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Curriculum Changes for Parents - what does this mean for your family?
Wed, 19 October 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Did you know that BC's education system is being modernized, with revisions to the curriculum? Please join us for a presentation about what these changes mean in our schools, and to our families, lead by Cindy Heitman, District Principal of Learning Innovation for the Prince George School District.
During the 2015/16 school year, draft redesigned curriculum in Kindergarten to Grade 9 was introduced. Beginning in September 2016, students in K-9 learn the new curriculum only.
In the 2016/17 school year, Grade 10-12 teachers are able to use either the old or parts of the new draft curriculum. For the 2017/18 school year, the new curriculum will be used in Grades 10-12. In addition to the redesigned curriculum, reporting and assessment practices are being changed. Those changes will be implemented between 2016 to 2018:
B.C. teachers and the Ministry of Education worked with experts in education design and delivery to develop this new system, with a key goal being to provide students with an education that is flexible and innovative. They’ll also gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to succeed in today’s world.
As we have limited seating, please make sure to register in advance to make sure you get a seat.
The district will be video conferencing this to their dedicated video conferencing facilities at Morfee Elementary, McBride Secondary, and a school in Valemount. Separate tickets are offered for these rooms. Home video conferencing will not be available.