I am excited to speak at TEDxManitoba because I want to share with the world that, you only fail if you don't try. -Tara Miller, blind professional photographer and TEDxManitoba 2013 speaker
Come out and PLAY by live streaming TEDxManitoba on June 6, 2013. TEDxManitoba invites MSSTA teachers to share this opportunity. The event is for educators and high school age youth.
WHAT IS TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Learn more at www.ted.com
WHY SHOULD MY SCHOOL LIVESTREAM? TEDxManitoba aims to bring our province’s most engaged and informed thinkers, creators and innovators together in Winnipeg. In hosting some of the world’s most passionate and dedicated speakers, TEDxManitoba hopes to incite both dialogue and action among the live and streaming audience that will spread to every corner of the province and beyond. Live streaming the event brings the dialogue and action into your workplace and classroom opening the door for engaged learning.
WHO IS SPEAKING? TEDXManitoba will feature 14 speakers. Some include: Maclean Thiessen / 1491 / Emeka Nnadi / Nicolas Skytland / Aisha Alfa / Bradley Shende / Carly Schuler / Kal Barteski / Tara Miller / Nusraat Masood / Joseph Ranseth / Sean Garrity / Stephen Sim / Stuart Taylor / Jodie Layne
HOW DO I LIVE STREAM? You will need an internet connection and a computer. Using an LCD projector and a projection screen are optional depending on your resources. Closer to the date, a live stream URL link will be provided for seamless live streaming. Live streaming is available at no cost.
MSSTA teachers and schools who RSVP and live stream will receive a ‘shout out’ from the live venue at MTC Warehouse.
RSVP to me and I will be in further contact with a timeline schedule and more details.
Grade 12 World Issues Web-Based Course
To ALL Grade 12 Teachers; High School Principals
The Grade 12 World Issues Web-Based Course (WBC) is no longer available due to the implementation of the new Grade 12 course, Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability(40S).
Teachers should discontinue the use of any versions of the current World Issues(40S) WBC, as it will not be recognized for reporting or credit-granting purposes after August 31st, 2013.
A new Grade 12 Global Issues WBC is currently in development, with release expected in January 2014. See the WBC development schedule for updates.
Teachers who want to use online delivery in September 2013 to teach Grade 12 Global Issues may request an Online Classroom from the Web-Based Course Request System at http://web4.gov.mb.ca/wbcrequests/, and will have opportunity to add their own course content and activities.
Since 2010 the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology Corporation has been running a Summer Institute for Elementary Teachers. Canadian Geographic Education has partnered with the museum and sent a teacher each year of the program. This year we are happy to once again be sending a member of CG Education to the institute which runs July 16-18 in Ottawa ON. If you are an interested elementary school teacher or principal, please download the additional information and the application form below. In order to be eligible for the CG Education spot you must return your completed application to email@example.com no later than May 30, 2013 (Note: this information is different than listed on the FAQ sheet).
Meals and accommodation are provided by the institute. CG Education will cover registration costs and provide a $300 travel subsidy to the successful participant.
Please invite any students who are 14-18 to submit a 250 - 500 word essay for the Canadian Landmine Foundation's Mark. R. Isfeld essay contest.
2013 Mark R. Isfeld Essay Contest – Deadline: 26 May 2013
MASTER CORPORAL MARK R. ISFELD, CANADIAN MILITARY ENGINEER, WAS KILLED ON JUNE 21, 1994 WHEN THE PERSONNEL CARRIER HE
WAS WALKING IN FRONT OF HIT A LAND MINE. MARK WAS KNOWN FOR THE HAND CROCHETED DOLLS HIS MOTHER MADE FOR HIM TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE
LOCAL CHILDREN. QUOTE, “EVERY MINE I LIFT MEANS SOMEONE DOESN’T DIE.” - Source: The Canadian Forces Veterans Riding Club
The Mark R. Isfeld Essay Contest is named after a heroic young Canadian peacekeeper who worked clearing landmines in war-torn countries. While serving overseas, Master Corporal Isfeld was known for giving local children handmade dolls crocheted by his mother. Tragically, Mark lost his life in a landmine explosion in Croatia in 1994. He sacrificed his life in the pursuit of peace and since his death, people across Canada have continued to make and donate "Izzy" dolls for Canadian soldiers to give to children.
