In Applied Design Science and Technology (ADST), students use the design thinking process to research and develop solutions to problems through prototyping testing and seeking feedback. One of the digital tools Surrey educators can use to engage students in the design thinking process is Minecraft: Education Edition, which is a learning platform that promotes creativity,…

Surrey Educator Carley Brockway and her students discuss how a focus on instructional strategies promotes engagement and a deeper understanding in the mathematics classroom. “We use whiteboards and as they are working on these whiteboards I will walk around the class and discuss the strategies they are using. When I have the opportunity to see…

Surrey teacher Darcy Booth discusses the development of Core Competencies through coding and robotics. “It’s an opportunity for them to put all of the core competencies to use. I feel like we’re constantly talking about communicating with each other, problem solving, critical thinking and they get to see that and what it really means and…

Educator Kasha Duff explores the use of ‘Walking Wednesdays’ to help students enhance their critical thinking and conversational skills during Spoken Language class. “I was focused on getting students away from the desks more often…I realized how much they were lacking that skill, to talk to somebody who you don’t talk to on a regular basis.…