Learning guru in Comox Valley on Tuesday

The Comox Valley will have a chance to meet — and ask questions of — the 'guru' of 21st century learning Tuesday.

The Comox Valley will have a chance to meet — and ask questions of — the ‘guru’ of 21st century learning Tuesday.

John Abbott, who Comox Valley School District superintendent Sherry Elwood noted works closely with the Ministry of Education, is highly involved in the BC Education Plan and is likened to the guru of 21st century learning, will be at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School for a community forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. November 13.

Educators, parents, students and interested community members are encouraged to attend.

“We’re hoping to get a good number of folks out there to listen to John and perhaps provide some questions for him to answer,” Elwood said during October’s Board of Education meeting.

“He’s been all over the world in the last couple of years as he’s seen the quickening of the 21st century learning flame — what he can compare from when he first started talking to us about 21st century learning, what he sees now, what he sees as the future for British Columbia.”

During the day Tuesday, Abbott will visit district schools and meet teachers, students and administrative staff to see what how 21st century learning methods are being implemented in the Valley.

Elwood said he will likely speak about what he saw in his tour of the school district during the community forum in the evening.

The forum will be in the school’s multi-purpose room. It’s free to attend and child minding will be available.

For more information visit www.sd71.bc.ca.

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