Kappan of the Year Award
The Kappan of the Year Award is awarded to active members of the University Chapter of PDK International who are in good standing and demonstrate their commitment to PDKs vision as exemplified by three tenets: leadership, research, and service.
PDK’s three tenets through his/her work descriptors:
Service—Cultivate and support the next generation of educators
Leadership—Recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of PDK members and chapters
Research—Share and distribute accurate knowledge and education research
Nominate a current, active member of the University of Alberta Chapter of PDK–teacher, administrator, principal, superintendent, higher education faculty who:
- demonstrates our PDK tenets of leadership, service and
- exemplifies service to the field of education throughout his/her career;
– demonstrates outstanding professional accomplishments, scholarship and dedication to the education community and the vision of improving education.
Submit nominations to:
Bob Garneau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous “Kappan of the Year” Recipients:
Dr. Norm Yanitski - 2015
Not awarded, 2014
Duane Plantinga, 2013
Bryna Clarke, 2012
Lorraine Stewart, 2011
Henry Johns, 2010
Elsie Pawlak, 2009
Mark Swanson, 2008
Dolaine Koch, 2007
Dr. Rosemary Foster, 2006
Audrey Hodgson-Ward, 2005
Don Sinkwich, 2004
Alan Bell, 2003
Dr. Dianna Millard, 2001
Edna Dach, 1999
Dissertation Award 2016
We are happy to award this year’s dissertation prize to Dr. Tania Kajner for her scholarly work in higher education. Perhaps we can understand some of this study by observing the professional learning communities that are developing in so many schools. Tania shared the results of her qualitative research
study, Living Well with Others; Exploring Community- Engaged Scholarship in Canadian Higher Education. In
her presentation Dr. Kajner examined two questions: 1) “How do scholars in Canadian higher education understand their research, teaching and action partnerships with communities?” and, 2) “How do scholars and community partners relate to one another in this work and what impact might that relation have on knowledge creation?” The interested audience consisted of classroom teachers, district leaders, and educational researchers.
Read more about our Dissertation Award 2016 in the July PDK newsletter.