Manitoba Middle Years Association

21st Century Learning in 21st Century Living

C. Avery School, 10 Marigold W Kld, Wpg | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.



Presenters: Scott Durling and Stephen Barkman – HC Avery School

Many challenges exist in 2019 — challenges that expand throughout and beyond the environmental, social, and economic structures of our world. Within these challenges, we as educators see changing dynamics concerning the connection students and our communities have to land and the natural world, food and cooking, homesteading skills, social equity, community, and relevance and engagement in learning. Consequently, two questions are raised:

What does it mean to be a learner in the 21st century? What does it mean to be living in the 21st century?

We pose these two questions as a means of professional reflection for educators, and use them as a guidepost for navigating, collaborating, and sharing the education happening at our school and how these questions might be addressed in the participant’s home school.

This workshop is a philosophical and practical examination for the above questions with breakout sessions exploring examples of hands-on learning experiences in our own pursuit of uniting 21st century learning and living ideas. Examples of this include the development of the H.C. Avery Farm, a passive solar greenhouse, indoor growing, student-run farmers’ and artisans’ market, skill development in active transportation, and classroom homesteading.

Max: 30 participants

Registration & Fees

NOTE: Registration closes October 23, 2019.

Conference Fee: $50.00
Lunch: On your own
Register here:
Contact: Elliot Macdonald at