Be in the “Know”

Are you wondering about the new curriculum and graduation exams? Or what about new terminology being bandied about such as Know, Do and Understand? Core Competencies of Communication, Critical Thinking and Personal Responsibility? How about Big Ideas, Content and Curricular Competencies?

An interactive presentation explaining this and more is coming to a school near you! Our District Curriculum Team is doing a series of regional presentations to help raise parent and community awareness about the new curriculum and the path to graduation.

It just won’t be sit and listen though. After a brief overview by the curriculum team, those in attendance will be invited to take part in a Gallery Walk featuring examples of student learning. This will be followed by a break-out session where participants will be able to ask questions about a particular area of interest.

Team members will include Carl Cooper (Assistant Superintendent-Instruction), Kyla Hadden (NOSTA -Professional Development Chair), Anne Tenning (District Principal Indigenous Education), Jen Kelly (Literacy Support Teacher), Jen Findlay (Instructional Leadership Team/Early Learning), Val Edgell (District Numeracy Coordinator), Chris Matheson (Middle School Vice Principal), Chelsea Prince (High School Vice-Principal).

They will discuss and answer questions, about the new curriculum, the graduation program, changes in reporting and assessment, and other interests or concerns.

The first presentation is on April 4 at Len Wood Middle School in Armstrong followed by one at A.L. Fortune in Enderby on April 9.

On April 11 the presentation will take place at Shuswap Middle School followed by one at Carlin Elementary Middle on April 17.

The final presentation is on April 25 at Eagle River Secondary School in Sicamous. All presentations begin at 6 p.m.

“Please attend the session that fits your schedule, even it isn’t necessarily at the school closest to you,” comments Cooper.