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Our Projects 2017-05-24T04:22:26+00:00

School and Curricula Design

Coast Mountain Academy. Squamish, BC

From August 2011 to August 2014, Brad was the Founding Faculty at Coast Mountain Academy, a new independent school in Squamish, BC.  He was the architect of an innovative instructional programming model (IPM) that seeks to meet and exceed the objectives of 21st-century education.

His leadership position included establishing and maintaining traditional media, social media and marketing channels, writing policy documents, interviewing faculty, managing logistics for course scheduling, programming, and transportation, liaising with parents and community members, and of course teaching grades 7/8 and 9/10.

The IPM blended the imperatives of digital technology education with the active, holistic learning of outdoor, experiential, and ecological education (OE3).  For examples of OE3 programs designed and/or facilitated by Brad and the team at CMA visit the OE3 Weekly Updates page.

The success of the inaugural year saw enrollment in 2014/15 increase by 325%, which can be taken as an indicator of student and family support for the innovative  curricula and IPM.

Whistler Snow Sports Academy. Whistler, BC

The Whistler Snow Sports Academy, is a school design that has been crafted to leverage the technology and demands of the future while at the same time supporting student’s academic and athletic schedules.

There has always existed a challenge in balancing the the requirements of conventional education with the scheduling and logistics of supporting our youths’ passions, interests, and personal growth.  WSSA is an opportunity to create a highly-customized educational option that provides greater flexibility and improved continuity for learners. Working within the requirements of the BC Dogwood Diploma, our model also employs future-minded practices that will help prepare our children for success in the 21st-century.

Whistler has always prided itself on being a progressive community and we want our school to reflect that character. WSSA is currently seeking an organization or group of families interested in exceptional education and support for the extra-curricular activities of their children.  Please feel free to contact us to learn more and to become involved.

Integrated Studies in Environmental Education and Communication (ISEEC)

This inspiration for this program arose from IteratED Founding Partner W. Bradley Gooderham’s exceptional experience in the Royal Roads Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication (MAEEC) program.  Brad believes that the same learning that transformed his life should be provided for our youth, the change-makers, as early in their academic careers as possible.  It is hoped that these experiences will encourage them to go forward as emergent leaders of their communities, generation, and this world.

The ISEEC framework is a deliberate reflection of RRU’s MAEEC program in both instructional model, pedagogy and content with few necessary considerations/additions for secondary school students.

Premises

The program is founded on the following concepts and demonstrable truths:

  1. All individuals have different blends of learning styles and dispositions.  High-achieving, goal oriented individuals benefit from interacting in collaboration with like-minded peers.
  2. Blended learning offers students greater flexibility in terms of the pace, space, and schedule of their coursework.
  3. Cohort-based, co-living programs promote social literacy and greater depth of collaborative learning through intensely personal relationship development.
  4. Many students in senior secondary school can benefit from university-level approach to curricula delivery and content.  Learners deserve an ecology of learning that challenges them achieve their highest potential and be provided with the resources they require to do so.
  5. Integrating curricula across disciplines and into real-world, practical experience is a highly effective means for creating lasting value for learners.

Details of the scheduling will be discussed in greater detail with parties interested in joining the ISEEC planning committee.

Specialty Programs and Courses

Forever University. Washington, DC

Exceptional 21st-century education (21stCE) is not an emergent practice.  The promotion of personal narratives and the 21stCE pillars of differentiation, individualization, and personalization can be found in the early 20th-century works of Dewey, Malaguzzi, Vygotsky, and Montessori.  The development of Arete and Eudaimonia date back to the Socratic Schools of Ancient Greece.  The haptic and exploratory learning methods have been practiced by Indigenous cultures since the beginning of time.  

Following from Montessori’s observations on the ‘second plane of development’ and the students’ Montessori school experience, models naturally promote group work and socialization with emphasis on development of reason and imagination, cultivation of intellectual independence, exploration of morality, and the introduction of nuanced modes of communication. (e.g. debate, dialogue, discussion, dialectic etc.)  

Metacognition/mindfulness and executive function have also been identified as traits that the client would like to see developed in their children.

There are three primary drivers of this initiative:

  1. To instill the parents’ values surrounding education, specifically the developing competencies that equip young people to take up challenges with confidence and alacrity.
  2. To support and broaden each child’s day-to-day education in such a way that nurtures each child’s natural enthusiasm for learning.
  3. To provide exceptional 21st-century-relevant education with an emphasis on experimental and exploratory learning.

Conferences and Events

Confluence Experiential Learning Symposium (Proposed)

Iterate Education Consultants Co assembled industry leaders in Experiential Learning for an event that would bring together an array of experiential educators from all corners of Cascadia and beyond.

The two-day event is scheduled for a weekend that included a BCTF Professional Development Day on the Friday that preceded it..

  • Friday is run as a Province-wide provincial professional development day.
  • Saturday our participants take the theories out into the field for practical, hands-on learning guided by industry-leading organizations.
  • Sunday would be participant-led breakout activities.

The name was borrowed from the revolutionary educator, Kurt Hahn (K.Hahn.fluence), whose influence has touched millions worldwide.  Hahn was the founder and inspiration behind the likes of Outward Bound, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Round Square Schools, and United World Colleges, just to name a few.  He founded his educational philosophy on respect for youth and developed ‘ten expeditionary learning principles‘ to counteract the ‘6 declines of modern youth‘, all of which remain highly relevant, if not more so, to this day.

As advocates for experiential learning, our partners and attendees will join together to mix our ideas and deepen our understanding.  We hope that this confluence of practitioners will cultivate strong inter-organization bonds and consolidate the stream of voices advocating for experiential learning for our youth.

1st Annual FEATKids 2014

Working in collaboration with FEATCanada, Brad’s Planning 10 class designed, planned, and presented the first ever FEATKids.  This was a major group project designed to promote practical experience in financial planning, communication writing, leadership, digital media, and event coordination.

The presentations followed a pecha kucha format with each presenter having exactly 7 minutes and 20 slides.  FEATKids is similar to TEDxKids, however FEATKids focuses on inspiring and captivating adventure talks by kids,  for kids.  It was created with the hope that the event will motivate youth to dream big and become inspired.

Click here to view the 2014 7-minute presenter videos.

Outdoor, Experiential, and Ecological Education

Pemberton Valley Farm-to-Table Cycling Expedition (2014)

The IPM that Brad designed for Coast Mountain Academy included a OE3-focused course in the final three weeks of the school year.  Like OE3 Friday afternoons, the Learning Expedition for Academic Discovery (LEAD) courses were designed to take advantage of students’ natural dispositions at the end of the school year.  All teachers know that attention to coursework wanes as the year winds down and the weather heats up.   The LEAD programs were designed to maintain student engagement by selecting curricula and learning venues that sparked their interest and kept them active outdoors.

For his Grade 7/8 class, Brad planned and lead a course with at tripartite focus on sustainable agriculture, ecological literacy, and cycling safety and maintenance.  The course involved two weeks of interactive lessons around the campus followed by a five day cycling trip in the Pemberton Valley.   We were very proud to be the focus of a province-wide feature on Shaw’s My Sea-to-Sky.