The City of New Westminster and the New Westminster School District have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote effective collaboration in the area of digital innovation in education. The MOU also seeks to provide increased emphasis on future innovation, creativity, and youth entrepreneurialism.
The City of New Westminster and New Westminster School District will collaborate to further the shared goals of digital inclusion through various activities including but not limited to:
- Enhancing connections between creative learning spaces and industry employing the new city fibre network to advance digital education;
- Working together to determine what future knowledge workforce and other related skills and resources are needed for all levels of learners in digital media and technology, including identifying and incorporating resources such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), the New Media Gallery, and Anvil Centre Learning Lab;
- Continuing to focus on arts and culture with an increased emphasis on future innovation, creativity, and youth entrepreneurialism in sectors such as digital media by encouraging students at all levels to participate;
- Working closely together to determine what facilities, structures, resources, and approaches are needed to support the growth of innovation and the knowledge workforce in the city and in schools in the future.
As part of the ongoing commitment to working together and implementing unique opportunities for collaboration, the City and New Westminster School District will be holding a workshop in the Learning Lab at Anvil Centre on Thursday, November 22, 2018. New Westminster principals and vice-principals will tour the New Media Gallery followed by a workshop and competition in the Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is a dedicated programming space that contains an array of sophisticated STEAM-based teaching technologies.Click here to read the full media release.