Archive | June, 2013

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Empowered kids transform learning into action

A wildlife specialist’s visit exposed Dorset students to career possibilities and  got them asking how they could make a difference. (more…)

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How GOAL contributes to student empowerment

The Québec Education Program states that “one aim of a competency- based program is to ensure that students’ learnings serve as tools for both action and thought . . .” (Pre-School and Elementary, Section 1.4). (more…)

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The GOAL Post goes paperless

The GOAL Post is turning 10. And starting next fall, we’re celebrating with a versatile new electronic format that will feature prominently on the GOAL Web site. This Web-based platform will make us more timely, interactive, accessible and cost-efficient, even as we continue to highlight the many wonderful and diverse ways GOAL is being implemented […]

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Priming young minds to create their own future

Here in St. Paul’s River, a mind-shift is taking place and it involves all of us—students, teachers, professionals, parents and community partners. (more…)

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How student safety is ensured

Students and mentors are assigned a private email box within the Academos Web site and messages are exchanged via a closed server. Mentors are recruited through recognized professional organizations and are background- checked before being accepted; they also receive training. To protect identities, both students and mentors use an alias to communicate. Academos staff monitors […]

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