Input sought on future of education

The Fraser-Cascade school district is looking for public input on the future of education.

Parents, students, educators, businesses and local politicians are invited to share their ideas as part of the district’s Learning for Tomorrow community forum in Hope on April 11.

“Right now school districts across the province are engaged in a process to create a new vision for learning in the 21st Century,” said superintendent of schools Dr. Karen Nelson. “As such, School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) is hoping to consult with as many community partners and stakeholders as possible to help create our own, local response to how we will best serve learners of all ages now and into the future.”

The goal is find new ways of delivering the curriculum in an environment that is increasingly integrated with technology. The province’s 21st Century Learning Initiative is focused on creating a system that provides students with the skills they need to participate in a knowledge-based society, while allowing them to explore an educational path that is best suited to their interests, capabilities and chosen future.

Nelson is currently meeting with several student focus groups to get feedback on their school experience and discuss ideas on what teachers and administration can to do enhance their learning. The district has also developed an online student survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/RCNMS6W.

The upcoming community forum will take place at Hope Secondary School, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will also be meetings held on April 28 at Agassiz Elementary-Secondary School and May 5 at Boston Bar Elementary-Secondary School. Light refreshments will be served at each location.

For more information, contact the school district office at 604-869-2411.