The Canadian Education Association (CEA) Announces the Winners of the
Ken Spencer Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - The Seven Oaks Division Met School (Winnipeg MB)
provides a more personal "one student at a time" approach to education
through the use of real world internships; the Essex Interdisciplinary
Culminating Project (Toronto, ON) is helping students with chronic
absenteeism patterns to earn credits, regain confidence, and re-engage
in their schooling; and the Quest Program at Oilfields High School
(Black Diamond, AB) takes disengaged youth outside the classroom to
participate in a variety of challenging experiential educational
activities - including service work and adventure learning - to bolster
their opportunities for success.
All three winning programs demonstrate interdisciplinary approaches to
reach students whose success depends on non-traditional education
models with meaningful experiences that extend beyond the classroom.
"CEA applauds the courage of students, parents, educators, and community
leaders in these three school districts for the strategy, energy, and
passion to try something new to solve complex challenges," says Ron
Canuel, CEA's Chief Executive Officer, "We're proud to showcase these
programs, which exemplify how innovative thinking can help each and
every learner to succeed."
Recognition ceremonies are being planned in all three communities. This
is the second year of the award. CEA would like to thank all of the
school and school district staff for their time and effort in the
preparation of nomination packages.
About the Ken Spencer Award
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.
About the Canadian Education Association (CEA)
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
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