Whole-School Wednesday Compilation

For seven weeks during term three of the 2019-2020 school year, we offered “Whole-School Wednesdays,” involving learning opportunities that Kindergarten to Grade 7 students could engage in together.

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Whole-School Wednesday #1: Getting Out There

Welcome!
This is the first of our Whole-School Wednesdays. We hope you find these days enjoyable and filled with deep learning for all.

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Grandfriends Program Stitches Together Inter-generational Learning Opportunities

Blog Post from Community School Coordinator, Sarah Haxby
The BICS Grandfriends program has run at BICS for twenty-four years and each year it seeks to activate the community school principle of taking the students out into the community and bringing the community into the school by making social connections,

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Thankful: harvesting experiential learning in the community by digging into the curriculum through community engagement and place-based learning

Blog Post by Community School Coordinator, Sarah Haxby
It was a beautiful fall day. As a class, we paused in the long driveway and looked up.

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Orange Shirt Day at BICS

What does meaningfully recognizing Orange Shirt Day look like in an Elementary School?
Our BICS Indigenous Education Committee, consisting of teachers and parents/guardians,

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Timeless and Timely Learning

With the exception of mass extinctions, many would argue that the world is changing more quickly now than ever before;

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Thinking Like a Designer

How will people get around 20 years from now?
Answering this difficult question is part of the challenge BC Ferries is facing in redesigning one of their busiest ferry terminals,

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Layers of Learning

At the start of our Curriculum Night last Wednesday (Sept. 13), Vice-Principal Laura Magrath and I shared a fifteen minute presentation which had two intentions: summarize the layers of learning that happen at BICS in every subject,

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Everything I needed to know about learning…

Written by Laura Magrath; first published to Becoming A Resident
Everything I needed to know about learning, I learned at an amusement park.

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“ADST” – A New School Subject?

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”
Over the years, I’ve conceived of many simple ideas to address small problems: keeping rats out of the garage,

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