I was interested this morning to find out about and watch the new video (posted to the Province of BC’s YouTube channel on October 27th) by the Ministry of Education, entitled, “BC’s Education Plan”. I was also very intrigued by George Couros’ opinions on the new plan on his blog, “The Principal of Change“. I had the pleasure of attending George’s presentation to teachers in Kamloops last spring and of a more leisurely professional chat with him afterward, and I have a lot of respect for his philosophy and thinking.
I particularly liked George’s comment about the “disconnect between what we are saying and what we are able to do”. I think this all relates very well to my previous post about teaching the skill of technology. He also poses some interesting questions about similar plans rolled out in other provinces, and how they have often failed to come to fruition. I wonder what elements of the system are creating the disconnect between a good “plan” and the ability to follow through with it successfully. What do you think? Please watch the video and share any comments that you may have on the topic!