School Blog

The purpose of West Island College’s blog is to communicate matters that are important to our school and to give readers a deeper insight into our Vision, Mission, and Values. It does not replace the WIC weekly, email, or our other social media platforms which will all continue to be used to communicate events, highlight achievements, and provide important, timely information.

Aligning Assessment with Vision

Assessment practices traditionally measure the extent to which a student has mastered the prescribed curricular outcomes. What if it were more than that? Our vision at WIC is to teach students to be “curious, creative, innovative, and able to impact the world.” To achieve this, our assessment methods and practices need to align with our vision. What might that look like? Read on to find out!

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
Assessment Beyond the Test: How Assessment Shapes our Learners 

“Assessment is much more than collecting achievement data; it shapes the dispositions of our learners and influences their responsiveness going forward” (Erkens, Schimmer, & Vagle, 2017). This blog is part one of a two-part post presenting insight into assessment experiences at WIC. 

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
Managing Student Well-Being During COVID-19

In this inaugural WIC blog post, we share personal experiences from students of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, how we try to thrive during this extraordinary time, and how we can foster resilience in ourselves and others.

  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Resilience
  • Student Well-Being

WIC School Blog