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Take Up the Minister’s Challenge and Participate in the Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is an opportunity during the week of December 7 to join with people all over the world to participate in computer science activities.  Your minimum time commitment to participate is only one hour that week. 
These activities support many curricular connections but also promote problem solving, critical thinking, and logic. You are invited to  provide this experience to your students from P to 12 in any subject area. 
It is easy to get involved. Go to the http://hourofcode.com/ca and explore the options and the wide range of on-line tutorials available to use. Everything you need is on the site and it is easy to get involved in this worldwide event. And best yet, no experience is needed.
To get your class or school involved register on the Hour of Code site for Canada and choose some of the activities from the site or create your own. Students can work individually or collaboratively in groups or teams. Teachers can participate along with their students. Only registered classes are eligible for prizes. Last year over 60,000 registered students participated in N.S. and this year your students can take part too.
To see what this looked like in Nova Scotia classrooms last year, view the international award winning video produced by the Learning Resources and Technology Services Division at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  https://hourofcode.com/ca/promote/country-resources
All over the world students and teachers are registering. Be a part of this exciting learning experience for both you and your students.
Get Involved!  Go to http://hourofcode.com/ca
We support the hour of code and invite you to participate too!

Aboriginal Arts & Stories Competition

This year's deadline is March 31, 2016. The contest is open to Canadians of Aboriginal ancestry (Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Metis) between the ages of 14-29.

New this year: our competition is open to emerging writers and artists between the ages of 11-13!

Create a writing or art piece that explores a moment or theme in Aboriginal history or culture.

A 200-400 word Artist’s or Author’s Statement that explains how your piece reflects or interprets the moment or theme you selected must accompany your entry into the Aboriginal Arts & Stories competition.

You may enter online with your desktop computer, or by e-mail, mail or fax.

Mi'kmaq Immersion


Black & Grey - Goodbye Misery

Nadaca Workshop Videos:

Gum in My Hair: How to Cope with Bullying

How to Say No and Really Mean It

The Red Road Project:

Devon Paul - What Would You Do?

Click here for the song & lyrics!

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Last Updated: November 26, 2015.