“Weaving Possibilities” is the powerful story of learners from Crescent Park Elementary in Surrey, B.C., who have been moved to make a real difference in the lives of others! Meaningful learning experiences activate and develop the core competencies of communication, thinking, and personal and social awareness. Along with literacy and numeracy foundations and essential content and concepts, the core competencies are at the centre of the redesign of curriculum and assessment in BC. 

Formative assessment places teachers and students in the position of gathering and acting on evidence of student learning in a timely manner. Formative assessment includes students engaging in self and peer-assessment based on clearly established criteria, thereby developing students’ ability to reflect and set goals in order to take ownership for their learning.…