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May 14, 2013 Yukon government passes legislation on movable soccer goals
Legislation allows the Government of Yukon to work with user and stakeholder groups to develop regulations that will apply to movable soccer goals. To read more, click here.
Whitehorse Elementary School teacher Michel Emery has been selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, making him the first teacher in northern Canada to receive the distinction.
The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with technology in and out of the classroom.
“Technology has always had an important place in my practice as a teacher” Emery said. “In the past 15 years in education, I have researched and applied different ways to empower and engage my students using various technologies and applications.”
Emery holds a Master of Education in Information Communication Technology and Learning from the University of Aberdeen and is involved in the Digital Literacy Working Group at Yukon Education.
This summer he will travel to Austin, Texas to join other educators at this year’s Apple Distinguished Educator Institute.
For more information about the Apple Distinguished Educator Award, click here.
The group was nominated for their efforts on various projects throughout the year, most notably for the Ally Day event that they hosted this past Valentine’s Day. The F.H. Collins Gay Straight Alliance is the first Canadian GSA to exist north of 60°.
The group will receive the award while in Toronto attending the Gay Straight Alliance Summit later this month.
Watson Lake Bus Lines Co. Ltd. – also known as Takhini Transport – has been awarded five-year school busing contracts for urban and rural Yukon. To read more, click here.
Grade 3 students at Grey Mountain Primary School connected with Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The students asked him questions about life and work in space. To listen to their conversation, click on the below link.
Minister Kent joined Mrs. Colgan’s Grade 4 class from Whitehorse Elementary School for Education week at the legislature.
École Whitehorse Elementary School will hold a meeting for parents interested in the Late French Immersion Grade 6 program for the next school year. A meeting will be held on Monday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at École Whitehorse Elementary School. For more information please call, 867-667-8083.
The new Yukon WorkFutures website was unveiled to education and labour market stakeholders by Education Minister Scott Kent at the Old Fire Hall today. To read more, click here.
Join Destination ImagiNation for their showcase on Friday, April 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Hidden Valley School. For more information about this event and other Education week events, click here.
Yukon First Nations social studies materials will become part of the required curriculum for all Grade 5 classes beginning in the 2013/14 school year. To read more, click here.
The importance of lifelong learning will be highlighted as the territory celebrates Education Week from April 15 to 19. To read more, click here.
Students will have access to more instructional time and teachers will receive more professional development opportunities as a result of amendments passed in the Yukon Legislative Assembly. To read more, click here.
Golden Horn Elementary School Grade 4 student Maible Matrishon has written, photographed and self-published an e-book based on her experiences living on an island near Bocas del Toro, Panama.To read more, click here.
Yukon Education and the Commission Scolaire Francophone du Yukon (CSFY) have begun preliminary discussions regarding the possibility of building a French First Language high school on the F.H. Collins site, which would be connected to the core facilities of the new school. To read more, click here.
Education Minister Scott Kent tabled An Act to Amend the Education Act in the legislature today. The amendments will increase the number of hours in a school year and allow school council elections to occur in the spring. To read more, click here.
Today the Yukon government tabled legislation on the safe use of moveable soccer goals. To read more, click here.
The Learning From Our Past, Building Our Future Conference will be held on April 18-20, 2013 at Kwänlin Dun Cultural Centre. For more information about registration and session details for this upcoming conference, click here.
The Yukon Education Week 2013 Calendar of Events is now available. To find out more about this year’s events and activities, click here.
Mobile trades training lab will soon be in communities. To read more, click here.
Government of Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6
Phone: (867) 667-5141
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5141
Fax: (867) 393-6339