Curriculum is what students are taught in school. It includes standards and learning objectives.
Yukon teachers are provided with resources such as sample units, multimedia, software, apps, textbooks and other materials to help them teach the curriculum.
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Yukon schools follow the British Columbia curriculum. We develop some resources and adapt curriculum to make it Yukon-specific.
Yukon will use the new B.C. curriculum, with additions and adjustments to reflect our Yukon context and Yukon First Nations’ ways of knowing and doing in all.
Learn more at a presentation at one of the meetings below. We are still scheduling some meetings and will update this list each week.
If you missed the Whitehorse presentations, you can download the presentation document. You may also go to a School Council meeting where we will also present on the curriculum.
Beaver Creek, Nelnah Bessie John School
Carcross, Ghùch Tlâ Community School
Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.
Dawson City, Robert Service School
Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Faro, Del Van Gorder School
Haines Junction, St. Elias Community School
Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
Burwash Landing/Destruction Bay, Kluane Lake School
Mayo, J.V. Clark School Council Presentation
Monday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Old Crow, Chief Zzeh Gittlit School
Pelly Crossing, Eliza Van Bibber
Ross River School
Teslin, Teslin School
Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Watson Lake, Watson Lake Secondary School & Johnson Elementary School
Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. at Watson Lake Secondary School
Christ the King Elementary School
Tuesday, March 7 at 7:15 p.m.
École Whitehorse Elementary
Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
Golden Horn Elementary School Council
Porter Creek Secondary School Council
Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Selkirk Elementary School Council
Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Takhini Elementary School Council
Tuesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Vanier Catholic Secondary School Council
Monday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Carmacks, Tantalus School on February 13
Elijah Smith Elementary on January 30
F.H. Collins Secondary on January 24
École Émilie-Tremblay and Académie Parhélie on February 2
More sessions are being scheduled in Yukon communities. Check back for updates.
Find out more about what your child will learn in school at the B.C. Ministry of Education’s curriculum web page. The information is available in English and French. You can search the B.C. Curriculum by grade level and by subject to find out what students are expected to learn and demonstrate for each grade and class.
The curriculum includes:
These changes to the curriculum are based on research and good practices happening across Canada and all over the world. More and more places are taking a student-centered approach to learning and focusing on skills development.
Want to know more about curriculum research? B.C. has published a summary of curriculum and assessment references.
Highlights of the redesigned curriculum:
The curriculum changes will be introduced over the next few years.
Yukon students will do many of the same assessments of reading, writing and math skills, such as Early Years Evaluation (EYE) and Boehm Test of Basic Concepts in Kindergarten; the Grades 4 and 7 Yukon Yukon Foundation Skills Assessments (YFSAs).
Each grade has performance standards. Students will continue to do assignments, projects, tests and exams to show their progress. They will still get marks and report cards.
Teachers will give students more ongoing feedback to help them and their parents to understand strengths and areas for improvement.
In high school, students still write exams. Some exams will be in class.
Yukon high school diplomas and courses will continue to meet postsecondary entrance requirements.
Highlights of new graduation requirements:
There will be an overlap period between the old graduation program and the new one. Check with your school if you have questions about how these changes apply to your student’s plans.
We welcome your feedback on these changes as we move forward.
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