Parents across Vancouver received notice last week of the latest developments in the new K-12 curriculum.
In a letter from Associate Superintendent, Nancy Brennan, parents were informed of two more professional development days in 2015/16 year.
“As you may know, a new comprehensive curriculum for the K-12 system is being developed in BC. This work has been years in the making with teachers, administrators and the Ministry of Education involved in its development. At the present time, the curriculum for students in Grades K-9 is being piloted throughout the province. New curriculum for students in Grades 10-12 will be available for piloting in September 2016.
Earlier this fall the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) announced a plan to support the ongoing implementation of the new curriculum. As part of this plan, districts have been asked to add two days of curriculum implementation time during the 2015-2016 school year. This time will be provided for teachers to continue to familiarize themselves with the new curriculum and to plan for its full implementation in the coming years.”
Those days are March 4th and April 15th, bringing the total number of 2015/16 Pro-D days in Vancouver to eight.
The new curriculum is currently being piloted in grades K-9. Piloting for senior grades 10-12 will begin in fall 2016.