Second Annual Innovation in Teaching Day What happens when you invite teachers to share their knowledge around innovative teaching practices with one another? You create the conditions for educators to explore new ideas, engage in new technologies and, most importantly, have a whole lot of fun! On May 4, HRSB’s Technology Integration Lead Team (TILT) hosted the second annual Innovation in Teaching Day at Central Office. More than 160 participants, including 30 teacher presenters, came together to learn about effective and innovative teaching practices. From Spheros to Osmos to Green Screens to exciting apps and ideas, there was something for everyone! Check out this video for a short recap of the day. For more:   4 hrsb schools particpate in Mock Election They may not yet be eligible to vote, but that didn’t stop more than 18,000 Nova Scotian students from casting ballots in the Student Vote program for the 2017 provincial election. The program gives youth who are under voting age an opportunity to engage in the democratic process during an official election. Students learn about government and do their own research on parties, candidates and issues. In HRSB, 49 schools took part. On Student Vote Day, students hold a mock election using the candidates running in their school’s electoral district. Results are then reported to CIVIX and then shared publicly once the official polls close. Elementary, junior high and high schools take part in this real-life teaching opportunity. Here are three local media stories that involve HRSB schools. Bravo to all involved! Global News story on Eastern Passage Education Centre (EPEC) CBC News story on St. Stephen’s Elementary School CTV News story on Millwood High School