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Curriculum Framework Document — Stage Two

Note: This framework is meant to be a living document and as items become available they will be included here.

The information for the planning teams has been organized into the following organizational framework. The links are provided by sections below.

Why? What? How?
Why the Change? Overview of curriculum

Structures to support investigating curriculum

Topics to explore

The planning teams should make their own decisions on how these elements will be organized.  

A possible example of organization is, the Why and What sections could potentially be done as a large group on day one of the non-instructional time, and the How section could be done with smaller groupings on the second day of the non-instructional time. The majority of time is probably best spent on the How section using the group structures suggested below.  


Why?

Why the change?

BC Ministry of Education documents:

Overview to BC's Curriculum Transformation Plans  

Enabling Innovation: Transforming Curriculum and Assessment (2012).

Curriculum Redesign: Frequently Asked Questions (2015). 

Introduction to BCs Redesigned Curriculum (2015). 

Présentation des nouveaux programmes d’études de la Colombie-Britannique

Curriculum Redesign: What’s new? What’s the same? (2015).

References Relevant to BC's Curriculum and Assessment Transformation. [Curriculum Research Base].

The Educated Citizen - mission statement (all curriculum work was grounded in the educated citizen document)
Powerpoint document
Statement of Education Policy Order (pg D-94)

Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom: Moving Forward. (2015).
-A resource guide to help support teachers bring Aboriginal content and perspectives into the classroom


Other documents:

Aboriginal Understandings -  First Peoples Principles of Learning. First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC).

 

What?

Overview of curriculum: Curriculum 101

Where to find it -  Building Student Success - BC's New Curriculum. BC Ministry of Education.

How it is organized - Curriculum Orientation Guide. BC Ministry of Education.

The Curriculum Model
A video explaining how the different components of BC’s redesigned curriculum work together to form a conceptual model that is competency-driven.

La structure des programmes d’études 
Une vidéo expliquant comment les différentes composantes des nouveaux programmes d’études de la Colombie-Britannique sont interdépendantes et forment un modèle conceptuel basé sur des competences.  

Big Ideas 
A video explaining what big ideas are and the role they play in the conceptual model of BC’s redesigned curriculum.

Les grandes idées 
Une vidéo expliquant ce que sont les grandes idées et le rôle qu’elles jouent dans le modèle conceptuel des nouveaux programmes d’études de la Colombie-Britannique.  

Core Competencies
A video explaining what core competencies are and the role they play in the conceptual model of BC’s redesigned curriculum.   

Les compétences essentielles
Une vidéo expliquant ce que sont les compétences essentielles et le rôle qu’elles jouent dans le modèle conceptuel des nouveaux programmes d’études de la Colombie-Britannique.

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Redesign: What's new?  What's the same?  A PDF document and PowerPoint that address subject areas.

Redesigning Assessment. Building Student Success: BC's New Curriculum. BC Ministry of Education.

Resources

Navigating BC’s Curriculum Redesign Website.  BC Ministry of Education. Youtube. 4:37.   

Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom  
A resource guide to help support teachers bring Aboriginal content and perspectives into the classroom.

TeachBC resource website. BCTF.


How?

a) Structures to support investigating curriculum: Developing a personal support network

Groupings such as the conference model, school groups, subject/role specialists, family of schools, and mentorship groups may be used. Teachers may also want to explore groupings such as:   

Edcamps

Swanson, K. (2014). Edcamp: Teachers Take Back Professional Development. Educational Leadership, 71(8), 36–40.

Swanson, K. (2013). Why Edcamp?  Edutopia.

TEDxPhiladelphiaED - Kristen Swanson - EdCamp. TEDx. 16:22.

School inquiry groups and collaborative conversation

Adams, P., and Townsend, D. (2014). From action research to collaborative inquiry: A framework for researchers and practitioners. Education Canada, 54(5), 12–15.

Burden, S., and Gill, D. (2015). Learning together: One school’s success with teacher learning cohortsEducation Canada, 55(1), 8–11. 

