It was a great turnout last night for the School Trustee all candidates meeting. Thanks to Coast Reporter for organizing the event and thanks to Coast Cable for filming. If you missed it you, don’t despair, you can watch it from home!
Tuesday November 15th 7:00 pm
Wednesday November 16th 9:00 am
Thursday November 17th 7:30 pm
Check out the re-election flyers! Actually got some help from the pros at Topshelf Creative on this one.
Let me know if you would like some to distribute or just to have as mementos!
George Abbott, minister of Education, put out a missive this week that seemed to mostly fly under the radar (thanks to Susan Skinner, North Vancouver Trustee, for pointing it out).
The plan contains many ideas we’ve heard before, but not a lot of detail about any proposed changes. There are 5 key elements to the “plan”:
- Personalized learning for every student.
- Quality teaching and learning.
- More flexibility and choice.
- High standards.
- Learning empowered by technology.
Do you foresee any of these changes occuring?
And how will they ultimately look?
The next regular meeting of the Sunshine Coast Board of Education will be Tuesday October 11, 2011, 7:00pm, at the School Board office. Did you know that the agendas for regular public meetings are available on the Friday prior to meetings? You can find the full October agenda here. If you can’t attend the meeting, express yourself here, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few highlights: Continue reading
Last spring the Sunshine Coast Board of Education planned a fall forum to gather community input on educational opportunities in our district. Unfortunately, the event has now been postponed, but I would still like to hear about your ideas for innovative program ideas for the Sunshine Coast.
So, tell me:
What things do we do well in our district?
What things do we need to improve on?
What type of programs would you most like to see expanded (or initiated)?
Education Committee September 29 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the School Board Office Continue reading
At the public Board of Education meeting on Tuesday night (Sept. 13-for those of you who missed it) Pender Harbour Secondary principal Mark Heidebrecht gave the Board and audience a brief but informative overview on the use of technology by educators on the Sunshine Coast. Continue reading