BC’s Curriculum Transformation: Fireflies and Zugunruhe

A thoughtful post on the curriculum revisions we will be seeing next fall in BC. “One page, on-line, interactive placemats” is how they’re described. Lots of questions as we go down this road.

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We welcomed from the BC Ministry of Education, Mr. Roderick Allen – assistant deputy minister of education – and Ms. Nancy Walt – director of learning division – to lead an afternoon professional development for educational leaders from the independent and public school districts including those working directly on the curriculum prototypes.  Designed as an information session to unpack the impending Curriculum Transformations, Rod and Nancy co-presented on the paradigm, process, product and practical implications of the changes to our current reality.

Because we approached the discussion with the humility of not knowing, we left with more questions than when we began including the two most poignant questions:

When will what we know change what we do?

What will it take for what we know to change what we do?

Appearing as a one page interactive online placemat, the curriculum will not arrive shrink-wrapped in cellophane.  Anticipating the…

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About Ron Sherman

I am the principal of Salmo Elementary/Secondary School, a small rural K-12 school in the Kootenay Lake School District. Happy to be part of the Grand Conversation, moving learning forward and joining with great people every day. Runner, triathlete, skier, blogger, loving husband and father of 2 great boys
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One Response to BC’s Curriculum Transformation: Fireflies and Zugunruhe

  1. teachafl says:

    Thank you for re-blogging my post-PD reflections on the visit from the BC Ministry of Education. It was a mash-up of highlights from their presentation and my own insights, inspirations and ideas about the curriculum transformation. I am eager to see how the transformation ideals are actualized on the “placemat” – how will all the puzzle pieces (e.g. Enduring Understandings, Cross-Curricular Competencies, Concepts, etc…) finally fit together?

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