Donohoo, J. (2013). Why collaborative inquiry?  Collaborative Inquiry for Educators: A Facilitator's Guide to School Improvement (144 pp.). Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin. 

Nelson, T.H., Deuel, A., Slavit, D., and Kennedy, A. (2010). Leading deep conversations in collaborative inquiry groups. The Clearing House, 83(5): 175–179

Schnellert, L., and Butler, D.L. (2014). Collaborative inquiry: Empowering teachers in their professional development. Education Canada, 54(3), 42–44.

Critical discourse

Arriaza, G. (2015). Critical discourse analysis and leadership. Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 26.


b) Topics

Place based learning

Fettes, M. (2014). Aboriginal education needs to be place-based education. CEA Blog.

Personalized learning


Personalized learning. BC Education Change.  BCTF.   

BC's Education Plan. BC Ministry of Education.  

Personalized learning. BC Ministry of Education. 

Inclusion

Alberta Teachers’ Association. What is inclusion? The Learning Team, 18(2).

Alberta Teachers’ Association. (2014). Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools.
 

Alberta Teachers’ Association. (2014). Inclusive education in Alberta schools: Getting it right. [Companion document to the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Inclusive Education in Alberta Schools.]

Philpott, D.E., Furey, E., and Penney, S.C. (2010). Promoting leadership in the ongoing professional development of teachers: Responding to globalization and inclusion. Exceptionality Education International, 20(2): 38–54.
*See in particular “Six focus areas” beginning page 43

Teaching to Diversity: ESL, Learning Assistance, Special Education. BCTF.

Know-Do-Understand (KDU model) - (link to come) 

Technology and curriculum

Arnett, T. (2014). Personalizing education: How blended learning transforms roles and relationships. Education Canada, 54(4), 16–19.

Burden, S., and Gill, D. (2015). Learning together: One school’s success with teacher learning cohortsEducation Canada, 55(1), 8–11.

Carey, J. (2014). 5 Tips for Classroom Management with Mobile Devices. (Reblogged from the original post at Edudemic).   

Tucker, C. (2015). Five Tips for Managing Mobile Devices. Educational Leadership, 72(8), 24–29.  

Teacher Inquiry.  BCTF.  

Curriculum and pedagogy

New Zealand Ministry of Education. (2007). Effective pedagogy. The New Zealand Curriculum Online. 

Tomlinson, C.A., and Moon, T.R. (2013). Chapter 1. Differentiation: An overview. In Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom. ASCD.

Aboriginal education. Building Student Success: BC's New Curriculum. BC Ministry of Education. 

Parsons, J., & Beauchamp, L. (2012). Chapter 3: Ways of Knowing.  In From Knowledge to Action: Shaping the Future of Curriculum Development in Alberta.  Alberta Education.

Kaminski, J. (2012). First Nations ways of knowing: Developing experiential knowledge in nursing through an Elder in Residence Program. First Nations Pedagogy. 

K-9 curriculum
.  Building Student Success: BC's New Curriculum. BC Ministry of Education. 

Career Education (link to come)

Applied Design (link to come)

Skills and Technologies (link to come)

Français langue première/Français langue seconde - immersion  (link to come)

Grad years

Graduation Years Curriculum: Proposed Directions.  BC Ministry of Education.
English
French

Curriculum 10-12 First Drafts. Building Student Success: BC's New Curriculum. BC Ministry of Education.


Additional Resources. Keep checking back for new information.

TeachBC resource website. BCTF.

Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC

Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resources. First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC).

PowerPoint support material (in progress)

BCTF Webinar and Livestream Events

Curriculum Development Forum. January 21, 2015.

Dialogue with BC Technology Education Association (BCTEA)

Full Day Kindergarten. May 13, 2015. 

Applied Skills. May 27, 2015.  

Curriculum Webinar. June 3, 2015. 

Insights into the new BC Arts curriculum: Professional Issues Seminar #2. May 28, 2014.

Insights into the new BC curriculum: Professional Issues Seminar #1. April 9, 2014.

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