Meeting the needs of learners in the 21st Century
Let’s help every child in Sackville reach their full potential while instilling within them a love of learning. We need engaging & meaningful education with many experiential learning opportunities that allow children the chance to gain the skills and knowledge they need to find their own path.
Guiding Principles for
education in modern times
> Creativity & Innovation
Incorporating new ideas and meeting multiple learning styles
> Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Empowered with the skills & knowledge to face future challenges
> Collaboration & Leadership
Community-based, peer-to-peer learning, teacher autonomy
> Cultural, Global & Environmental Awareness
Ethics, empathy, and self-awareness
Access to local resources; team teaching, authentic assessment
Use of interdisciplinary learning strategies and appropriate technologies
> Well-rounded & Healthy
Learning is hands-on and holistic, incorporating the arts, movement, & nature
> Lifelong learning, Self-direction and Personal Management
Meaningful learning that meets students needs and interests
We can create a “Sackville model” of education
…one that uses the above guiding principles & is designed with the input of local teachers and the community for the benefit of all our children. Our Vision is for community-supported education that inspires students and educators and connects them with local community resources.
The below video shows what 21st century learning can look like, highlighting some ways to include Deep Learning “global competencies”. It was prepared by the C21Canada CEO Academy for the Council of Ministers of Education of Canada and was presented in Charlottetown in July, 2017.
In the video below, Todd Rose, of Harvard University, discusses why education that teaches to the average student fails to meet the needs of most students.