September 24th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
You are cordially invited to re-imagine the role of libraries – specifically the Education Library, First Nations House of Learning Xwi7xwa Library, and more broadly, school libraries will be examined.
The re-imagined teacher education program has inspired revision in the role Education librarians play to respectfully and meaningfully integrate First Nations history, content, and world-views; commit to inquiry and research oriented education; and emphasize diversity and social and ecological justice. Our libraries can support teacher candidates as they acquire theoretical understandings for teaching and apply those theories in their practice. We bring teacher candidates and ideas together in library spaces that offer unique learning environments, where inquiry, collaboration, the role of Indigenous Knowledge, relationships and ways of knowing are celebrated. This session will be interactive: we present our re-imagined roles and seek feedback and ideas to further ensure our relevance for faculty and teacher candidates.
Aboriginal Engagement Librarian, First Nations House of Learning—Xwi7xwa Library
Instructional Programs Librarian, Education Library
Reference and Instruction Librarian, Education Library
Scarfe Building, Education Library Room 155, 12:30pm
September 18th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
Open Education has come of age. The tiny movement that began in the late 1990s as a desire to increase access to educational opportunity has blossomed into requirements in national grant programs, key strategies in state legislatures and offices of education, content sharing initiatives at hundreds of universities and high schools, and a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors.
For over a decade the focus of the open education community has been on open educational resources. As we celebrate the success of that work the Open Education 2012 Conference will also lay out a road map for the next decade where open education moves beyond content.
OpenEd12, the ninth annual Open Education Conference, will frame the conversation about the future of open education. Come be part of the discussion – we need your energy, brains, passion, and dedication!
Join us for the “annual reunion of the open education family,” spanning three stimulating days in Vancouver, BC, October 16-18.
~from the Open Education: Beyond Content Website. Further information and registration here.
September 6th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
The theme of International Literacy Day 2012 is Literacy and Peace. This theme was adopted by the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) to demonstrate the multiple uses and value that literacy brings to people. For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.
~text from the UNESCO Website
More on United Nations International Literacy Day: Literacy and Peace here.
June 27th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
Read Kathryn Ovenell-Carter’s moving article on why she is training to be a teacher in these trying times.
By Kathryn Ovenell-Carter, 25 Jun 2012, TheTyee.ca
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June 22nd, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
As part of the National Aboriginal Day celebration, the B.C. Aboriginal community has received over $20 million in funding dedicated to Aboriginal education and students from the B.C. Provincial Government.
Read the full article in The Tyee here.
By Katie Hyslop June 22, 2012
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See the Provincial government’s Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan.
June 20th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
See Tiffany Poirier’s website about The Personalized Learning Movement: an new approach for teaching and enriching students’ learning experience.
Philosophy of Personalized Learning here.
Tiffany Poirier is an award-winning teacher, published children’s book author-illustrator and educational writer, with areas of specialty in gifted education, philosophy for children, and creativity. Sought after as a curriculum designer, speaker and staff developer, Tiffany has led numerous well-attended workshops and speaking engagements, including a presentation at an international conference.
She was named as an exceptional alumnus by both of the universities from which she holds degrees, with her unique teaching contributions written about on the UBC Education website and in the UVic alumni magazine. Tiffany joined the teaching profession in 2006.
~text from The Personalized Learning website.
UBC Library Holdings Information of Tiffany’s children’s book here.
June 18th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has announced DeDe DeRose’s appointment as the province’s first Superintendent of Aboriginal Achievement.
By Katie Hyslop June 11, 2012 12:51 pm
Full Tyee article here.
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June 13th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
Read the latest on The Roots of Empathy: the Ministry of Children and Family Development and the Ministry of Education’s program to teach compassion and empathy to youth and children in British Columbia.
Full article from the Province of British Columbia website here.
May 25th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
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
UBC Library Holdings
April 19th, 2012 by Jennifer O. | Comments Off
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.
to view a detailed programme.
Register now, SPACE IS LIMITED.
~text and links from the National Reading Campaign website.