Recommended Novel List

This list of recommended novels by grade linked at the bottom of this post has been created to help guide selection for grade level reading material. Teachers should consider the needs of their students in their selection of resources and these are recommended titles only.

Multiple titles may be most appropriate to meet the interest and reading levels within a class. It is suggested that teachers work with their Teacher-Librarian and colleagues when selecting grade level titles. Thank you to the North Peace Teacher-Librarian LSA for their work compiling this list.

A further strongly recommended resource in the selection of titles is the BC Educator reviewed BC Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium K-12 Resource Collection available at https://k12.bcerac.ca/ . Teachers can create a free account using their @prn.bc.ca email to see full reviews from BC Educators.

The 2008 Elementary Restricted Novel List  is no longer in force. 

Questions regarding this document can be sent to the Director of Instruction.

Recommended Novel List
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i_kJKDEvi5M9JE5cF0SNUQZYWI3y5S0HkAj7NlhjXYY/edit?usp=sharing

February 26, 2018 NID: Curriculum Support for Educational Assistants

Alwin Holland Elementary School Principal Jerelyn Orcutt organized a great day of workshops for Educational Assistants in the district.  Some of the sessions were supported by Learning Services Curriculum Team members.  In addition, a session was held at North Peace Secondary School to support EA’s and ELL strategies.

Barb Wagner, District Numeracy Support Teacher working with a group of EAs on how to support numeracy learning using math manipulatives at Alwin Holland Elementary this morning.

Laurie Petrucci, District Technology Support Teacher at Alwin Holland Elementary School this morning working with EA’s on technology and Digmore.

 

 

 

 

Heather MacGillivray, District ELL Support Teacher working with Educational Assistants from North Peace Secondary School today in the school library.

ELL Session at North Peace Secondary School

 

Making Connections Curriculum Workshop

New BC Curriculum Model of “Know-Do-Understand”

A great collaborative and informative day was spent with several educators from around the district on our recent Curriculum NID in January.  “Making Connections” was focussed on the new BC Curriculum to further understand the relationship between core and curricular competencies and how these fit within the model of “Know-Do-Understand”.  More follow up sessions coming from the Curriculum team in the future.  Check out our district professional development websites for updates:  http://www.prn.bc.ca/LT/.

 

Sample Language Arts units/lessons highlighting the connection between core and curricular competencies

Educators hard at work with meaningful discussions and collaboration around core competency student self-assessments

Importance of language used with students to establish clear understanding of the core competencies. Use of a word wall in the classroom to promote the development of core competency student-friendly language is an essential tool.

Implementation of Graduation Program Extension Update

Please read below for the newest updates from the Ministry of Education about the implementation of the new Graduation Program.  The link is also provided for your convenience.

New curriculum transition extended for graduation years

Announcement link: http://bit.ly/2yUykG3

Teachers, school districts and post-secondary institutions will have one more year to prepare for the implementation of the new Grade 11-12 curriculum, Education Minister Rob Fleming announced today.

The additional year of transition is in response to feedback from educators in the K-12 sector, along with post-secondary partners, who need to ensure alignment of the new 10-12 curriculum with their admission processes and requirements.

“Success in the graduation years is very important for a student’s smooth transition to post-secondary opportunities,” said Fleming. “That’s why we are giving our partners in the sector this extra year to ensure the new curriculum will serve our students, providing them with the best possible chance for future success.”

Students will also benefit from educators having more time to develop classroom supports such as instructional samples and assessment resources, and incorporate the curriculum’s core competencies and Aboriginal content into their classrooms.

“BCCPAC appreciates that all educators want to be fully prepared to facilitate a smooth transition to the new curriculum,” said Jen Mezei, president, B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC). “The extra year will also give students and parents more time to understand the changes, and how they will affect post-secondary admission requirements.”

The Grade 11-12 curriculum will now be mandated for use in all B.C. classrooms starting September 2019. The Grade 10 curriculum will be implemented as planned in September 2018, building on the successful implementation of the new K-9 curriculum, meaning all current Grade 9 students will continue their learning with the new curriculum throughout their graduation years.

The first provincial-literacy graduation assessment will be moved to align with the new Grade 11 and 12 curriculum implementation, with the first assessment scheduled for January 2020. As previously planned, the provincial-numeracy graduation assessment will be taken for the first time in January 2018 as part of a staged roll-out, with another session in June 2018.

Learn More:

B.C.’s new curriculum: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/

 

 

 

 

Taking Making into Classrooms-Online Resource for K-9 Educators

Any teachers interested in developing their understanding of the connection between Maker education and the new ADST curriculum have the opportunity to access this online resource through Open School BC’s Open Course Resource webage: http://bit.ly/2gOp8fO 

Funding for this resource has been provided by the ITA (Industry Training Authority), Innovative Learning Centre at UBC Okanagan, Royal Roads University and Open School BC.