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Thursday, April 6 • 10:30 - 11:30
Reimagining the Primary Program

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Facing the implementation of new curriculum, and under very tight timelines, the primary team at SIDES designed a streamlined online program for our Kindergarten to grade 3 students and families. Having used Open School materials for years, we had to completely reimagine the structure, as well as the instructional and assessment model for this program. We’ve created a month-by-month structure that emphasizes inquiry, is responsive to the needs of our students, and can be easily revised and updated by our teachers. This is a program that could be implemented with relative ease in other online schools. We’ll begin by hearing from you about how you’re delivering the primary program at your school, and then show you the reimagined SIDES’ primary program. We’ll also share our process and struggles, and share materials and templates to help enhance the program you are now offering or to help you implement a program similar to ours.

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Jill Wilson

Primary Teacher, South Island Distance Education (SIDES)
Jill Wilson is a primary teacher with an extensive background in Learning Services. Although she began her career as a primary teacher, she spent many years supporting students at both the middle and secondary level. She is currently teaching grades two and three at SIDES. Jill... Read More →

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Sally Morgan

Course Development Coordinator - K-12, South Island Distance Education School
Sally Morgan leads the course development team at SIDES and is currently working on projects ranging from a reimagined online primary program to grade 12 math and science courses. She still doesn't understand tangent functions.

Thursday April 6, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 PDT