Friday, April 15, 2016
Presented at South Delta Secondary School
Friday, April 15, 2016
The SD team for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment held an exploration session on Tuesday, February 17. We had 20 participants. To begin our learning session, we asked people to respond to two questions.
What brought you here today? What do you hope to take away for this learning session? Most people responded with questions about implementing the 'new' curriculum.
Shape of the Day
Please bring your device of choice for our morning session.
Refreshments in the Library Learning Commons
Presentation from the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment team to bring us all up to speed on the new curriculum, resources, etc.
Departments work together to prepare for the new curriculum. Work can be done either in the Library Learning Commons or in a separate setting.
Please complete the embedded response form to allow our school's CIA Team to bring your questions, comments and observations to the district.
Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 Continue working on the new curriculum, however, the Pro-D Committee strongly recommends that departments look at taking this opportunity to arrange work-alikes with other departments in the district.
Helpful Resources for the Day ...
BC's Transforming Curriculum (K-9) will launch in 2016, with a 'soft start' to begin September 2015.
Curriculum Drafts for K-9 are available now.
The new grad program curriculum (10-12) is a year behind. Drafts will be viewable in the spring for feedback. The 'soft start' for the Graduation Years Program is September 2016, with a full implementation slated for 2017. In the meantime, the Ministry has outlined the objectives and timeline in its Proposed Directions document.
ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium) has a wonderful guide to reviewed and suggested materials for classroom and school use. K-12 Resource Collection is searchable by grade and subject.
Welcome to SDSS August 29 ProD. We have been asked to give an encore presentation of our favourite geek tools for the classroom. See our program below.
Technology Speed Sharing will start at 12:30. I reckon our Speed Sharing will take about 60 - 90 minutes. See our outline below.
Liz McKenna, from the Canadian Mental Health Association, spoke to us about teen anxiety and mental health. She left a some informational brochures behind; these are in the library office.
She referred to an article, When Students Cut Themselves; and encouraged us to read further about self-harm. I found this article through our EBSCO subscription databases. Take a look through these great databases to access more academic article on mental health and other issues in education.