Presentation on theme: "Curriculum Development Storyboard"— Presentation transcript:
1 Curriculum Development Storyboard Clive Baker and Favourita BlanchardCurriculum Development Officers
2 September 1st Start We started work. We collated the responses to the overview document.We extended the consultation by visiting 17 schools, PTA’S and school councils.Consultation closed 30th September.
3 September headlinesWe wrote draft curriculum documents for PE, Health and Social development.We researched the background for our curricula drawing on best practice from around the world.
4 October HeadlinesWe continued to present to schools, PTA’s and school councils during October – 14 in total.The Steering Committee – made up of a wide range of educators and interested parties – met twice to review the consultation responses.A revised document was approved following the incorporation of the respondents’ comments.
5 Further ConsultationWe were also filmed for Spotlight – shown on our local channels.The clips show us at the Alternative Education Centre, and also reporting back to Curriculum Steering group.You also see Kiva Powell at Savannah Primary School, with her child-centred learning approach.
6 Progress on draft learning outcomes We produced outlines for mathematics, English, science, social studies, RE, ICT and SpanishThese had a common format:An overview – why we study the subject.Subject specific aims – to fit with the idea of an Educated Caymanian.Division of the content into sub-themes called strands.A summary of the what the levels mean.Presentation of the learning outcomes in two formats, by level, then by strand.
7 Work on other Initiatives We began research and development of the work-related learning curriculum.This involved meeting with other strategy groups – dealing with careers and the training councils.Formal liaison with Early Childhood Unit started.
8 Access curriculumWe also presented an access curriculum initiative at the Lighthouse School.This promotes learning in the context of developing students’ independence.
9 ResearchWe continued to explore curriculum frameworks from around the world.A framework provides a way to deliver our own Cayman Islands curriculumThe International Baccalaureate (IB) framework is attracting particular interest, as it promotes student-centred, cross curricular learning and global awareness.
10 November headlines Two schools receive the consultation presentations Completion of Design and Technology draftCurriculum support was initiated in schools – piloting the draft documentsInput was received and incorporated from acknowledged subject authoritiesWe were involved in the new high school and senior management conference planning.
11 Subject consultationThe next phase of consultation was initiated – on the subject documentsSchool staff were invited to join specific groupsPrevious volunteers were re-invitedPTA’s were asked for a representativeRepresentatives from Industry and the Chamber of Commerce were sought
12 For future developments – Next stepsComplete the formation of the subject consultation groups.Start the next round of presentations in schools – introducing subject consultation.Meet, discuss and revise the outline curricula. Complete consultation by the end of March.Continue research in to the International Baccalaureate (IB).Initiate pilot projects in subject areas and also in the IB framework.Continue developing the work-related curriculum.Continue working with Lighthouse School on the access curriculum.Senior managers conference.For future developments –WATCH THIS SPACE!