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1 Exploring Albertas Curriculum Redesign Lakeland Catholic School Division March 25, 2014 Presenter: Dan Nash

2 Why Change?

3 Session Goals 1. Review the foundational understandings driving Albertas curriculum redesign process 2. Explore learner competencies defined in the Ministerial Order (#001/2013) 3. Introduce Albertas curriculum design model 4. Review resources for creating awareness of Curriculum redesign 5. Explore resources for moving from awareness to readiness 6. Inform of upcoming events to assist Districts prepare for curriculum redesign

4 Discussion Topics for today: Part 1: Foundational Understanding; Inspiring Education and Albertas Ministerial Order on Student Learning SHIFTS: Cross-Curricular Competencies Understanding Albertas Curriculum Design Model BREAK Part 2: Updated Alberta Education Awareness Phase Resources Albertas Curriculum Redesign – At a Glance Curriculum Redesign Overview and Timeline Curriculum Prototyping Overview and Timeline Part 3: From Awareness to Readiness Shifting: To what extent will the Provincial Shifts affect our school and school district? Research Base Resources In the works

5 Part 1: Foundational Understandings Video We are Inspiring Educationhttp ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ksQ SAUkEMhttp ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7ksQ SAUkEM Honourable Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education - Inspiring Education Andreas Schleicher - Strong performers and successful reformers eQOmf0ugHyJ7053MBhZZCInVfgpD&feature=share&index=1 eQOmf0ugHyJ7053MBhZZCInVfgpD&feature=share&index=1 Honourable John Manley, P.C., O.C., - Jobs, skills and opportunities Dr. Glenn Feltham - The Task Force for Teaching Excellence =share&list=PL_Z2seQOmf0ugHyJ7053MBhZZCInVfgp D&index=3 =share&list=PL_Z2seQOmf0ugHyJ7053MBhZZCInVfgp D&index=3 Print About Curriculum Redesign What's New Curriculum Redesign Update newsletters Curriculum Development Prototyping Student Learning Assessments Research Communication Toolkit

6 Albertas Curriculum Redesign – At a Glance VISION – Engaged, Ethical, and Entrepreneurial citizens VALUES – Opportunity, Fairness, Citizenship, Choice, Diversity, Excellence POLICY SHIFTS- Focused on Education, Centered on the Learner, Building Competencies, Technology to support the Creation and Sharing of Knowledge

7 Minister Johnson: Backgrounder to Inspiring Education CASS Inspiring Education Symposium, Calgary March 2014

8 GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EXCERPT FROM MINISTERIAL ORDER (#001/2013) The goal of this Student Learning Ministerial Order for an inclusive Kindergarten to Grade 12 education is to enable all students to achieve the following outcomes: (1) be Engaged Thinkers and Ethical Citizens with an Entrepreneurial Spirit; (2) strive for engagement and personal excellence in their learning journey; (3) employ literacy and numeracy to construct and communicate meaning; and (4) discover, develop and apply competencies across subject and discipline areas for learning, work and life to enable students to:

9 (a) know how to learn: to gain knowledge, understanding or skills through experience, study, and interaction with others; (b) think critically: conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to construct knowledge; (c) identify and solve complex problems; (d) manage information: access, interpret, evaluate and use information effectively, efficiently, and ethically; (e) innovate: create, generate and apply new ideas or concepts; (f) create opportunities through play, imagination, reflection, negotiation, and competition, with an entrepreneurial spirit; (g) apply multiple literacies: reading, writing, mathematics, technology, languages, media, and personal finance; (h) demonstrate good communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with others; (i) demonstrate global and cultural understanding, considering the economy and sustainable development; and (j) identify and apply career and life skills through personal growth and well-being EXCERPT FROM MINISTERIAL ORDER (#001/2013 Cont…contined (Competencies)

10 Overview and Timeline Why change? What will change? What are the competencies? How will it change? Timeline

11 Competencies Cross-Curricular Competencies Overview 3. Create a 3 word description of the competency 2. Give 2 examples of this competency in a classroom 1. Share 1 new way you will try to incorporate this competency even more into student learning.

