A recent CBC News article reported the latest results of a UNICEF survey, which ranked Canada 17th out of 29 nations with regard to childhood well-being.

Click here to read the story. 

This New York Times -Technology- article written by Matt Richtel examines the advantages and disadvantages of the bring your own technology (BYOT) movement in many school districts. 

The Vancouver School District began a bring your own device (BYOD) pilot-project in secondary schools in the fall of 2012. 

Earlier this week, Vancouver Technical Secondary was recognized for its school yard market garden.

Click here to see the CBCnews article. 

The BBC’s Power of Art Series explores the positive impact that art education has on many students. 

Click here to watch the 4 minute video.

 

Sugata Mitra, winner of the $1,000,000 2013 TED Prize is using the money to build a School in the Cloud where children will direct their own learning. 

 To read the full Vancouver Sun article (written by Jeff Lee), please click here

Photo by: JBlaze B (Flickr)

Photo by: JBlaze B (Flickr)

Code.org is a non-profit organization committed to growing computer programming education. The founders (Hadi and Ali Partovi) published an article in today’s Huff Post Education that argued that one of the ways to fix the (American) economy is to teach students how to code. What do you think?

The Faculty of Education and the Department of Language and Literacy Education are kicking off Black History Month with a conversation with Dr. Carl E. James- the highly regarded scholar known for his work in ethnically and racially diverse communities. 

The event will be held on Friday, February 8 from 2-4 pm in the Irving K Barber Learning Centre’s Dodson Room. This free event is open to the public and registration is not required. Please check the website for additional information. 

The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, a group dedicated to supporting the children’s literature community of Vancouver is proud to host renowned picture book artist Oliver Jeffers at the University Golf Club on Saturday, February 23, 2013. Please click on the poster to enlarge, click here to register for this event!

A research study conducted by a professor in UBC’s Faculty of Education in collaboration with UC-Riverside has found that when children engage in small acts of kindness they experience a surge in happiness, and this may help to decrease bullying.

Click here to read the Vancouver Sun article, written by The Canadian Press.

The Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable & Kidsbooks are pleased to present Susin & Susan.

The evening will feature talks by celebrated authors Susin Nielsen and Susan Juby. Please join us on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00 pm at Kidsbooks (3083 W. Broadway b/t Balaclava & Bayswater) for a great evening filled with amazing authors, snacks, lively discussions and a book signing. 

For more information or to register ($10/ticket) go to www.vclr.ca

 

 

 

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