EDUCATORS AS RESEARCHERS
Educators in the Central Okanagan are continually working with others to seek new learning that will help them to foster student agency and create the conditions for students to drive the learning. Some of these educators have created overarching questions to guide the learning they will explore with their students and colleagues, and then they are responsive to the inquiry questions that emerge from the voices of their learners.
As teacher researchers, and learners alongside their students, these educators have been trying to document this learning to make it visible for themselves and their students. The main purpose of this documentation was to amplify the learning in the classroom. We have also asked them to use this documentation to share their learning stories in order to amplify learning across the district. We would like to thank them for being kind and brave enough to make their thinking and learning visible to others.
Collectively, these educators would like you to know that they are on a learning journey, and do not see themselves as experts. Just like they would expect of their students, these educators continue to be curious as they seek, explore, and collectively build knowledge and understandings with a network of educators who are investigating similar questions.
As a part of a network, all of these educators continue to deepen their learning from seeing and experiencing learning in their colleagues' classrooms. We hope that their stories might similarly inspire you.