Here’s Why Milton District High School Was Recently Recognized

 

Teachers are constantly working hard to help educate the youth and further society. And recently teachers at Milton District High School were recognized for their efforts.

According to a recent press release, teachers at the high school have been recognized with a national award for their innovative delivery of the environmental sustainability curriculum in the school's 'I-Think about Science' program.

"There is significant enthusiasm for the program among elementary and secondary teachers as they are eager to become part of the scientific exploration," Jacqueline Newton, Superintendent of Education, said in the release. "The work will continue with additional schools in the 2019-2020 school year."  

In order to develop the program, five teachers worked along with the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management's I-Think  initiative. 

"The creation of 'I-Think about Science' stems from a board-wide initiative at the Halton District School Board to encourage innovative learning environments and inspire deeper learning," reads the release.

And although the program only recognizes the Grade 7-10 science projects at Milton District, a slew schools were also a part of the initiative. These schools are outlined below.

  • Boyne PS
  • Chris Hadfield PS
  • E.J. James PS
  • Sam Sherratt PS
  • Viola Desmond PS
  • Aldershot School
  • Burlington Central Elementary
  • Garth Webb SS
  • White Oaks SS

The award that Milton District will receive is known as the 2019 Ken Spencer Award and is presented by the EdCan Network. It, as noted in the release, acknowledges the work of teachers who create relevant learning experiences for students while solving complex societal issues. 

This is something that teachers at Milton District High School achieved.

"At Milton District HS, teachers applied an integrative thinking method to guide classroom conversations and projects," reads the release. "In this innovative problem solving-approach, students help tackle complex environmental sustainability issues such as access to clean water, invasive species, maintaining biodiversity, and beautifying school space. Students share their learning through 'open space' exhibitions to expose more youth to this problem-solving approach. This demo classroom for 21st century learning encourages collaboration and creative thinking."

The school will receive its award at a recognition ceremony on May 1. 

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