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Professional Development Articles

Jill Bolte Taylor TEDx "Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain"

Jan 10, 2014 jjamison

One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor’s brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk. She has become a spokesperson for stroke recovery and for the possibility of coming back from brain injury stronger than before. From her home base in Indiana,…

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Free Textbooks and Courses from Open School BC

Jan 10, 2014 jjamison
Free Textbooks and Courses from Open School BC

Open Educational Resources Open School BC is pleased to offer a selection of online resources for anyone to use, for free. Many address BC Ministry of Education curriculum guidelines, while others focus on special interest topics. There are three different categories of resources: Open Course Resources are grade 10–12 non-credit courses delivered through our Moodle Learning Management System…

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Holocaust Pro-D Opportunity

Jan 09, 2014 jjamison
Holocaust Pro-D Opportunity

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Virtual Classroom This special professional-development event offers educators a valuable opportunity to discover new approaches to teaching about the Holocaust and the many lessons it offers on human rights, racism, democratic values, citizenship and genocide. Designed for professional development of teachers of Grades 9–12 and college- or CEGEP-level…

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Critical Thinking Webinars: Powerful Professional Development

Jan 09, 2014 jjamison

The Central Okanagan School District and COTA are putting on a series of webinars this year.  Space is limited and registration is at https://ereg.sd23.bc.ca/. These webinars work best if you work with a group of teachers from your school. Login individually to the webinar. Follow up sessions can be arranged through COTA. You might want to use the webinars during a staff meeting. These webinars…

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Education in Canada: An International Perspective

Jan 09, 2014 jjamison
Education in Canada: An International Perspective

Education indicators in Canada: An international perspective, 2013 Related subjects Education, training and learning Education indicators Educational attainment Outcomes of education PDF version Previous release Almost 9 out of 10 people (89%) aged 25 to 64 had completed at least high school in 2011 in Canada, substantially higher than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and…

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