How does your innovative program get students excited about learning?
Apply for the CEA’s eighth annual Ken Spencer Awards for Innovation in Teaching and Learning and receive some well-deserved affirmation that your tenacity to break the mould of traditional schooling was the right thing to do.
Seven cash awards totalling $15,000 are available to be won for your school.
- Are you and your colleagues going above and beyond to ensure that no student slips through the cracks?
- Have you developed a unique learning environment inside and outside of mainstream classrooms that challenges students to think critically and creatively while collaborating and problem solving?
- Are you leveraging the resources available in your community to deliver real-world relevant learning?
If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, then why not apply for a Ken Spencer Award? You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Check out our award winning programs from last year.
Winning entries will be profiled nationally – to encourage peer-to-peer learning – in Education Canada Magazine (articles, videos, case studies and opinion pieces). Over the years, we’ve seen the lasting positive impact that this award can bring to educators and their schools.
Our public education system needs you to show what is possible to achieve when you’re determined to challenge the status quo and make a difference for each and every learner.
The deadline to submit your Stage 1 online application form – which will include a summary of your program in 500 words or less – is 5pm (Pacific Time) November 10, 2016.
For details on how you can apply, please visit:
Ideas that can transform learning.
Have you been challenged to embed Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and Worldview learning into your school or classroom?
First Nations Schools First!
It’s Not Too Late To Register!
is a timely event that will convene both First Nations and provincial school educators committed to integrating effective Indigenous teaching practices into Canadian K-12 classrooms.
An inspiring group of Elders,
students, teachers, school district leaders and researchers – all dedicating their lives to ensuring the success of Indigenous learners – will share their knowledge at this national symposium.
education leaders from across Canada will be gathering at Vancouver’s Musqueam Cultural Centre from Oct 6-7 to discuss one of the most urgent issues facing Canada’s future: ensuring the success of all Indigenous students and decreasing the number who are tuning out – and dropping out – of school.
Take a glance at our full program
and choose your learning path from a variety of hands-on workshops and case study presentations that will share helpful teaching resources and demonstrate pragmatic, successful and replicable examples of classroom practice and school-community leadership.
EVENT PARTNERS SPOTLIGHT:
The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary is proud to support the First Nations Schools First! symposium. Engaging with our community partners, we align and support programs and research related to Indigenous Education focused on healthy futures for all students. The Werklund School of Education strives to do this work 'in a good way'.
As Canada’s largest arts and writing contest for self-identified Indigenous youth ages 9-29, Aboriginal Arts & Stories is committed to being a platform for Indigenous youth to share their voices. We are proud to sponsor a symposium that is putting the needs of First Nations students first and supporting the work of Indigenous educators.
The focus of this Symposium is on sharing successful indigenous learning. This is of utmost importance because it moves us toward the development of culturally appropriate curricula for First Nations in on reserve schools and in provincial schools which is in keeping with the Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #10.
Ensuring that our children have access to world-class education is important to creating a bright and prosperous Canada. Through our commitment to excellence in education and working in partnership with organizations like the CEA, we can help make a difference to give our children positive futures. We are proud to be supporting the First Nations Schools First! symposium and the community that comes together to help realize this goal.
Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) and TW Insurance are the leading insurance providers to education employees in Canada. We also offer Edvantage, a savings program provided exclusively to the education community, with access to special offers from over 50 partners. We are proud to support and now be associated with the CEA, and part of this great conference.
The Richmond School District is committed to improving the educational experience and outcomes for Aboriginal students, and strongly believes that our entire student population will benefit from increased understanding of Indigenous knowledge, and perspectives. In the spirit of reconciliation, Indigenous Education honours a shared history and is the foundation of a shared future.
Diverse Voices Needed For New EdCan Network Regional Exchanges
Would you like to connect with other catalysts in our network of passionate, dedicated practitioners to help develop a pan-Canadian vision for public education?
The CEA is launching a dynamic new network building initiative to gather a wide array of education-related voices, perspectives and expertise in five regions across the country. The EdCan Network Regional Exchanges
will not only be an excellent resource for those working in schools, districts, communities, universities and ministries of education, but it will also help the CEA to have both an eye in the sky
and an ear to the ground
about the important issues, trends and attitudes in provincial education.
The first of two face-to-face Regional Exchange sessions will take place in five regions this October.
We are seeking the following participants:
- School-based educators and support staff
- School Administrators
- Superintendents and District-level staff
- Faculty of Education representatives
- Ministry of Education representatives
- Professional association/stakeholder group representatives
If you’re interested in participating in one of these Regional Exchange groups, please visit our web page for more information, or fill out the short application form available here
The application submission deadline is 5 pm PDT (Pacific daylight time), Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
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!
for more details.
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School Calendar 2016-2017
CEA's School Calendar , published annually in September, provides all opening and closing dates, PA/PD Days, statutory holidays, and spring breaks for mid to large school boards across Canada. This free downloadable resource is an essential tool for conference, event, and vacation planners, and has been one of the most downloaded documents from the CEA’s website for the past three years.
School Calendar 2016-2017
We Need Your Photos of Real Teachers, Principals and District Administrators!
With a new website in development that showcases the work of our growing network, we want to collect as many photos of real educators working in their school districts, schools and classrooms as we can to show the real faces of Canadian education. Show off your schools’ collaborative spirit and thirst for learning. A special emphasis on educators teaching one another would be most appreciated.
Please send your photos to email@example.com or tweet them with the hashtag #facesofcdned.
Big thanks from the CEA team!
The Canadian Education Association (CEA) Announces 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Council
CEA Directors and Advisory Council Members are a network of leaders from the K-12, post-secondary, and corporate sectors who provide such an impressive breadth of experience and shared commitment to supporting the transformation of Canadian public education systems.
For a complete list of CEA Board and Council Members, please visit:
The CEA is Moving!
On Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, the CEA will be moving from its current location to a new office. Our office will be closed on October 26th and 27th to accommodate for the move, and we will resume operations on Friday, October 28th. Effective October 28th, our new address will be:
60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 703
Our website, email, phone, fax, and toll-free phone numbers will remain the same.