In 2015 British Columbia’s Ministry of Education released a new curriculum for grades K-9. The new curriculum is closely aligned with Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe’s Backwards Design structure. To support teachers in the North Vancouver School District, a number of teacher leaders developed a unit planner to enhance the UbD structure and incorporate the new curriculum. In 2016, using the new curriculum, North Vancouver educators created multiple units using the new planner.
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the development of the new planner, units and resources. Thanks also to the many elementary and secondary teachers who piloted lessons in their classroom and provided us with feedback for ongoing improvements to these new resources.
We hope that teachers will find value and inspiration in our work and that the NVSD Curriculum Hub website will contribute to both student and teacher engagement and learning.
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