Technological innovations have transformed our world into one that is always connected and rapidly evolving, bringing new opportunities for employment, as well as civic engagement and learning, on unprecedented local and global scales. In the same spirit of innovation, the Peel District School Board has revisited its Vision for 21st Century Teaching and Learning and updated it to more clearly reflect its collective commitment to develop active and critically engaged citizens.
Soon, current grade 8 students will select their courses for grade 9. Before they do, we want to ensure that they have the opportunity to consult with their teachers, guidance counsellor, if applicable, and their parents.
In October 2014, the Peel District School Board sought input from families to help guide the development of resources that help parents and caregivers support their children's learning. The result is a new Help Your Child online resource centre on the Peel board's website with the topics families said were important to them.