It is very exciting to see how different schools in West Vancouver are working to answer the question of how we prepare our students for the future. Whether it is called personalized learning, 21st century learning, or self-directed learning, there are some common themes emerging in both our elementary and secondary schools.
Gleneagles Elementary School, Principal Lynne Tomlinson, shared with me a presentation she gave at the school’s recent Curriculum Night. With the assistance of Head Teacher Chris Parslow, who is a key leader with the technology, they shared a learning vision for students in the school rooted in the very best current thinking around teaching and learning.
While sharing a slide deck never really does justice to any presentation, here is the framework shared with parents this past week at Gleneagles:
Unfortunately, some people get so excited about the possibilities of technology, that learning does not stay in the forefront of the change. Gleneagles has it right – technology is not the story here, but it will help support the changes to prepare our students for the future.
It will be exciting to follow their journey!