ERIC Number: ED456965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Bright Lights: Stories of Success and Excellence from BC Elementary Schools.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
This document profiles 16 elementary schools in British Columbia that are creating excitement about learning through innovative and creative practices. The schools and their activities are: Westwood Elementary School (Port Coquitlam)--a 1-day "mini-conference" to show students how math is relevant in daily life; Henderson Elementary School (Powell River)--emphasis on fine arts in the school and community; Central Elementary (Chilliwack)--a sixth-grade newspaper published and distributed to the community; Uplands Elementary School (Penticton)--integration of a disabled student's companion dog into the classroom; John Maclure Community School (Abbotsford)--planting 10 percent of the school grounds with native trees and plants; John A. Hutton Elementary (Grand Forks)--student activities and Web site based on a retired teacher's travels around North and South America; Dr. D. A. Perley Elementary School (Grand Forks)--Internet literacy and participation in the Canadian Heritage Interactive Journey; McGowan Park Elementary School (Kamloops)--sign language club and a "signing choir"; Twin Rivers Elementary School (Castlegar)--Russian immersion kindergarten and schoolwide bilingual program; R. L. Angus Elementary (Fort Nelson)--award-winning Web site; Craigflower Elementary (Victoria)--technology-based tutoring program for First Nations students; Cordova Bay Elementary (Saanich)--a walking "school bus" that "picks up" students walking to school for fitness and safety; Cedar Drive Elementary (Coquitlam)--energy conservation practices highlighted in a national documentary; West Vernon Elementary School--communication and conflict resolution training to address bullying; Tuc-el-Nuit Elementary School (Oliver)--volunteer tutoring of struggling readers; and Riverview Elementary (Quesnel)--award-winning principal who led school and community as they rebuilt after a school fire. (Contains photographs.) (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Profiles, School Activities
For full text: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/brightlights.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada