Powell River Board of Education
Learners Preparing for the Challenges of Tomorrow
Personalized Learning

​What's Happening Locally

Personalized Learning in Powell River

  • Over the last two years, the Ministry of Education has spearheaded a new direction in Education for BC called Personalized Learning. Find out how Powell River is up to the challenge of meeting the vision set out by the ministry.
  • This was a school project started by Chris Bratseth and Darren Bennet to encourage students to develop greater capacity for compassion with the world around them. They produced this film and Tony Papa Directed.

Sustainability and Leadership Initiatives

  • Wild Crafting is the art of gathering food from your local environment. Watch as students learn the value of eating food found within their geographic region.

School District and VIU Dual Credit Programs

  • Watch an overview of trade programs offered by School District 47 and Vancouver Island University.

School Run Business - Mountain Ash Preserves

  • Mountain Ash Preserves is a student run business in School District 47. Learn more about this integrated program though the above website.
  • School District 47 is please to offer early French immersion using Éco-Friendly  methodologies. Visit the above website to learn more about what offer

 Vision 2030  

 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