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2019 Tax Receipting Deadlines
As we celebrate this season of giving, we thank all our supporters for helping Calgary Board of Education (CBE) students to succeed this year. If you would like to end the year by investing in our students and wish to receive a 2019 tax receipt, please be sure to note our holiday office hours and Continue Reading »
Donate to CBE School Field Trips
Thousands of students in our city miss out on field trips due to circumstances beyond their control, and EducationMatters is committed to ensuring that field trips are accessible to all students regardless of family situation, ability level, or financial need. When you donate to this field trip campaign you are giving students the gift of Continue Reading »
Using Music to Improve Reading and Math Skills in Annie Foote School
Xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels – these are just some of the new additions to the music program at Annie Foote School, but the new instruments are not only making their mark in music class. Annie Foote has a large population of students who are English Language Learners (ELL), and finding opportunities for these students to Continue Reading »
How Robotics Can Develop Skills for the Future
You may be wondering what a robotics program is, or how is it significant to student learning. Robotics is an interdisciplinary brand of science that involves engineering the conception, design and operations of mechanical robots. Sounds like a mouthful, right? Well it is – and students are able to transfer their knowledge in STEM (science, Continue Reading »
Using Monologues and Masks to Spark Mental Health Discussions
Mental health. It is often a difficult subject to broach, compounded by centuries of stigma that still affect the way we view and talk about mental health as a whole. Normalizing the conversation and correcting misinformation and misunderstanding about the topic is the first step towards viewing mental health in the same way we consider Continue Reading »
Changing Student Lives with Music Therapy
Music has the power to transcend communication challenges, elevate mood, and help to build relationships. It has measurable benefits in the general population, but its effects on individuals with cognitive impairments can be life-changing.
Creating Math Excitement: How Tech is Helping
Mathletics! It’s the new online subscription service that donors have made possible at Highwood School for all of its students to help them engage with math concepts, and other students, in new ways.
Generous Scholarship Inspires a Career and a Belief in Others
“As a child I always believed in the kindness of strangers, but with the reality of things going on in my world, I was rudely reminded of how naïve my beliefs were. To be quite honest, I grew up in an environment where people took things. People take and take but rarely give.”
Creating Math Thinking Classrooms
Hesitation. Nervousness. Anxiety. Not exactly the emotions that foster a strong learning environment, but for many students these are unfortunately a first response when presented with new math problems.
New Woodshop Encouraging Students to Attend Class
“When I did not feel like coming to school, I would remember my project and come anyway. It was literally the only reason I got out of bed,” says a woodworking student in the Calgary Board of Education’s Discovering Choices program.