Dr. Tetrault shares the District’s 21st century journey that led to the C21 Canada Shifting Minds School System Award
The Sun West School Division belongs to a Canadian national organization called “C21 – Canadians for 21stCentury Learning & Innovation”. As such, our division is encouraging schools and teachers to focus on changing their teaching approach to one that enables students to be much more in control of their own learning. This transformation in education has been called various names such as “Blended Learning” and now “Personalized Learning”. Our Sun West School Division won a national award this year for this work and was highlighted in the December issue of “Readers’ Digest”.
Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and expert, futurist and inventor; founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign; visiting scholar at Harvard GSE; Chair of the education committee at BIAC/OECD; co-author of best-selling “21st Century Skills” and recently published “Four-Dimensional Education”; founder and president of the Fondation Helvetica Educatio (Geneva, Switzerland); senior fellow, human capital at The Conference Board; senior fellow at P21.org. He has worked with education systems and institutions in more than thirty countries. He was formerly Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems, visiting scholar at MIT ESG and UPenn CLO, and angel investor with Beacon Angels. He holds a BSEE, an MBA, and five patents.
Full Bio at: http://curriculumredesign.org/about/team/#charles
In her recent Financial Post article, Krista Jones, Lead Executive for the Work and Learning Cluster at MaRs offers valuable insights to emerging trends among millennials and their attitude towards work. Skills and training programs are deemed highly desirable when seeking employment. We face a potential skills and generation gap that can be filled through the use of tech and just in time training suggests Jones. Boomers in management positions need to be especially mindful of the the unique values and expectations that millennials share. How is your organization adapting to new millennial worker? The following is a link to the full story. Robert Martellacci, VP & Co-Founder, C21 Canada
The C21 Canada Secretariat is pleased to announce Denise Andre’s selection to the CEO Academy Board.
Denise Andre is the Director of Education and Secretary Treasurer of the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She has been with the Ottawa Catholic School Board for over 35 years serving as a teacher, department head, vice-principal, principal, superintendent, and deputy (associate) director.Denise holds a Masters of Education and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University. Denise spent her early days in Cornwall, and has been married for over 30 years.