First Hand Impressions of Education in Nunavut

Recently, Deirdre Kinsella Biss and I had an opportunity to speak at the Nunavut Teachers’ Conference sponsored by the Nunavut Teachers’ Association. It was a great chance to gain some perspective on the successes and challenges of providing quality education in Nunavut. We knew from prior reading that the evolution of Nunavut’s education system is […]

Unselfish Scaling

The spread of “innovative ideas” and best practices has posed a challenge for all school systems, no matter where they are located in the world. When innovative ideas and best practices take hold and permeate a school system, school improvement and system coherence grow, ultimately impacting student learning and achievement. The 2018 ICSEI Conference held […]

The 5 Hallmarks of Effective Teacher Professional Development

Ministries of Education, University Faculties of Education, Schools, take note: more than half of teachers felt they needed professional development to be more effective, according to the OECD TALIS results from Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments. While this may not seem surprising, the hardest issues to grapple with relate to actually improving teacher practice. […]

Success Story: Wikwemikong Board of Education

Curriculum Services Canada recently completed a teacher leadership program with a coach-in-residence approach with the Wikwemikong Board of Education. To learn about our experience working with them in support of their teaching staff and students, click here. “Teacher leadership development in adolescent literacy is critical to influencing quality instruction for students of the 21st century. Student […]

The Children Cannot Wait: A Conversation with Dr. Avis Glaze and Amy Coupal

Curriculum Services Canada’s International Advisor, Dr. Avis Glaze, is a woman on a mission – a mission of equity of outcomes for all students. Her passion was evident even as a young girl in Jamaica, where she was driven to teach others to read. She quickly rose through the ranks of education leadership, becoming the […]

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ DayAt Curriculum Services Canada, our primary goal is to support the development of teachers and resources around the world. We know that great teachers are great leaders, and they must be valued as essential contributors and decision-makers. So we figured, what better way of launching our blog than by celebrating World Teachers’ Day? […]