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Professional Development Articles

Space: Action projects

Oct 18, 2018 jjamison

Citizen Science In Your Classroom And Community. Let's Talk Science offers a variety of citizen science and data collection projects. Our action projects allow students and teachers to experience the thrill of discovery with real-world science projects that have no "right or wrong" answer, no prescribed outcome, and contribute to a national database for further use in the scientific community. Here…

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Three Ways to Boost Student Collaboration in Student Projects

Oct 18, 2018 jjamison
Three Ways to Boost Student Collaboration in Student Projects

by John Spencer We've all been there before when we were students. You'd hear the dreaded words "group project," and immediately begin calculating the additional work that you would need to do to keep the group afloat; especially if the teacher chose the members. You check the list of names on the board. You'll be with the drifter, who wanders around the class chatting with friends. You'll have the…

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Beyond Territorial Acknowledgments

Oct 18, 2018 jjamison

 by âpihtawikosisân Earlier this year, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) released a Territorial Acknowledgment Guide.[1] The territorial acknowledgements found in this guide vary from fairly short: University of British Columbia, Okanagan (Kelowna, BC) – We [I] would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan)…

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Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education - Free Course

Oct 09, 2018 jjamison

  The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia will once again offer the Massive Open Online Course: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education starting October 23rd. This free six week course supports professional and personal learning for advancing Indigenous priorities and reconciliation in community, education, and work contexts. It runs asynchronously, which means you…

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COTA October 19th Professional Development Conference - Registration is open

Sep 28, 2018 jjamison
COTA October 19th Professional Development Conference - Registration is open

Hello Educators,   The brochure and registration is open for our October 19th Pro-D Conference.https://www.mycota.ca/conferences/october-pro-d.html Click on "click here" to register/Click on Tickets/ Select 1 Ticket from the COTA Member Admission or the group that you are with (CUPE Member Admission). Once you register the schedule will open. You can then add the sessions that you are interested…

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