School Absences – How many are too many?

Project Lead, Attendance Innovation Campaign - Attending school on a regular basis is important for the positive development of academic, language, social, and work-related skills in children. Schools offer a structured setting for academic development, language rich...

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21C’ing Our Way Forward

21st C Learning Specialists - If you haven’t worked directly with one of the 21st Century Learning Specialists in the last few years, there’s a reasonable chance that you might not know who we are or what we do.  In fact, the most common question asked of us is...

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Who’s Telling Your Story?

Assistant Principal, Prairie Waters Elementary - I strongly believe that if you aren’t talking about your school, someone else will. George Couros, author of The Innovator’s Mindset says, “For too long, the narrative of education has been shared mostly by people...

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Keeping the Public in Public Education

Superintendent of Schools - This past week I was part of our first Board of Trustees meeting for the 2016/17 school year. Although it was my first board meeting with RVS, it was not unlike, and actually quite similar, to board meetings in my past life as a Supt in BC....

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Ready to Roll Up Our Sleeves for Literacy!

Literacy Specialists - “Literacy skills are required by everyone in every situation – life wide and throughout our lives – life long. “ (Government of Alberta, Living Literacy, p.6) RVS' Literacy Specialist Team #rvslit With seventy-one years of combined RVS...

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Professional Learning Matters!

Superintendent of Schools - This past week I was able to attend a number of professional learning opportunities for our staff. It was a great chance for me to meet people, while listening in on the wide variety of professional conversations. We model and value...

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