HUE Students at Lake Louise

Incoming TAB Support

Students from Shaanxi Normal University visit UCalgary

Incoming TAB Support helps us welcome our Incoming TAB exchange students. Werklund student volunteers will help support the experience of the international students from our partner institutions while they are visiting Calgary.

We are still finalized details about this opportunity and the role may change slightly based on the availability and goals of the Werklund volunteers. Since this is a new opportunity this year, please make sure you select at least one other choice in case this opportunity does not take place.

Who?

All BEd students

What?

Werklund undergraduate students will support the experience for Incoming TAB students from Australia and/or Japan

When?

January - mid- March

Participation is based on volunteer schedules

Where?

In-person, on campus, possibly around Calgary

Logistics


What's Involved

  • Students have an opportunity to have global learning experience at home which can increase intercultural competencies.
  • Werklund students will attend as many sessions and activities as their schedule allows.
  • Werklund students will meet with the international students from Australia, Japan and/or China to share about their experience in the BEd program and the Alberta education system.
  • Werklund students may act as language buddies for Incoming TAB students who are English Language Learners.

Requirements

  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to be on campus during the school day
  • Willingness to share experiences with international students


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply a variety of facilitation strategies to encourage discussion, generate ideas, and build consensus
  • Apply a variety of leadership strategies to develop meaningful relationships with the program and its participants
  • Apply a variety of mentorship strategies to support mentees’ personal, social, and academic goals
  • Develop cross-cultural competencies related to language, culture, and place
  • Examine how teaching and learning take place in other contexts

Werklund Dates and Times

WINTER 2024

Applications: November 20 - December 3, 2023

Werklund Orientation:

  • Monday, December 11, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Zoom) 

Winter Placements Start: early January (program dependent)

Werklund Check-In Session #1: 

  • Monday, January 29, 9:30 am - 10:30 am (in-person) or 
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Zoom)

Werklund Wrap-Up Session:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Zoom)

Winter Placements End: mid-March (program dependent)

Incoming TAB Dates

  • Initial meeting: December 2023 (day/time TBA)
  • Program-specific training and meeting: early January 2024
  • Program runs:
    • Australian students will be on campus from January 8 to January 26, 2024
    • Japanese students will be on campus from February 20 to March 15, 2024
  • Specific event dates:
    • Welcome to QUT visitors: January 8, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Farewell to QUT visitors: January 26, 2024, 3:00 pm (to be confirmed)
    • Welcome to HUE visitors: February 20, 2024 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Full day trip1 : Wednesday, February 21, 2024
    • Full day trip 2: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
    • Farewell to HUE visitors: March 19, time TBA
  • Werklund volunteers can participate as their schedule allows to accommodate courses and field experiences

Participants should expect to spend about 20 hours of time in this program


Making Connections

  • Throughout the semester, pre-service teachers will curate their volunteering experiences using a creative medium (e.g., photos, art, storyboarding, videos, etc.) that best reflects their experiences in the program. Your creative reflections will form part of a public showcase of Werklund student experiences later in the year.
  • Pre-service teachers will participate in 2 group meetings: one at the mid-point and another at the end of their placement (1 hour each). These group meetings provide pre-service teachers with opportunities to reflect on the community placement experience and to guide improvements for the program.

Service-Learning group

Winter 2024 applications are now closed.

Interested in applying for a future semester?

  1. Log on to Elevate and go to My Werklund Experiences > Courses/Programs
  2. Find the Service-Learning program and click Apply
  3. Complete the Service-Learning Application

Download an application guide here.

Apply on Elevate!

We all thoroughly enjoyed the program and are definitely missing Calgary and the educational opportunities we were so lucky to experience.

Katie

QUT Student

2019 TAB outgoing participants

Want to Learn More?

Contact Caitlin Kane

Experiential Learning Facilitator 

service.learning@ucalgary.ca