Saturday, July 03, 2010

Tracking Tulani

Prince Rupert teacher Tulani Ackerman began her trek to Victoria on Canada Day leaving the familiar view from Mariners Park with a course due east then south and then west to Victoria, part of her StEps for Students journey that will take her to a number of communities across BC seeking input on the educational system.

Ackerman is hoping to meet with parents, students, fellow teachers, administrators and all interested parties along the way, seeking to learn; "What do  our schools need to provide for the next generation of learners?"

By the time she arrives in Victoria to deliver her findings she will have travelled over hundreds if not thousands of kilometres and brought her infectious sense of energy to many communities across the province.

Those interested in her journey can follow along as her progress is tracked, while those along the way can schedule an event to tie in with her arrival in their community and reinforce the message of educational change that she is bringing along with her during the next six weeks. Her StEps website features a listing of her itinerary and when she anticipates arrival each day.

Her pre departure planning was covered by a number of media sources in Prince Rupert:

Daily News-- Ready to roll in support of better education
CFTK TV 7 -- Prince Rupert Teacher ready to begin trek

Communities due east are now making their plans for her arrival, with Smithers waiting for their first Tulani sighting on Monday,  while Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake are waiting later in the week.

Rupertites and other interested observers can follow along with Ms. Ackerman by following progress and postings from her website and via twitter while she's on the road.

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