The world is changing. Parents want their kids ready to succeed. So do teachers. So do we.
That's why it's critical that we refine our education system, designed in the last century, so students can succeed in the 21st Century.
Parents expect their kids to learn the basics - reading, writing and arithmetic. Imagine them doing this through real-world situations.
Every student will get hands-on experience in collaboration, critical thinking and communications - skills they'll need to succeed in college, university, and the workforce.
Personalized learning is at the heart of the new curriculum.
It helps students learn by exploring their interests and passions. Whether it's computers, hockey, or art, passion is a motivator for students, and students can connect with their interests to excel in the classroom.
We didn't do this in a vacuum - B.C.'s curriculum has been designed by a team of B.C. educators based on solid research, extensive consultation, and classroom successes from around the world.
Teachers have tested the new curriculum in many Kindergarten to Grade 9 classrooms this past year - and we're bringing it to all classrooms this fall.
This September, teachers in Grades 10 to 12 will start using the new approach on a trial basis - to get it ready for full implementation in a year.