Stories

  • Numeracy – Powerplay Projects- Powerplay is a Project Based Learning initiative for young entrepreneurs. Students create products, business plans, and marketing for items to be sold at a Powerplay market at their school. Profits made from their sales go towards a charity of their choice.  
  • Makerspace at Yorkson Creek- Originally published: February 3, 2022 — “They don’t even realize they’re learning half the time.” We talk to makerspace teacher Nadine Keyworth at Yorkson Creek Middle School about the value of hands-on learning and creativity that comes out of makerspace. This is one of many explorations at the middle school level. Watch the video below... Read more »
  • Lynn Fripps Celebrates Family Literacy Week with StoryWalk- Students at Lynn Fripps were ‘monkeying around’ while learning this week but it was all because of the school’s first ever StoryWalk, as part of Family Literacy Week. A StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story, with pages of the book, posted along a popular walking route in the community. “They’re really excited to see... Read more »
  • Literacy – IPALS- IPALS stands for Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters. The program is funded by the federal government, and gives families who are new to Canada a chance to play a part in their child’s English learning through literacy. During the COVID-19 pandemic support for these families had to continue, so the program was taken online through... Read more »
  • Langley Teachers Turn Canadian History into a Collaborative Learning Experience- Originally published: November 15, 2021 — “My students counted down the days until they would meet their grade 9 buddies.” That’s the response from Langley Fundamental Elementary teacher Amanda Younger talking about a recent project involving her grade 4 students and grade 9 students from across town at Walnut Grove Secondary. This collaborative project focused... Read more »
  • Get published and save the environment — Gordon Greenwood students write to the local newspaper- “This project began by wanting to teach the writing process, while informing the students of environmental concerns of today,” says Gordon Greenwood teacher, Lindsay Hartmann. Her grade 7 class spent the last month researching and writing letters to the Langley Advanced Times regarding climate change. “We researched climate change, and created informational writes to answer... Read more »
  • Examples of Rich Literacy Learning- Below is a collection of exemplary literacy learning from one of our schools. Scroll through this Sway presentation to view work from our students. Click or tap on photo presentations to move through the stack of photos. Click fullscreen for an optimal viewing experience.
  • Building communication ramps through SLP-educator collaboration- I’m a big fan of ramps. As an itinerant speech language pathologist (SLP) working at many school sites each week, my rolling cart is always in use. While I do not have a physical disability that prevents me from using the stairs, ramps make my work much easier. It’s hard to believe at one time... Read more »
  • AVID success at Aldergrove Community Secondary- Originally published: April 1, 2022 — AVID is a program that will prepare students for success in secondary, post-secondary, and beyond! We visited Aldergrove Community Secondary to learn more about the academic and life-long benefits to students. You can also find AVID at Langley Secondary. Watch the video below to learn what AVID is all... Read more »
  • A new kind of teamwork — District Teachers bring classrooms together- “We’re trying something new,” says Stacey Bernier, District Teacher. Bernier is talking about the trial run of an online activity, where four classrooms around the District joined together to take part in a mural building activity. Hosted by District Teachers, Sandra Averill and Stacey Bernier, the activity focused on building Computational Thinking skills as well... Read more »