Welcome to the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) Director's Snapshots of Excellence. The following is a snapshot from the past month of innovative and fun learning opportunities, success stories and demonstrations of community engagement featuring students and staff from across the LKDSB. Get inspired and learn how our students are shaping our world.
In January 2018, LKDSB Board Office staff saw a post on Twitter by Mrs. Parry of H. W. Burgess Public School regarding a post office she opened in her classroom with the support of Canada Post. In order to support this unique learning initiative, Board Office Staff decided to mail Valentine's Day cards and other cards to the students. The word quickly spread and soon other LKDSB staff and community members decided to send other materials to the students through the mail.
Through the magic of Twitter, the classroom received mail from all around the world. The class tracked the amount of mail it received and its origins.
Brooke Central Public School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2017-2019 for its integration of engaging and varied Apple technology in flexible learning spaces throughout the school. Apple Distinguished Schools are centres of innovation, leadership and educational excellence that use Apple products to inspire creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. They showcase innovative uses of technology in learning, teaching, and the school environment and have documented results of academic accomplishment.
Students and staff across the LKDSB expressed empathy and support for the families and community impacted by the tragic bus accident involving youth from Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
Former NHL player Jason Simon visited many of our secondary schools to share his inspirational story.
Teachers apply innovative learning strategies and a differentiated learning model to improve math literacy.
Northern Collegiate Institute and Vocational School students placed 15th overall at the Shell Eco-marathon in Sonoma, California. NCIVS was the only Canadian secondary school to attend the event, held April 19-22.