In a time of intense educational change in BC, teachers need to move past looking at learning plans that can be decided before the learning cycle begins. Planning moves from “This is what we do on the fifth day of class” to a design that highlights the non-negotiables of Core and Curricular Competency development. Learning has always been a process, a journey if you will. Planning learning must mirror this reality. Teachers must move from creating a list of knowledge students must know to planning ideas of how students can apply knowledge. What better way to approach planning learning in BC than with questions. A curriculum built on inquiry needs to be planned using questions. Included is one list of questions teachers have been using to successfully plan learning. Starting with questions allows teachers to engage in discovery and mirrors recommended pedagogy while reorienting their thinking with the BC Ed Plan in mind.
About The Author
As Director of Learning for the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, Darren enjoys supporting school administrators and teacher leaders in imagining and designing transformative learning for all students. Through the leading of ongoing professional development, teacher workshops, and leader mentoring, Darren supports the development of Christian education in British Columbia and internationally.
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