Monthly Archives: November 2015

Dean Goodman from Ministry to Present at DPAC Meeting Nov 30

DPAC Reps,

Due to the issues with district email, we are posting the agenda for Monday’s meeting here:  2015-11 Agenda General.

Dean Goodman, Director-Accountability, Ministry of Education will present on the changes to the Accountability Framework.  After the presentation, Heather Hart, Assistant Superintendent will discuss what will be happening this transition year and the timelines and parameters that will guide planning of the the new school planning process at the district level.  We will be having table top discussion to provide parent input as to be used to help inform the district framework.

Please invite your current and last year’s SPC members to attend this meeting if they are interested.

 

Curriculum Redesign FAQ

With the new K-9 curriculum being used in some classrooms this year and full implementation scheduled for the 2016/17 school year, parents are asking why and how the BC curriculum is changing.

The new curriculum will support the development of skills students need to be successful after graduation such as critical thinking and communication skills.  The new curriculum will have more emphasis on concepts, competencies and processes.

 Sir Ken Robinson’s presentation on Changing Education Paradigms is an excellent video that explores why education systems around the world should be revamped to fit our modern world and to better meet the needs of students.  The Video is available here.

The BC Ministry of Education has produced a FAQ that explains some common questions regarding the new curriculum and is available here: Curriculum Redesign FAQ

The Ministry has also produced a presentation that explains what will change and what will stay the same for each curriculum subject area.  The presentation is available here.