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Financial Literacy Boosts “Out of FOCUS”

The inauguration of the FOCUS students’ T-shirt printing project at Lindsay Place High School (LPHS) received a boost from an in-house brainstorming session with Brian Smith of the Canadian Federation for Economic Education (CFEE) which runs the financial literacy program: “Talk With Our Kids About Money.”

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ChatterHigh Seeking Canada’s Most Informed School

ChatterHigh is back this fall with a remodelled website, a new “class challenge” feature, and its second national post-secondary and career exploration competition called “Canada’s Most Informed School.” Beaconsfield High School teacher Jesse Hayes says, “ChatterHigh creates a win-win situation for both educators and students.”

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ACGC: Year One of Gradual Implementation

The 2016-2017 school year marks the first year of gradual implementation of the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) in Elementary Cycle Three and Secondary Cycles One and Two. The ACGC is a continuum of 49 content items for students from Grade 5 to Sec. V.

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“Gradual Implementation” of Compulsory Academic and Career Guidance Content to commence in September 2016

Yves Sylvain, the Assistant Deputy Minister for the Youth Sector, announced in May 2016 that the “piloting” of the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) will be upgraded in 2016-2017 to “gradual implementation.” At least one school per school board (and some private schools) will be participating, which will allow for gradual implementation of the […]

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Increase Student Engagement through Tinkering, Making, Building

LEARN’s hands-on Open Creative Spaces workshops introduce educators to fun resources that bring creativity into the classroom. Makerspaces, ArtHives, Genius Hours, and Passion Projects are some of the current models available that are engaging and fun to introduce in any discipline.

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Multiculturalism, a Mural, Self-knowledge, and Teamwork

With an environment steeped in 32 different cultures, L.I.N.K.S. High School in the English Montreal School Board stands out. Multiculturalism now shouts out from a floor-to-ceiling mural depicting the island of Montreal bordered by 32 flags representing the cultures of the school’s students and staff. Working on the mural was a self-learning and teamwork experience.

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Canada’s Most Informed Student Contest

Round one of ChatterHigh’s “most informed” contest begins on April 11, 2016. The on-line contest is open to all Secondary Cycle 2 students. The round two finals run October 17 to 25. The top students will receive scholarships.

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Learn and Earn: Pizza for Chatting with Mentors

Through the LBPSB’s Family and School Support and Treatment Team (FSSTT), Beurling Academy brings career mentors from the local community and high school boys together over lunch hour to chat about real-life careers. Students earn their pizza lunch by showing that they have taken notes from conversations with at least three mentors.

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