Education evolving

Students at Vernon Community School will benefit from innovative concepts being put into practice

The world of education is changing and students at Vernon Community School will benefit from innovative concepts being put into practice by teachers and administrators.

The program will provide learning opportunities that develop students’ thinking, social and personal competencies. The program will also look to provide mentors from the local community, encourage students to ask questions and take up their own learning, and invite parents to be part of their child’s education.

“Parents have an expectation that we are doing everything possible to prepare their children for the future,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

“This program at Vernon Community School helps us accomplish that.”

The K-12 Innovation Partnership gives public and independent schools the opportunity – and support – to explore new programs and practices to help students and teachers succeed.

Each project will receive $8,000 in financial support for teacher release time, research, and project expenses, plus there will be opportunities for project teams to collaborate with colleagues and explore how these innovative concepts could be adopted by other school districts.