Issue # 17 | June 2015

In this issue

All eyes on Ottawa as delegates of Education International World Congress “Unite for Quality Education”

CTF President Dianne Woloschuk examines the issues that will be addressed at the Education International World Congress which will take place for the first time in Canada this July. [+]

Character education and social justice > Standardized Tests

Secretary General Cassandra Hallett explores the ways in which character education can help students develop into more well-rounded, socially conscious people; better than any standardized test could. [+]

Introducing the newly created CTF Services to the profession

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation has branched out to include a new Services to the Profession. Get up to date on all of the department’s projects including Imagineaction and Project Overseas. [+]

French-language schools: Growing pains?

Director of Francophone Services Ronald Boudreau discusses the tools needed to encourage French language education in minority settings, in order to keep language learning alive across the country. [+]

How can the teacher voice be heard in the 2015 federal election?

Child poverty and child and youth mental health were noted as the two top priorities for teacher advocacy in the upcoming federal election by over 5,000 teachers in a CTF survey. How can teachers engage in a dialogue with federal election candidates on these issues? [+]

CTF and MediaSmarts survey on networked technologies in the classroom

A recent K-12 survey on the usage of networked technologies has found that teachers use technology to support learning in a myriad of ways, from group work to lesson support. Get the highlights of the survey here. [+]

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