Process. Provincial Partner Groups. BC Association of Institutes and Universities BC Chamber of Commerce Council of Administrators of Special Education Continuing Education Directors Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique Federation of Independent School Associations
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we get here?
We have a strong, stable system, but need a more nimble and flexible one to better meet the needs of all learners.
80 Credits Total
School Completion/Evergreen Certificate and GED are not Graduation credentials
What do you think are the core or essential things all students should know, understand and be able to do by the time they leave secondary school?
The following objectives guide the work of the Ministry of Education for Aboriginal students in British Columbia:
•Creative thinking and innovation
•Personal responsibility and well-being
Continua developed by teams of teachers will support assessment and reporting of competencies
Curriculum organizers identify the structure of the curriculum as it relates to the discipline(s) it is based upon
Identity, Society and Culture Governance Economy & Technology Environment
Highlights that cross-curricular competencies are a key feature of the curriculum and make clear what skills/processes of each competency are focused on that year.
Big Ideas identify the enduring understandings of the area of learning; Learning Standards describe what students are expected to understand and demonstrate
Beyond the core, how could pathways for choice or exploration be provided?
Research is underway with focus on the following five cross-curricular competencies*:
How do you think students could demonstrate these?
* In development
Working Description of Competencies:
How could student learning be communicated to:
How would you design an awards program to recognize student success in a personalized learning environment?
In January, 2012, Ministry staff convened a focus group of senior staff in five school districts to consider the future of a provincial awards program. The group suggested the following changes:
The Ministry is consulting more widely among education partners and stakeholders this fall.
Communicating Student Learning
APPENDIX CONTENT to go here
Foundation Years: K-5?
Middle Years: 6-9? 6-10?
Graduation Years: 10-12? 11-12?