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Small Secondary Schools Think Tank

Think Tank 2016


The Small Secondary School Think Tank was created in 2013 as a result of the Rural Education Committee expressing a need for an annual event where educators from across the province could come together in an effort to share ideas and collaborative on the unique challenges faced by small schools in British Columbia. 

The Faculty of Education at UBC Okanagan has hosted the Small Secondary School Think Tank for the past 4 years. Associate Dean, Susan Crichton, and Assistant Professor, Leyton Schnellert were both involved with the Rural Education Committee and part of the team encouraged by the notion of an annual meeting. The meeting is hosted in the Innovative Learning Centre (ILC) Learning Lab, located in the Engineering, Management and Education (EME 1123) building on UBC's Okanagan campus. 

Each year, one case study school is chosen. During the two-day think tank, educators discuss the case school and the unique challenge faced by the school community. Often, students in the Bachelor of Education program will participate and give insight. Educators are also invited to participate in a Design Challenge activity. This is a process where educators first find the problem, and then the solution, using design thinking, a philosophy supported by the ILC. 

2017 marks the 4th annual Small Secondary Schools Think Tank. 

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