Core Competencies

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As we explore the New Curriculum we will be weaving in and supporting our students with the Core Competencies. These are essential elements that the students will need to be reflecting upon within their learning, they are present and woven into the curriculum we teach.

The core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning.

Here is the Ministry page to the Core Competencies, HERE

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Where could we start?

  1. Here is an interactive activity for students, Student Intro to Core Competencies.pptx
  2. Open ended and probing questions: Ministry Draft, supporting-self-assessment
  3. Go over the core competencies with the students. In small groups have them create their own language around what they mean  (Kid Talk). Create a one-pager of the core competencies using the ‘kid talk’ language for them to reflect upon as they learn. Here is an example from Jill Fader’s Grade 8 class, core-competencies-j-fader-class. Then weave these into the learning, using the language.
  4. Go over the core competencies with students, create a word wall for the students to look at and reflect upon as they learn and grow. Provide reflection time for this throughout the year.
  5. Teachers could introduce the Core Competency posters and then select a core competency picture book to read aloud and discuss with the class. Book pack list available below.
  6. Go over the core competencies with your class, when they are learning try the “notice it, name it” strategy. When you see them being Critical Thinkers or Creative thinkers point it out to them = “notice it, name it” to help them recognize when they are doing it.

 

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Core Competency Resources for Teachers and Students

Core competency Classroom Book Packs (Available through DRC for Sign out) Core Competency Book Packs   Book Pack list: Core Competency Book List

Presentations for Classrooms: Core Competency Presentation- Middle & Secondary

Student Reflection Sheet: Core Competency Reflection Sheet

Student Reflection Prompts: Reflection Prompts for Competencies

Core Competencies Self-Assessment

Communication Reflection and Profiles

Core Competencies – Self-Reflection and Artifacts

Primary Core Competency Posters:

You can download: Primary Core Competency posters

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You can download: French Primary Core Competency posters

 

Intermediate Core Competency Posters:

Intermediate Core Competency posters

You can download: Intermediate Core Competency posters

French Intermediate posters

You can download: French Intermediate Core Competency posters

Middle & Secondary Core Competency Posters 

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Download here: Middle & Secondary Core Competency posters

 

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Download here:   Middle & Secondary FRENCH Core Competency posters

 

Videos for Teachers or Students: 

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How a teacher is exploring the Core Competencies in her primary classroom, access video HERE

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A local secondary teacher and how he has started to support student understanding and exploration of the Core Competencies, access video HERE

 

Personal Social Competency

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Words that provide an entry into Personal Social conversations HERE

 

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Student Communication: How one student expresses and communicates his 2 year goal, perseveres and succeeds, HERE

 

Let’s Make Some Good Art

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Here is an example of a secondary student’s self reflection of the Core Competencies and their potential Capstone Project, access video HERE

 

Strong Nations Connections

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Click HERE to access and download the pdf

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How Could Student Demonstrate These Competencies?

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Draft Document Ministry of Education, April 5, 2017