This fall, Toronto Star’s Newspapers in Education (NIE) program Classroom Connection will launch two educational resources to schools across Canada.
The Star’s NIE division, led by Nadine Chevolleau, has partnered with Samsung Canada to produce a new teaching resource titled: USE the NEWS to Explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The resource will be distributed to over 30,000 students across Canada.
“There is no better way to bring relevant STEM issues into the classroom than through current events,” said Chevolleau. The news is full of STEM-related stories about issues we face in Canada and in the world ranging from economic issues to environmental issues and issues of ethics and responsibility. The resource incorporates stories from the newspaper that are either directly or indirectly linked to a STEM subject.
The second program is a financial literacy resource sponsored by TD Bank. The program – titled: Your Money Matters! – lets students look at ways to manage the money in their lives. It looks at some of the financial choices that are available to them and examines the rewards and consequences of their financial decisions.
Similar to the STEM program, the newspaper offers a wealth of information related to financial literacy and is a great resource for teachers and students to utilize. This program will launch during Financial Literacy Month in November.
Both programs are available free to schools across the country.