Canadian educators honoured with the Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in
Teaching and Learning.
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Educators from across the country are
developing new learning opportunities that fuel the intrinsic
motivation of students to take ownership of their learning and
challenge traditional ideas of "teacher" and "learner".
"It was an absolute pleasure to learn about such a wide range of
small-scale innovation percolating in our classrooms," says Canadian
Education Association CEO Ron Canuel, "and we count on decision-makers
to explore the potential for scalability so that these great projects
are no longer the exception to the rule."
Winning entries (more details below) demonstrate innovative practice
where students solve problems, are creative, and participate positively
in the school community - many also demonstrate a depth of knowledge of
what aboriginal and disengaged students, and students with learning
difficulties need as an essential learning environment.
Ken Spencer Award recognition ceremonies are being planned in the
communities of each of the seven winners. This is the third year of
this award, and CEA would like to thank all of the school and school
district staff for their time and effort in the preparation of
For more details on the winning projects, visit: www.cea-ace.ca/kenspenceraward
For a booklet on all 15 Ken Spencer Award finalists: http://cea-ace.s3.amazonaws.com/media/CEA-2012-Ken-Spencer-Award-Finalists-Booklet.pdf
The Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning was established with the generous contribution of Dr. Ken Spencer to
recognize and publicize innovative work that is sustainable and has the
potential of being taken up by others; to encourage a focus on
transformative change in schools; and to provide profile for classroom
innovation within school districts, schools, and the media.
The Canadian Education Association (CEA) is a cross-Canada network of influencers in the education, research and
policy, not-for-profit and business sectors conducting research,
generating constructive ideas, and sharing them with educators,
students, and other stakeholders.
SOURCE Canadian Education Association
For further information:
CEA Director of Communications (bilingual)
416-591-6300 ext. 225