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Deeper Learning

Tweet I have been involved in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for the past nine weeks titled Deeper Learning. During this course many of the discussions and links provided have connected to the school improvement strategies and thoughts my staff have begun to implement. Deeper learning involves a focus on content knowledge, critical thinking, … Continue reading »

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Flipped Meetings

Tweet At our last Principals and Vice Principal meeting there was a discussion on the following topics.  Tables were asked to discuss a couple of the questions and to reflect and provide links or thoughts back to the Google document that was shared prior to the meeting. The attempt was to run a flipped meeting, the agenda with … Continue reading »

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Ipad’s

Tweet One to one device thoughts.   Two years ago we began a one to one ipad project with students in grade 5 and 6.  As a science and technology school we saw this as an opportunity to enhance the inquiry and project based learning we have been developing at the school. The introduction of … Continue reading »

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School Infographic

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Social Responsibility Goal

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Environmental School Goal

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Reading Goal for BEST

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Guinness World Record

Tweet WE DID IT!!! Bert Edwards Science and Technology School (BEST), working with BIG Little Science Centre, have had our results for the Guinness World Record ACCEPTED! We are now officially part of a new World Record for a science lesson, along with many other schools from across Canada, and will be listed in the … Continue reading »

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What School could look like

Tweet Recently I attended a workshop on rethinking education,  the presenter was Nigel Barlow (http://www.nigelbarlow.com/) His task for our table was to write a short article on what school would look like at a future time.  The article was to be from a certain point of view and our table chose a students viewpoint.  It … Continue reading »

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What an Inquiry School is:

Tweet Bert Edwards Elementary school became a school of choice in 2007.  Parents initiated the process in westsyde in an effort to keep their elementary school open.  The proposal created by the parents went before the board of education  The board asked for a group of parents, teachers, and principals to meet and discuss what … Continue reading »

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