Experiential Learning includes being able to facilitate learning opportunities for students in different schools
and communities across the district. Students can build awareness regarding various careers related
to skilled trades and apprenticeships and non-traditional careers through hands-on learning and direct
Experiential Learning Opportunities include:
An experiential learning opportunity which involves the exploration of the outdoors, other environments, or organizations. These learning experiences are connected with classroom teaching.
Field Trips provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities. The purpose of the excursion by
a class or group of students beyond the school environment is to provide students with a variety of experiences
where they can observe and reflect upon learning.
Project or Inquiry or Problem Based Learning
Project, Inquiry, and Problem Based Learning is an approach to teacher and learning which empowers students
to focus on solving real-world problems.
Service-Learning is a form of experiential learning that connects the classroom to the community. The goal
is to enact meaningful contributions to the local, regional, national, and/or global community. The learning
is connected to the curriculum and the needs of the community.
Cooperative Education Program
The Cooperative Education Program offers students hands-on experience in a workplace of their choice. It allows
students to earn credits while pursuing a work placement in a field of interest.
Student-directed and co-constructed learning
Increase in opportunities for students in all pathways
Opportunities to connect through technology and work beyond the local community
Work Experiences including:
Take Our Kids to Work Day
This is an annual event held in November where grade 9 students get to spend a day outside of the classroom
and experience a day in the life of a family member or a volunteer host at their workplace.
Students can experience one-on-one observation of a worker in a career of interest at the workplace.
This opportunity allows students to observe and reflect on the experience to gain a better understanding of the career.
Students can experience one-on-one observation of a cooperative education student at their placement. This opportunity allows students to gain first-hand knowledge of a day in the life of the specific career as well as observe
and reflect on the experience.