Call for applications Ken Spencer 2018

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 Ken Spencer Award

Shine a national spotlight on how you’ve sparked learning inside and outside of your classroom.

Has your learning program made a positive impact on previously disengaged and disadvantaged students so that they connect with local and global cultural and environmental issues to develop a strong sense of ownership in their learning?

For ten years, the Ken Spencer Award has discovered and profiled courageous classroom innovators who have made learning relevant and exciting by providing students with the autonomy and flexibility to think critically and solve real-world problems.

Seven cash awards totalling $15,000 are available to be won for your school.

Check out our award-winning programs from last year for inspiration and apply today!


This could be your year to receive the recognition and validation that you and your colleagues deserve to honour your courage and perseverance.

Winning entries will be profiled nationally – to encourage peer-to-peer learning – in Education Canada Magazine (articles, Podcast interviews and opinion pieces). For ten years, we’ve seen the lasting positive impact that this award can bring to educators and their schools.

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2017 Ken Spencer Award ceremony for Wexford Public School’s Deaf/Hard of Hearing Co-Enrollment Program, Toronto District School Board, Toronto, Ont.

The deadline to submit your Stage 1 online application form – which will include a summary of your program in 250 words or less – is 5pm (Pacific Time) November 5, 2018.

For details on how you can apply, please visit:

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