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BC Summer Reading Club: BC has more than double the participation rate of most of the rest of Canada

Interesting blog post:

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“As we gear up for a new season and change of pace in the library, it’s time to take a close look at our Summer Reading Club statistics. Another great year of passion and energy in support of kids’ reading and learning – the impact is significant, and we in BC have lots to celebrate with our 25 years of Summer Reading Club success! ”
FYI – http://jacquelinevandyk.ca/summertime-and-the-readin-is-easy/

 

Family Math & Science Day @ UBC Faculty of Education

Family Mathematics & Science Day will take place @ UBC Faculty of Education on Saturday, October 15, 2016 (10:00 am – 12:30 pm). 

img_9487Science and Mathematics Educators and students from the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Teacher Education Program and the rest of the Faculty of Education community at UBC invite guests from 2 to 102 years old to help us celebrate mathematics and science. The Mathematics and Science Family Day will focus on exciting hands-on and minds-on mathematics and science activities suitable for all those with  curious and inquiring minds. Mathematics and Science Days have become a great tradition that connects our faculty members, students, Teacher-Candidates and community at large with the excitement of mathematics and science learning and teaching. Parents, grand-parents, children, community members, and teachers are welcome to attend!

Registration: If you are interested in attending, you have to register here (the event is free but the registration is required!)

Original post: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mmilner/outreach/family-math-science-day-at-ubc-faculty-of-education/

The Great Reads Collection at UBC Education Library

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This leisure reading collection includes more than 400 great books – literary classics, fiction and non-fiction bestsellers and more!

The UBC Education Library has a curated selection of teacher education books as well as classic children’s books.

Find it on the main level of our branch, past the information desk.

Click here to find out more: http://greatreads.library.ubc.ca/

UBC researcher finds LGBT initiatives help straight students too

Great article in the Georgia Straight examining UBC research that has found LGBT initiatives in schools also help straight students.

“Straight youth are also reporting lower levels of discrimination because people perceived them to be gay or lesbian, and lower levels of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, binge drinking, problem substance abuse,”

Read the whole article here: http://www.straight.com/life/751216/ubc-researcher-finds-lgbt-initiatives-help-straight-students-too

20 books every Canadian should read before high school

CBC just published a fabulous selection of 20 books every Canadian should read before high school. http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/08/15-books-to-read-before-high-school.html

We have included the list below and added the link to our holdings in the UBC Library catalogue.  All are available at UBC Education Library!FullSizeRender (6)

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki 

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai

One in Every Crowd by Ivan E. Coyote

Susceptible by Geneviève Castrée

Will’s Garden by Lee Maracle

Obasan by Joy Kogawa

What World Is Left by Monique Polak

Skraelings by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik­Tinsley

Son of Interflux by Gordon Korman

Goodbye Buffalo Bay by Larry Loyie and Constance Brissenden

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Run by Eric Walters

Between Sisters by Adwoa Badoe

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont

Alice, I Think by Susan Juby

Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Plain Kate by Erin Bow

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel