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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...

Robert Bateman on Forest Schools, and the Forest and Nature Schools In Canada Guide

From the website Forest Schools Chronicle don’t miss Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman’s affecting endorsement of the guide Forest and Nature School in Canada: A Head, Heart, Hands Approach to Outdoor learning, which...

Taking the Classroom to the Forest

From Community Works Journal, an online journal for educators please find this article by prominent outdoor education thinker and activist David Sobel and Riley Hopeman on Taking the Classroom to the Forest: A School’s...

Plans for Educating for Sustainability: New in USA; Existing in Australia and Canada

  In the United States, the Center for Green Schools and the US Green Building Council (who develop sustainable building to their LEED certification standards) have convened to create a timeline to 2040 for...

National Green Schools Conference – Sacramento, Ca. Mar. 27-29, 2014

The Rix Professorship sent a representative to the National Green Schools Conference in Sacramento, Ca. last month in order to be better able to support Growing Innovation projects where broadly ‘green’ themes are concerned. ...

Full Cycle Food Project at Crawford Bay, B.C.

An intensive second semester program for visiting grade 10-12 students, the Full Cycle Food Project will commence at the Crawford Bay Elementary/Secondary School in February, 2015.  For community empowerment through student leadership in small...

Renewing Rural & Regional Teacher Education Curriculum

A resource is designed for all teacher educators, RRRTEC has been developed to support teacher educators to prepare future graduates for the challenges and opportunities of teaching in rural/regional communities. The materials available on...

Educating for Sustainability: Trailblazer Teachers

Follow this blog for some great ideas in educating for sustainability, starting with a grade 5/6 project where students examine the food system and its impacts on the environment, learn about water resources and...

Investigating Our Practices (IOP) Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Investigating Our Practices (IOP) Conference IOP 2014 Conference | May 3 UBC Vancouver Faculty of Education iop.educ.ubc.ca Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do...

Publication of Note

From the Journal of Research in Rural Education recommended (with commendations to Anita!) is: Prest, A. (2013). The importance of context, reflection, interaction, and consequence in rural music education practice. Journal of Research in...

BCTF Teacher Candidate Rural Practicum Bursaries

The Rural & Small Schools Provincial Specialists’ Association of the BCTF annually awards two bursaries of $400 each to BC teacher candidates going to rural sites for practicum.  Applicants are asked to submit essays...

Linda Wins 2013 “Teacher Educator of the Year”!

The Association of BC Deans of Education has recognized our own Linda Farr Darling with the 2013 “Teacher Educator of the Year Award.” The award cites Linda’s “innovative practices to re-conceptualize teacher education particularly in...

The Growing Innovation Video Gallery

The Growing Innovation program was followed up by a project intended to document a number of the many wonderful Growing Innovation projects.  The result may be found in the video gallery of this site. ...

Growing Innovation Publication (Feb 2013): BC Principals & Vice Principals Association Magazine Adminfo

In the BCPVPA’s Adminfo magazine’s February issue is available now Growing Innovation in Rural Sites of Learning by Linda Farr Darling, Patricia Dooley and Terry Taylor (the third of three articles, in which the...

IOP 2013

Investigating Our Practices 2013, 16th annual conference. Saturday, May 11, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the BCTF.  Neville Scarfe Building, University of British Columbia. Practicing teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and...

Growing Innovation Webinar Series (2012-2013)

Growing Innovation in Rural Sites of Learning is a unique partnership between the University of British Columbia, the Ministry of Education and educators in 18 rural school districts. The initiative was conceptualized by the...

Actively Engaged – April 26

BC Rural & Small Schools Teachers’ Association has partnered with the BC Physical Education Association and the BC Co-operative Learning Association to provide a day of professional development on April 26 at 108 Mile...

Join the BC Rural and Small Schools PSA

Attention BCTF members! The BC Rural and Small Schools Teachers’ Association needs your voice! The Rural & Small Schools Teachers’ PSA (Provincial Specialist Association) represents the interests of rural schools. Please find the PSA...

Growing Innovation Publication (Dec 2012): BC Principals & Vice Principals Association Magazine Adminfo

In the BCPVPA’s Adminfo magazine’s December issue is available now Growing Innovation in Rural Sites of Learning by Linda Farr Darling, Patricia Dooley and Terry Taylor (the second of three articles, in which the...

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