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Ministry inspectors commend SelfDesign Learning Community for opportunities learners have to design their own learning

August 13th, 2020|Education Innovation|

When the BC Ministry of Education completed its inspection of SelfDesign® Learning Community’s programs and processes last fall, our Learning Experiences Library, our in-person camps and gatherings, and how we provide learners with opportunities to design their own learning received particularly high praise.

A unique library that revolutionizes the way we learn

August 6th, 2020|Our Approach|

The SelfDesign® Learning Experience Library is just one of many resources offered to our learners and families at SelfDesign. From in-person and virtual camps to online workshops, from support services for extracurricular activities like dance lessons, horseback riding and martial arts, to online assistance through our diverse learning resource centre, SelfDesign supports learners on their lifelong learning journey.

SelfDesign Board of Directors has deep and varied expertise in education

July 22nd, 2020|Who We Are|

In June, SelfDesign® welcomed Ken Banister, Enid Elliot and Suzanne Weckend to the Board of Directors. On an individual level, their experience in education runs deep. Their combined expertise ranges from early childhood education through to post-secondary curriculum development, teaching, and education research.

SelfDesign Profile: Clarissa Tufts, Family Services team lead

July 17th, 2020|Who We Are|

In this interview, we talk to Family Services’ team lead Clarissa Tufts. She oversees the team’s direction and day-to-day operations, and works with the clinical counsellor, guidance counsellors and members of the contact assistance team who provide support to learners, families, educators and other members of the SelfDesign community.

Nurturing connection in a time of physical distancing

July 9th, 2020|Featured-Blog, Education Innovation|

Art Intensive Camp brings SelfDesign® learners in grades 9–12 together for one week to connect, collaborate and share while they immerse themselves in art. When the B.C. government suspended in-person learning in B.C. schools in mid-March to protect students and slow the spread of COVID-19, SelfDesign decided to take the camp online and opened it up to all interested SelfDesign learners.

Reconciliation, Indigenous education, and SelfDesign’s philosophy, values and approach

June 30th, 2020|Our Approach|

In recognition that reconciliation will be one of the most important challenges facing today’s learners in the years to come, SelfDesign® seeks to integrate Indigenous culture and perspectives into the everyday learning experience.

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