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Friday, January 29, 2016

The power of student driven learning

Shelley Wright is a Curriculum Developer with a passion for student-driven learning. In her words:

 "My greatest passion in education is social justice, inquiry learning and helping my students make the world a better place.  As a result of a social media campaign we created against modern day slavery, my students won the MindShare Learn 21st Century Video Challenge as one of the most tech savvy classes in Canada. I've also had the privilege of giving a TED talk on the power of student driven learning. If you'd like to watch it, it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fMC-z7K0r4   It's a powerful story of my students making a difference because they found something they were passionate about. And how God can intervene to work through the lives of kids. I would love for you to take the time to watch it."

The BC Ministry of Education is shifting to an inquiry based curriculum, which makes it both a challenging and exciting time for all of us.
Have you thought about how you can use student driven learning in your child's education? Perhaps you already do!

Here is the inspirational video of Shelley's Ted Talk:

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