Yearly Archives: 2014

Our Gift to You

A Free Activity for The Seven Teachings Stories series by Katherena Vermette illustrated by Irene Kuziw Background Information The Seven Sacred Teachings are a group of teachings that originated with the Anishnaabe of North America. These teachings have been adopted by many Indigenous peoples. Said to have come from the grandfathers, or wisdom keepers, and […]

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New Assessment Product!

4 REASONS TO LOVE QUIO Learning Map A Practical Assessment Tool for K–12 Teachers, Resource Teachers, and Assessment Leaders based on the work of authors Caren Cameron and Kathleen Gregory QUIO is an easy-to-use software application that educators will love. Here’s why! Quality assessment practices support teachers and students. Uses learning maps to show, in […]

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Congratulations Author Rhian Brynjolson

Rhian Brynjolson receives the Art Educator of the Year Award The Canadian Society for Education Through Art named Rhian Brynjolson recipient of the 2014 Art Educator of the Year Award. Rhian Brynjolson is a teacher, visual artist, award-winning illustrator of children’s books, and author of the PMP title Teaching Art: A Complete Guide for the […]

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A Teacher’s Guide is Coming Soon!

Teacher’s Guide for Tales From Big Spirit Series by Katya Ferguson This teacher’s guide is designed to help teachers use the Tales From Big Spirit graphic novels effectively and creatively in the classroom. The guide provides detailed lessons that meet a wide range of language arts and social studies goals, integrate Indigenous perspectives, and make […]

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Congratulations Author Dr. Jennifer Katz

Dr. Jennifer Katz’s book wins the Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award. Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning by Dr. Jennifer Katz has received the 2014 Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award. The award is presented for excellence in publishing in the area of special education. The […]

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Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity

Summer Institute on Aboriginal Education for Early and Middle Years Classrooms Focusing on the recently published picture book, Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow, this institute will provide participants with a grounding in culturally competent teaching practices related to the accurate and respectful representation of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. Location: University of Winnipeg Date: July 14–18, 2014 […]

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Tales From Big Spirit Event

Highlights From The Tales From Big Spirit Book Launch A special thank you to Monique Woroniak, David Alexander Robertson, Scott Henderson, Andrew Lodwick, and Wai Tien for making the Tales from Big Spirit book launch successful! If you have read David’s graphic novels you know that there are many layers to his storytelling. Combined with […]

Create A Personal Glossary

From the book series Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario Social Studies topics can be rich in new vocabulary. In Jennifer Lawson’s upcoming Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario (HOSS-ON), teachers use vocabulary from the social studies topics of study (e.g., natural resources, landforms, rural), as well as words related to the inquiry model (e.g., ask, predict, […]

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You are invited to join us

Please join McNally Robinson Booksellers, HighWater Press, and author David Alexander Robertson in celebrating TALES FROM BIG SPIRIT hosted by Monique Woroniak TIME: 7 pm, PLACE: McNally Robinson, Grant Park in the Atriuma, Winnipeg, MB The evening will begin with a book chat and Q & A session. A meet and greet reception and book […]

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An Inquiry Activity

TRY IT OUT! POLAR OPPOSITES: AN INQUIRY ACTIVITY FROM THE BOOK The Art of Inquiry by Nancy Lee Cecil and Jeanne Pfeifer Description Polar Opposites is an ideal activity for helping students see characters in texts as three-dimensional. This is done by asking them to assess characters on a variety of traits, using a three-, […]

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