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On the evening of May 6th, the Powell River Board of Education hosted a forum that focused on a vision of education for the year 2030. Over 10% of the student population of the school district was involved in the event - many responded to the invitation to submit designs for classrooms and playgrounds for 2030, some took over the registration desk, others prepared and served food at the Mix 'n' Mingle that followed registration. Some entertained during this portion of the evening and others demonstrated some of the interesting ways that they are using technology in their classrooms at the present time.. Assisted by Trustee Aaron Reid, a group of senior students presented an improvised 20 year Grad Reunion that would later stimulate conversation in the talking and listening circles
The central part of the evening was devoted to guided conversations on the following questions:
- What do you imagine our local and global communities will be like in 2030?
- What sort of education will our children need to function in that world?
- What should be happening in our classrooms to prepare our students for the world of 2030?
Students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community shared their ideas with one another and were then invited to express their views to the Board - through "tweet"-sized or "blog"-sized post-it notes on the mock-up of the Board's web page Many conversations continued after the formal groups dispersed including this one with our local MLA, Nicholas Simons.
It was a great event but only the first step as now the Board will have to consider all of the feedback and then endeavor to find a way to move forward in keeping with what we perceive as best for the students in this community