The thoughtful crafting of meaningful experiences and the use of digital portfolios to capture and share student learning and progress “open the doors” of the classroom to parents and shift the ownership of learning from teachers, to shared ownership between students, parents, and teacher. Meaningful samples of student progress take many forms and encourage learning …

“From the realms of the human world, the sky dwellers, the water beings, forest creatures and all other forms of life, the beautiful Mother Earth gives birth to, nurtures and sustains all life. Mother Earth provides us with our food and clean water sources. She bestows us with materials for our homes, clothes and tools. …

Teachers throughout the Surrey School District are thoughtful designers of learning, creating opportunities for the activation and development of core competencies such as critical and creative thinking, communication, resilience and perseverance through group problem-solving activity. Special thanks to Erma Stephenson Teacher-Librarian, Lori Ingles and Teacher-Librarian Helping Teacher, Lynne Powell for sharing this learning story about…