October 21st, 2016 - Richmond, BC
Dr. Judy Thompson will talk about how Indigenous perspectives can be woven into the new curriculum. She will also introduce an Indigenous teaching rubric that teachers can use to be reflective about their own practices. Her presentation will hopefully help to break down some of the barriers as teachers experience as they approach the redesigned science curriculum.
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New BC Science Safety Resource Manual
The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the BC Science Teachers' Association has updated the BC Science Safety Resource Manual.
The revised manual:
· highlights the focus on inquiry in the new science curriculum,
· has expanded safety considerations for elementary science, and
· includes the updates to WHMIS standards.
You can find this manual in the tools section on the Ministry of Education website:
Grade 10 - 12 Science Curriculum Drafts
The Ministry of Education has posted the revised draft curriculum
for Grades 10-12 to their website
A feedback process will be established on the Ministry of Education website along with the posting. Feedback received will be used to guide revisions and finalize the curriculum during the 2016/2017 school year.
Final Version - New K-9 Science Curriculum
The final version of the new 2016 K-9 Science Curriculum has been completed and posted:
The Scientist in Residence Program lesson plans are available to
educators and the public. The lesson plans fit with the BC Ministry
of Education guidelines for Science K to 7. These lesson plans,
together with the enthusiastic students’ quest to know more and the
experiences gained by elementary school teachers and scientists, are
the legacies of the Scientist in Residence Program.
Scientists and teachers work together to develop and deliver science units comprised of hands-on lessons on specific themes. There is a major focus on the experimental process of science. Opportunities are created to link lessons to other areas of the curriculum, such as math, fine arts, English and French language arts, and First Nations. Some lessons focus on issues facing society such as marine pollution, climate change, soil erosion, biodiversity, and the importance of protecting the environment and ecosystems.