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 […]

Foundational Training at The Technology University of Uruguay

Last week, Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) visited The Technology University of Uruguay (UTEC), a young university focused on technology and innovation, to host a three-day training program. The university faces challenges in finding teachers willing to live in rural communities within the provinces and finding that those teachers who are willing may not have enough […]

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 […]

ICSEI Underscores the Importance of Context, Community, and Capital

Several members of the CSC team attended the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) in Ottawa this week. We were ecstatic about the opportunity to share stories of the work we’ve been doing in Peru, and eager to hear about school improvement initiatives from other communities and countries.   On the ground, we […]

Working With Teacher Coaches at Innova Schools

I was one of the members of the CSC team who worked with Innova Schools on their Teacher Coaching project this year. After this experience, I can say without hesitation that the candidates chosen by Innova Schools to participate in the training were highly-committed, lifelong learners who embraced the opportunity to learn about coaching skills. […]

5 Innovative Ways to Build Positive Classroom Culture

From teaching three years in a public primary school and the previous two years in a private middle school, I’ve gotten the chance to spend time in two very different classroom environments.  I noticed that the main thing that really affected my students’ ability to connect not only with class content – but with each other and […]