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1 Renewing Our Focus Dave Byng Deputy Minister of Education BCSSA/BCASBO Fall Conference Nov. 13, 2014

2 OVERVIEW 1.Update on the status of our education agenda. 2.Insight into our priorities for the next year. 3.Invite your input on how we can strengthen our partnership. 2

3 “British Columbia can look forward to five years of labour peace. This is unprecedented. We cannot let this opportunity pass.” OUR 5-YEAR OPPORTUNITY - Speech from the Throne Oct

4 BC ranks 6 th in the world on reading and science. BC ranks 1 st in Canada in reading and science and 2 nd to Quebec in math. Only three countries score higher than BC in computer- based problem-solving. OUR STRONG FOUNDATION Source: OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 4

5 New collective agreement Continue implementing the Education Plan Advance the Skills for Jobs Blueprint Shared services MINISTER’S MANDATE PRIORITIES 5

6 The BC Education Plan remains our guiding vision. Learning is the heart of our work curriculum draft coming this winter PRIORITY: TRANSFORMING LEARNING 6

7 6-month update released Oct. 30 Find Your Fit Tour visiting communities and districts across BC. PRIORITY: SKILLS BLUEPRINT 7

8 Oct. 29 Letter to Board Chairs signalled start of Phase 2. Important working session yesterday. Shared services successful in health and core government. PRIORITY: SHARED SERVICES 8

9 Co-governance Accountability Framework Clarity of Roles STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS 9

10 SUMMARY A rare long-term window to focus on learning and system improvement. We’re continuing to deliver the vision in the BC Education Plan. We want to build stronger partnerships to support that work together. 10

11 QUESTIONS? Dave Byng Deputy Minister of Education


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