Submitted. Abbotsford has been chosen as one of six sites in the province for the Ministry of Education’s Quality Teaching and Learning Initiative.
The district’s new Innovation Centre (pictured), housed at Abbotsford Senior, will be a centre point for an exploration of the attributes and features of quality teaching and learning in BC schools.
A key goal is to look at how to best achieve system wide transformation in teaching by charting existing excellent teaching and learning practices, and to consider how such practices could be introduced on a wider scale in BC.
Each of the six districts has been awarded a $10,000 grant to fully investigate quality teaching and learning. Quality teaching is also one of the key pillars of the Board’s Strategic Plan.
The Innovation Centre, which focuses on science and technology, will be open for students in January 2014.