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Mar 18
District shortlisted for Cmolik Prize

​Surrey Schools has been shortlisted for a prestigious prize that recognizes innovative educational practices in K-12 schools in B.C.

The district’s Making Learning Visible: a 360° transformation initiative uses technology to record student learning through photos, video and notation. The results create a digital portfolio of student work that is shared with parents and reviewed with the student.

Parents in schools where the initiative is being used can follow their child’s progress on a daily basis without waiting for a report card, allowing them to see areas of success or those requiring support. This allows quicker response to individual learning needs. Parents and students can also more readily become part of the solution and work in collaboration with the teacher.

The Surrey Schools entry is joined on the shortlist by two others from the 28 applicants that applied for the annual $50,000 Cmolik Prize for the Enhancement of Public Education in British Columbia.

The prize was endowed to Simon Fraser University by Clifford Russell and Ellen Cmolik to encourage practitioners, researchers, administrators and policy makers to enhance current teaching practices, particularly those that stimulate a desire to learn and develop the real life skills needed to become productive and responsible community members. The winner will be announced on April 2, 2015.

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