RVS announces new director of 21st Century Learning
Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:38 pm
LESLIE COLLINGS WILL BE ROCKY VIEW SCHOOLS (RVS) NEW DIRECTOR OF 21ST CENTURY LEARNING BEGINNING AUGUST 2013.
“Leslie’s extensive experience in re-tooling a school’s culture to meet the needs of today’s 21st century learner makes her the perfect fit for this role,” said RVS Superintendent of Schools Greg Bass.
“She has a proven track record of putting students first and ensuring school improvement is fostered through a collaboratively developed shared vision. I am very excited for Leslie to join our learning department; I have every confidence she will excel,” he added.
Collings is currently the principal of Springbank Community High School and has 17 years of administrative experience working with RVS.
“I’m please to be getting the opportunity to do this kind of work,” Collings said. “I’ve never been more excited about the direction the Province and RVS are heading.”
She holds a masters of education specializing in administration from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of education from the University of Lethbridge.
“I’m really excited about (my new role). I’m excited to support the schools,” she said.
Collings has worked with the Province on several pilot projects including the High School Flexibility Enhancement Project, which has helped lead to the announcement of a new flex approach to high school learning, see page 34.
She said 21st Century Learning is about engaging the learner and fostering the ability for students to think critically and adapt to the changing world effectively.
Collings said the goal is to create students who are well-balanced citizens, who vote, have the ability to work collaboratively on teams and have empathy.
She said she currently does some 21st Century Learning coaching and said it will be nice to give it her full attention now.
“I’m going to miss the kids,” she said of the students in Springbank Community High School. “The kids are amazing to work with everyday. I have the best job.”