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The Learning Partnership
4211 Yonge Street, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario Canada M2P 2A9
The Learning Partnership is a national charitable organization dedicated to championing a strong public education system in Canada.
Interests: Education, Children, Resillience, Leadership
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November 5, 2014 celebrated 20 years of connecting kids with the workplace and their futures during Take Our Kids to Work day. As part of the program’s 20th anniversary, The Learning Partnership helped offer student job shadowing opportunities with prominent leaders across the country. The Learning Partnership itself was happy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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There’s a different kind of classroom and it’s called the workplace. On November 5, 2014, Grade 9 students from across Canada will join the Take Our Kids to Work™ generation, spending a ‘day in the life’ of someone in the world of work, as millions of Grade 9 students before... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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This summer, The Learning Partnership is celebrating the success and achievements that were made by thousands of students across the country who participated in our programs and initiatives throughout the school year. Each week, we will be spotlighting a student, class or school that have been positively impacted by our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Every Monday night at 8pm EST educators from across Canada meet (on Twitter!) to discuss major issues and trends in education. This week's chat was by moderated by teachers James Petersen (@jpetersen02) and Chris Webb (@Crippit), and focused on using scripts in Google Drive. [View the story "#CdnEdChat on Google... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Check out some of the highlights from the #CdnEdChat last night on Twitter. Educators from across Canada met online to discuss using Google Apps in education. Join the #CdnEdChat conversation every Monday at 8PM EST! Follow The Learning Partnership on Twitter! [View the story "#CdnEdChat on Google Apps for Education"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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On Wednesday, April 23, Mr. Nitin Kawale and Mr. Alan MacGibbon will be inducted into The Learning Partnership’s Champions of Public Education Hall of Fame at our annual Toronto Tribute Dinner. Featuring keynote speaker Rex Murphy, renowned Social Commentator and Editorialist, and emceed by CTV News Channel's Pattie Lovett-Reid, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Check out some of the highlights from the #CdnEdChat last night on Twitter. Educators from across Canada met online to discuss Physical Education. Join the #CdnEdChat conversation every Monday at 8PM EST! Follow The Learning Partnership on Twitter! [View the story "#CdnEdChat on Physical Education" on Storify] Related articles Canada's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
On February 25, we honoured Canada’s Outstanding Principals at our Gala Awards Dinner in Toronto. The evening recognized the achievements of 40 Outstanding Principals from across Canada for their exemplary leadership and dedication to our public education system! Join the conversation with the hashtag #OutstandingPrincipals. [View the story "Canada's Outstanding... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Check out some of the highlights from the #CdnEdChat last night on Twitter. Educators from across Canada met online to discuss Character Education. Join the #CdnEdChat conversation every Monday at 8PM EST! [View the story "#CdnEdChat on Character Education" on Storify] Related articles True Grit: The Role of Character in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Check out some of the highlights from the #CdnEdChat last night on Twitter. Educators from across Canada met online to discuss alternative professional development. Join the #CdnEdChat conversation every Monday at 8PM EST! [View the story "#CdnEdChat on Alternative PD" on Storify] Related articles 7 Real-Life Skills Students Want Are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Check out some of the highlights from the #CdnEdChat last night on Twitter. Educators from across Canada met online to discuss giving effective feedback. [View the story "#CdnEdChat on Effective Feedback" on Storify] Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at The Learning Partnership Blog
Since 2000, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has attempted to evaluate the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds across the world through its PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test. More than 510,000 students in 65 countries and economies took part in the latest test, which covered mathematics,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Everyone always asks us, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What do you want to do?” How do we respond when we don’t have the slightest idea? There are so many job possibilities out there, so many amazing and unique jobs we have yet to encounter... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Even with the currency of text messages and 140-character tweets, young people have not lost sight of longer-form writing as our Turning Points program demonstrates. With more than 14,000 submissions from across Canada this past year, it's proof that a love of words is alive and well in this digital... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Christen Wong and Akela Peoples (President and CEO, The Learning Partnership) on Take Our Kids to Work day. On November 6, 2013, I was one of 250,000 Grade 9 students from across Canada who participated in Take Our Kids to Work day – although I got to do something really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Last week in Take Our Kids to Work day I learned how many people it really takes to run a business. For the first time, I observed a company close enough to see its many different components. Within the first hour I started to see the whole company as a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Next Wednesday (Nov. 6) 250,000 Grade 9 students from across Canada will sit in a very different kind of classroom than they’re used to: the workplace. As part of our 19th annual Take Our Kids to Work™ day, these students will spend a day in the life of a parent,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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For the past number of years, many Canadian educators have focussed on developing children’s self-esteem and confidence. No child at the elementary level is made to feel as if they’ve failed a test or lost a competition. Instead, everyone is a winner. This philosophy was based on solid international research... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Your parents leave the house every morning for work and even though you know where they are going, you never really think about what their job actually is. In my case, I always knew that when it came my time to do Take Our Kids to Work™ day, I would... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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If it were up to students, there would be a fourth 'R' to the traditional reading, ‘riting and 'rithmetic: real life. On October 15 and 16, 2013, a group of students from eight New Brunswick school boards and the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) gathered at the NBCC campus to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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Quick, let’s play some word association. If I were to say “21st Century Learning”, what would come to mind? I would wager that to many who might participate in this challenge, the answer would be “technology”. At TCDSB's Department of 21st Century Learning (TCDSB21C), the goal is to reframe the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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As a Curriculum Administrator, the work I do is directly connected to classroom teachers, and by extension, the students in those classrooms. What I have learned through a variety of experiences is that my original instincts as a classroom teacher were correct. Students need to manage their online learning environments as much as they need to be able to manage their learning in any environment. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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The importance of early childhood education cannot be overstated. Mountains of scientific evidence state that the first five years of a child’s life sets the stage for their later development and success at school and in life. Despite this knowledge and the many pre-school programs available, one in four Canadian children is NOT prepared for the first day of school. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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What is the real key to student success – at school and in the working world? Is it what they know or how they act? Is it their knowledge and experience? Or is it their character - attributes such as resilience, perseverance, curiosity, kindness, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control? Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog
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This new economy has created professions that didn’t exist 20 years ago and by 2033, many people will be employed in professions that have yet to enter into our imaginations. While we may not know what these future professions will be, we do know what skills and abilities our children will require to succeed. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at The Learning Partnership Blog