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The Learning Partnership - Come Learn About the Free Programs Available to You

Facilitator(s): Don Blackwell
Date:November 26, 2019
Time:4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 20-TI-250

Target Audience

Teachers (Grades K to 12)

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators; Instructional/ Learning Coaches; District Leaders/Consultants

About this learning opportunity

This one hour webinar will introduce your to the various programs offered by The Learning Partnership. Learn how you can sign up for their programs and access training and in class support.

The Learning Partnership is a Canadian charity that prepares students to thrive in a diverse, connected and changing world.  The Learning Partnership delivers innovation education programs to students in public schools across Canada. Their experiential programs complement provincial curricula and are designed to support the development of the six global competencies. Programs are available to public schools across Canada in English and French.

Overview of their programs

Welcome to Kindergarten (Pre K)
Bringing together families, school and community agencies to support children for a successful transition to school. Strategies and resources are shared at local orientation sessions to encourage early learning through play-based activities at home.

Entrepreneurial Adventure (K-12)
With the support of a volunteer business mentor, students work in teams to create an inspiring venture and take it to market. Students sell their creations at an Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase, donating profits to a charity of their choice.

Coding Trek (Gr. 1-3)
Students are introduced to coding by helping a character named Tulip through a series of challenges. Teachers are provided with comprehensive resources to engage students with coding concepts, numeracy, language, social studies and science.

Coding Quest (Gr. 4-6)
Students are challenged to build an educational game following an engineering design process using block-based coding. Building computational thinking skills and core global competencies along the way, students present at a concluding Coding Quest Arcade.

Turning Points (Gr. 6-12)
Developing character through self-reflection, students write a personal narrative about an important event in their lives and its impact on their development. Submissions are adjudicated and winning essays are published in an annual student anthology.

I3 - Investigate! Invent! Innovate! (Gr. 7-8)
A science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) based program that inspires students to examine the world around them, identify a problem or challenge and develop a prototype to solve it. Students pitch their inventions at a culminating I3 Invention Convention.

Take Our Kids to Work Day (Gr. 9)
Canada’s most recognized career exploration event, where students spend one day shadowing a professional at their place of work. The Learning Partnership supports schools and workplaces to ensure students have a highly engaging experience.

This session addresses the TQS competency #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Don Blackwell - Program Manager for the Learning Partnership - Coding Quest, Coding Trek, Entrepreneurial Adventures


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