Draft of common national standards for English and Math – USA

A draft of common national standards for English and math was released today by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. The proposal includes specific benchmarks that students should achieve at each grade level. For example, by the end of eighth grade, students should be able to “informally explain why the […]

Subject Resources for UBC Reading Week Community Service Projects

Subject Resources for UBC Reading Week Community Service Projects . Many of these listings  feature an Olympic theme Please visit: http://toby.library.ubc.ca/subjects/subjpage1.cfm?id=809

Declining birth rate puts schools at risk for closure

Schools in Canada to lose 500,000 students in next decade.  An education advocacy group says Ontario’s declining birth rate has put more than 300 schools at risk for closure. Canada is expected to see enrollment decline by about 500,000 students over the next decade. “All across Canada, people are in the same uncharted territories. Everybody’s […]

Boldly going where no teacher …

TECHNOLOGY GOES WHERE TEACHERS DON’T WANT TO “There are, and will be in the foreseeable future, places on the planet where, for whatever reason, good schools do not exist and good teachers do not wish to go. In such areas, it is reasonable to expect that educational technology and distance education will have a special […]

Education Book Fair November 4, 5, 6

UBC Bookstore and Education Library present The Education Book Fair 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Scarfe Foyer November 4, 5, 6 Time to shop for books for the whole family! Kids books, teen titles, and teacher books will be on sale.  Book buyers will receive a 10% discount. Faculty publications will also be on sale.

School Organizational Restructuring and Collegiality

Research on School Organizational Restructuring and Collegiality Because a significant number of teachers spend their time either with students or alone planning and grading papers, it is not surprising to hear them say they feel isolated from their colleagues. The latest case study in the International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership tells the story […]

Videogames, Virtual Worlds and Real Learning

Videogames, Virtual Worlds and Real Learning October 26, 2009, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Dodson Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC  (and via Live Podcast) Panel Speakers: * Eric Meyers, School of Library Archival and Information Studies, UBC * Dr. Kathy Sanford, Associate Dean of Teacher Education, University of Victoria * Liz Merkel, Doctoral Candidate, University of […]

First International Open Access Week

UBC has joined SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the Public Library of Science (PLoS), The Students for Free Culture, OASIS (the Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook); Open Access Directory (OAD); and eIFL.net (Electronic Information for Libraries), and over 120 institutions worldwide to celebrate in the First International Open Access Week. Various events hosted […]

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable – Gregory Maguire at Fall Breakfast

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, with support from the Education Library and the Language and Literacy Education Department of the Faculty of Education, are featuring Gregory Maguire at the Annual Fall Breakfast.  You will recognize Gregory Maguire as the author of more than a dozen novels for children and, to date, five novels for adults, including […]

Varsity Readers will be hosted in the Educaton Library September 29

Varsity Readers will be hosted in the Educaton Library September 29. For information on the program see http://www.learningexchange.ubc.ca/trek_program/athletics/varsityreaders.html UBC varsity athletes visit an inner city school to read with groups of children in elementary schools using books from the UBC Faculty of Education Library. The varsity athletes are positive role models for children and inspire […]