy

Next Tuesday, September 29, the 5006Q event is titled “Media Literacy: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century”.

Teaching and learning in this digital age present opportunities and challenges for both educators and students. In today’s world, students spend more hours viewing media content on a screen than they spend on any other activity except sleeping:

-33% students in grades 4 – 6 have Facebook accounts
-16% have a Twitter account (even though anyone under the age of 13 is barred from using these sites)
-75% of students have their own social media profile or blog
-39% of students who have mobile phones sleep with them.

Media and technology have a profound influence on our identity, our ideas about the world, and how we relate to one another. It is clear that a critical understanding of media and digital technologies needs to be an essential part of students’ education. Media literacy is essential if students are to make informed decisions, become effective change agents and engage in their own critical and creative relationship with the media.

The workshops being offered on September 29th explore the world of media literacy and the opportunities and challenges that come with teaching and learning in the 21st century. The workshops address topics that explore media literacy from a number of perspectives, as well as the ways in which media literacy can be applied across the curriculum and across grade levels.

12:30 – 1:00 Bring your student card to sign-in at the auditorium.
1:00 – 1:30 Introduction and Keynote – Carolyn Wilson, Faculty of Education; Neil Anderson, Association for Media Literacy
1:45 – 3:00 Workshops (choose 1-registration required)*
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:30 Workshops (choose 1-registration required)*

*(All workshops will be offered twice. Candidates will register at for 1 workshop for each time slot, for a total of 2 workshops for the afternoon. Each workshop is 75 minutes in length. Workshop descriptions are available via the registration link and here: MEDIA LITERACY – Faculty Day – September 29th.)

Candidates’ Debate

Tomorrow from 3:30-5:00 PM  there will be an All-Candidates Debate in the cafeteria. Here the candidates will be asked questions about their campaign and what they bring to the table. There will also be a chance for the general student body to ask them questions. If you are not able to attend the debate there will a be an informal meet-and-greet from 2:00-2:25 PM also in the cafeteria to get to know the candidates.

The elections are scheduled to be held on September 28th 2015 from 8:30-6:30.

Ad-Hoc committee

Join the Elections Committee!

The elections committee is looking for volunteers in the pre-service, BEd program who would like to get involved with the ESC elections for this year. Your involvement includes attending meetings before the campaign period, hosting an all-candidates info session, enforcing elections policies, maintaining polling stations, and counting ballots on elections day. Once the ESC has been elected, the elections committee is dissolved.

This is a great way to get to know the ESC, especially for those thinking of joining the ESC in a chairperson or committee position! Elections Officers are not eligible to run for an elected position, but they are still able to apply for an appointed position as chairperson of a committee. Contact for more info, or join us at our next meeting on Monday September 14, at 6:30pm in room 2040! ​

ESC Vote Here


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