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Building Meaningful Partnerships

Building Meaningful Partnerships

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) in Ontario, Canada services the City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and the District Municipality of Muskoka, including the Wahta Mohawk Territory. TLDSB’s mission is to keep the focus on students by creating safe and positive environments for all students from Kindergarten all the way through to their adult learning programs.  To that end, TLDSB formed a committee 10 years ago in partnership with community members from Wahta and others from Indigenous Nations represented in the area, focussed on supporting the needs of Indigenous students across the school board. This committee provides a place...

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Engaging Our Youngest Learners Online

Engaging Our Youngest Learners Online

The pandemic has presented it’s fair share of challenges - and one of the most significant in the online and remote learning environment, is how to engage our youngest learners meaningfully.    Teaching and learning online looks different than it does in the classroom, but how do we ensure we don’t lose the magic of learning through play and other collaborative experiences? Over the summer, we had the privilege of working with these youngest learners and wanted to share some ideas from our experiences.   Engaging K-3 students in online learning has so many possibilities! With full consideration to the...

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Innovative Educator Spotlight: Kathleen Henne

Innovative Educator Spotlight: Kathleen Henne

Earlier this year, Future Design School joined the wonderful educators at Roselle Middle School for our immersive “Hack Your Curriculum” professional development program. Hack Your Curriculum empowers educators to harness human-centred design methods to build creative, challenge-focused learning and authentic personalized inquiry in their classrooms. The professional development series provides tools and methods for creative problem solving as teachers approach their existing curriculum from a learner-centered perspective, and build interdisciplinary connections for inquiry-based learning.    We thank Sixth Grade Language Arts Teacher, Kathleen Henne, for taking the time to document her experience with us! Kathleen captured the great curriculum plan...

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This Is The Moment To Reimagine Education

This Is The Moment To Reimagine Education

This moment of forced re-invention is an incredible opportunity for a full re-imagination of our education system.

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Remote Learning Through Kids' Eyes

Remote Learning Through Kids' Eyes

Remote Learning Through Kids' Eyes Written by Sandra Nagy, Director of Learning at Future Design School Sandra Nagy is a sought after thought leader in education and a trusted advisor to school leaders around the world. With deep real world learning in Change Management Consulting to a Master’s in Education from Harvard; from Non-Profit work at The Learning Partnership to a decade at Pearson Education as a Senior Strategist, her unwavering commitment to education transformation is always at the forefront. With over 20 years of experience, Sandra has designed, developed and delivered hundreds of learning opportunities to thousands of employees...

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