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ASCA is committed to provide parents with resources relating to education.

This section references books, articles, blogs, examples of engagement and links of interest to parents in public education.

Please note: this does not imply endorsement by ASCA, or any connection to content and/or accuracy of information. 

If you are interested in posting information in this section, please contact jolainek@albertaschoolcouncils.ca

 

 

 

 

SOS Children’s Safety Magazine is proud to be recognized as a viable resource for educating youth on social issues such as bullying, addiction, internet safety, eating disorders, self esteem, peer pressure, teen violence, suicide, teen pregnancy and mental health in Canada. Our publication was founded in 2002 and has grown substantially over the last 12 years in readership, now exceeding over 500,000. By providing state of the art online interactive design, and up to date relevant content, our magazine has attracted a captivated audience across the nation. Last year in 2013 we successfully published over a quarter million copies of the publication and received honorable mention from the country’s top political leaders, law enforcement agencies, and educational faculties.

 

march of justice - corporate involvement

 

It is this level of reputable awareness that has enabled us to go above and beyond the boundaries of our pages. By opening new online interactive doors, for overcoming challenging issues faced by teens, we have become recognized as leaders in our industry. Our school counselling presentations, in partnership with Saffron Centre and our excellence scholarship are impacting lives every day. SOS Magazine has not only created a vehicle for youth to source out answers and solutions, but also given financial support to further their post secondary education.

 

This is a company where we truly are “Keeping Communities Safe One Child at a Time.”

 

 

 


 

 

CAREERS Summer Programs 2016

CAREERS: The Next Generation offers a variety of programs for students to explore their career options. From programs leading to apprenticeship to...
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Canoe Kids

 

Canoe Kids January 2016 is the premier issue of Canoe Kids' publication designed as a family book for kids of all ages. The mandate for the full-colour book is Exploring Indigenous Cultures through Authentic Indigenous Voices. The first issue is devoted to an understanding the First Nations of Manitoulin Island.

Books available from

GoodMinds.com specializes in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Books with over 3,000 titles available including picture books, non fiction, secondary, French, languages, art and more.

 


 

Rick Hansen Foundation

Rick Hansen School Program ACCESSIBLE PLAY SPACES

For children play is learning. Active play is important for all children including those with disabilities. Studies have found that children with disabilities are excluded from play significantly more often and are at higher risk of social isolation.  Inclusive play spaces offer the opportunity for all children to play with benefits for everyone.

 

There are some key challenges, including design, planning and funding. Fortunately, there are some good resources available for groups who are committed to building inclusive play spaces. The Rick Hansen Foundation recently updated its Accessible Playgrounds webpages, which provide groups with many useful resources. It includes a step by step guide to planning and fundraising for an inclusive playground.

If your group is interested in building inclusive play spaces, you can access this practical toolkit at http://www.rickhansen.com/Our-Work/School-Program/Accessible-Play-Spaces. We wish you every success in creating play spaces that benefit all children and the broader community.

 


 

 

Dr. Debbie Pushor (Keynote Speaker at the 2015 School Councils Conference) has published a new book of interest to parents and educators:

Living as Mapmakers
Charting a Course with Children Guided by Parent Knowledge

Download book information flyer here

 


 

University of Alberta Research Project "Parents' Perceptions on Elementary Mathematics"

Do you have a child in Grade 1 - 6? Does your child attend school in or near Edmonton and the surrounding rural areas? Would you like to share your thoughts about your child’s math experiences or learning? 

 

If you answered “yes” to these questions, Drs. Janelle McFeetors and Lynn McGarvey would love to hear from you! 

Please fill out a form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PPProject  or contact janelle.mcfeetors@ualberta.ca 

 Oct 2015

 


 

 

TELUS WISE (Wise Internet and Smartphone Education) is a program that is free of charge to all Canadians.  Book your TELUS WISE parent session, TELUS WISE footprint session for elementary students or TELUS WISE in control session for high school students today by contacting us at wise@telus.com . Follow us on Twitter at #TELUSWISE.

 

 Oct 2015


 

http://voilalearning.com/en/

Voila Learning Online Resources for French

 

 

 

Voilà is a not-for-profit organization that unites hundreds of members, teachers, educators and school principals with a common goal: to encourage students in their acquisition of the French language, and to help parents meet the needs of their children studying in a French program.

 


  

Young Writers Camps

YouthWrite: A Camp for Kids Who Love to Write... Just About Anything!©

YouthWrite is an inclusive, multi-disciplinary writing camp that offers young writers the chance to work with superbly talented instructors from many facets of the performing, visual, musical, dance, film, and written arts.

 


Media Smarts

Canada's Centre for Digital and Media Literacy

Research Reports: 

Parenting the Digital Generation

Young Canadians in a Wired World             


 

People for Education

An independent organization working to support public education in Ontario's English, French and Catholic Schools

Visit their website for research and resources including:

Parent Involvement Committee Report  

Parent Involvement Toolkit


Get Money from the Government for Your Child's Education


New release of Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, by Indigenous Education Press (IEP). The book is distributed by GoodMinds.com.      

 

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