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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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The Year of Indigenous Education

So much going on here of interest to educators! For the website, click HERE. Be sure to not miss the tremendous (and growing) schedule of Events.

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

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

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Growing Innovation at the BC Schools Superintendents Association Conference

At the BCSSA 2012 Fall conference (November 14 & 15 in Vancouver) several presentations will focus on Growing Innovation and related themes: Terry Taylor on place-conscious learning initiatives in SD 10 with her Superintendent,...

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2013 National Congress on Rural Education: Celebrating Rural Schools

To be held March 17 – 19, 2013 at the TCU Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, you may find the website HERE. Why not submit a proposal to present and join the conversation on a...

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Of Note: New Research on Rural and Urban High School Dropout Rates

Kai Shaft, the editor of the Journal of Research in Rural Education just announced the feature article in the current issue of The Journal of Research in Rural Education (vol. 27, number 12). Jordan,...

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Nelson Teacher & Environmental Activist Wins 2012 West Kootenay Prize in Teacher Education

Each year the UBC West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (WKTEP) in Castlegar honours a teacher educator who has made valuable contributions to the preparation and support of new teachers for rural communities. The prize...

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Don’t Miss Linda in UBC Faculty of Education Video

For a link to a Faculty of Education video of Linda, explaining the work and purpose of her role as Eleanor Rix Professor, Rural Teacher Education, Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy, UBC Faculty of...

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Events to be Aware of…from the Rural Research Network

Click HERE for information on the following events and more from the Canadian Rural Research Network: Oct. 11-13 in Olds, Alberta:  Creating Rural Connections 2012 Conference and Tradeshow: Regional Realities and Approaches – Alberta...

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Journal of Research on Rural Education

Don’t miss this rich (and free!) archive of articles from this journal! A link to it is HERE.

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Congratulations Mary Stewart!

Our congratulations go out to Mary Stewart for the completion of her Master’s in ECPS (Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education) at UBC. We look forward to adding a link to her thesis...

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This Year at AERA…

Potential Roles for Schools in Revitalizing Rural Communities: Perspectives From Canada, the United States, and Australia Sat. Apr 14 – 10:35am – 12:05pm – Vancouver Convention Center, Floor Second Level – East Room 10...

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Investigating Our Practices Conference 2012

On May 5, 2012 UBC hosts the 15th Annual IOP Conference, where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their...

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BC Rural and Small Schools Conference

  This year in Alert Bay, BC.  May 11, 2012. To open this year’s conference program (.pdf opens in a new window), click HERE. To link to online registration, click HERE.  

Growing Innovation Grants 2011-12

UPDATE:   Upcoming Elluminate meetings (all 3:30-4:30 PST): Cluster 1 (SD 8, 10, 48, 58, 64) – Heritages & Cultures – Monday, March 5 Cluster 2 (SD 49, 50, 62, 69) – Environmental Education...

Featured Link – September 2011

The BC Rural Network:  a coalition of organizations, communities, and individuals who share a commitment to building the capacity of British Columbia to develop responses to rural and remote community issues.  Click HERE to...

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AERA Rural Education SIG

For a link to the blog of the American Educational Research Association’s Rural Education SIG (special interest group) click HERE. “The Rural Education Special Interest Group (SIG) promotes scholarly conversation about the lives of...

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