21st Century Learning

Project/Inquiry Based Learning Update

Check out what is happening around the district with Project/Inquiry Based Learning.

High Tech High
High Tech High began in 2000 as a single charter high school launched by a coalition of San Diego business leaders and educators. It has evolved into an integrated network of schools spanning grades K-12, housing a comprehensive teacher certification program and a new, innovative Graduate School of Education.

Change Learning
This website is based on the work of The 21st Century Learning Initiative, an international network of academics, researchers, policy makers and educators who are encouraging people to re-think our current systems of education.

Designing Schools for 21st Century Learning (video)
Presented at the CEFPI 86th Annual World Conference & Expo. The Pearson Foundation and The Mobile Learning Institute with Randall Fielding, Chairman; Founding Partner, Fielding Nair International

21st Century Education in New Brunswick, Canada (video)
This video was produced by the New Brunswick Department of Education to stimulate discussion among educators and other stakeholders in public education in the province of New Brunswick. The 21st Century presents unique challenges for education worldwide. In order to keep pace with global change we must focus on 21st Century Skills and public education must adapt to keep students engaged.

Trailer: We Are The People We've Been Waiting For (video)
We Are The People We've Been Waiting For is a full-length feature film on education which was inspired and guided by Oscar-winning producer Lord Puttnam. The film follows the experiences of five Swindon-based teenagers. What unfolds during the course of the film is a very inconvenient truth about education. It concludes that, while there are signs of spring, a transformation of the education system is vital if the UK is to continue to compete effectively in an era of globalization the world has changed enormously but our education system has not kept pace. We need to recognize that there are many paths to success for young people and provide the right support and opportunities for them to develop their individual talents.

Changing Education Paradigms (video)
This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award

“Schools” in the Future: What has to change, and why (pdf)
The 21st Century Learning Initiative’s essential purpose is to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide activity. We believe this will release human potential in ways that nurture and form local democratic communities worldwide, and will help reclaim and sustain a world supportive of human endeavor

British Columbia Education Leadership Council
The British Columbia Education Leadership Council supported aspiring and present leaders. BCELC helped educators access information, materials and expertise to further leadership work being done for students and their learning. The focus this past year was on building a working legacy of materials and products for educational leaders in British Columbia.

The Premier's Technology Council: Vision for Education (pdf)
Premier’s Technology Council (PTC) was created in August 2001 to provide advice to the Premier on technology-related issues.  The Council is fortunate to draw its membership from 20 other leaders of BC’s technology industry and from senior levels of the academic sector.
This special report highlights a vision of education in the 21st century. As a result of our
research, we believe that our system must transform to properly serve the citizens of a
knowledge-based society. The PTC fully understands that the current education system is
both large and complex and that engineering the kind of transformation discussed will be a
significant challenge.

School is not in session over the summer break! Students return to school on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, starting 2 hours late, and ending 1 hour early.
The StrongStart program does not run over the summer break. The program resumes on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.