The 2015-16 school year marks the start of many new and exciting changes in classrooms across the province as a result of Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education introduced in January. The Action Plan was based on the feedback of more than 19,000 Nova Scotians, including teachers, students, school support staff, school boards, universities and the business community.
Some highlights this year include:
· a streamlined and innovative curriculum with a stronger focus on teaching math and literacy for primary to grade 3 students,
· new homework standards to support and enhance student learning at every grade level,
· a new school code of conduct that will apply to all schools,
· more hands-on learning activities for students to develop their technology skills, including Brilliant Labs and,
· more math mentors working with teachers to support higher student achievement
· a new career education framework for grades 4-12 students
· core French programs that use interactive and conversational teaching methods
· a new growth and development guide for families with four-year-olds to encourage early learning
For more details on changes coming in 2015-16 visit www.ednet.ns.ca .Follow the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development on twitter @NSEducation.