Young people of Saint John want to be heard, and they appreciate a chance to share views and have a say into the future direction of Saint John.
Youth Vital Signs Saint John in partnership with the Saint John Community Foundation and Telus provide Youth (13-18 year olds) a chance to share ideas about what works well in greater Saint John, and what needs change. Youth Vital Signs Saint John wants the opinions and perspectives of youth to inform the public and private sectors, governments, and youth-serving charitable organizations.
This type of Youth engagement is part of a growing movement, seeks to hear, strengthen, and empower young people. Through this process, Youth Vital Signs Saint John provides a check- in on issues that matter most to youth in Greater Saint John. Youth Vital Signs provides an opportunity for our young people to have a say in the first ever Youth Vital Signs Saint John exercise. So, if you are a young person aged 13-18, who would like to influence change by sharing their experiences and perspectives, expand their understanding of local community issues, and perhaps take action in their school and community, then YouthVital Signs is a great way to kick start this process. On November 26th, High School students in greater Saint John will complete the Youth survey. A special thanks to Mr. Derek O’Brien (Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Anglophone South School District) for supporting this initiative through our local High Schools, and to Mr. Philip Sweezey (Technology Mentor- Anglophone South School District) for facilitating the outstanding youth videos posted to the website.
On Wednesday September 26th The Canadian Red Cross in partnership with Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton, New Brunswick, will be having a live twitter chat about the effects of bullying and strategies to help prevent it. Hosting this event will be Travis Price. Travis is the co- founder of Pink Shirt Day and has recently accepted a job term with the Red Cross. The event will take place at Leo Hayes School in Fredericton but youth will be able to take part throughout Atlantic Canada by simply using the twitter hash tag #redcrossbth and by following @CanRedCrossATL.
Details: Travis will respond to tweets on September 26th from 12:15-1:15 and 3:00-5:00 (Atlantic Time). Youth are encouraged to send both questions and ideas. It is an excellent way for Beyond the Hurt youth facilitators to meet each other on line.
In my current role as Learning Specialist responsible for Technology, Assessment, and Skilled Trades in School District 8, I was asked by the District Education Council to provide an overview of Technology integration across School District 8 during the 2011-2012 school year. I have included a Prezi presentation that our technology team compiled to showcase “ District 8 Technology: A Year in Review”. The presentation highlights student, school, district, and provincial projects and initiatives. Our emphasis continues to be integrating technology more widely in 21st Century schools.
It has been a very exciting year in School District 8 for Technology Integration and its been a highlight of my career to lead such a talented teaching team in our School District. Technology Mentors are first and foremost teachers who bring strong interest in technology and a love for learning to their positions. As a team, we have experience teaching at the elementary, middle and high school levels. We provide support to teachers who are interested in incorporating technology into their pedagogy whether it is in or outside of the classroom. Our team is composed of Elementary Specialist, Mark Bates
, Middle School Specialist, Philip Sweezey @psweeze, and High School Specialist, Tim Lukie @TimLukie.
I hope will enjoy our 2011-2012 ’Year in Review”.
The Write Stuff began in 2011 as a collaboration between several teachers from four high schools in District 8, Saint John, NB. (HVHS)
After reading Penny Kittle’s book Write Beside Them, teachers were inspired to organize a writer’s festival for students as part of a District 8 Professional Learning Team (Professional Development) program. That one-day event morphed into a second workshop and the launch of school district 8′s first ever literary arts magazine, The Write Stuff. Continue reading