Category Archives: 21st Century Learning

Demonstrations of Learning – Changing Summative Assessment

My previous blog post highlighted the reflections of a student at Rick Hansen Secondary School in Aviation 12 who gave a compelling reflection of her learning in Mr. Newton’s Physics class.  I was struck by the final assessment given for … Continue reading

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In Her Words. Aviation 12 – an engaged, relevant classroom.

Ian Newton came late to teaching.  After a career in engineering and aviation, Ian found a new calling in the classroom at Rick Hansen Secondary School in Abbotsford, BC.  He teaches Physics, where he has turned his love of flight and his passion … Continue reading

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Personalizing High Schools

I recently attended ASCD Spring Conference in Philadelphia.  My session was the two day Pre-Conference on Personalizing High School put on by Joe Di Martino author of Personalizing the high school experience for each student, ASCD, 2008.  He has also … Continue reading

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Project-based Learning at Cleveland High School, Seattle.

Last Tuesday, eight Abbotsford educators went to visit the STEM academies at Cleveland High School in Seattle.  The school is the home to two academies:  School of Life Sciences and School of Engineering and Design.  We were looking for ideas to … Continue reading

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A Bold Vision – Imagine Hansen!

A Bold Vision – Imagine Hansen! (For Discussion Purposes Only) Guiding Question:  How can the Hansen family of schools be re-created to prepare students for the 21st century? A.    Introduction:   What is the current situation? One of our district’s greatest … Continue reading

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Let Us Boldly Go!…………….. where every school should go.

A.  Overview:  (This is a draft document for the purposes of starting a discussion only.) My thinking has been guided by the following questions: Why are Reimer Middle and Hansen Secondary schools declining in enrolment? Where do the students within the Hansen family … Continue reading

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