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February 14, 2020 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off on The Kids Will Be Alright: Slam Poetry Meets English Language Arts421 views

Last spring, I was invited to Laval Senior Academy’s “It’s Complicated”, a vernissage of student visual arts and spoken word performance that blossomed from their partnership with the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and the …

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The Kids Will Be Alright: Slam Poetry Meets English Language Arts

February 14, 2020 – 12:30 pm | Comments Off on The Kids Will Be Alright: Slam Poetry Meets English Language Arts421 views
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Last spring, I was invited to Laval Senior Academy’s “It’s Complicated”, a vernissage of student visual arts and spoken word performance that blossomed from their partnership with the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) and the …

Developing Digital Competency through Digital Storytelling

February 4, 2020 – 2:22 pm | Comments Off on Developing Digital Competency through Digital Storytelling413 views

This is a guest post for our blog by Jessie Curell, the Founder of Hands On Media Education.
In this age of ever-increasing digital communication, creation, and connection, it is more critical than ever that we …

Québec’s Digital Action Plan: Revolutionizing the Future of Education

January 28, 2020 – 12:44 pm | 2 Comments | 531 views

The First Industrial Revolution saw the dawn of water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second Revolution occurred when electricity was discovered which subsequently transformed industry. The Third is characterized by the emergence of …

Podcasts for Professional Development

November 8, 2019 – 4:12 pm | One Comment | 569 views
walking the dog listening to podcasts

Like a lot of people, I like to listen to podcasts. I have a dog that needs walking and I enjoy running to keep fit. As a result, I have a lot of time to …

Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV

June 25, 2019 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on Summertime Reads from the LEARN Team Vol. IV771 views

When the time finally rolls round to assemble this final LEARN blog post of the year, most educators we encounter tend to be dazed, confused – often struggling to understand what the heck just happened …

Teachers leading the way with reconciliACTION

June 18, 2019 – 11:10 am | Comments Off on Teachers leading the way with reconciliACTION696 views

June 21st is National Indigenous People’s Day.  I’m taking this moment, four years after the release of the final report on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Residential Schools to reflect on the role of …

Walk a Mile: A story of entrepreneurship and the Arts

June 4, 2019 – 4:29 pm | One Comment | 1,205 views

Entrepreneurship is a way for individuals to be fulfilled, express their values, bring their ideas to life, gain control of their lives and contribute to their community. Entrepreneurial spirit is forged and evolves throughout one’s …

Do Board Games Have a Place in Education?

February 27, 2019 – 3:45 pm | One Comment | 1,687 views
Girl Contemplates the World

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion around gamifying the classroom, from classroom management apps like Classroom Dojo, to gamifying curriculum milestones. But what about good ol’ board games? You know, the ones that …

Inside Birding: How community partnerships can ignite student curiosity

February 18, 2019 – 4:08 pm | One Comment | 1,506 views

“Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?”
-David Attenborough, The Life of Birds

This is the …

Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!

February 13, 2019 – 10:28 am | Comments Off on Teacher Appreciation – There’s More to Teaching Than What Happens in the Classroom!1,438 views

When we picture educators, perhaps we most often usually imagine them in a classroom full of students, in front of a whiteboard, or working at a desk. Many of the teachers highlighted this week, are …