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Unexpected Destinations: Practicum Exchange Students Rerouted from Distant Classrooms to Zoom​

After many months of preparation, Nord University was excited to welcome the first cohort of Teacher Education students from Queen’s University who were selected to complete their International Alternative Practicum credit through a CANOPY-led mobility program. Unfortunately, the scheduled start of this exchange—15 March 2020—coincided with the sudden onset of the global COVID-19 crisis…

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Project Updates in Response to COVID-19

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, CANOPY has made a determination to postpone regular project activities by 12 months, resuming in May 2021 with the second Partnership Seminar in Bodø, Norway. Consequently, the project end date has been extended by one year. The adjusted thematic schedule is as follows: Educational Leadership (2020/2021); Digital Innovation and Educational Technology (2021 2022);…

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Bringing Students to the Table: the First CANOPY Seminar engages Educational Leadership

“From policy to sustainability, deep learning to intercultural engagement, progress in our field begins and ends with educational leadership,” reflects Project Manager, Morten Edvardsen. This is why, he claims, CANOPY has commenced with educational leadership as the first of four annual themes. Before the project progresses into later-year topics…

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A distinguished inauguration: CANOPY launches with a visit from the Norwegian Embassy in Canada

To commence the first project seminar, the CANOPY Partner Group was honoured with the attendance of a fifteenth participant. Line B. Lønnum (Head of Consular Affairs, Business Promotion, and Higher Education for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa, Canada) joined the CPG to hear member presentations, lead a roundtable discussion, and share information about Embassy initiatives…

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“Remarkable” and “Inspirational”: CANOPY attends the Queen’s Conference on Education

Attending the popular Queen’s Conference on Education (QCE) on 11-12 January 2020, the CANOPY group joined with hundreds of post-secondary student delegates for an exciting and lively forum on teaching and learning. Inaugurated nearly 20 years ago, this annual event is an entirely student-run professional development conference organized for teacher education students from universities throughout Canada…

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