Parents want their kids equipped to succeed. So do teachers. So do we.
The world is changing – and we have to change too. Technology and innovation are reshaping society – and the future.
That's why it's critical we refine our education system, designed in the last century, so students can succeed in the 21st Century.
Parents expect their kids to learn the basics – reading, writing and arithmetic. Well imagine them doing this through real-world situations.
The key to making this happen is our new curriculum – the plan that maps out what teachers teach and what students are expected to learn.
Students will get hands-on experience in collaboration, critical thinking and communications – skills they'll need to succeed in college, university, and the workforce.
We all know how passionate kids can get about something that interests them – whether it's dinosaurs, soccer, or music. Personalized learning taps into that passion.
Imagine what's possible if we can capture the energy and focus from those passions and connect them to classroom learning. Whether it’s computers, hockey, or art, passion is a motivator.
Personalized learning is at the heart of the new curriculum and makes it easy for kids to engage, connect and succeed.
Every student has a dream. Think of the number of kids who want to be a vet.
Angela, a high-school student in rural B.C., has a head start. She's earning credits while working directly with horses at a local stable. She's learning biology and anatomy.
She's also learning how to be part of a team and how to deal with clients - skills for future success.
Math students in a central B.C. school are building First Nations projects like small wooden structures, sweaters, and furniture.
It's a hands-on way of learning math. They use measurements, come up with formulas, and figure out how to put things together.
So Arlin, a Grade 9 student, is already building the basic skills she needs to one day build a house – and a career.
Parents know first hand how video games are a part of life – at home, on mobile devices.
Some students are turning their gaming passions into knowledge and into job skills.
Kids at one Lower Mainland school are learning about technology, business, and coding by creating digital movies, online media content, and video games.
Hard skills in software will connect their school experience to a high-tech future.
Change doesn't happen in a vacuum.
Over the past three years government has been working with more than 100 B.C. teachers and world-leading experts to collaborate on finding the right game plan to prepare students for success.
They have harnessed the best practices and research from all over the world. They are applying that to B.C.'s world-leading education system so our kids can stay on top in a changing world.
We're taking the next three years to bring the personalized learning approach of the new curriculum into classrooms.
This fall is the first step when teachers in Kindergarten through Grade 9 have the option to use the new plan.
Teachers, school administrators and the Ministry of Education are all working together so our students are ready for a changing world.Explore the new curriculum