Check out the latest DVD on waste-free living: The Clean Bin Project. Filmed in British Columbia, this multi award winning documentary questions Canadian attitudes towards waste and presents options for sustainable living.

“Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage.  Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the problem waste.  Even as Grant and Jen start to garner interest in their project, they struggle to find meaning in their minuscule influence on the large-scale environmental impacts of our “throw-away society”. Described as An Inconvenient Truth meets Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh out loud moments, stop motion animations, and unforgettable imagery. Captivating interviews with renowned artist, Chris Jordan and TED Lecturer Captain Charles Moore, make this film a fun and inspiring call to individual action that speaks to crowds of all ages.”

~from the Clean Bin Project website

The Clean Bin Project Blog

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Children and youth can attend a variety of summer programs offered by the Digital Media Academy at the UBC Vancouver Campus.  Courses include filmmaking, acting, game and comic creation, science, engineering, architecture, art, music, photography, and media studies.  Education is fun! 

For more information, dates, and registration, view the website here.

The Active/Ethical Professional: A Framework for Responsible Educators

by Michael Gerard Gunzenhauser

“The Active/Ethical Professional proposes an ethical framework for educators and school leaders who find their practice constrained by the demands of policies and structures created in response to accountability legislation. The framework is derived from Michel Foucault’s theories of discipline, surveillance, resistance, and care of the self.” 

~ from the Publisher’s website.

UBC Library Holdings information here.

Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. Third in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 4 May 2012,

© The Tyee

Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. Second in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 3 May 2012,

© The Tyee

Read the latest news on year-round education in British Columbia from The Tyee here. First in a three part series.

By Aleksandra Sagan, 2 May 2012,

© The Tyee

Join the discussion and help shape a National Reading Plan that will encourage, support and promote the joy of reading across Canada.

Have a look at the National Reading Plan DRAFT here.

Click here to view a detailed programme.

Register now, SPACE IS LIMITED.

~text and links from the National Reading Campaign website.

The Diversity and Media Toolbox is a comprehensive suite of resources for teachers, students, law enforcement representatives and the general public, that explores issues relating to stereotyping, bias and hate in mainstream media and on the Internet. The program, which includes professional development tutorials, lesson plans, interactive student modules and background articles, is divided into two distinct but complementary topic areas: media portrayals of diversity and online hate.

Teacher’s Resource Catalogue

Trousse Éducative – Diversité et Médias here.

The Diversity and Media Toolbox was produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Justice Canada’s Justice Partnership and Innovation Program.

~text from the Media Awareness Network website

The Vancouver School Board is has an article on the public opinion’s effect on the future of public education in Vancouver.  Find out more here.

Vancouver School Board Sectoral Review: Our Schools, Our Programs, Our Future pdf here.

The Ministry of Education has put money saved during the BC teacher’s strike towards a learning fund.

Read the full Tyee “The Hook” blog here. Written by Katie Hyslop April 2, 2012 02:45 pm.

Katie Hyslop reports on education and youth-issues for the Tyee Solutions Society“. © The Tyee News

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