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Alberta weighs raising school-dropout age

Alberta students looking to drop out of high school at 16 could soon be legally required to stay an extra year.

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Fighting Bullying with Babies

This article from The New York Times’ Opinion Pages features an innovative program that may aid in the fight against bullying.

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BCTF Research publishes new study: The Worklife of BC Teachers in 2009

BCTF Research publishes new study: The Worklife of BC Teachers in 2009

The BCTF Research study “The Worklife of BC Teachers in 2009′ is now online on the BCTF web site:

National School Library Day Colloquia

The UBC Faculty of Education, School of Library Archival and  Information Science and Education Library present, as part of Celebrate Learning Week, our National  School Library Day Colloquia

Thursday, October 28, 2010
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

E-texts, E-books: Are We at a Tipping Point?

Dr. Teresa Dobson, Associate Professor and Director of the Digital Literacy Centre, Dept. of Language and Literacy Education

Jeff Miller, Senior Manager, Distance Learning, Centre for  Teaching, Learning and Technology.

“The technology of the book has already seen a number of transitions in its long history: from clay to wax to papyrus to vellum to cloth to paper, stored as tablets or scrolls or folios or books, bound in horn or leather or cloth or paper. With each metamorphosis, the role of the librarian has changed – from scribe to guard to copyist to archivist to selector to teacher.” (2004, Johnson).

In this session, presenters will explore the way digital technologies are modifying and extending conceptions of text and will consider implications for knowledge creation, diffusion, and reception.

New Full Day Kindergarten Program Guide is now available

The new Full Day Kindergarten Program Guide is now available on the Ministry of Education website at:

The Full Day Kindergarten Program Guide was developed to support teachers, principals and others in creating high quality full day programs for Kindergarten. It sets expectations for full day Kindergarten programs in British Columbia, summarizes current research findings, and suggests effective practices that can be put to immediate use in schools and Kindergarten classrooms. This guide is intended to help educators ensure that Kindergarten students benefits from experiences that reflect current knowledge about children’s learning and development.

The Full Day Kindergarten Program Guide builds on the philosophy of The Primary Program: A Framework for Teaching, and shares a vision of children as presented in the British Columbia Early Learning Framework.