While you were in full throttle pre Christmas excitement, Linda and I were getting ready for our trip to Cyprus to attend the ICSEI conference. This meant writing several papers that we hope you will find useful.
In the first paper, we explore the potential of the Network to shift the professional practice of adult educators and the subsequent learning experiences and practices of young people. Recently the OECD published a set of principles for innovative learning environments and we took a look at the Network through this lens. Comment on the extent to which you think this is useful. ViewNetworks on the Edge.
In the second paper we look at the evolution of the spiral of inquiry from the early days of the network. In particular we are interested in how many of you are now taking inquiry right to the level of the individual learner. We draw extensively on the current work Debbie Koehn is doing at Glenview to illustrate this point. We’d like to hear your comments on how the inquiry work in YOUR school is progressing. View Spirals of Inquiry .
The NOIIE acknowledges the support of the Irving K Barber Learning Centre at UBC, the Vancouver Foundation, the Power to Give , the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care, and the BCPVPA through their publication of Spirals of Inquiry.
The offices of the NOIIE are situated on the unceded, ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We acknowledge and thank these Nations, along with many others where the work of the Network is carried out by educational leaders across British Columbia, the Yukon and beyond.