Encounters with Canada Winners

Meet the Winners of the Encounters with Canada contest and read their winning essays






NEXTSchool: Ready, Fire, Aim!

The NEXTschool Summer Institute took place at McGill University’s Faculty of Education from July 30 to August 1, 2018.  Close to 100 participants – including teams of administrators and teachers from the seven potential 2018-19 EXPLOREschools – were presented with new paradigms, challenged to think differently and encouraged to jump in and have fun along the way. At the end of the three days, there was visible (and audible!) excitement among participants to get started on the NEXTschool journey and an overall sense that they had come ‘to the edge, and there was no turning back’.

Our latest post: Ready, Fire, Aim!


Encounters With Canada Student Contest

Are you a student enrolled in an English-speaking high school in the province of Quebec between the ages of 14 and 17? EMPOWERMENT: COMPASSION IN ACTION CONTEST IS FOR YOU!
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to join the thousands of students from across the country who have taken part in an engaging youth forum in our nation's capital. You will get inspired, explore career options, make new friends and discoveries, and share stories!

On the Blog: The Design Process: The backbone of school Makerspaces

The word on the street these days is Design. It comes up in terms like ‘design thinking’ and ‘design process’. Educators are increasingly being urged to use design in their professional practice and to teach design skills to their students. But what is design? What is its role in education in the 21st century? And finally, how are these ideas related to STEAM and Makerspaces more broadly?