On the potential eve of what school life in BC may look like for the Fall, only fitting to once again revisit the model of Year-Round Education. Does our current education delivery model really meet the needs of all students? Maybe it's time for some creative #change in #bced.
The new curriculum has brought changes to what we teach, COVID-19 has forced us to look at how education is delivered, now it's time to look at when it's delivered. It is refreshing to see some districts will be attempting a quarterly schedule for secondary learners (see Abbotsford SD) and I'll be interested to see how it fares for students and their ability to learn.
I refer to this article by Karen Rasmussen back in March 2000 from @ASCD. Although written 20 years ago many of the points make sense even more so today . https://bit.ly/3fgOkEn
"We can't go back now". We've heard this a lot in many aspects of our daily and work lives. Lots of future ideas and possibilities sat on the drawing board, only to be forced into action because of the pandemic.
Is Year-Round Education one of those "drawing board" possibilities that needs to be rolled out sooner than later? Here are some other reasons it could make sense:
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