Educators are not always aware of the associations that work for them and the services that they provide. Here we hope to list, describe and provide links to many of these organizations.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
In 2015 over half a million students, representing 28 million 15-year-olds in 72 countries and economies, took the internationally agreed two-hour test. Students were assessed in science, mathematics, reading, collaborative problem solving and financial literacy.
The results of the 2015 assessment were published on 6th December 2016. Click here to see the results.
If you are a passionate educator and you haven't heard of Canadian Education Association (CEA), then introduce yourself. CEA, founded in 1891, is a network of passionate educators advancing ideas for greater student and teacher engagement in public education.
CEA is a thought and action leader and supports governments, school districts, faculties of education and other stakeholders across Canada – networks of ‘thinkers and doers’ in the education research, policy, and practice fields, and outside of education in the not-for-profit and business sectors.
CEA does this by conducting research and spreading useful ideas through its publications, website, workshops, symposia, and social media channels; supporting education systems to be more adaptive to the rapidly changing needs of all learners in an effort to reverse the trends of students ‘tuning out’ of their learning opportunities.
Can you afford not to learn more about CEA? Enlighten yourself! Have questions, call 1-866-803-9549 or 416-591-6300.
The Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA) is the only national association whose sole members include school system leaders in Canada. With about 1000 members from 8 provinces and 3 territories, we promote and support quality education for the success of all students. CASSA strengthens the capacity of school system leaders and influences the directions that impact education and student learning.
Changing the system is a challenge made even more demanding as each Province and Territory has its own established way of providing educational programs and services. Our job is to introduce new ideas and cut through the complexity of Canada's diversity to ensure the students achieve, as they benefit from local initiatives.
As an educator, if you have a well thought out and proven idea to help our students, but do not know how to navigate your way to reach the 'right' people, then maybe we can help, locally or nationally. Do visit our website to learn more about CASSA, and if we fit, please contact us.