Guest Bloggers Wanted – What would be your optimal learning space?
For most of us, our image of school is a blocky building with strings of square single classrooms, an office, a gym, a library, and a playground. The blackboard may have been replaced by a Smartboard; there may be new elements like computer tablets in the classrooms, but the basic structure is the same. However, many educators and designers across Canada are re-imagining the traditional classroom with hands-on learning and inquiry Makerspaces, multi-room, multi-age classrooms, and hallways intentionally designed with group learning pods. Exciting as these new buildings are, they are not what most students and teachers spend their days in. It’s high time our learning spaces were designed for the activities we want to take place in them.
How can we re-imagine, reconfigure and re-organize our traditional schools (and school grounds) so that they work better for today’s teaching and learning activities?
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Early Bird Pricing and Exciting Program Additions!
We are pleased to announce the addition of powerful Indigenous Elder, youth, and educational leader voices to our impressive roster of presenters at this groundbreaking event – hosted on Musqueam territory – who will deliver learning sessions that demonstrate how all educators can honour Indigenous ways of knowing and learning while challenging Western ideas of classroom spaces and teaching practices.
THE H'A H'A TUMXULAUX (SACRED LAND) PROGRAM
Youth despair and depression have been pushed aside by daring to dream a future for themselves.
Kathryn (Kat) McCooeye
Matriarch for the Sinixt Peoples
Education Support Worker
Kootenay-Columbia School District
Principal of Alternative Education
Kootenay-Columbia School District
INDIGENOUS STUDENT CALL TO ACTION
Carriers of Youth Wisdom Present Recommendations for the Enhancement of Indigenous Education
INDIGENOUS SCHOOL BOARD INNOVATION CASE STUDY
The Cree School Board’s Journey Towards Student Success
Cree School Board
Deputy Director General
Cree School Board
Understanding the Balance of Human-Side and Spirit-Side in Education
Elder and Instructor at the Yellowhead Tribal College
Take a glance at our updated program. Attendees can pick and choose their learning paths 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.
Additional speakers and sessions will be announced later this summer.
REGISTER NOW to be first in line to sign up for your preferred sessions.
Early bird registration rates are available until August 26th.
Preferred hotel and travel rates are available.
BCSSA is proud to be a supporting sponsor of CEA’s upcoming event: First Nations Schools First! - Sharing Successful Indigenous Learning. This October, we will be joining educators from across Canada as we explore and share our successes in weaving Aboriginal ways of knowing and doing throughout the BC curriculum and, at all grade levels. Enriching and enhancing life outcomes for all students is a key priority in BCSSA’s Strategic Plan.
The BC Ministry of Education believes that we are a richer Canada when all of our students are successful. The success of First Nation students is a priority of the Ministry. By inspiring each other, sharing our successes, and overcoming challenges together we demonstrate our shared commitment to making a positive difference in their lives.
For over 50 years, we’ve proudly partnered with educators to transform the way students look at the world—and themselves. That passion has grown our family-owned company into the world leader in international education with more than 1 million students experiencing our programs every year.
Discovery Education Canada is proud to support the Canadian Education Association and First Nations Schools. We look forward to joining the conversation around supporting the Indigenous population in Canada and discussing the successful strategies for educators in a diverse classroom.
125 Years of Working Together
We’d like to thank all the provincial Ministers of Education who shared our 125th anniversary dinner celebration with us.
Each provincial minister was presented with a commemorative skateboard designed and painted by the at-risk and highly successful students of the Oasis Skateboard Factory school.
Ontario Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter accepting the Ontario-themed commemorative skateboard.
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School Calendar 2016-2017
CEA's School Calendar
, published annually in August/September, provides dates for openings and closings, spring break holidays, and PA/PD Days for mid to large schools in every Canadian province and territory. This free downloadable resource is an essential tool for conference, event and vacation planners, and has been the most downloaded document from the CEA’s website for the past 5 years. Please contact us for advertising opportunities
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Space closing is Friday, August 12, 2016
Education Canada September 2016 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 September 2016 issue is August 19, 2016. email@example.com