This is the first post in a series of blogs about BC’s new curriculum. Because of the significance of this development, posts will be frequent and will cover topics that show how the new curriculum with affect the learning of the gifted, talented, creative and highly able. If you want to follow the blog, please click on the button on the Welcome page.
To begin with an overview, the new curriculum has been under development for several years. There have been consultations and discussions and drafts and presentations. Non-instructional days, when there are no classes for students, are being set aside in the 2015/2016 school year for teachers to learn about this re-designed curriculum. Teachers can voluntarily adopt the curriculum during this school year, but it is mandatory for K – 9 classes for the 2016/2017 school year and beyond.
I have spent hours reading through websites and documents, and have looked at numerous PowerPoint presentations. As far as I can see so far, the documents provided by the Ministry of Education appear to have no mention of gifted or any other special needs. I’m surprized but I’m continuing to search. Look for yourself: https://www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca/