At the Nov. 14 Clearview board meeting, Director of Technology Steve Meyer provided trustees with the Learning and Technology Report for 2016-2017.
According Meyer, Clearview is a technology-rich school division, recognized provincially for its innovation and student engagement.
The division leads in one-to-one technology for students in grade three to nine, makerspace, STEM/STEAM and Genius Hour opportunities and is among the first school divisions in Canada to bring in Z-space, a 3D learning experience where students explore virtual models and access even more learning supports.
Believing that access to, and skillful use of information technology are essential to student success, Clearview is dedicated to providing its students with the tools necessary to access global information, meet the curricular needs of all learners, refine critical thinking skills, foster creativity and provide skills necessary for the future.
Student Wellness Day
Clearview’s Student Wellness Coordinator Barb Gano and Alberta Health Services School Health Facilitator Stacie Pederson shared Student Wellness Day highlights in a presentation to the board.
On Nov. 30, 86 grade five to nine students from across the division participated in a workshop designed to explore wellness in their schools.
In September, student groups met with Gano and Pederson to identify research questions that could to lead positive change.
Topics ranged from healthy eating, enjoyable outdoor activities, building positive relationships and improving work spaces.
At the workshop, students began working through the action research process by exploring their ideas, collecting information, examining wellness resources and formulating preliminary action steps based on their research.
The students were also exposed to a variety of activities designed to explore their own personal wellness including makerspace activities, skating, yoga, Crossfit and mindfulness sessions.
Students went back to their schools with the information needed to finalize their plans and begin implementing their projects.
In February and March the student teams will observe the effects of their plans and collect data to determine the outcomes of their projects.