Learning Commons News February

Welcome to almost spring, a time of budding changes in the earth and in our school system!  This past month some of our staff have enjoyed attending conferences at the Future of Learning in Florida, and more recently at FISA where faith based schools joined in community to share the birthday of independent schools in BC.  Some of the highlights were listening to Dan Pink share on educational change, Chris Hadfield on project based learning, and Kimberley Mitchell from Inquiry Partners share the reasons why Inquiry is so important for our students.  I am very excited about the changes coming and feel that as a Christian school we can bless our students with all of these great learning adventures from a discipleship approach.  STEAM or STREAM (if you include reading and writing) will be very much part of our new curriculum and our staff have been busy developing programs to fit your students’ needs.

To prepare for our changes we are planning a curriculum meet and greet on March 4th at 12 pm.  We would love to have you join us to hear more and ask questions about how we are preparing for the changes.

Lunch n Learn Webinars:

Curriculum Meet and Greet with Bruce, Pippa and Natalie.

Time: 12pm-1pm March 4th.

Place:  Blackboard Collaborate link to sign in:

https://ca-sas.bbcollab.com/m.jnlp?sid=7345&password=M.3421B37C56B7601419027539FD1E99

Who:  Staff and parents, students.

IXL Math Webinar:

Time 10- 11 am Pacific Time March 8th

Who:  Staff, parents.

Details for registration coming soon.

Articles from the learning commons staff:

New Kindergarten kits ready to go. Read more here.

Project based learning and workbooks on Overdrive.  Read more here.

February is Black History Month.  Read more here.

Books on Lent.  Read more here.

Fairy-Tales, Myths and Legends.  Read more here.

Current Awareness Scoopit newsletter with updates on curriculum and STREAM.

Beth shares the latest on a new coding subscription here.

Events on Ning

Book Trailer and Selfie promotion for grades 8-12.  Follow this link to Ning.

Christian Music Contest 2016 for grades 8-12.  Follow this link to Ning.

If you have a student in grades 8-12, and would like an invite to Ning (learning commons social platform) please contact Erin Duncan, our Ning Moderator, eduncan@onlineschool.ca

Blessings to you and your families.

Pippa and team

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