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Province and teachers partner on new curriculum training for educators

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Province and teachers partner on new curriculum training for educators

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Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Education
250 356-5963
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Media Contacts
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Education
250 356-5963

Backgrounders

New curriculum support plan for teachers

Year one: 2015-16

  • 10 new hours of non-instructional time for all public school teachers to quickly become familiar with the new curriculum. How this time is spread throughout the school year is decided by local school districts and teacher associations.
  • More than 2,000 teachers trained through local learning sessions. Groups of select teachers, including those from independent schools, will be brought together at the district level for a provincial overview and to spend a full day working directly with the new curriculum and designing how the new 10 hours of non-instructional time could be best used in their district. These teachers will return to their schools prepared to help their colleagues phase in the curriculum. (Approx. cost: $900,000)
  • Travel support available to rural school districts to support their teachers attending the local learning sessions. (Approx. cost $100,000)
  • Continued collaboration between BCTF and the Ministry of Education to create a framework for teachers and school districts to structure the new professional development time for teachers as they prepare for the new curriculum.
  • Support for Independent School Teachers so independent school teachers can become familiar with the new curriculum.

Year two: 2016-17

  • Five new hours of non-instructional time for public school teachers
  • One existing professional development day designated to new curriculum training

Year three: 2017-18

  • Five new hours of non-instructional time for public school teachers
  • One existing professional development day designated to new curriculum training

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