Educational program grows

Students and teachers at all schools in the Vernon School District can access learning concepts

Students and teachers at all schools in the Vernon School District can access learning concepts being put into action by 15 Innovation Partnership projects.

The district’s Innovation Co-ordinating teachers are planning to provide science, technology, engineering, arts and math learning opportunities through robotics, microprocessors, coding, 3D printing, wearable computing and gamification learning experiences appropriate for all grades.

“Equipping our children and youth with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the future is an important priority for our government,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

All students will be able to experience the program and build collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills.

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 concepts could be adopted by other school districts.