Archived — 2012 Prime Minister's Awards Event Highlight Video

The Prime Minister's Awards program has produced a short summary video clip of the national event week held from October 2 to October 5th, 2012. You need a multimedia player installed on your computer to view and listen to the video clip. Closed captioning can be turned on or off by clicking the "CC" icon in the embedded video player.


Transcript

Title: Prime Minister's Awards

(Music plays. Prime Minister's Awards logo pans to left hand of screen. Video title appears.)

(Image of three recipients being interviewed. People are in the background mingling and discussing during a reception on Parliament Hill.)

(Text on screen: April McKnight, Adrian Deakin, Robert Streimer, Teaching Excellence)

"It's the most exciting professional development experience. You get to meet the best of the best teachers from all around the country."

(Image shifts to another recipient being interviewed. People are in the background mingling and discussing during a reception on Parliament Hill.)

(Text on screen: Jean-Marc Perreault, Teaching Excellence)

« Ça nous fait tellement du bien de recevoir cette reconnaissance. »
[translation - We are so thrilled to receive this recognition.]

(Image shifts to another recipient being interviewed. People are in the background mingling and discussing during a reception on Parliament Hill.)

(Text on screen: Elizabeth Jeffery, Teaching Excellence)

"I know that my head is whirling with people that I would love to nominate when I get back."

(Image shifts to another recipient being interviewed. People are in the background mingling and discussing during a reception on Parliament Hill.)

(Text on screen: Jonathan Rempel, Teaching Excellence)

"It's been such an amazing experience that when I go back to my school community and to the district, I will definitely be nominating at least one person that I know of right now."

(Image shifts to another recipient being interviewed. People are in the background mingling and discussing during a reception on Parliament Hill.)

(Text on screen: Lisa Gallagher, Teaching Excellence)

"It feels wonderful to have the hard work and the dedication of parents and colleagues to be recognized in this way."

(Music plays. Slideshow appears showing still images of each of the national award recipients accepting their award from the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper.)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister, Awards Presentation)

(Image shifts from the slideshow to a still image of the national recipients with the Governor General, the Right Honourable David Johnston, at Rideau Hall.)

(Text on screen: Governor General, Rideau Hall Tour)

(National recipients stand in front of Parliament Hill, alongside a Mountie in his Red Serge. A photographer is seen taking pictures of the group. Clicking of the camera shutter is heard. Peace Tower bell rings in the background. Recipients are smiling and looking at the photographer.)

(Music plays. Image shifts back to the reception on Parliament Hill. Various images of guests entering the hall, mingling and discussing with their Members of Parliament and the Speaker of the House.)

(Text on screen: Speaker of the House of Commons, Reception with Members of Parliament)

(Speaker of the House of Commons is standing at podium and addresses the audience. A television monitor showing a slideshow of award recipients can be seen in the background. Cameras flash.)

« Parlementaires, distingués invités, mesdames et messieurs, au nom des députés de la Chambre des communes, je suis très heureux d'accueillir au Parlement du Canada les lauréats de 2012 des Prix du Premier ministre destinés aux éducateurs. »
[translation - Parliamentarians, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the members of the House of Commons, I am very pleased to welcome to the Parliament of Canada, the 2012 recipients of the Prime Minister Awards for Educators.]

(Various still images of recipients with their Members of Parliament are shown.)

(Image shifts back to the Speaker of the House of Commons standing at the podium. Camera shutter clicks are heard in the background.)

"Let me praise the work that all of you do each day, inspiring future generations of young Canadians to do better and to become more engaged citizens."

(A photographer is seen taking pictures of the group of recipients standing with the Speaker of the House of Commons. Clicking of the camera shutter is heard. Recipients are smiling, laughing and looking up at the photographer.)

"Looking up."

(Various still images of some of the 2012 Teaching Excellence recipients accepting special Space Educator Awards at an event at the Canada Science and Technology Museum with Museum President and CEO, Denise Amyot.)

(Text on screen: Canada Science and Technology Museum, Space Educator Awards and Tour)

(Image shifts to a different event, "Teachers' Talk" – which involved presentations of the best teaching practices of the 2012 award recipients. Wide shot of attendees sitting in an auditorium-style setting, with a discussion panel set-up at the front of the room. To the left of the stage is a podium where the Master of Ceremonies, Ms. Catherine Clark, is addressing the audience. To the right of the stage is a large video monitor.)

(Text on screen: Teachers' Talk)

« Bonjour, mesdames et messieurs. C'est avec énormément de plaisir que je vous souhaite la bienvenue ici ce matin. »
[translation - Hello, ladies and gentlemen. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you here this morning.]

"It is my pleasure to be here with all of you today to celebrate Canada's terrific teachers and outstanding early childhood educators."

(Multiple images of people sitting and listening to the Master of Ceremonies)

(Image shifts to Katherine Berg, representative of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO standing at the podium, reading her script and addressing the audience.)

