Education Week 2023 will take place during the week April 16 – 22, 2023. This year’s theme is: Active Learning = EngagementSchool communities promote active learning in many ways, from outdoor and land-based learning to experiential/hands-on classroom opportunities. They find ways to address the needs of learners they support which results in authentic learning, movement, and improved well-being outcomes.

Le thème de cette année est le suivant: Apprentissage actif = motivation. Les communautés scolaires utilisent de nombreuses approches différentes pour favoriser un apprentissage actif : activités en plein air, apprentissage axé sur le territoire, activités d’apprentissage par l’expérience, travaux pratiques en salle de classe, etc. Elles trouvent différentes manières de répondre aux besoins des apprenants auxquels elles apportent leur soutien, avec pour effet que ceux-ci vivent un apprentissage authentique, apprennent à bouger et obtiennent de meilleurs résultats sur le plan de leur bienêtre.

Education Week 2023 provides a special opportunity for the education community to acknowledge educators, school support staff and partners for their outstanding work relative to the Education Week theme. Expanded categories of award recipients now include PSAANS members, early childhood educators and student school support staff, Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian educators and student support staff, APSEA teachers and staff, along with NSTU public school members.

An award ceremony recognizing the work of teachers, support staff, administrators and pre-primary Early Childhood Educators and public education partners is scheduled to take place on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bella Rose Arts Centre in Halifax West High School.

A LIVE Stream of the event

Education Week is a collaborative effort among public education stakeholders in Nova Scotia. Public relations/communication staff from the NSTU, and EECD, the executive director of the Fédération des parents acadiens de la Nouvelle-Écosse , along with representatives from the Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, Council on African Canadian Education, Council of Mi’kmaq Education, and Public School Administrators Association of Nova Scotia (PSAANS) comprise the committee. The chair of the committee rotates between the partners. This year, PSAANS’ executive director Tim Simony is chairing the 2022-2023 committee.

Teachers Plus Credit Union is the proud sponsor of Education Week 2023.

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Here is a list of this year’s winners. English / French