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
Your one stop shop for field trip information!
Date: Monday, October 1, 2012, 3:00 – 6:00pm (arrive when you can)
Location: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver BC
- Meet the educators from over 50 field trip sites
- Opportunities to win a free field trip for your class
- Bus bursaries for charter transportation
- Refreshments for pre-registered guests
- Free parking – draw for those who can show a transit ticket!
TEACHER REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Click here to register.
Advanced registration is required to attend. This is an adult only event due to liquor licensing.
Bring a colleague to the event. Print a poster for your staff room (see below).
~text from the B.C. Field Trips Website
The conference program features a range of sessions that will interest teacher-librarians and educators from all levels, and anyone interested in improving their teaching skills in literacy (e.g. visual, critical, etc.), research, and technology. Please contact Heather Daly if you have questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-937-6380.
Keynotes include: Dr. David Loertscher, San José State University School of Library & Information Science and Chris Kennedy, CEO / Superintendent of Schools, School District #45 West Vancouver. Featured speakers include: Dr. Joanne de Groot, Dr. Ann Ewbank, Adrienne Gear, Judith Comfort, and over thirty other amazing educators.
October 18 and 19
Riverside Secondary School, Port Coquitlam
~text from the BCTLA Coquitlam 2012 Website
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.
Audio-visual materials that accompany the book ‘Nooksack Place Names: Geography, Culture, Language’, by Allan Richardson and Brent Galloway have been made available in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. The audio-visual materials are available in cIRcle at: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34111.
These unique materials “provide an elder’s recorded pronunciations of all the places named and several hundred colour images, and together with the book show the richness and strength of the Nooksack people’s connection to the land”.
Note: The audio clips contained in the PDF files are accessible to users who have the Adobe Acrobat Pro software installed on their computers.
Did You Know?
The above UBC Press book is also available via the UBC Library catalogue at: http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5731803.
Above image is a map from the Nooksack Place Names: Geography, Culture, Language book
The B.C. Ministry of Education plans to overhaul the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, with a focus on thinking, ideas, and concepts over facts. See BC’s Curriculum Transformation discussion paper here.
Full Vancouver Sun article here.
By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun September 4, 2012
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September marks Life Literacy Month – a month to celebrate literacy and lifelong learning. Did you know that nearly nine million adult Canadians struggle with low literacy? Get involved this month, increase your own literacy skills, and encourage everyone to get the skills they need to live a fully engaged life. Don’t forget to also look out for learner stories throughout the month, and be inspired by how literacy impacts lives.
~text from ABC Life Literacy Canada website
“B.C. Education Minister wants new focus on reading: One-third of students aren’t meeting expectations. Reading in the early grades will be the top priority for the next school year in B.C. because one in three children still struggle with literacy.”
~ quoted text, full Vancouver Sun article here.
By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun July 25, 2012
Ministry of Education’s A New Focus on Reading document here.
© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun
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