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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Dawson Creek District Curriculum

The new curriculum will ensure that essential elements of learning are applied consistently, individual teachers will have freedom and will have the ability to personalize learning and differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of each their students. The curriculum will also balance the “big ideas” that drive instruction that students need to understand with the foundational skills they learn as well as develop critical thinking and communication skills. Each content area will have a set of core competencies, and Aboriginal content will continue to be embedded.

The new curriculum will be fully and officially implemented in grades K-9 by the 2016-17 school year and in grades 10-12 by the 2017-18 school year. The assessment will be redesigned to align with the new curriculum. The district offers special academic programs and initiatives such as 21st century learning, Aboriginal education, career programs, French Immersion, the International Student Study Program, outdoor and experimental education, Reading Recovery, and Project/Inquiry-Based Learning.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Dawson Creek students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.

Dawson Creek District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

School District No. 59 (Peace River South) serves approximately 3,600 students in 20 schools. This includes 14 elementary schools, four secondary schools, a Montessori school and a Distributed Learning program. Dawson Creek Secondary School has two campuses. The majority of the schools are located in Dawson Creek, but other area communities are served as well. School District No. 59—along with all schools in the province of British Columbia—is in the process of implementing a new provincial curriculum. The curriculum is changing to reflect the globalized world and help students locate and analyze information, to place more emphasis on concepts and processes, and to focus on learning less material but in greater depth

We currently cover the following Dawson Creek-area school district: School District No. 59 (Peace River South).

Keeping Informed: Recent Dawson Creek Educational News

  • District 59 Students Show Talent in Trades at Competition - Students from grades 6-12 from District No. 59 and two other school districts in Northeast B.C. had the opportunity to demonstrate their talents in trades and technologies in a regional competition. Participants were able to learn from professionals from the industry and students from a local college as well as rotate through 18 different hands-on “try-a-trade” stations in the areas of carpentry, digital media arts, plumbing, auto service, and welding. The students were also able to learn about different projects colleges were working on, such as a solar mockup heating panel for domestic hot water.
  • Dawson Creek Students Visit Costa Rica - Students from Dawson Creek Secondary School recently took a field trip to Costa Rica. They were able to visit many sites throughout the country as well as volunteer in schools and orphanages in rural areas. According to district Principal Mike Readman, the trip combined “tropical adventure activities, fun educational content, and hands-on volunteer activities.”
  • District 59 Students Study in China - Four high school students from School District No. 59 had the opportunity to travel to China for a 10-day summer program during which they studied Chinese culture, history, and the Mandarin language. The trip was organized by the B.C. Council for International Education, and the students were selected amongst a pool of 15 applicants from their school district. Students were able to meet a lot of people (who they keep in touch with via social media), see many sites, and use chopsticks!

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With regular progress reports and archived copies of your lessons, you can easily track your progress and review concepts from past lessons

Meet Our Tutors

Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators

My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,

My name is Davis H. and I am a certified English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.

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Chalk Talk: The Long ‘A’ Sound

The long ‘A’ sound is one of the vowel sounds students are introduced to at the primary grade levels. Students can distinguish this from the short ‘A’ by learning that the long ‘A’ sounds exactly like how they would say the name of the letter ‘A’ (“aye”). Words such as cake, skate, and fate contain this sound. As is evident from these examples, words that follow a CVCV (consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel) pattern and end with an ‘E’ almost always make a long ‘A’ sound. This is in contrast to how words with a CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) pattern generally contain a short ‘A.’ There are also many letter blends that sound like a long ‘A.’ These include AI (rain), AY (stay), sometimes EI (veil), and sometimes EY (they).


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