12 From our friends at Rockyview School District Moving Competencies from Theory to Practice

13 Albertans see the role of teacher changing from that of knowledge authority to an architect of learning – one who plans, designs, and oversees learning activities [teachers] collaborative knowledge-building processes actively co-constructing understanding and ideas… reconceptualizing schooling. A more personalized education system…skilled professionals as opposed to implementing pre-established programs, and engaging in technical tasks. – Distributed forms of leadership…collaborative problem-solving and collective reflection Inspiring Education Steering Committee Report (2010) Implications for Practice Provocative Questions Reflections

14 Thanks to Golden Hills School Division

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16 Part 2: Introducing Albertas Curriculum Design Model

17 Eisner and Vallance (1974) Generally, as a process, curriculum development is concerned with reviewing, planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum. Curriculum Development Over Time Progressing… from Product to Process Trends?

18 Modern Curriculum Development has taken on a wider scope because our society has become increasingly complex; causing an increased need for curriculum to cease being a static product, and become a living process capable of adjusting to constantly changing times by being in continual contact with a broad segments of our society and a globalized world Considering Albertas Curriculum Development Model

19 Its the nature of the beast! The nature of modern Curriculum Development is… that it comes together in bits and pieces. Albertas Curriculum Development Model

20 Curriculum Development Prototyping and Timeline Curriculum Development Prototyping Deliverables K-12 Scope and Sequence for Subject/Discipline Areas Learning Outcomes Assessment Learning and Teaching Resources Graphic Organizer Processes (formative summary of prototyping process)

21 Prototyping Partners School Authorities Educational Organizations Business and Industry Post-Secondary Education FNMI

22 Prototyping What is Curriculum Development Prototyping? Why is Alberta Education using the prototyping approach? Who is involved in Curriculum Development Prototyping? When will Curriculum Development Prototyping occur? How will the work that is developed collaboratively with the prototyping partners be used? If selected programs of study are approved in March 2016, does that mean that provincial implementation will take place in September 2016? How can teachers be involved in Curriculum Development Prototyping and Curriculum Redesign? I am a student at a high school where prototyping is occurring. How does this affect me? Will I still earn my diploma? Will prototyping affect my entrance into a post-secondary institution in Alberta or Canada? What will Alberta Education do regarding subject/discipline areas not addressed in Curriculum Development Prototyping? How does prototyping affect my school authorities participation in provincial assessments? My child is attending a school a school involved in Curriculum Development Prototyping. How will this affect my childs learning? What should I be aware of as a parent?

23 Curriculum Development Prototyping Overview Curriculum Development Prototyping Timeline Questions and Answers Curriculum Development Prototyping Guide Prototyping Partners Prototyping Support Materials

24 Part 3: From Awareness to Readiness

25 Thinking Ahead: As an instructional leader, Consider how the shifts might impact your school community, and School Division? Placemat Activity 1.Create groups and record your shift Topic in the center of your placemat. 2.Silently read, consider and record your own thoughts on your segment of the placemat 3.Share your thoughts with your group partners 4.Identify and record the two most critical emerging Shift opportunities and challenges emerging from your groups discussion in the center of the placemat 5.Choose a reporter who will speak for your group.

26 Chapter 1: Curriculum Development Processes Chapter 2: Competencies Chapter 3: Ways of Knowing Chapter 4: Breadth and Depth Chapter 5: Interdisciplinary Learning and Interdisciplinary Curriculum Chapter 6: Flexible Timing and Pacing in a Variety of Learning Environments Chapter 7: Responsive Curriculum for a Digital Age Chapter 8: Student-Centered/Personalized Learning Chapter 9: Assessment Albertas Curriculum Development Research Base

27 Great Resources

28 Ning: Inspired Learning.ca

29 Wiki: LearningNetworkCommunity.wikispaces.com

30 1. Standards and Guidelines 2. Competency Indicators 3. Numeracy and Literacy Benchmarks 4. Building Assessment Capacity Project 5. Exploring Implications of Curriculum Redesign The entire group would be together for #1 and #5 and that there would be break-out sessions for the others. May 22, 2014 St Paul Regional High School Alberta Education Focus Groups: INVITATION District stakeholder teams of parents, teachers, admin, and trustees are invited.

31 Student Learning Assessments (SLA) Learning Network is currently planning sessions to introduce the new Student learning Assessments (SLA) initiative. There will be two sessions, one in the north and one in the south of Zone 2. Dates and Location TBD.

32 Thank you for your time and energy today leaving with the end in mind…

33 Thank you for your attention and participation. Dan Nash, Program Coordinator The Learning Network Dan's Dan's Virtual Office:


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