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Swedish delegation shares a passion for education and hockey

 
 

 OCENET staff members Dahlia Liwsze(l) and Kari Hanes(r) got into the Movember spirit at the hockey game

Swedish delegations of teachers, principals, and directors have been coming to Ottawa for many years now thanks to a partnership with the OCDSB and OCENET. This fall, nine principals from the Trollhättan/Vänersborg Principals' Study Tour and six directors from the SKOLchefer Directors of Education group arrived in Ottawa on Saturday, October 27th.

During their study tour, they met with OCDSB Director of Education Jennifer Adams and visited eleven OCDSB schools, which included Glashan Public School, Sir Robert Borden High School, and Adult High School, among others, where they discussed a variety of pedagogical strategies, such as integrating immigrant students into schools. The Swedish delegation also met with instructional coaches to learn about their key role in assisting teachers with best practices and delivering professional development to classrooms. These meetings provided opportunities for a reciprocal exchange of ideas and educational philosophies.

But the Canadians and Swedes shared more than a keen dedication to education; they both love hockey. On Thursday, November 1st, three OCENET staff members and the 15 Swedes went to the Canadian Tire Centre to see the Ottawa Senators defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2. The group sat up in “The Ledge” where they had a rink-wide view of the game. Visiting educators Tony Mufic and Yvonne Asberg correctly predicted the score of the game and won Senators scarves.

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