SCHOOL BOARD: Public consultation on graduation requirements tonight

Erin Perkins
By Erin Perkins
September 26th, 2012

Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 26 School District 51 is hosting a community forum about the future of graduation requirements in our province.

All community members are invited to join in the conversation, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Perley Elementary School gymnasium.

The BC Ministry of Education is seeking input from around the province about what our future graduates need to be successful. There are five questions that will be examined from within facilitated group discussions.

The questions are as follows:

1. 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?

2. Beyond the core, how could pathways for choice or exploration be provided?

3. Research is underway with a focus on the following five cross-curricular competencies; communication, critical thinking, creative thinking and innovation, personal responsibility and well-being and social responsibility. How do you think students could demonstrate these competencies?

4. How could student learning be communicated to students, parents or guardians, post secondary institutions or employers?

5. How would you design an awards program to recognize student success in a personalized learning environment?

For more information or you are unable to attend the meeting, please visit: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/ .

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