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January 21, 2014

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chairperson: Trustee Ron Heinrichs

21 January 2014 8:30 a.m.
Centre for Education Board Room

AGENDA

Topic: HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND PROGRAMMING IN PSD

8:30 a.m.
CALL TO ORDER


Welcome and Introductions
Review Agenda


8:40 a.m.
ACTION ITEM


Current State for High School Programs

Graduation Requirements:

Overview of graduation diplomas/certificates (Emilie Keane-5 mins)
Graduation requirements (Marie Porter-20 mins)


Courses and Programming:

Programming for all students at the high school level – Overview (Emilie Keane-5 mins)
CTS Programming (Rod Strangway-10 mins)
Assessment and Reporting Practices (Anil Padayas, Chris Shaw-5 mins)
K & E (Knowledge and Employability) Programming (Anil Padayas/Chris Shaw-5 mins)
Specialized Programming (Rod Strangway/Anil Padayas-5 mins)


Current Challenges Facing PSD High Schools Challenges to include:

Programming for students with significant needs (behavior, drugs, mental health, students transitioning from Paul Band School) (Anil Padayas, Chris Shaw)
Ongoing changes to CTS Programming (Rod Strangway)

Costs of programming
Teacher training and expertise that changes with program changes
Increased emphasis on Trades Programs and high school courses needed to transition successfully into post-secondary


Technology (Rod Strangway)

Increased need for constant I.T. support
Ever-greening costs
Rapid evolution of technology and growing dependence on tech as part of the instructional process


Reduced funding for work experience (Anil Padayas, Chris Shaw)
Increased need for embedded teacher collaborative time (Rod Strangway)






9:50 a.m.
Wellness Break

10:05 a.m.
ACTION ITEM Exploring the Future for High School Programming


High School Completion (Emilie Keane-5 mins)
High School Redesign (Anil Padayas/Rod Strangway-25 mins)


10:35
Question and Answer Period

11:00 a.m.
ADJOURNMENT

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