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Modern Learning is....

"Authentic, relevant, deep learning that enables learners to create, to connect, to communicate, to share their learning with the world and be ready for the future." 

One of the goals for the York Region District School Board is to ensure that all our students are receiving the tools that they need to be ready for their future through a focus on Modern Learning outlined in the graphic above through Vision, Mindsets, Deep Learning and Skills. 

At Westminster P.S. we are well on our way to providing this modern learning experience to our students through our approach on growth mindsets, our focus on social skills and our use of problem solving models to help students make sense of problems in all subjects. We are engaging our students by encouraging real-life learning situations and integrating technology seamlessly as a modern-day learning tool that motivates their interest. 

Modern Learning Club in the Library

Besides the work that is going on in the classroom, one of the ways we are engaging our students to experience these concepts is through an opportunity to be involved in our Modern Learning Club. 

The library has started to provide student leaders with the skills and support to launch a teacher supervised, student-driven club that models effective and safe use of a variety of digital tools.  

Problem Solving with Poptropica, Mindful Minecraft, Green Screening, Stop Motion Video, etc. are planned for this year. Club members will also be responsible for tech-related support at assemblies and school events.  For more information, you are welcome to contact our librarian Mr. Tamblyn. 


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