WHAT COULD SCHOOL BE?
"The fullness of our humanity, the sustainability of our planet, and the emergence of a better world rest within this new story of learning - a story that, by design, can bring us back to life." (Seed and Spark)
This year we have begun to explore this question with K-12 educators across the district. This question was inspired by the 9 Big Questions that Will Richardson and Homa Tavangar ask us to consider so we can avoid 'going back to normal.'
In a world that has been experiencing exponential change, we ask the questions: How might we reimagine school so all of our students feel seen, heard, valued, and empowered to make a positive change in the world? What changes does society need from school? What changes does the Earth need from school? Who is school? What could school be?
We all want to make sense of what we are doing as teacher-learners and researchers as we create opportunities for all of our students to reach their potential. This sense making is collaborative work, and we believe that we can challenge and support each other as we inquire into these complex questions.
We know that there is no one answer and it is important that we come together in a variety of ways as we pursue all the potential answers, knowing that each one of us has gifts to offer as we influence important change.
As we inquire, we are connecting to and building on to our understanding of the OECD 7 Principles of Learning, the First Peoples Principles of Learning, BC's Early Learning Framework, and our District’s Strategic Plan.
To that end, as we have been considering these questions, a variety of interests have emerged from educators across the district. In response, we have created a variety of learning opportunities. If you’re interested in joining, please click the image below for more details.