Case Studies

We aspire to continue to put the most up-to-date knowledge and well-recorded case studies  into the hands of educators across Canada. These tools and resources give educators the ability to prepare students for our complex and changing world.


ABORIGINAL EDUCATION

Aboriginal community offered the gift of language and culture.
Dan Summers, Principal of Deninu School, Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories and a 2012 Canada's Outstanding Principals award winner, describes the great steps the Deninu School and its district have taken to help strengthen the pride in the Chipewyan language. Full story…

First Nations Students Working and Traveling Outside of their Community.
Deh Gah Elementary & Secondary School, Dehcho Divisional Education Council are based in an isolated community. The school offers students work placements and program opportunities outside of the province. Full Story...
 

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

Finland leads the way in vocational education.
Vocational education had a bad reputation in Finland 20 years ago. Today, Finland is one of several European countries providing the option for 16-year-olds to choose technical and vocational studies rather than to continue academic learning in high school and purse liberal arts degrees. Full Story…

Students in Alberta Start Learning Trades in High School.
Bishop Grandin High School, Calgary Catholic School District offers the Registered Apprenticeship Program to students who are interested in being a trade apprentice while they are still at school. Full Story...
 

CURRICULUM MODELS

South Grenville District High School will be offering an Interdisciplinary Education for All (IDEA) for their Grade 9 students
South Grenville District High School (SGDHS) is a grades 7-12 school with 700 Students. SGDHS is located in the small town of Prescott located approximately 100km south of Ottawa. They are launching for their grade nine students in September 2014 the IDEA Project, Interdisciplinary Education for All. Full Story…

Hamilton- Wentworth District School Board are considering the return of the one- room classroom
The one room classroom is where students from different ages and grades learn in the same classroom. The class is taught by a teacher or two instructors.The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is considering the return of the one room classroom. Schools in Hamilton have been challenged to rethink the traditional way students learn. Full Story…

Does year-round schooling improve student success?
 In a Globe and Mail article, Joan Hamilton, Principal of Roberta Bondar Public School in Brampton, Ontario, and a 2013 Canada's Outstanding Principals award winner, describes her experiences and results of a longitudinal, study of Kindergarten to Grade 8 students who attend a year-round school. Full Story…


SCHOOL-TO-WORK TRANSITIONS

How Can Canada Help the Unemployed? Focus on Colleges In The Learning Partnership's nationwide It’s My Future project, we found that 56.5% of students who were surveyed planned on attending university, but only 8.4% planned on attending college, despite college programs being closely linked to the economy and labour market needs. Linda Franklin’s article, How Can Canada Help the Unemployed? Focus on Colleges helps to highlight the important role that colleges play in helping to address the growing issues of youth unemployment and underemployment. ​Full Story...

An Atlantic business-education partnership helping students from vulnerable communities!  The Partners Assisting Local Schools (P.A.L.S.) program provides mentors to at-risk students. Over the past 13 years, students havereceived extra help with reading, writing and math, and the program has had a huge impact on students from vulnerable communities. Full Story…

Prince Edward Island: Transitions Program - An innovative career education opportunity.
In its first year, 16 students were enrolled, and since then it has grown to more than 80 students annually. This Ttransitions Pprogram helps disengaged students by offering learning alternatives. It works to build confidence and prepare students properly for a smooth transition to post-secondary life. Full Story…

High School Students at Charlottetown Rural Participate in College Courses.
Susan Willis, one of The Learning Partnership’s Canada’s Outstanding Principals award winners describes how Charlottetown Rural High School, PEI is offering a school-to-work transition program in partnership with Holland College. Full Story...

Career Planning Starts in Grade 8 at David Thompson Secondary School.
David Thompson Secondary, Vancouver (district 39) gives students the opportunity to start thinking about careers from Grade 8 by offering a career day. At Grades 11 and 12 students take a career preparation course. Full Story...
 

TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM

Calgary Board of Education: Creating technology hubs for student success.
The Calgary Board of Education has created a unique model for offering technical and vocational training in applied fields of study. Working with industry experts, students access industry standard learning opportunities that offer work experience and lead to recognized post-secondary and industry credentials. Full Story…
 

RESOURCES

EcoKids are offering exciting games and fun activities for students and teachers!
The Central Office - Student Success, Simcoe County District School Board are re-engaging students who are at-risk of not graduating through special programs and working in partnerships to support skill development. Full Story...
 

RE-ENGAGEMENT COURSES

Successful Programs Prevent Students from Dropping out of high school.
The Central Office - Student Success, Simcoe County District School Board are re-engaging students who are at-risk of not graduating through special programs and working in partnerships to support skill development. Full Story...
 
For more information on Innovative Practices contact:

Gerry Connelly
Special Advisor, Education Policy
416 440 5125 
gconnelly@thelearningpartnership.ca