« Les femmes et les hommes qui inspirent, guident et nourrissent les futures générations de leaders, d'universitaires, de citoyens, et bien sûr, des enseignants. »
[translation - Women and men who inspire, guide and nurture future generations of leaders, academics, citizens, and, of course, teachers.]

(Images of people sitting and listening to the speaker)

(Still images of recipient with students.)

(Text on screen: Harriet Simand, Teaching Excellence)

"I like to find something they're passionate about. I don't care what it is, I don't care if I agree with it or not: it's just, what are you passionate about? Because once they're passionate, you can teach everything through it."

(Still images of students working in a photo/video studio and working on a computer.)

(Image shifts to a recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Christina Cox, Teaching Excellence)

"I get my best P.D. from my students. Because once I get in and give them that opportunity, they show me more things then what I actually know initially going in and then from there, we all learn together, which I think is where we need to go with the 21st century learning."

(Still image of a recipient with her students.)

(Image shifts to the recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Johanne Morin, Teaching Excellence)

« Radio étincelle, c'est d'abord et avant tout pour permettre aux enfants d'utiliser la langue française, de la développer, de l'aimer aussi, de la conserver, et de l'enrichir. »
[translation - Radio étincelle is first and foremost intended to give children the opportunity to use, develop and retain their French language skills, as well as to love and enrich the French language.]

(Still image of a recipient with children in her early childhood education setting.)

(Image shifts to the recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Christine Danyluk, Excellence in Early Childhood Education)

"Children are competent and capable. They're not empty vessels that we need to fill with knowledge, but we need to create opportunities and environments that make them want to do what they naturally want to do, right? Find the worms, dig in the dirt: all those wonderful things."

(Still images of a large group of students in a schoolyard and of a recipient addressing her students in an outdoor setting.)

(Image shifts to the recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Marie Chomyn, Teaching Excellence)

"When you're out beyond the four walls of your classroom, and then you bring that learning back into the classroom, then you can make real-life connections for them."

(Still image of children in an early childhood education setting.)

(Image shifts to the recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Corine Gannon, Excellence in Early Childhood Education)

"Really, truly reach out into families in the community, and to build capacity with these families."

(Still image of a recipient with a student sitting at a computer, and students signing in a choir.)

(Image shifts to the recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Carmen Gassi, Teaching Excellence)

"I think it's important that the students see you not only as a teacher, but as a model, something that they perhaps could aspire to."

(Still images of an aboriginal boy in front of yellow Legos, and of a recipient with three students.)

(Image shifts to the recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Tanya Leary, Teaching Excellence)

"If you're working in an Aboriginal community, or you have Aboriginal students in your classroom, help them reflect their identity in the curriculum and make their families part of the classroom."

(Still images of a recipient sitting at a computer outdoors next to a large projection screen and telescope, of stars and galaxies, and of the recipient with three students looking into a telescope.)

(Image shifts to recipient addressing the audience during the panel discussion.)

(Text on screen: Jean-Claude Perreault, Teaching Excellence)

"But I really have to get them just to look once in the telescope with their own eyes, to make it real, so when I show them a galaxy and I say, 'You know, there are, there are about two hundred billion suns in that thing,' and they just – it blows their mind to realize that the universe is really so big and that they saw it with their own eyes."

(Still black and white image of a young Dr. Robert Thirsk, former Canadian Astronaut, standing with his grade 3 teacher.)

(Image shifts to Dr. Thirsk at the podium reading notes and addressing an audience.)

(Text on screen: Dr. Robert Thirsk, Former Canadian Astronaut)

"My grade three teacher scarcely remembers that day on February the 20th, 1962, when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. For her, it was an event of historical significance, but not much more than that."

(Image shifts to a recipient sitting in the audience with his son, and other guests listening to the address.)

(Image shifts back to Dr. Thirsk addressing the audience.)

"And probably for most of the other students in her class, it was an event of passing interest. But for one person in that class, it had a major impact."

(Still image of Dr. Thirsk in his flight suit holding a helmet in front of the Canadian flag.)

(Image shifts back to Dr. Thirsk addressing the audience.)

"One person in that class was inspired. You can never realize what you're doing in the class; that small little thing you do in a class can have such a tremendous impact on your students."

(Music plays)

(Still image of students hiking outdoors.)

(Still image of a student holding an iPhone and wearing a hard hat outdoors.)

(Still group image of Aboriginal students in front of an igloo).

(Still image of an early childhood educator blowing bubbles with a little boy.)

(Still image of Teaching Excellence and Early Childhood Education recipients in the Library of Parliament.)

(Title page appears with Prime Minister's Awards logo.)

(Text on screen: Prime Minister's Awards)

(Music ends)

(Text on screen: Copyright, Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada represented by Industry Canada, 2013.)

(Government of Canada and Canada word marks appears)

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