The National Teacher's Challenge: Seven Days in a Struggling School

Prince Rupert’s Roosevelt Park Elementary School recently found itself at the bottom of the list in the Fraser Institute’s ranking of BC elementary schools. In response, principal Steve Riley invites Mark Kelley to take a closer look at his troubled school. In his short tenure, Mark comes up against some tough questions. In a primarily First Nations community with severe ...
  • 2006
  • 00:25:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2006 Teaching Children How to Care

If we want to make the world a better and more peaceful place we need to care about each other. We need to understand the feelings of other people, and why such things as cruelty and bullying are bad. In this News in Review story we’ll look at a program called Roots of Empathy. It teaches children in some Canadian ...
  • 2006
  • 00:11:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2006

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The National Teaching Coding Through Robotics

A team of Harvard engineers has come up with a fun way to get kids hooked on coding. Starting with simple pictograms, students set responses to certain stimuli that determine the movements of a robot named Root. When they become comfortable working with pictures, the program introduces text-based coding. With this tool, even children who don't yet know how to ...
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2016

The National Teens make history as first graduates from small community

Three teenagers have made history as the first graduates from a small community in the Northwest Territories. The students from Ulukhaktok, a hamlet with a population of 400, successfully obtained all their high school credits and will be going on to post-secondary education, thanks in large part to distance learning. CBC News takes a look at how the groundbreaking moment ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

CBC News The educational value of Assassin's Creed

There's educational value within the video game Assassin's Creed, underneath the violence and gore. Assassin's Creed is a video game series developed by Ubisoft Montreal, praised not only by both gamers for its gameplay, but also by teachers for its rich and accurate historical detailing. In fact, the story has so much educational value that the game's developers are adapting ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

News in Review - December 2003 The Gender Gap in Our Schools

In schools across Canada girls are outperforming boys. This has led to shifting enrollment patterns at universities: women now make up more than 50 per cent of students in overall enrollment and in professional programs such as law and medicine. Women are also making huge gains in engineering and the sciences, once almost exclusively male domains. Experts say the reason ...
  • 2003
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2003

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CBC News The Problem with Boys

There's a growing gender gap and it's hitting a critical stage. Young men are the focus of concern because of their underachievement. This program blends cross-country reports and discussions among parents, educators, boy and specialists. Every facet of the issue is explored. Will boys need special education classes? How have their favourite recreational activities affected their outlook? What will they ...
  • 2004
  • 00:40:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Freedom to Speak

A group of inmates at Toronto South Detention Centre are studying Secret Path, Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel about Chanie Wenjack. Chanie was a young Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from residential school in 1966 — simply because he wanted to go home. Many themes in Chanie’s story resonate with these inmates: isolation, identity, fear, anger, the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2017

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: In The Classroom

Gord Downie's Secret Path tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young boy who died trying to get home from residential school in 1966. It's been taught in classrooms across Canada this year. Daisy and Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sisters, visit a school in Toronto where the children have a special surprise for the family.
  • 2017
  • 00:09:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

News in Review - February 2017 The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey

There are big problems in Canada’s remote northern communities keeping kids in school. Many drop out, turning instead to alcohol, drugs or worse. Recently, one school board in northwestern Ontario came up with a solution to get kids engaged. It made hockey a part of the physical education curriculum. Dubbed the “Hockey Academy,” the program is now in three schools ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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