Tyndale’s Bachelor of Education Graduates Win STAO/APSO Preservice Science Award

Friday, December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Tyndale’s own Joshua Lopes [BEd 2017] and Michelle Painter [BEd 2017], winners of this year’s Science Teachers' Association of Ontario/Association des professeurs de sciences de l’Ontario (STAO/APSO) Preservice Science Awards. Both winners displayed exemplary methods in creativity, originality, quality and effective engagement of students in the classroom. Michelle and Joshua are the first to receive this honour as this is the first year this particular award has been presented.

“We happened to have outstanding candidates … there were several that were just outstanding, but (Michelle and Joshua) stood out from the crowd,” comments Dr. Doug Hayhoe [MDiv 2009], Research Professor, formerly Associate Professor of Education until his retirement in June 2017. “Tyndale’s faculty of education is a place for teacher training that’s producing quality graduates who are winning awards and performing excellently in schools,” adds Doug.

Tyndale’s Bachelor of Education program provides candidates with knowledgeable and experienced professors within a small class environment. Students receive the valuable resources and the ample training required to reach the high standard of student achievement Tyndale is known for.

Joshua Lopes receives awardJoshua Lopes: “My experience at Tyndale has been a very positive one. Tyndale offers a God-centred worldview to the teaching profession. This has given me invaluable perspective and prepared me well for my current role as a Catholic educator. In addition to this, the small classes and passionate, knowledgeable faculty have really helped me develop my teaching strategies. I love this job because you get to have fun, and when students see that, it is contagious.”

Michelle Painter receiving awardMichelle Painter: “I appreciated the small class sizes, allowing us to get to know everyone in our course, as well as the instructors… In math we had a lot of chances to work with concrete materials; in science we had a lot of hands-on assignments and experiments; and in all classes we got to do presentations and become more comfortable teaching and being in front of a group. Tyndale provided us with the experiences and tools needed to be a great teacher, and it did so in a friendly environment.”


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