Minister of Education David Eggen has invited our students to consider an exciting opportunity:
Student voice is important for our education system, and I am proud of how the members of this year’s Minister’s Youth Council are sharing their education experiences and making their voices heard.
I am excited to announce recruitment for the 2018/19 Minister’s Youth Council. We are looking for approximately 32 junior and senior high school students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all regions of Alberta. Of those 32, we will be accepting up to eight returning council members and at least 24 new members. The council will continue to give students the opportunity to build their leadership skills at the provincial level, make an impact on education and leave a legacy that will last well into the future.
Students can apply directly to Alberta Education before March 30, 2018. For more information, I invite you to visit our website at education.alberta.ca/myc.
I look forward to working with students and ministry staff to promote promising practices in how students and adults can co-create collaborative, working relationships that help to shape the education system, and ultimately prepare Albertans for success.
cc: Superintendents of Public, Separate, Francophone and Charter Schools Boards
Executive Directors of Stakeholder Associations
First Nations Education Directors
Communications Contacts at School Divisions
Have you checked out our Winter and Spring events list? Register promptly to ensure your spot!
Here's what's coming up:
Red Deer County, Friday, 23 Feb, 2018
Have you wanted to make a knife but didn't know where to begin? This intensive workshop series, held over 4 weeks, will give you the opportunity to not only learn these skills but to put them into practice, designing and making a hand-crafted hunting knife of your own.
Event Date: Friday, 23 Feb, 2018 Event End Date: Friday, 16 Mar, 2018
Are you feeling the need to get up and move? Our ballroom dance workshops are a great place to have fun while learning the basics of ballroom dancing.
Event Date: Saturday, 24 Feb, 2018
Event Date: Saturday, 10 Mar, 2018
Trailhead Climbing & Fitness33 McKenzie Cres, Red Deer County, AB
Event Date: Friday, 20 Apr, 2018
Event Date: Saturday, 21 Apr, 2018
Sign up now for the Spring Term of our Socratic Dialogue Online Program.
Registration closes Friday, January 19 at 5pm.
Classes start the week of February 6.
WISDOM’s online program can be considered a classical program in two senses of the word. The majority of the readings are original classics, whether in Literature, Mathematics, Science, Philosophy, or Theology. The method of learning in most of the online courses is through Socratic dialogue, which means that the students are expected to use their minds in defending their ideas, and challenging one another’s grasp of the book and of the truths contained within it. This method strengthens the students’ memory, and begins to accustom them to using correct grammar, logical thinking, and persuasive speaking, which are the first three liberal arts.
Click here to learn more about WISDOM's Socratic Dialogue Online Program.