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Canada Education Association
Education Canada Bulletin
Ideas to support education leaders
JANUARY 2017

Education Research Highlights

Study: Cyberbullying and cyberstalking among Internet users aged 15 to 29 in Canada

Nearly one in five Internet users aged 15 to 29 reported having been cyberbullied or cyberstalked. The results come from the first study of its type to examine the factors associated with cyberbullying and cyberstalking among youth, and their relationship with various indicators of trust, personal behaviour and mental health. 

Some population groups were more at risk than others to experience these forms of online victimization. According to data from the 2014 General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety (Victimization), 17% of Internet users in this age group said they had been victims of cyberstalking or cyberbullying in the previous five years. Nearly 100% of youth aged 15 to 29 were Internet users during that period.

Study: Cyberbullying and cyberstalking among Internet users aged 15 to 29 in Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/161219/dq161219a-eng.htm

 

EQAO and Large Scale Testing

The Discussion Paper, produced by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, summarizes the survey results that included responses from 27 of 31 of the province’s district school boards and represented a cross-section of trustees and school board staff identifying key themes and issues for consideration when examining the future of large scale testing and proposes a series of recommendations. 
 
This Discussion Paper concluded that there is significant support for EQAO and its ability to provide a provincial snapshot on the effectiveness of curriculum implementation and improvement in student achievement as well as identifying where additional support is needed. However, there is also strong indication of the need to review EQAO administration and how information is presented to ensure that the full range of student assessments that take place in school boards and are directly impactful on individual student achievement are adequately represented.

EQAO and Large Scale Testing
http://www.opsba.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/OPSBA_EQAO_Discussion
Paper.pdf

 

Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and Student Results

There is little correlation between fundraising success at schools and student grades, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. Researchers measured the association of funds raised in Toronto District School Board (TDSB) elementary schools with educational outcomes, and conclude that fundraising plays only a minor role in making schools more unequal.

The report compares academic outcomes as measured by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) primary and junior assessments, taking into account school fundraising and controlling for student background.

Conversely, the 2015 Annual Report from People for Education, an Ontario-based parent advocacy group, raised concerns that wide gaps in fundraising may create wide inequities.

Unfair Advantage? School Fundraising Capabilities and Student Results
https://www.cdhowe.org/media-release/weak-link-between-school-fundraising-success-and-student-grades?utm_source=C.D.+Howe+Institute+Mailing+List
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Canada’s Volunteer Awards

Don’t miss your chance to bring recognition to someone who is doing important work in your community! Deadline February 3, 2017.

The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open, and we encourage you to nominate a not-for-profit organization, an individual/group of volunteers or a business.

Help celebrate Canada’s culture of volunteering! You have until February 3, 2017, to give Canadian volunteers the recognition they deserve.

Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony and will be able to choose a not-for-profit organization to receive a grant of $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).

For more information, please visit Canada.ca/volunteer-awards or call 1-877-825-0434.

CEA News

 

How Canadian educators are bringing Indigenous Ways
of Teaching and Learning to the forefront

This follow up report of the CEA’s ‘First Nations Schools First!’ Symposium includes presentation recaps and videos of Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, administrators, scholars, Elders, parents, and students – who shared their stories of success during 12 concurrent sessions over two days, putting forward replicable classroom practices for engaging Indigenous learners

https://cea-ace.atavist.com/moving-beyond-rhetoric-in-indigenous-education
 

 

New Videos Showcase Successful Student Well-being Program

The Cochrane High School CHAT room is for students at risk of disengaging from school due to the anxiety they experience from social and academic pressures. This calm and welcoming space improves students’ coping skills to become more successful learners. This program was recognized with a 2016 Ken Spencer Award for Innovation.
 




 

 

 

How can we best support student mental well-being?

When a young person learns to reframe their thoughts in a more positive light, their actions and emotions will follow suit. For students facing more severe mental health issues, providing them with techniques to heighten their own sense of accomplishment and ability to cope with stressful situations is a more comprehensive approach than drug-based treatments alone. Therefore, providing more well-rounded mental health and wellness support in schools will benefit students well beyond adolescence into adulthood.
 
To obtain the full fact sheet and for online resources as well as the research references that inform this issue, please visit: www.cea-ace.ca/facts-on-education
 

 


Thank you to all our readership survey respondents

 
We greatly appreciate your time and invaluable insights on how we can continue to make Education Canada one of the country’s premiere education magazines.

Congratulations to Cindy Breton, Acting Deputy Director of l’École Émilie-Tremblay in Whitehorse, Yukon who won our Samsung Galaxy tablet participation prize!
 

 

 
To see the featured Corwin books we have selected which may be of interest to you, go to the ‘Bookstore’ section of the CEA website!

Contact membership@cea-ace.ca for more details.
 

Featured Book:

Students are expected to be creative thinkers and problem solvers. But what if they can't communicate their ideas persuasively? Unfortunately, many students don’t get explicit opportunities to hone this skill. Written by Tech Chef Lisa Johnson, this book will help educators design authentic learning experiences that allow students to practice their skills.
 

Cultivating Communication in the Classroom
Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students

CEA organizational members, don't forget to use your preferred member promo code!
 

 


 

CEA is proud to partner with Edvantage

Attention CEA Members! We are proud to announce that CEA has partnered with Edvantage to provide our members and their staff with access to savings, special offers, contests and exclusive events from over 50 partners. Visit www.edvantage.ca/CEA to view a full list of Edvantage partners. To sign up, go to www.cea-ace.ca/edvantage and register using the online form. For more information contact membership@cea-ace.ca
 
Organizational members of CEA (incl. school districts, faculties of education and associations), please pass on this great benefit to your staff members!
 

 


Education Canada March 2017 Issue

 
Education Canada, CEA’s flagship publication, offers readers insight into Canadian education with both English and French content. The magazine examines issues, trends, leadership, policy, practice and research in education.  Please contact us for exciting advertising opportunities (print and online) and connect with CEA members and education professionals in a $75 billion sector!
 
Space closing for the March 2017 issue is February 3, 2017.  
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