Steve Cardwell, superintendent of Vancouver Schools and president of the BC School Superintendents’ Association, discusses the role of superintendent in BC today, as well as his ideas on system redesign for K-12 schools, personalizing learning, and student engagement.
Jameel Aziz, president, BC Principals and Vice-principals Association, speaks of the role and training of school leaders, the possibility of education reform in BC, and the direction of that renewal, including changes in accountability.
Thanh Lam and Gianmarco Spiga, undergraduate students at Simon Fraser University, compare and contrast the college experience in Europe with that of British Columbia. Academics, residential life, and the financing of education are among the topics discussed.
Kanwal Neel, Phd, veteran mathematics teacher and teacher educator, speaks about SFU’s respected teacher education program (PDP) and describes in detail his ideas about mathematics instruction in culturally diverse settings. Neel recently served as associate director of PDP and is a past president of the BC Association of Mathematics Teachers
Stepan Vdovine, school trustee from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, discusses his election to the board at an early age, his aspirations as a trustee and the technological environment of today's BC public schools. Vdovine also describes his engagement in blogging and politics, and the values he associates with public education.