Mark is just one example. Peacemakers exist throughout Canada, in our cities, towns and local communities. You may have peacekeepers living with you in your home. In honour of Mark, the Canadian Landmine Foundation wants YOU to submit an essay and tell us what characterizes a peacemaker?
Why does it matter that we have peacekeepers and peacemakers in our communities? To help you in this process, you can learn about individuals in your community or prominent Canadians that have embodied peacemaking and tell us about them. What have they done to bring about peace to their community, the country and the world? Why do you admire them? You have an opportunity to explore these ideas in your submission for the Mark R. Isfeld Essay Contest.
By doing this, YOU will have an opportunity to learn about positive role models that are dedicated to achieving a better world. Building strong commitments to peace internationally must start with an individual’s dedication to peace at home.
Participants must be 14 - 18 years old to participate.
Essays are limited to between 250 – 500 words.
Please e-mail your submissions to this address (firstname.lastname@example.org ) OR alternatively mail a hard-copy to our office at the address below:
Post: Canadian Landmine Foundation
c/o LCMSDS Wilfrid Laurier University,
266 Marsland Dr.,
ALL SUBMISSIONS must include a cover page with your full name, date of birth, hometown, mailing address, school currently enrolled in, and word count.
The Canadian Landmine Foundation
On May 14th, Canada’s History is holding a free screening of Passchendaele in partnership with REEL Canada. Tim Cook, award-winning author and military historian, will be speak to the participants via Skype about the battle and what it meant for Canada. Teachers are invited to bring their students to watch the film, learn more about Canada’s experience at Passchendaele, and reflect on our national memory as we approach the centennial of the First World War.
To all Grade 10-12 teachers in social studies and debating/public speaking, Please considering sending a team of 2 Gr 10-12 students and an adult counselor to the 55th Model United Nations Assembly sponsored and organized by the Rotary Club of Winnipeg, to be held at the Canadian Mennonite University from 9-11 of May, 2013. High school students, with their counselors, take on global citizenship as they simulate the United Nations Assembly at the event right here in Winnipeg.
We look forward to welcoming a team from your school.
In this 71st Anniversary year of the Commemoration of the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941, the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association is pleased to present the Fourth Edition of our HKVCA Cross Canada Writing Contest.
Our purpose is to foster an awareness of the Battle of Hong Kong for those students studying World War II. Nearly 2000 Canadian soldiers took part in that battle which lasted from December 8th to December 25th, Christmas Day, of 1941. Read More...
Learning for a Sustainable Future
invites teachers & students from the Grade 12 Global Issues:
Citizenship & Sustainability course to participate in...
Canada’s democracy is well respected throughout the world, yet here at home, fewer and fewer young Canadians are voting. Research around youth participation shows that as teachers, you can have a big impact in reversing this trend by educating, informing and engaging the next generation of voters through interactive, hands-on projects. Read More...
Various Canadian athletes are featured throughout the program. Three athletes chosen for this year, share their story about their passion, determination and journey in becoming Olympians. Jennifer Abel (Diving), Mary Spencer (Boxing) and Simon Whitfield (Triathlon) challenge the students to be their best and to adopt and maintain healthy active lifestyles. The major themes for 2012 include: healthy active living, leadership and respect.
Middle years and secondary teachers and administrators are invited to nominate their colleagues for the Global Citizenship Award for Educators. One middle years teacher, one secondary teacher and one administrator will be selected to receive recognition and a prize for their schools.
Hands on Resources for Grades 4, 5, 6, and 10 Inquiry and Research
Fur and Fashion in Canada A Brief History describes fur and fashion from the time of the fur trade to the present day. Read More...
Manitoba Social Science Teachers' Association
Social science is the study of people in relation to each other and to the world in which they live.
In Manitoba, social science comprises of the disciplines of history and geography, draws upon the social sciences, and integrates relevant content from the humanities. As a study of human beings in their physical, social, and cultural environments, social studies examines the past and present, and looks toward the future.
Social studies helps students acquire the skills, knowledge, and values necessary to become active democratic citizens and contributing members of their communities: locally, nationally, and globally.
Please check our Resources Link for further information