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Motivation 2.0 Comments on Daniel Pink's "Drive."

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Posted By:Scott Meunier on Thursday, January 19, 2012

The freedom to discover is the best motivator there can be…for students; for business; for anyone, really (True Fact)!  So why don't we match up what we know with what we do?

Supportive Communities and Student Achievement

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Posted By:Ruth Snyder on Monday, January 16, 2012

The Kikino Métis Settlement Council and Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 are supporting our schools, increasing student engagement and raising student achievement.  Our Student Achievement Committee still has work to do, but it definitely makes our job easier when we have supportive community partners like these.

Schools as Hubs of Supports and Services for Students

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Posted By:Maureen Melnyk on Wednesday, November 30, 2011  | Last Commented on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 3:59:40 AM

How can we truly make the community school a one-stop shop for services and supports for students? And what structures in our current system might be getting in the way?

Superintendent for a Day, Dialogue for a Community

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Posted By:Nathan Freed on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In the spring of 2010, PRSD had conducted five face-to-face public engagement meetings throughout the division.  However, they wished to continue the dialogue with their community by employing online techniques for ongoing engagement and made a commitment to investigate options.

Differentiated Assessment

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Posted By:Dave Martin on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

In a truly differentiated class, students can work towards learning outcomes at different paces, using different strategies, and mastering outcomes in the order that best meets their needs.

Fall Symposium - A Great Engagement Model

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Posted By:Kathy Worobec on Friday, October 21, 2011

As a board member of ACEE, I am excited about the potential for education transformation in Alberta and will continue to demonstrate that environmental education helps achieve Alberta Education's vision of engaged thinkers who are ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Inspiring all Learners: Creating Successful Inclusive Classrooms

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Posted By:Janet Wallentiny and Vikki Presakarchuk on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alberta Education defines inclusive education as a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance of, and belonging for, all students.  It is a value-based approach to accepting responsibility for all students and means that all students will have equitable opportunities to be included in classrooms/programs.

For Peace River public schools this means physically setting up classrooms to support all student needs and choosing specific teaching strategies that support diverse student needs.

Celebrating Community Education Partnerships

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Posted By:Ruth Snyder on Friday, September 23, 2011

Some people have criticized our partnerships with businesses. They say the government should be providing funding for all of our programs. They say these partnerships result in inequity across the province.

When Status Updates Fall Short

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Posted By: on Thursday, September 15, 2011

What a difference social networking sites makes! We've not only managed to connect with peers, but also to diagnose our health concerns? Where are Facebook users obtaining this information?  More importantly, how much confidence can we place in these "facts"?

Back to School

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Posted By:Peter Malcolm on Thursday, September 08, 2011

For parents, back to school is a great time to get involved in their child's education. Research evidence shows that parental involvement and encouragement help children excel in school. I encourage all parents to learn more about how you can be involved with your child's school.