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Palliser Beyond Borders Earns International Award

Palliser Beyond Borders Earns International Award

Palliser Beyond Borders was selected as winner for these two Blackboard Catalyst Awards which recognise educators and administrators who are passionate about using technology in education and collaborating on best practices. 

Professional Development: This award recognizes those who use Blackboard programs to support and enhance their faculty and staff’s professional development.

Palliser Beyond Borders, Alberta, Canada: All staff members

As the online teaching and learning community of Palliser Regional Schools, Palliser Beyond Borders has created a powerful professional learning model that incorporates on-boarding, mentorship, professional learning communities, and weekly collaborative training that focuses on student completion and achievement. Quality professional development has led to genuine student success. Over the last three years, Palliser Beyond Borders has grown from 27 to over 680 current students, with an overall high school student completion rate improving vastly in that time frame, from 65% to 97%.

Student Success: This award recognizes individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes.

Palliser Beyond Borders, Alberta, Canada: All staff members

Palliser Beyond Borders, the online teaching and learning community of Palliser Regional Schools, is leading the way in education across Alberta and Western Canada, combining exemplary leadership, collaboration and lifelong learning practices to fuel student success. Hand in hand with quality professional development is their ability to inspire students. With consistent course design, an 8-pronged communication plan between students and teachers, teacher training and improved operational systems, Palliser Beyond Borders boasts a high school student completion rate that improved from 65% to 97% in just three years. They've recently gone global with students in Hong Kong, Nigeria and China, and are the model for the complete learning environment.

 

 

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I saw online learning as a way for students to access a full range of options and opportunities regardless of where they lived.

Colleen Dietz, Board Chair,

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