Kurt Heinrich Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/2802 en Killarney is Becoming the Silicon Valley of the VSB http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/killarney-becoming-silicon-valley-vsb It’s December 11 and clusters of students are hunched over their computers in one of Killarney Secondary’s computer labs working on a coding assignment.&nbsp;They’re part of the school’s Programming...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/killarney-becoming-silicon-valley-vsb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/killarney-becoming-silicon-valley-vsb#comments Education Hour of Code Killarney Secondary Programming Silicon Valley of the VSB Vancouver School District VSB Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:38:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 20504 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Top 10 photos from Vancouver public schools in 2014 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/champlain-heights/top-10-photos-vancouver-public-schools-2014 Each year the countless events happen around the Vancouver school district. Below are a few of the top pictures of activities taking place in schools in 2014. You can explore more photos by clicking...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/champlain-heights/top-10-photos-vancouver-public-schools-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/tags/champlain-heights/top-10-photos-vancouver-public-schools-2014#comments Champlain Heights Douglas Elsie Roy John Oliver Lord photos Tillicum Vancouver School Board Vancouver schools VSB Thu, 08 Jan 2015 03:20:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 20451 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Van Tech Volleyball Team Hasn't Lost a Game in Three Seasons http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/van-tech-volleyball-team-hasnt-lost-game-three-seasons Lewis Chifan is the coach of Van Tech’s Grade 10 girls volleyball team that for the past three seasons hasn’t lost a game in their Vancouver city league. Not a regular season game, a playoff match or...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/van-tech-volleyball-team-hasnt-lost-game-three-seasons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/van-tech-volleyball-team-hasnt-lost-game-three-seasons#comments Education Sports Van Tech Vancouver School Board volleyball VSB Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:00:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 20345 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Making Math a Hands-on Experience: Building Model Cranes at Templeton STEM Program http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/making-math-hands-experience-building-model-cranes-templeton-stem-program As a part of the Templeton Secondary School’s STEM Program, Grade 11 and 12 students recently designed, drafted, built and tested load-bearing model cranes. Looking not unlike a steampunk skyline,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/making-math-hands-experience-building-model-cranes-templeton-stem-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/making-math-hands-experience-building-model-cranes-templeton-stem-program#comments Education Math STEM Templeton Secondary Vancouver School Board VSB Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 20242 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Point Grey Mini Teacher Awarded Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/point-grey-mini-teacher-awarded-prime-minister-s-award-teaching Award winning teacher John Procyk with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/point-grey-mini-teacher-awarded-prime-minister-s-award-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/point-grey-mini-teacher-awarded-prime-minister-s-award-teaching#comments Education Point Grey Mini Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Vancouver School Board VSB Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:12:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 19982 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Strachan Hartley Legacy Run prepare to raise thousands for youth empowerment programs http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/strachan-hartley-legacy-run-prepare-raise-thousands-youth-empowerment-programs The 2014 Strachan Hartley Legacy Run 5k/10k is coming up quickly and organizers are hoping to get the word out to Vancouver schools to get signed up. The run is organized by the Strachan Hartley...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/strachan-hartley-legacy-run-prepare-raise-thousands-youth-empowerment-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/strachan-hartley-legacy-run-prepare-raise-thousands-youth-empowerment-programs#comments Education Outdoors Strachan Hartley Streetfront Take a Hike Vancouver School Board VSB Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:28:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 19655 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Hastings adult ed grad transforms her life http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/hastings-adult-ed-grad-transforms-her-life Alexandra Brekkaas never thought she would graduate from secondary school. When she was living on the streets dealing with alcohol and drug addiction issues after dropping out of school at Grade 12,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/hastings-adult-ed-grad-transforms-her-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/hastings-adult-ed-grad-transforms-her-life#comments Education Adult Education Graduation Hastings Adult Ed Overcoming Challenges Vancouver School Board VSB Wed, 04 Jun 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 19015 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Elsie Roy classroom overtaken by student business people http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/elsie-roy-classroom-overtaken-student-business-people Elsie Roy was doing brisk business this May as students jammed into one of the school’s Grade 4-5 classrooms to partake on the Young Entrepreneurs Sale. 30 vendors packed the little classroom selling...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/elsie-roy-classroom-overtaken-student-business-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/elsie-roy-classroom-overtaken-student-business-people#comments Education Elementary Business Education Elsie Roy students Vancouver School Board Vancouver schools VSB Wed, 28 May 2014 23:49:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18963 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com David Thompson Student's Fuel Cell Powers Multiple Science Fair and Essay Honours http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/david-thompson-students-fuel-cell-powers-multiple-science-fair-and-essay-honours Vancouver student Austin Wang took top honours at the DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition, with his essay titled The Next Sustainable Energy Source-Bacteria. The David Thompson Secondary...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/david-thompson-students-fuel-cell-powers-multiple-science-fair-and-essay-honours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/david-thompson-students-fuel-cell-powers-multiple-science-fair-and-essay-honours#comments Education Environment David Thompson Fuel Cells Science Science Fair Sustainability UBC Vancouver School Board VSB Sat, 17 May 2014 22:55:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18850 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Gladstone Business students win Enactus UBC Business Competition with “Fair Wallet” http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/gladstone-business-students-win-enactus-ubc-business-competition-fair-wallet A student-designed water resistant wallet composed of post-consumer materials (made from milk cartons and water bottles) takes the top prize.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/gladstone-business-students-win-enactus-ubc-business-competition-fair-wallet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/education/gladstone-business-students-win-enactus-ubc-business-competition-fair-wallet#comments Education business students Enactus UBC Fair Wallet Gladstone Secondary Sauder School of Business Vancouver School Board VSB Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:24:00 +0000 Kurt Heinrich 18544 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com