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Wednesday, May 30 • 11:20am - 12:05pm
They are Coming! A New Generation of Learners from BC’s K-12 Curriculum Redesign: Considering Enhanced Assessment and Flexible Learning Experiences in PSE

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British Columbia is undertaking a significant reform of its Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum, assessment, competencies and graduation requirements. With the K- 9 curriculum already underway, the Grade 10 curriculum is being implemented in July 2018 and the new Grade 11 and 12 curricula will be finalized this year and mandated as of July 2019. With these changes, post-secondary institutions could see incoming BC high school graduates, who have been learning with the new curricula, around 2020.

Are BC’s colleges, institutes and universities ready for these students? Are institutions with supports in place to provide an effective transition between high school and post-secondary learning to make the learning as seamless as possible? Are all aware of the BC K-12 changes and how they can support the new learning experiences of students?

This session will explore the new opportunities for post-secondary institutions to build collaborations and connections for a successful K-20 student learning journey specifically looking at the design of flexible learning experiences and enhancing assessment practices. The session will engage participants in considering strategies, activities and ideas for post-secondary educators, administrators and support staff to approach the process of responding to and acting upon the new competencies, skills and knowledge students will have upon graduation.

The session will include an overview of the core K-12 curriculum changes as well as discussion of activity in supporting the K-20 learning journey happening across the province.

In sum, participants will achieve three outcomes: engage in a more in-depth exploration of the core K-12 curriculum changes, explain some strategies for moving forward with enhancements to teaching and learning experiences in post-secondary institutions and describe collaborations going on around BC.

BC’s new K-12 curriculum is a game changer for post-secondary. Students, K-12 educators, PSE instructors, support staff – everyone is welcome to explore this topic!

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Liesel Knaack

Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University
Liesel is the director of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning at VIU. The centre supports faculty and students with learning technologies, pedagogical design, online learning and scholarly teaching and learning. Liesel was formerly a K-12 teacher and Associate Professor... Read More →

Wednesday May 30, 2018 11:20am - 12:05pm AKDT
Ballroom 2