As many of you may already know, a few months ago, the province of BC came out with a comprehensive plan for Education in the province. And while it has certainly been a lightening rod for much controversy at the political level, here at the school level, there is a lot in this document that is worth exploring and discussing regarding the learning of students.
We have been working at West Langley to move our students forward into the 21st Century using the ideas of engagement, inquiry based learning and empowering technology. We feel we are in line with the direction of the province and more importantly, the real-life needs of children as they progress into adulthood. While a strong foundation of information and skills is a necessary attribute, students need to be able to learn, unlearn and relearn in order to adapt to a world that is changing at a very rapid pace. In using the BC Education Plan as one resource, we feel we are able to truly prepare our students to be successful citizens of our local community and the global world.
If you want to read the entire document, you can click here however I would suggest you watch this short 3 minute video that outlines the plan in a succinct way. We are interested in your feedback on the BC Education Plan, specifically as it pertains to West Langley and the learning of our students. Please comment below on the following questions:
1. Do you agree that the BC Education Plan has an appropriate view on the direction needed in education in BC?
2. At West Langley, how are we already moving towards 21st century learning skills and attributes for our students?
3. At West Langley, what obstacles do you see as interfering with any progress we need to make to improve learning for our students?