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Crossing boundaries in education

At first, MDEI does not seem an obvious choice for a teacher. But the combination of innovation, creativity, and business encourages the development of skills important to me as an educator in the 21st century. Additionally, is has provided content that will help me prepare my students to be successful in their increasingly digital lives.

The hour of code

It was a "mind-blowing experience" as our grade 4 class, along with three other classes from Bedford Public School, participated in the Hour of Code on December 8th at the University of Waterloo's Stratford Campus. The event kicked off the week long celebration of Computer Science Education week. The Hour of Code is a global movement aimed at demystifying computer science. We joined tens of millions of students in 180 countries to write our first few lines of code. 

Industry project case study: The Globe and Mail, and Discourse Media

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We were very fortunate to work with two amazing sponsors for the past three months, The Globe and Mail, and Discourse Media.

The Globe and Mail 

The future of high school education needs more than a .PDF

"The Blueprint needs to have a life beyond this Summit," was the call from the participants of Equinox Summit: Learning 2030. To present their recommendations for the future of high school education as a static document just wouldn't do.

Music Monday keeps music alive in our schools and in our communities

May 5, 2014

Music Monday is an event that comes and goes so quickly each year that I'm always left wondering how we could have done more. The school music calendar has its perennial concerts: Remembrance Day, Christmas (Holiday) Operetta, Kiwanis Festival, and Graduation. The addition of Music Monday falls between the Kiwanis Festival, Graduation, and Year-End Assembly. It's a time of year when, as a music teacher, I hardly have time to stop and gasp for air before moving on to the next round of performances. I've felt that, for years, this event has been given the short shift in our school's performance calendar.  

High school students get a taste of University life at the Waterloo Stratford Campus

One of the goals of post-secondary education is to turn adolescents into young adults and get them ready for life – through a variety of experiences – academically and socially.

Canada 3.0 on campus – a unique digital learning opportunity for grades 10 & 11

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus continues to strengthen the future of Canada’s digital media industry by hosting the Canada 3.0 Youth Program on May 13, 2013 for Grade 10 and 11 students.

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