Glenbow School has fostered a culture where global and environmental stewardship are foundational habits of mind that are embedded in everything they do. School initiatives such as a community garden, annual tree planting, upkeep of the local watershed, a natural grasslands area, and an all-inclusive recycling program not only foster responsible global citizens but also provide a spark for classroom based inquiry work which in turn accelerates the students and [ Read More ]
A key element of inquiry based learning is authenticity; learning needs to be situated in the real world context in which it lives. To contextualize learning and enhance authenticity we need to go beyond the walls of our classrooms and schools and engage with the real issues, living disciplines, and experts in our communities. Schools are looking for ways to create partnerships with other organizations and develop relationships with local [ Read More ]
Grade 2 students at Ecole Elbow Valley Elementary investigate the bigfoot phenomenon and in the process grapple with what constitutes scientific truth, explore the interconnection of fact and fiction, learn to judge the reliability of sources, and ultimately engage their curiosity and wonder about the mysteries of the world.