A New Focus on Reading
Changing Results For Young Readers
Reading for Families (BC Government website, Education Section)
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/topic.page?id=2468D3F9C0BD4AA08B8B79F26BC08191&title=Reading for Families
District Literacy Plans
National Reading Plan for Canada
Provinces urged to appoint Superintendents of Learning
Every Child, Every Day (article by Richard Allington and Rachael Gabriel)
Taming the Wild Text (article by Pam Allyn)
Catching Readers Up Before They Fail (article by Carol Canady & Robert Canady)
Ontario, Ministry of Education: What Works? Research into Practice (article)
Public Library Resources: Summer reading club, learning commons
Decoda Literacy Solutions
International Reading Association
Strange... But True? Summer Reading Club
Summer literacy camps make big gains in aboriginal communities
Graduation Requirements and Transitions to Post Secondary or Work
BC Ministry of Education Program Guide for Graduation Transitions
Graduation Transitions is a required element of the Graduation Program. Graduation Transitions is intended to help prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school. This Program Guide sets out the requirements for the successful completion of Graduation Transitions.
BC Ministry of Advanced Education Student Transitions Project
The Student Transitions Project links data about students in the B.C. public post-secondary education system with information from their years in kindergarten to Grade 12. This information helps to plan and manage programs effectively to ensure student success in higher education.
Premier’s Technology Council Report: A Vision for 21st Century Education (December 2010)
This report presents a vision for a 21st Century K-12 education system that aligns with Ministry efforts on Personalized Learning.
The BC Jobs Plan
British Columbia holds a distinct competitive advantage in the global marketplace. To seize this opportunity, we need your input. The BC Jobs Plan brings together your ideas to build B.C.’s economic plan.
Scholarships and Awards
BC Ministry of Education Handbook of Procedures for the Graduation Program (2011-2012)
Chapter 6 provides information about awards and scholarships.
BC Ministry of Education Awards information page
BC Ministry of Education: Graduation Program 2004 Scholarships and Awards
University of Minnesota Researchworks: Later Start Times for High School Students
Scientific American: Later School Start Time Leads to Better Students
Psychology Today: Do Later School Start Times Really Help High School Students?
Science Daily: Delayed School Start Time Associated with Improvements in Adolescent Behaviors
Medscape Medical News: Delayed School Start Times May Improve Adolescent Behaviors, Health
Summer Learning Loss
Canadian Council on Learning: Summer Learning Loss
The Effects of Summer Vacation on Achievement Test Scores: A Narrative and Meta-Analytic Review
Summer Break Can Lead to Learning Losses for Kids
Flexibility and Choice
Balanced Calendar Proposed for BC School District:
Rethinking the standard school schedule
North Okanagan Schools Partner for Cabinetmaker Program:
Parents Camp Out Overnight to Register Kids for Nature Kindergarten:
The School of Opportunities – Towards Every Learner’s Full Potential:
Bring Your Own Technology & Thinking About Equity:
What is... What Will Be Obsolete in… Second Grade?
21st Century Competencies
Partnership for 21st Century Skills: Framework for 21st Century Learning
This Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.
Premier’s Technology Council: A Vision for 21st Century Education, December 2010
According to this report, traditional skills like literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking need to be applied in different ways and supplemented with new skills and attributes in order for students to become full participants in a knowledge-based society.
Government of Alberta: 21st Century Learning
Alberta Education has proposed a set of competencies for learning in the 21st century that will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit.
Thinking About Leadership: 21st Century Skills
Tom Grant, Superintendent of the Coquitlam School Board, recently posted a list of the skills (competencies) that several leading authorities believe students will need to have in order to be successful in the 21st century.
Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills
The Assessment and Teaching of 21st-Century Skills (ATC21S) is a research project that proposes ways of assessing 21st-century skills and encourages teaching and adopting those skills in the classroom.