Monday, March 21, 2011

Personalized Learning, Performance Standards and Visual Arts

For years, we have been saying that the BC performance standards are an invaluable resource for teachers, parents, and learners. Based on the judgment of hundreds of teachers, the performance standards create a shared set of understandings about what quality work looks like. With recent updates in Reading and Writing, and work underway in Numeracy K-12, the Performance standards just keep getting stronger. A key aspect of personalized learning is developing the skill in learners to coach themselves. The Ministry has just released Visual Arts K-7 formative assessment standards. We are confident that this resource will be extremely useful as a coaching tool for both learners and teachers. Let us know what you think.

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