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The Conversation

Dec 31, 2018 jjamison

Click here to view this message in your web-browser.   Edition: CA 27 December 2018 Academic rigour, journalistic flair       Reflections from our Environment Editor With only a few days left in 2018, it’s time to revisit some of the year’s top environmental stories. When I wrote my year-end newsletter in 2017, The Conversation…

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7 Most popular Education Week stories in 2018

Dec 31, 2018 jjamison

As 2018 comes to a close, take a look back at the 7 most popular Education Week stories and opinions that were published this year.   1. 10 Game-Changing Ideas in Education 2. Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. (Opinion) 3. A Look at How Principals Really Drive School Improvement 4. Why Special Educators Really Leave the Classroom 5. Why…

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Happy New Year from Five Moore Minutes!

Dec 31, 2018 jjamison
Happy New Year from Five Moore Minutes!

I hope you all have had a restful holiday! We are excited to keep you updated on what's been happening, and what content you can expect, from Five Moore Minutes in the year to come! First of all, have you heard about Five Moore Minutes?! Shelley Moore has teamed up with some incredible organizations, and is bringing you monthly themes and weekly content.  Each month is organized around a new YouTube…

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The OG Academic Math Training Course for Preschool and Kindergarten Instructors

Dec 21, 2018 jjamison

 Saturday, February 9, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Location: Westside Alliance Church 2011 Daimler Drive West Kelowna  (Near Constable Bruce Middle School) Free Parking. Coffee shops and fast food restaurants are a 5-minute drive from the course venue.  This one-day OG Academic multisensory math course was developed to provide a foundation for students beginning to comprehend the concept…

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COTA Presenting the Westbank First Nations a Paddle

Dec 17, 2018 jjamison
COTA Presenting the Westbank First Nations a Paddle

We commissioned Darren McKenzie (Master Carver) to carve a paddle for our COTA 2018 Indigenous Summit. The design on the paddle was directed by Elder Rose Cladwell of the Westbank First Nations. Beow is a photo of us presenting it to the Westbank First Nation's Council.   Darren McKenzie (master carver), Joe Jamison (Pro-D Chairperson for Central Okanagan Teachers' Association - COTA), and Kevin…

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