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Building community: SelfDesign’s Minecraft group for learners

February 1st, 2023|Education Innovation, Our Approach|

SelfDesign believes that learning happens in relationship and in community. To help make this happen, we offer safe spaces where our learners can gather, connect and share. These include everything from our Genius Hours for learners in grade 3 to [...]

Personal projects allowed this learner to dive deeply into her passions and build new skills

January 25th, 2023|Our Approach, Learner Stories|

When SelfDesign learners and their families, and educators gathered in the Lower Mainland last spring for our Commencement Ceremony celebrating our Class of 2022, they were treated to a performance by one of their peers. At the ceremony, Amelia, who [...]

Portfolios reflect, celebrate and demonstrate each learner’s unique learning journey and achievements

January 11th, 2023|Our Approach|

At SelfDesign, each learner contributes to a portfolio that showcases and celebrates their own learning and achievements throughout the year. “I like to call it the pot of gold at the end of each semester,” says Educational Program team lead [...]

An open mind and a willingness to explore new interests: Interview with SelfDesign alum Mason (2020)

December 15th, 2022|Featured-Blog, Learner Stories|

As SelfDesign, we recognize that learning happens everywhere, in every moment and throughout a person’s life – not just in class or from kindergarten to grade 12. We also recognize that learning may be about Math or Language Arts or [...]

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