Plan for new curriculum training has begun

Those involved with planning the implementation of the new provincial curriculum within School District 72 have begun meeting and planning in advance of the upcoming three “Curriculum Implementation Days.”

Assistant Superintendent Nevenka Fair told the with the Board of Education at last week’s public meeting that the curriculum implementation team had met to begin planning for the full day training session on Feb. 22 and the two half-day sessions on March 11 and April 22.

The purpose of the initial meeting was, “just to talk about what our hopes would be and some priorities for year one of implementation,” Fair said, adding that the people involved in the discussions, “were pretty well on the same page.”

“Despite all the difficulties and challenges in terms of financial stuff in education right now, where curriculum and information is going is certainly exciting,” Fair told the board.

The curriculum implementation team consists of several teachers, administrators, the Campbell River District Teachers’ Association president, educational members of the district’s senior management team, the district’s Pro-D coordinator, and some instructional support teachers, who will now work to determine the structure and framework for the three implementation days.

More information about the implementation schedule, as well as changes in the bussing schedules on the two half-days that children will not be in their classrooms, can be found at sd72.bc.ca