Redesigned Curriculum Implementation and Training for Teachers
The BC Ministry of Education has introduced redesigned curriculum to the K-12 education sector in BC. The Ministry has announced a three-year plan to transition to the redesigned curriculum. This work has been years in the making with many teachers involved in its development and implementation. Read a letter from Minister of Education Mike Bernier.
British Columbia’s curriculum is being redesigned to respond to the demanding world our students are entering. Transformation in curriculum will help teachers create learning environments that are both engaging and personalized for students. At the heart of BC’s redesigned curriculum are core competencies, essential learning and literacy and numeracy foundations. Find out how these changes will support learning.
Redesigning assessment will focus on bringing coherence to curriculum, assessment, and communicating student learning. Learn more about transforming assessment.
The redesigned curriculum will be implemented over the next 3 years. Teachers may explore and use the redesigned K-9 curriculum this year with full implementation for the 2016-17 school year. By the 2017-18 school year, the redesigned K-12 curriculum will be used in schools across the province. View the curriculum timeline for change here.
Initial Teacher Training
The Ministry has allocated $1 million to initially train 2000 teachers province-wide, 137 from SD43, who will train all other teachers in their respective district. Read the Ministry announcement here.
SD43 Teacher Training
On Monday, September 28th the Ministry of Education and the BC Teachers Federation (BCFT), supported by provincial partners in education, announced a plan to support the implementation of the redesigned curriculum. As part of this plan, districts will add 10 hours of non-instructional time (or two days) in the 2015-2016 school year and 1 day in the 2016-2017 school year. The time will help teachers to familiarize themselves with the redesigned curriculum and plan for its implementation . To facilitate the implementation, training has been mandated as non-instructional days (NIDs). SD43 will require all teachers to attend two NID days in 2015-2016 school year and one in 2016-2017 to facilitate this training:
Tuesday February 9, 2016
Friday May 13, 2016
Monday November 14, 2016
The district has worked with our CTA partner to strategically select these days to minimize the impact on students and parents. Most BC school districts are doing the same or similar process.
To learn more about the redesigned curriculum, visit the websites listed in the right column. There is a wealth of information to help you understand the curriculum revisions.
More information will be provided about the redesigned curriculum and the transition process as it becomes available.