of the Future
Traditional secondary schools Present day secondary schools
looked and felt a have reﬁned the model
little like faC’t0rieS and did a reasonable job and are happier and
preparing citizens to work in one. more positive places
9 " . w. ’ . .. ~, 1 e. ;- I _ but still have many of
. . —~ ; ;‘~. ‘-. - . «. - 7‘"7- the core structures
_ at »‘= if , T‘ _ _ ' designed for that
Secondary schools of
the future need to be:
We know that there are
-focused on competencies very few factory jobs
. U ' -student-centered and about left now, and those that
engagement instead of compliance do exist are highly
it is criticai 7 -highly collaborative and tech—friend| y technical in nature.
that we keep assessment _ _ _
practices moving fon/ vard. It IS time for a more substantial change.
Schools need to look more like a modern workplace.
It is true
that we need to
adapt the system
The transition will need —fewer partitions and more
to include: cross—curricu| ar work
-presentation skills while it is in
—community connections motion.
. -IDS, PBL, and inquiry 'b'9 k? '°Ck_5 Of " ’i“‘ia
r —DL and face to face _ learning time
and the further reievance and service as well as. -flexible days 7
growth of; -programs of choice blended leamlng
—trades and dual credit 9“Vl'°”me“t5
It all accelerates with the new Ministry currulum.
Build Structures to One day, learning will be almost
Th I t rt t ff ' . -
de5e?2p’rZ"§i’ir§ction ? #o"V‘? ﬁg iiﬁ‘~a'l‘d. entireiv <= °-desi9ne<*-
is to support teachers These can be There will be no
and principals through job imbedded: timetables, no bells, and
the changes to perhaps even no grades.
- —instructional teams _ _
gzﬁaéwggﬁiwll -PLC time at schools
' 6* -staff meeting time used for I
o learning conversations so how win we
' v " or! get THERE?
-school learning plans
Our students will have deeper, These can aiso be District Start with a v A 4
more relevant, and more opportunities: clear vision and<I l>
satisfying learning experiences. . . . . . a strong D V 4
-instructional design specialists ratioriaie
-i-hey wiii graduate and be -assessment and reporting then agree on .
workplace and/ or post-secondary °°mmmee5
ready -release time for teacher in uir C°mm°n
We will be developing confident life- opportunities co-
Iong learners who are ready for created with the union
whatever the future hows for them‘ The strategic use of implementation Day is also very important.