St. David Catholic Elementary School
June 25, 2021

St. David School Named Grand Prize Winner in National Schools of the Future Contest!

St. David School has been named a grand prize winner in the National Schools of the Future Contest presented by MindShare Learning. The main goal of the contest is to inspire teachers to share their innovative teaching and learning activities via storytelling, utilizing a video, podcast or blog. St. David School completed a video submission which showcased various remote learning activities and events that were held this spring with staff and students.

Robert Martellacci, Founder and President of MindShare Learning made the announcement to the school community during their annual end of the year Award Assembly (held virtually). As shared during the Award Assembly, he stated the following: “What I was so impressed with is the passion that the teachers had in supporting students and creating a community. Students were given tasks that focused on global competencies and provided a space of belonging for all!”

“While it has definitely been a challenging year for students around the globe, I couldn’t help but be impressed with the level of student engagement being shown this spring. Looking at all that was accomplished, I thought a video entry would be the best way to tell the school’s story and how we continually find innovative and creative ways to establish a sense of community whether in the classroom or behind a screen!” said Christina Raso, Experiential Lead Consultant at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board who completed the video submission.

“On behalf of the Board, we congratulate St. David school on their achievement in the Schools of the Future contest. It is truly a testament to the resiliency and passion that our staff and students have shown throughout the school year. St. David school focused on providing activities, events and initiatives that not only focused on the global competencies (such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking) but they also provided a learning environment that celebrated diversity, community and inclusion. Congratulations St. David School – you exemplify our vision of being leaders in learning and faith,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

The submission video can be viewed at the following LINK.

The school will receive an ‘Extreme Schools Makeover’ aligned with the student-centred learning and design plan shared in their video courtesy of the prize sponsor Dell EMC. The prize package will include time with the Dell Education Strategist along with professional learning. More information about the contest can be found at the following LINK.

MindShare Learning is Canada’s leading EdTech strategy consulting, news, and professional learning events company. Its hallmark is providing strategic solutions to learning and technology and lifelong learning space to support student success.

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