SD 20 invites you to a community dialogue about the future of education
Next Monday, October 1, School District 20 (SD 20) will be hosting a community forum at the Castlegar Community Complex facilitated by Andy Leathwood, the Director of Instruction for SD 8.
According to the organizers, "students, parents, educators, employers, post-secondary partners, civic leaders and others are invited to join in a conversation that will help inform the development of future graduation requirements."
The provincial government is currently looking for input as it develops recommendations for new graduation requirements.
Some of the questions under consideration include:
- What do you think are the core or essential things all students should know, understand, and be able to do by the time they leave secondary school?
- Beyond the core, how could pathways for choice or exploration be provided?
- Research is underway with a focus on the following five cross-curricular competencies:
b) Critical Thinking
c) Creative Thinking and Innovation
d) Personal Responsibility and Well-Being
e) Social Responsibility
- How do you think students could demonstrate these competencies?
More information is available here.
DATE: Monday, October 1, 2012
TIME: 6:30-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Castlegar Community Complex, Monashee Room
FACILITATOR: Andy Leathwood, Director of Instruction, SD 8
Note: Additional important information is attached at the base of this article.