7 09, 2022

The many faces of SelfDesign’s educators

2022-11-22T15:44:55-08:00September 7th, 2022|Our Approach|

All of our BC certified educators advise, guide, mentor and support learners and families through the learning process, but their titles vary. Here is a quick guide to the different kinds of educators our learners and families may work with at SelfDesign.

13 01, 2022

Faces of SelfDesign: Meet Darrell Letourneau, Ed Support: Subscriptions

2022-02-11T14:04:45-08:00January 13th, 2022|Who We Are|

Darrell Letourneau is responsible for managing SelfDesign’s popular online subscription accounts. He works with the SelfDesign Educational Programs team to assess individual subscription offerings to ensure they align with our core community values of equitability and access and they follow our learners’ passions and interests while providing tonnes of fun.

14 12, 2021

Faces of SelfDesign: It comes down to relationship – Corinne Metcalfe, Support Education Services team lead

2021-12-14T17:21:20-08:00December 14th, 2021|Who We Are|

SelfDesign learning consultant and Support Education Services Team Coordinator Corinne Metcalfe brings to her role deep and broad experience working with children with special needs. This includes nine years as a SelfDesign learning consultant, 15 coordinating programs for children with special needs at schools around the world, and over 10 years as a special education teacher and inclusion consultant in Alberta. She has also overseen university practicum programs for special education assistants-in-training. In this interview with Corinne, she shares her experiences and insights about her work.

3 05, 2023

Giving learners tools to succeed by making math approachable

2023-05-31T12:49:16-07:00May 3rd, 2023|Education Innovation|

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are becoming ever more important, and at SelfDesign, learners who finish grade 12 with a Dogwood Diploma have the same opportunities to pursue post-secondary studies and careers in STEM as any other learners who graduate from high school in B.C. At SelfDesign® Learning Community, we are applying cutting-edge educational research to our [...]

29 03, 2023

Thanks to SelfDesign’s support and flexibility, this learner is setting world records in his sport

2023-03-29T09:05:06-07:00March 29th, 2023|Our Approach, Learner Stories|

On October 30, 2022, 18-year-old Nicholas set a world record in the men's 200-metre freestyle S14 swimming event at the FINA [International Swimming Federation] World Cup preliminaries in Toronto. Three months earlier, he had set a Commonwealth Games record in the 200-m freestyle S14 Para swimming event in Birmingham, England. Those achievements followed a silver medal in the same event [...]