Graduation requirements under review

The B.C. Ministry of Education is seeking input from around the province to develop recommendations for new graduation requirements.

The British Columbia Ministry of Education is seeking input from around the province to develop recommendations for new graduation requirements.

The Rocky Mountain School District #6 is holding a special community forum to start the dialogue on Nov. 6 at the Invermere Board Office at 7 p.m., and they are inviting students, parents, educators, employers, post-secondary partners, civic leader and others to join in the conversation.

This session is one of many being held this fall around the province, and will include facilitated group discussion focussed on getting feedback to five key questions:

What do you think are the core or essential things all students should know, understand and be able to do by the time they leave secondary school?

Beyond the core, how could pathways for choice or exploration be provided?

Research is underway with a focus on the following five cross-curricular competencies (communication, critical thinking, creative thinking and innovation, personal responsibility and well being, and social responsibility). How do you think students could demonstrate these competencies?

How could student learning be communicated to students, parents/guardians, and post secondary institutions and employers?

How would you design an awards program to recognize student success in a personalized learning environment? If you would like to attend the session, please RSVP to Judy Palmer (judy.palmer@sd6.bc.ca, or 250-342-9243) by Oct. 31.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to give your feedback, you are invited to complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WN6Y6TM.