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November 9, 2017

Using student data to reduce anxiety and enhance school climate at St. Dominic Fine Arts School, Calgary, AB.

  Want a more in depth breakdown? Click the document on the left to see the details on how student...
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November 1, 2017

Insights Manitoba: Developing literacy skills for vulnerable children

Educators in Manitoba and Saskatchewan came together at Insights Manitoba to address the literacy barriers for the most vulnerable early...
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May 18, 2017

Insights Alberta: Thanks to everyone that attended or joined us online

Building a Data Culture Thank you to everyone who was able to attend or tune in to hear our presenters...
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May 9, 2017

Insights Alberta: Join our live broadcast now!

Building a Data Culture:  9:00 – 3:00 p.m.(MDT) Tune in and hear how schools and districts are using their student...
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May 4, 2017

Join our live broadcast on May 9: Insights Alberta

Building a Data Culture:  9:00 – 3:00 p.m.(MDT) Join us live at the Insights Alberta Symposium to hear how schools...
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March 27, 2017

Are your students ready for life after graduation?

How can you use the data to prepare your students for success? A Thematic Report, available shortly, outlines student goals,...
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March 13, 2017

Brandon School Division uses OurSCHOOL student data to guide district improvement planning.

Learn how the OurSCHOOL Survey is being used to guide specific school improvement initiatives. Our educational researchers, implementation specialists and...
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February 7, 2017

Lynbrook Primary School: Using Early Years Evaluation to guide teaching, target instruction and monitor progress.

Find out how the Direct Assessment is being used to identify the development skills of children as they prepare for...
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May 20, 2016

Dr Willms interviews with Global News. ‘New Brunswick literacy expert calls for more training to teach children how to read’

On 18 May 2016 Dr. Willms was honored to be a keynote speaker at the Canadian Association of Principals Conference, in...
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January 4, 2016

Confident Learners launch

The Learning Bar, lead by president Dr. J. Douglas Willms and project leads Colette Wasson and Norma Barron were proud...
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October 26, 2015

EYE-Teacher Assessment Learning Symposium a Great Success!

Thank you to all who participated in the Early Years Evaluation-Teacher Assessment Learning Symposium lead by Christine Hole on October...
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October 9, 2015

The Learning Bar co-founder assumes Presidency of International education research organization

(Oct. 9, 2015, Fredericton, New Brunswick) Dr. Douglas Willms of Fredericton, New Brunswick, an internationally renowned researcher on systems to...
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June 17, 2015

TLB supports NBACL annual luncheon

This month, staff from The Learning Bar joined supporters of children and adults with an intellectual disability at New Brunswick...
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January 1, 2015

Dr. Willms Appointed as President Elect at the International Academy of Education

In 2012, Dr. J. Douglas Willms was appointed to the position of President Elect at the International Academy of Education...
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October 28, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Mental Health”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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September 1, 2014

Early Years Evaluation (EYE) Now Part of The Learning Bar

Sister companies The Learning Bar (TLB) and KSI Research International (KSI) share more than CEO Dr. J. Douglas Willms; both...
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May 9, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Bullying & School Safety”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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March 14, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Parental Involvement”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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February 28, 2014

Raising The Bar Video Series: “School Completion”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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November 1, 2013

Raising The Bar Video Series: “Intellectual Engagement”

Each video in the Raising the Bar video series covers a topic relevant to school improvement and is presented from...
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June 25, 2012

School Completion Report

Act before it’s too late! Don’t wait until your students have dropped out. Our new School Completion Report is available...
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August 15, 2011

Doug Willms Interview: Ontario Ministry of Education

Download PDF: Ontario Ministry of Education: In Conversation - Interview with Doug Willms
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May 5, 2011

What grade 4 & 5 students can do with their data

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November 25, 2010

The Learning Bar Cofounder Awarded Canada Research Chair

TLB's cofounder J. Douglas Willms awarded Canada Research Chair in Literacy and Human Development at the University of New Brunswick...
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October 23, 2009

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award

The Learning Bar is announced as the winner of the 2009 Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Small Business Excellence Award 23...
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June 3, 2009

Dr. J. Douglas Willms Elected to U.S. National Academy of Education

Dr. J. Douglas Willms, President of The Learning Bar Inc., was recently elected to the prestigious U.S. National Academy of...
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February 10, 2009

Value-Added Models in Education: J. Douglas Willms

The Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy (CRISP) is pleased to announce that a new policy brief entitled "Value-Added Models...
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January 23, 2009

The Learning Bar’s One-Click Report on Student Surveys for Schools and Districts

23 Jan 09 - The Learning Bar's One-Click Report on student surveys consists of a PDF that gets downloaded to your computer for easy...
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January 13, 2009

Extract from Perception: Fall 2008

Extract from Perception: Fall 2008. An Interview: with James Hughes, New Brunswick's Deputy Minister of Social Development by Patrick Flanagan....
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December 18, 2008

Harvard Education Letter Nov / Dec 08 – Schools Survey Their Students–And Grapple With The Results by Laura Pappano

Harvard Education Letter Nov / Dec 08 - Schools Survey Their Students--And Grapple With The Results by Laura Pappano Click...
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August 9, 2007

Dr. Douglas Willms elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Education (IAE)

Douglas Willms, Professor and Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy at the University of New Brunswick (UNB),...
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