Two Non-Instructional Days added

The Ministry of Education has mandated the addition of two non-instructional days

The Ministry of Education has mandated the addition of two non-instructional days this year to support new

curriculum.The two days are being used to help teachers get up to speed on the changes. The curriculum is

being redesigned to respond to how the world is changing, and to better equip students for after they graduate

in a way that is both engaging and personalized for studentsThere will also be “more indigenous knowledge

added throughout the curriculum”, said Vancouver North Island Teachers Association (VINTA) President,

Shawn Gough, in a brief interview over the phone. Parents are able to attend one of the two non-instructional

days. The day that parents are allowed to attend is on Feb. 29 at the Civic Centre in Port Hardy from 9 a.m. to

3 p.m. The non-instructional day will discuss the ‘whys’ and the ‘whats’ of the curriculum changes. The second

non-instructional day on Tuesday, May 24, which is not open to parents, will focus on ‘how’ the teachers will go

about implementing the changes. Regarding what kind of changes will be made to the curriculum, Gough said

there will still be a “strong focus on the basics, like math and writing, but the teachers will now be able to

explore the subjects in more creative ways.”

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