The Canadian Education Association (CEA) is proud to launch www.standingintheway.ca – a website to help drive conversations about what’s standing in the way of change in education.
Developed with financial support from State Farm Canada and in collaboration with TakingITGlobal, www.standingintheway.ca complements four CEA Regional Workshops that have so far convened hundreds of educators in Fredericton, Winnipeg, St. Catharines, and Vancouver (and a fifth French language workshop will take place in August in Montreal) to identify the barriers that prevent change from taking hold in their provincial education systems. This website also includes four key questions to answer in the discussion threads and a detailed Discussion Guide to help educators navigate these challenging conversations and a contest to spur the involvement of teachers and students in this pan-Canadian conversation.
“We now have a digital thread that can connect the entire spectrum of public education in answering this provocative question in classrooms, staff rooms, and boardrooms across Canada,” says CEA President and CEO Ron Canuel. “This is the perfect year-end reflective conversation to have between teachers and students, teachers and principals, along with trustees, superintendents, and parents.”