The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis is a story for educators, parents, and students about using your “powers”—your learning—for good. Together with its tools and professional learning activities, it can help you make well-being, meaning, and fulfillment the ultimate outcomes of all that you do. Authors Joanne McEachen and Matthew Kane’s years of experience leading educational change makes The Depthvale Detectives and the Great Education Crisis not only a joyful and spellbinding story, but a powerful resource for leading school change. To get there, you just have to be a Detective….
Like so many others in the city of Depthvale, the students at Clover K-8 School are struggling. A recent health crisis and a wealth of other challenges have lowered well-being, for many, to crisis levels. School isn’t giving them all that they need, and their teachers and parents are struggling, too. But as the shadow that looms over Depthvale darkens, one class of students starts battling back. Led by Kaia, Lucas, and their teacher Ms. Monica, and with the help of their families and the Clover community, the students set out on a journey of discovery that sees them become… the Depthvale Detectives! With sights on how learning can help them contribute, the Detectives face fear mongerers, naysayers, bullies, and even a villain of their own imagination, all to keep Crisis from ruling the world.