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

Guiding principles for 21st century learning

> 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

> Communication 
Access to local resources; team teaching, authentic assessment

> Literacy 
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

Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
— Benjamin Franklin

Hands-on learning


Critical thinking & problem solving


Creative expression


Meaningful learning

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.

Learn about the S20/20 Community Learning Campus idea →

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
— Albert Einstein


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.