TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 07, 2016) - Great things are happening in B.C. public education. The Canadian Education Association (CEA) and Reader's Digest Canada are pleased to recognize the following three school districts with awards for promoting lasting, system-wide change for K-12 students:
| ||First Prize
| ||Fine Arts eCademy
Developing students' passion for learning in and out of school
North Island Distance Education School (Navigate)
Comox Valley School District 71, Comox, B.C.
"Exploring learners' interests, passions and strengths can bring a sense of meaning and purpose to schooling."
| ||Second Prize
| ||Continuing the Journey with the Elders
Strengthening indigenous students' connection to their school, culture and community
School District 5 Southeast Kootenay, Cranbrook, B.C.
"A stellar example of 'Reconciliation in action' that should be emulated in other school communities across Canada."
| ||Third Prize
| ||Maker Educators Collaborative: Innovation in the Learning Commons
Discovering how schools can work together to forge new ways of teaching and learning
West Vancouver School District, West Vancouver, B.C.
"A blueprint for other school districts on how to break the 'innovation' silos that tend to exist in classrooms and schools."
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Profiles of the winning initiatives are featured in the November issue of Reader's Digest magazine. Please visit www.cea-ace.ca/RDAwards for more information about these groundbreaking programs.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016, CEA is a not-for-profit research and action centre. With members representing the entire spectrum of stakeholder groupings in education, CEA's endurance reflects a sophisticated understanding of critical and timely educational issues. Its strength lies in the strategic roles it plays in the Canadian education scene: as a thought and action leader, a connector, and a knowledge mobilizer.
About The Reader's Digest Foundation of Canada
The Reader's Digest Foundation offers financial support to education in journalism at the university-level as well as to national organizations directly involved in advancing fundamental journalistic principles. In addition, it is the proud co-founder of the Canadian Innovators in Education Awards, established in 2015 to celebrate system-changing initiatives at all levels of K-12 education.
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