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K-12 Curriculum Transformation

K-12 Curriculum Transformation

Kids Working on Computers
KPU Surrey
Conference Centre

Description:

Hosted by the Offices of the Associate Vice President, Academic and Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning.

Beginning in 2018, students transitioning from high school to post-secondary institutions will have different experiences and expectations than their predecessors due to the significant redesign of British Columbia's K-12 curriculum. This will impact KPU in terms of students' experiences and expectations.

All KPU faculty and staff are invited to participate in this interactive and hands-on session as part of Reading Week's Professional Development offerings. Join various speakers and facilitators, including Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions at Ministry of Education and Ministry of Advanced Education, School District Teachers and Superintendents, at innovative KPU faculty at this event for demonstrations, table talks, and innovative practice discussions.

Agenda (subject to change & update)

Time

Item

8:30 am

Refreshments

8:45 am

Welcome & Acknowledgement

9:00 am

The Transformational Agenda

...New ways of teaching, learning and demonstrating learning

Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions at Ministry of Education and Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools/CEO at West Vancouver School District

10:45 am

Break

11:00 am

Capstone vs. Growth

Antonio Vendramin, District Principal, Surrey School District

KPU Student

K-12 Student

12:00 noon

Lunch

12:45 pm

Innovative Practice in School Districts

Sciences / Trades (STEM):

Mike Hengeveld, Teacher, Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver School Board
Aaron Davis, Director of Instruction, Templeton Secondary School, Vancouver School Board

Math:                                                                                                                                         Sharon Lau, Teacher, Surrey School District                                           

Social Sciences:
Sean Nosek, Associate Superintendent, West Vancouver School District

2:15 pm

The 3 What's

2:45 pm

Next Steps

3:00 pm

Closing

Refreshments and lunch will be provided, so please register here.

*Note: Registration for this event is required, however, drop-ins are welcomed, space permitting.*

Biographies

Antonio Vendramin, District Principal, Surrey School District

Antonio is currently a District Principal in the Surrey School District, focusing on communicating student learning and digital resources. He is passionate about communicating our fundamental need for personal connection with others while working with administrators and teachers to uncover and celebrate the unique story of each learner. When not at school, Antonio can be found spending time with his wife, three children and dog. He loves to run, hike, camp and capture beautiful moments through photography.

 

Sharon Lau, Teacher, Surrey School District

Dr. Lau is a teacher from the Surrey School District. She works in an inner-city high school and has spent years exploring different ways to engage “all” students in the learning of mathematics. Currently, she is also teaching an Educational Studies course at KPU.

 

Sean Nosek, Associate Superintendent, West Vancouver School District (http://www.seannosek.com/about-sean.php)

A former literature teacher, Sean is inspired by great works and great ideas. He has spent more than twenty years in education, and has been a High School principal and Director of Instruction. He is presently Associate Superintendent with West Vancouver Schools. In 2014 Sean was identified by The Learning Partnership as one of Canada's Outstanding Principals. Sean is very interested in integrative thinking and non-linear approaches to learning. He is the creator of the blog: Zen for a Crazy World and has had his work shared on NBC news, the Today Show, VanCity Buzz (now Daily Hive Vancouver), and Vancouver Breakfast Television. His first published book, a collaboration with Vancouver Street Artist Ken Foster, is due for release this May. He has Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a Master of Arts Degree in Education and Leadership from Simon Fraser University. He completed an Executive Leadership Program at the Rotman School of Management in 2014.

America/Vancouver K-12 Curriculum Transformation Hosted by the Offices of the Associate Vice President, Academic and Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning. Beginning in 2018, students transitioning from high school to post-secondary institutions will have different experiences and expectations than their predecessors due to the significant redesign of British Columbia's K-12 curriculum. This will impact KPU in terms of students' experiences and expectations. Conference Centre KPU Surrey