Choosing Curriculum – A “How To” Guide

STEP ONE

Acquaint Yourself With the “Landscape”: What ARE Your Options?

  • View the presentation slides from Cynthia’s Duncalfe’s presentation at BC CHEC in April

STEP TWO

Evaluate Whether or Not You Need to Purchase Curriculum

Did you know that our Learning Commons has so much to offer, that you may not need to purchase any curriculum?

Before you spend, be sure to familiarize yourself with all that is available to you right here from this website.

  • Our Resources Index will help you find what’s available

LC Resources
  • Use Subscriptions to teach and supplement learning

Subscriptions
  • Access our Unit Study Kits for Science and Social Studies

Unit Study Kits

STEP THREE

Review Curriculum Options

The Learning Commons has a ton of resources but there may be times when you need

  • a consumable resource your student can write in
  • to keep a resource for longer than our lending limit allows
  • a curriculum not available through the Learning Commons

The resources available from the links below may need to be purchased from one of our vendors, see the list here.

Kindergarten – Grade 3
Grade 4 – Grade 6
Grade 7 – Grade 9
View HCOS Curriculum Picks for Grades and Core Subjects

STEP FOUR

Select Curriculum.  Remember:

  • There is no “best” curriculum; only the best “FIT” for your student and their family.

  • Ya Gotta Start Somewhere. Some things you just gotta figure out as you go and THAT’S OK!

  • If we’re going to allow our kids to engage with us in the process, we have to hold curriculum loosely.

LEARNING COMMONS STAFF ARE HERE FOR YOU!

Cynthia Duncalfe: Curriculum Consultant, cynthia.duncalfe@onlineschool.ca
Shandra Wiebe: Physical Learning Commons Administrator, swiebe@onlineschool.ca
Beth Johnson: Subscriptions Facilitator, bjohnson@onlineschool.ca
Pippa Davies: Learning Commons Director and Research Specialist, pdavies@onlineschool.ca

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