Posts Tagged ‘ literacy ’

Street campaign collects thousands for Raise-a-Reader; B.C. pitches in $500K (with video)

September 23, 2012

Canucks coach Alain Vigneault posed for photos with fans and signed autographs early Thursday morning in the name of children’s literacy Vancouver Sun – News / Vancouver

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B.C. contributes $500,000 to Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign

September 20, 2012
B.C. contributes $500,000 to Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign

The province is investing half a million dollars on The Vancouver Sun’s Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign, which can be seen in action on Metro Vancouver streets Thursday. Global TV BC News

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Food literacy program keeps summer school cool

September 10, 2012

On a sunny weekday during the height of summer holidays, eight high school students turned a kitchen into a classroom. The Grades 9 and 12 Britannia secondary students were taking an optional class on food literacy — how to cook food, think critically about the food system, handle a knife, grow vegetables, and even which [...]

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B.C.’s new reading czar leads the charge on child literacy

September 8, 2012

Maureen Dockendorf faces a formidable task as B.C.’s new reading superintendent. She has nine months to prove she and her newly assembled team of experts, working with primary teachers, can effect a significant improvement in a stubborn statistic that suggests one third of young B.C. students aren’t reading as well as expected. Vancouver Sun – [...]

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West Van students learn to navigate social media through ‘digital literacy’ programs

September 7, 2012

Like many of his peers at Caulfeild elementary school these days, Branson Laires is something of a young tech savant, at least compared to his parents. Internet technology plays an integral role in the 6th-grader’s academic life, whether it is exchanging ideas and materials with his classmates on the district’s internal social media network or [...]

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