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Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools - Free Sample

May 29, 2018 jjamison

Click here for your free online sampler. Pamela Rose ToulouseMarch 15, 2018 Portage & Main Press In this book, author Pamela Toulouse provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lesson plans that support Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse…

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OG Academic Math Courses - Pro-D Opportunities

May 29, 2018 jjamison
OG Academic Math Courses - Pro-D Opportunities

  Introduction to Basic ConceptsA Multisensory Math Training CourseTuesday - Friday: July 3 – 6, 2018Time: 9 a.m. - 4:00 pmLocation: Arts Building - room to be announced.UBC – Okanagan CampusOG Academic Math Courses are specially developed for multisensory literacyinstructors. If you are an Orton-Gillingham practitioner, classroom teacher,learning support teacher or paraprofessional instructor,…

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National Aboriginal Day - June 21st

May 28, 2018 jjamison
National Aboriginal Day - June 21st

Hello, there will be plenty to explore downtown Kelowna on Thursday June 21st for National Aboriginal Day! The Okanagan Heritage Museum has a beautiful new gallery and some top notch museum interpreters who will be on hand with activities for the day. We would love to see you there. Explore the new First Nations Gallery, co-created with The Sncewips Heritage Museum (Westbank First Nation), and learn…

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94 Calls to Action on Truth and Reconciliation

May 28, 2018 jjamison

MY CHALLENGE  My challenge is for you to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action and to share one of the calls that has significance for you. Whether you’ve read them before or not, take the time to read them now and think about how you can affect change in your own life to make this country stronger. ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE In June of 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation…

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Grasshopper: A free coding app

May 22, 2018 jjamison

For those of you teaching coding or learning to code yourselves, we think you will like Grasshopper. A product of Area 120 (a part of Google), Grasshopper is a different kind of app (available through the iOS App Store or Google Play) for learning to code with JavaScript. What sets Grasshopper apart is the way it merges block based coding with a widely used computer coding language (JavaScript). For…

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