Ministry of Education webinars – September and October, 2017


A series of half-hour webinars designed to provide BCPVPA members and guests with current information and developments about specific Ministry initiatives.

In consultation with the Ministry of Education’s Superintendent of Transformation, Suzanne Hoffman, the BCPVPA will host a series of fall webinars which will facilitate Ministry officials connecting directly with BCPVPA members to present on Ministry initiatives. Two webinars will be held on most weeks (Tuesdays at 7:30 am and Thursdays at 4 pm) to provide as much information for our members at the beginning of the school year as possible.

  • Each webinar will last approximately 25 minutes with 10 minutes for questions from the participants.
  • Registration links are below. You must register for each webinar separately. 

Date Presentation Speakers
Register
Tuesday, September 26
7:30 to 8 am
Foundation Skills Assessment

BC’s assessment system is being redesigned to align with the new curriculum, and that includes the FSA.  This webinar will provide information on how the FSA fits into BC’s assessment system, what’s new with the FSA and what is the same. An overview of the new FSA will be provided, including a description of the components, sample online questions, and information on Ministry supports for administration and marking .
Janet Powell, Acting Director, Provincial National and International Assessment
Nancy Walt, Executive Director, Curriculum and Assessment
Register
Thursday, September 28

4 to 4:30 pm 
Arts Education
(Secondary)
Melanie Bradford, Arts Education Coordinator
Register
Tuesday, October 3
7:30 to 8 am 
Career Education Jan Unwin, Superintendent of Graduation and Student Transitions
Angie Calleberg, Acting Director, Classroom Assessment
Nicole Arklie, Career Education Coordinator
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Thursday, October 5

4 to 4:30 pm 
Classroom Assessment Angie Calleberg, Acting Director, Classroom Assessment
Nancy Walt, Executive Director, Curriculum and Assessment
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Thursday, October 12

4 to 4:30 pm 
Math and Science Angie Calleberg, Acting Director of Classroom Assessment
Nicole Arklie, Mathematics Coordinator
Register
Tuesday, October 17

7:30 to 8 am 
Social Studies Nick Poeschek, Social Studies Coordinator
Brent Munro, Director, Curriculum
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Thursday, October 19

4 to 4:30 pm 
Provincial Graduation Assessments
(Secondary)

BC’s assessment system is being redesigned to align with the new curriculum, and this includes the implementation of provincial graduation assessments in Numeracy and Literacy.  This webinar will provide information on BC’s new graduation assessments and how these measures differ from course-based provincial examinations. An overview of the assessments will be provided, including a description of the components, sample online questions, information on Ministry supports, and the reporting of student results.
Markus Baer, Director, Graduation Assessments
Nancy Walt, Executive Director, Curriculum and Assessment