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New Voices of Rural Education Videos!

Of course 2017 brought us a wonderful student’s-view of foods work/school garden projects in Haida Gwaii (at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School in Massett) and the West Kootenays (at Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School)…but now...

New Video For 2017! Foods Work/Outdoor Education on Haida Gwaii

Here’s the first new Growing Innovation video of the year! This one’s a biggie, an attempt to do justice to the richness of the Outdoor Classroom – Foods Work project led by Daniel Schulbeck...

New Growing Innovation Video – on Growing through Growing!

“I just don’t like cucumbers.” Collected from among the thoughts and words of children involved in two different Growing Innovation-supported project that involve foods work, this video explores children’s responses to projects in Haida...

West Kootenay Teacher Education Video

Some new documentation is available from voices of those involved in the wonderful West Kootenay Teacher Education Program. Please find a new video here on this site. With many thanks to those who shared...

Growing Innovation Rural Schools Symposium 2016

Well, that was quite something! What a full day!! With many thanks to the many Growing Innovation-supported project leaders, we had a wonderful symposium this May. There is so much wonderful work going on...

Partnerships in Innovation in Education in BC

In recent years, education in BC has seen a proliferation of initiatives that engage, support and share about innovation in education.  We can learn from and support other learning partnerships benefitting from diversity of...

New Growing Innovation Project Video!

To premiere at the 2016 Rural Schools Symposium, Growing Innovation has produced a new video about the stunning trajectory and wonderful people of the Connected Classrooms project in the Gold Trail School District (#74). ...

From Connecting Generations on Salt Spring Island: New Growing Innovation Project Videos!

  The Growing Innovation Connecting Generations project in School District #64 (Gulf Islands) has been doing some wonderful video work this year. We’re very grateful that Sarah (Hook-Nilsson) has shared two new Connecting Generations...

New! “Voices of Rural Education” Video Series

Ruralteachers is proud to make available to educators and the public a new video series that profiles exemplary rural educators. As teacher Caitlin Currie of Alexis Creek Elementary/Junior Secondary School advises, those in rural...

2015 Growing Innovation Rural Schools Symposium

This year’s Growing Innovation Rural Schools Symposium was held at UBC on May 23, 2015. A all-day affair this year, presentations by most of the new members of the Growing Innovation Project family evinced...

Canadian Assessment for Learning Conference at VIU on April 10-11, 2015

Attend and join many educators (from BC and other places in Canada), including Growing Innovation project leaders, who are wrestling with making formative assessment-related shifts in their praxis. From the CAfLN Conference announcement: Canadian...

Investigating Our Practices (IOP) Conference – 2015

IOP 2015 Conference | May 2 UBC Vancouver | Faculty of Education iop.educ.ubc.ca Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation or without sharing and...

Upcoming Growing Innovation Learning Round!

  Check your calendars! The full invitation is HERE (.pdf opens in a new tab)                            

Update From Connecting Generations on Salt Spring Island (SD#64)

  The important work of Sarah Hook-Nilsson and her wonderful and committed “co-inspirators” continues in the Gulf Islands. We thank them for the timely inspiration of their recent UPDATE (.pdf opens in new window)....

The New West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP)

Now located mainly within schools within 5 districts in south and south-eastern British Columbia, the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) is accepting applications for a 12-month option in both the Elementary and Secondary...

“Schools that Change Communities” Trailer Link and Blurb

For a depiction of education in “a combination of academic rigor, community purpose and heart” you can find a link to the trailer for a new film called “Schools that Change Communities” at the...

Notable Book – “Becoming a History Teacher”

  Becoming a History Teacher:  Sustaining Practices in Historical Thinking and Knowing.  Ruth Sandwell and Amy von Heyking (Eds.).  University of Toronto Press, 2014.   This book positions itself within “a revolution in history...

Notable Book – “Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings”

Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings:  Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions.  Simone White & Michael Corbett (Eds.)  Routledge, 2014.   Taking up the “key question of how to conduct educational research within...

Online Now: New Growing Innovation Videos!

One is on innovation (The Path is Made by Walking) and the other on Community (The Community is Learning About Itself), both are now online and available for viewing in the Growing Innovation video...

Green Apple Day of Service – Sept. 27, 2014

The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive...

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