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Lunar New Year Books

Today marks the beginning of the New Year on the lunar calendar. Since the holiday is traditionally celebrated for about 2 weeks, there’s plenty of time left to share picture books about  Lunar New Year with toddlers and preschoolers. Here’s a sample: Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin This story follows one family’s… Read more

Literacy Task Group Panel Discussion April 13, 2018 12 pm – 1pm

Join Beng Favreau, Rebecca Beuschel, Shantael Sleight, and Tracy Spannier in a discussion on literacy task groups. Learn the What, Where, When, Who, Why, and How of collaboration in the task group context.

TELUS WISE Ambassador
Footprint and Seniors Webinar
March 9, 2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This 3 hour training will give you information on content and how to set up TELUS WISE -Footprint and TELUS WISE – Seniors workshops in your community. TELUS WISE Footprint is a digital citizenship program designed to help young people become good digital citizens and keep their digital footprint clean. TELUS WISE Seniors is designed… View details

TELUS WISE Ambassador
Impact and In Control Webinar
March 2, 2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This 3 hour training will give you information on content and how to set up TELUS WISE – Impact and TELUS WISE – In Control workshops in your community. TELUS WISE impact engages students in a conversation around cyberbullying, helping them explore and understand different options for safe and appropriate ways of intervening when they… View details

Measuring What Matters

Educational Leadership is a magazine of ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).  Published 9 times a year, it covers high interest topics for educators. Each issue has a theme. The latest issue has the theme of Measuring What Matters. While some of the articles are available only to subscribers, the unlocked articles… Read more

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians. The theme for 2018 is Black Canadian Women: Stories of Strength, Courage and Vision. Viola Desmond was a Black Canadian woman who made history. Her image will be on the new Canadian $10 bill being released in 2018. Read… Read more

The Temple of Knowledge

Today is International Book Giving Day (as well as Valentine’s Day). We are encouraged to give a book to a child in recognition of the importance of books for children. It’s a fitting day, then, to watch The Temple of Knowledge, a new Storycorps animated video, that underlines the power of access to books. Ronald… Read more

Security Planner

Security Planner is a guide with expert advice on staying safer online. It provides recommendations on basic online practices and directions on where to go for more advanced help. It’s quick to use and easy to use. To start, you answer the following questions. Security Planner then provides you with security tips on browsing, your… Read more

International Book Giving Day

Did you know that Valentine’s Day is also International Book Giving Day? The purpose of International Book Giving Day is to get books into the hands of as many children as possible. Here’s how you can participate: Gift a book to a friend or family member Leave a book in a waiting room for children… Read more

Winter Family Fun

What are you doing on BC Family Day this coming Monday? If you’re looking for ideas for winter family fun, here are some links to visit: 19 Ideas for Outdoor Winter Play – from CBC Parents 40 Winter Activities for Toddlers and 28 MORE Winter Crafts For Kids– from Hands On as we grow Make… Read more