“Did we get any letters from our friends today?” repeats each student at the beginning of every class.  This excitement is natural when students become part of a year long cross Canada postcard exchange, genuinely connecting students nationally.  How It Started Social Media is a 
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Providing cross-curricular opportunities for students can enrich the learning experience through authenticity and meaningful context.  It also allows for the transfer of concepts across disciplines. Cross-curricular opportunities can be between core classes, core and option classes, or between option classes. Cross-curricular learning highlights and honours 
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The “SPARK” A move towards more authentic, powerful learning often times requires a “spark”, and in the case of the Net-Zero project, the spark for teacher Mark Schweitzer came in 3 parts:  A presentation by Peter Gamwell, where educators were asked to think of their 
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Future challenges and opportunities are difficult to anticipate; however, teachers in Golden Hills are constantly seeking ways to better prepare students for this uncertainty. What’s a solution? The Global Connections Certificate, a program developed by Golden Hills teachers and administrators. The program provides students with: 
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Our classrooms and schools are increasingly diverse and educators are often left wondering how to best accommodate individual student needs. The team at Drumheller Valley Secondary School (DVSS) saw a diverse group of students as an opportunity, and students thrived as a result.  This year, 
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What do you get when you combine fine arts teachers from three schools, dedicated community members and over 1000 students? You get the first-ever Strathmore Performing Arts Festival! Musical Theatre In June 2018, a group of Strathmore school music teachers, private music teachers, high school 
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At Greentree School, we are Planting the SEEDS for Life!  Trickster Theatre provides a great opportunity to explore this mission through art, movement and theatre. Students created various theme-based presentations including how we support and accept others; how we explore possibilities; how we are engaging 
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Team of Two Grade 1 and 2 teachers Kirstie Stoodley and Alex Kathol, Wheatland Crossing School, opened up the wall between their classrooms to host a session at their school’s Student Conference Day and they haven’t closed it since! Going Outside to Grow Inside Team 
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