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This weeks Educational TidBits

Oct 08, 2013 jjamison
This weeks Educational TidBits

Schools’ Test Focus Queried Oct 08, 2013 10:00 am | Andrew Churches   via The New Zealand Herald New Zealand’s children will lose out on jobs if the schooling system becomes too focused on tests and traditional measures of achievement, a visiting expert has warned. Professor Yong Zhao, the presidential chair at … Continue reading → comments | read more        The Digital Lives of Teens: Turning…

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October 25th Professional Development Day

Oct 03, 2013 jjamison

October 25th Professional Development Day Brochure Presenter Abstracts Theme:  Facing the Future Together. Keynote Speakers: Dr. Alex Russel (Drop the Worry Ball) and Candy Palmater (The Candy Show). There will be a variety of sessions to meet the needs of all teachers. Registration Opens October 4th. Register Here  

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Connected Educator Month Events - Free Webinars

Oct 01, 2013 jjamison

The opening sessions of this year’s CEM once again feature a terrific lineup of thought leaders and influencers, including panels covering each of the key themes for the month and including a couple of new events, a special kick-off event with Secretary Duncan, a CEM opening celebration and a CEM town hall. Registration is not required, but you can sign up for all of them here, which will get you a…

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Free eTextBooks for Parents (Openschool BC)

Sep 25, 2013 jjamison

We are very happy to announcement our latest free resources for parents in BC. These eTextBooks are an excellent resource for parents to help them help their children. They can be read online, downloaded to your computer or copied to your tablet for additional portability. http://www.openschool.bc.ca/k12/student.html

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Edukata presents very Finnish approach and a way of thinking about education.

Sep 25, 2013 jjamison
Edukata presents very Finnish approach and a way of thinking about education.

The LeGroup research group has announced Edukata, the innovative learning activity design toolkit. In the announcement, Teemu Leinonen writes "surprisingly there are a lot of similarities between the educational systems in Finland and in Shanghai (yes both are doing very will in PISA). I wrote: 'If I’ll compare the basic education in Shanghai and Finland it is amazing how similar the systems are. Both…

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