6 Social is a program that grew out of The Royal Conservatory's "Learning Through the Arts" (LTTA) program.
A leader in the development of programs that meet the learning, wellness, and social development needs of youth, LTTA is focused on increasing student engagement through inclusive instructional models. With a professional development model based in building online communities of practice, we bring together teachers and students from across North America and the globe to address some of the most pressing issues faced in the classroom today.
LTTA created 6 Social in 2016 in response to feedback from educators that students as young as in Grade 3 want to apply their learning to make their community a better place to live and learn. The program combines a design thinking process with an emphasis on digital story telling that helps students influence change by inspiring and educating peers and community members to change their thinking and behaviour.
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6 Social offers teachers a practical blueprint for creating projects that develop core competencies, engage
students by connecting curriculum to real world social issues that directly affect them, and include every student in confidence building.
An affordable PD opportunity for teachers, 6 Social is delivered through an innovative online interactive platform that fosters deep communities of practice across regions and school boards, and enables teachers to contribute to innovation in their practice.
Recognized and funded by Ontario Centres of Excellence, 6 Social has been developed in partnership with
District School Board of Niagara and incorporates extensive input from educators.
Based on the principles of Design Thinking and utilizing the 6 Cs of future ready learning, you and your students will discover and experiment with a problem finding and solving framework that can be tied to all areas of the curriculum.
The increased engagement that comes from pursuing inquiry based on personal choice within the subject not only leads to increased learning of the subject matter, but sparks astounding advances in the critical skills and resiliency of participants.
The Karen and Michael Vukets Public School Teacher Development Program