Category Archives: Engagement Sessions

Patricia: Creighton’s Transition-to-Work Program Changes Lives

When Russ and I met with students, parents/caregivers and teachers at Creighton Community School, we heard a lot about their Transition-to-Work program. It was a program funded through an Individual Achievement Accounts (IAA) Grant, with the goal for all students enrolled to successfully complete the Career and Work Exploration 10/20 courses. In these...
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Russ: Engaging Students – Fish in Schools Program

Hands-on learning; these three words have come up over and over again in our conversations with students. Everywhere Patricia and I have been, students tell us they want to be active in their learning. This is hardly news to teachers; many of whom have used their imaginations to come up with innovative ways to keep students...
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Patricia: Student Pathways

‘Teenagers don’t think about their futures’ – that seems to be the general assumption of the public at large when asked about career options for students. Through our engagements with students across the province, Russ and I have found the opposite to be true; students are eager to learn about career choices but often don’t...
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Theme: Relationships

We’ve been sharing the four themes that have started to become evident throughout the engagements so far, and of course one of these is the importance of relationships between schools, families and communities. I wanted to share an example of this from one of the smaller communities we visited, as it really stood out to...
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