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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Nanaimo District Curriculum
In English language arts, the reading curriculum provides learning expectations for reading both fiction and non-fiction and specifies the types of analysis and interpretation students should be able to do. When reading literary stories, students learn to correctly identify who is telling the story at different points in a text. A familiarity with basic parts of a story is acquired as well, including an understanding of the purpose of an introduction, body and conclusion. In non-fiction studies, the study of point of view includes issues of authorial bias or intent.
The writing portion of the English language arts curriculum requires that students learn how to write for a number of different purposes ranging from creative to expository to persuasive. Students work with one another to offer their critiques of readings, building consensus for how an author supports his or her perspective well, or how the author needs additional evidence to support their claims. To get a clearer picture of author bias, students examine the works of multiple authors on a single subject and explain how one’s perspective can impact one’s writing.
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Nanaimo District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
In Nanaimo the curriculum used has been developed by the province to set rigorous standards of learning for all students. These standards of learning represent the areas of knowledge a student must gain in order to master a subject. These standards are referred to as Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and provide a way of organizing the objectives taught within and across subject areas. The province also approves alternate curricula that are used in the schools, as in the case of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. Students learn in an environment that stimulates critical thought and fosters independence in learning.
Keeping Informed: Recent Nanaimo Educational News
- Jazz Academy - The District is offering an enrichment program for students who have a keen interest in performing jazz music. This program is offered to students in grades 11 and 12 at Wellington Secondary School.
- Social Media Initiative - Students now can use Erase Bullying, which is a social media site, to combat the problems of bullying. The issue of bullying has become a hot button topic in school and students across the district and nation have confronted the challenge head-on through a variety of initiatives. This website offers an anonymous way to deal with a bullying situation.
- District-wide Green Initiatives - School District 68 has developed a carbon-neutral action plan to affect a community wide effort at carbon reduction to the eventual point of operating on a carbon-neutral basis. The whole community can access the district website to learn more about how this plan may be accomplished.
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Chalk Talk: How Districts Handle School Cancellations
Superintendents generally make most of the decisions with regards to when to call delays or cancellations and often inform parents through phone calls or text messages, news outlets, and their websites and online school cancellation services. Public school superintendents frequently follow the leads of other area school districts when deciding to delay or cancel school. School districts may build in some extra days to the schedule so that days do not have to be made up when school is closed. Otherwise, days may either be added on to the end of the year, or students may have to attend school on days they weren't originally supposed to, such as on President's Day or a day during spring break (off-days on major holidays won't be affected). In terms of students leaving school early when bad weather is on the horizon, this is often impractical, as parents of younger students may not be home to care for them.