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5 Key Changes in BC’s New K-12 Curriculum: What are the Implications for Post-Secondary?

By Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Vancouver Island University PDF of Blog Post (1.5 MB) British Columbia’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 education system is being updated and enhanced. New mandated curriculum for Kindergarten (K) to… Continue Reading →

VIU’s Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence: Takes on Institutional Challenges

VIU’s Council on Learning and Teaching Excellence is Taking on Institutional Challenges: Seeking New Members for 2017-2018! Handout (PDF): Summary Handout For the 2017-2018 year, faculty members will explore solutions, resources and activities to support these two institutional challenges. Identified… Continue Reading →

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Marilyn Funk discusses her community-based project on Newcastle Island

Marilyn Funk from the Department of Resource Management and Protection discusses her community-based project which students participate in on Newcastle Island.

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Alan Gilchrist on coordinating group work and using problem based learning

Alan Gilchrist from Geography shares his strategies for organizing successful group work. In this video Alan shares his strategies for implementing problem-based learning

Teaching Excellence Video Series: Eric Demers on hands on experience, conservation research and student skills development

Eric Demers and students from Biology discuss their experiences learning to bird band at VIU.

“Oops”

By Derrien Neubauer, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU As a student teacher I have had the opportunity to build detailed, integrated unit plans prior to each teaching experience. As I write my plan I… Continue Reading →

Don’t be Chicken About Taking Risks in The Classroom

By Tianna Teale, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU When my sponsor teacher gave me the topic of animals and life cycles for my final practicum in grade 2 science, I thought “perfect! I love… Continue Reading →

Blooms Out Of Season

By Erika Rauguth-Treleaven, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU My students have been learning about bulbs, the flower kind that is. How they hide in the soil and when the conditions are right, they push… Continue Reading →

Inquiring about Inquiry?

By Hannah, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU   The topic of inquiry has always been one of great personal confound. I have been told that I have a tendency to overcomplicate simplicity, and I… Continue Reading →

Assessment: The never-ending question

By Rachelle Tanner, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU During this year I have been challenged with not only learning about the inquiry process but also implementing it within my practicum placement. This has been… Continue Reading →

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