Innovation is a shift, not a program

Published on May 11, 2014

This past week I participated in the Network of Inquiry and Innovation (NOII) Symposium: Stories of Change: Pictures of Possibility.

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Britannia & West Vancouver Schools Hockey Academy

Published on April 25, 2014


WVS’ Premier Hockey Academy students standing side-by-side with students from the Britannia Secondary School’s Hockey academy, after one of the many annual exhibition games.

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When people ask about what has changed over the last decade in education, the conversation usually quickly moves to technology.

Published on April 11, 2014

No doubt, technology has had a major impact on what we do in our schools. Just a decade ago, wireless networks were in their infancy,

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West Vancouver Schools links past and present generations to the creative and performing arts

Published on March 11, 2014

A strong tradition of arts in our schools is a long-standing hallmark and part of the high achievement story in our district.

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Lots to Celebrate with Student Achievement

Published on February 11, 2014

I consider it a great honour to tell the story of student learning in our district. At our January Board of Education meeting I shared my Superintendent’s Report on Student Achievement.

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It can be one of the most stressful decisions a family makes – where should their children should go to school?

Published on January 11, 2014

Now that the calendar reads 2014, families are seriously beginning to look at their options for next fall. This is particularly true for families with children entering Kindergarten and Grade 8,

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Achievement in the Global and Local Context

Published on December 11, 2013

You may have seen some of the media attention last week around the result of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 results.

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The Transformation of Education in BC

Published on November 11, 2013

You may have seen the front page of the Vancouver Sun last month announcing new Draft Curriculum the Ministry of Education has set out for Grades 4-9 in math,

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A Focus on Inquiry

Published on October 11, 2013

Last month I wrote about three important themes that I see in our schools – inquiry, self-regulation and digital access. There is a lot of discussion around innovation in education,

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Welcome to the 2013-14 School Year!

Published on September 11, 2013

Volume 1 – Number 1 – September 2013
The most popular question I get asked as we start the year is “What’s new in West Van this year?”
Well,

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