Following the Summit on Learning, Islanders are being asked to provide input to ensure students are prepared for the 21st century, says Education and Early Childhood Development Minister, Doug Currie.
“Last summer I called together students, teachers, parents, educational leaders and members of the community for the Summit on Learning,” said Minister Currie. “During those two days, participants came to the conclusion that the current education system must adapt and evolve to allow students to acquire the skills they need to compete in the global workforce. Now, I am asking all Islanders to provide their input into this discussion.”
The report on the Minister’s Summit on Learning and the results of a survey that participants of the Summit completed are now available to the public. Islanders are being invited to bring their ideas and voice to this very important process.
“It has always been the philosophy of this government to listen to the needs of Islanders,” said the minister. “Now we are looking to hear from Islanders about what changes they think need to take place in our public school system to help our students gain the experience and skills they need to be competitive in the 21st century workforce.”
Island students are already benefiting from some amazing things happening in classrooms across the province including:
- New curriculum is being developed in many subject areas that focus on creativity, innovation and problem solving.
- A comprehensive literacy plan is being implemented across the province.
- New PEI math curriculum is being introduced and a new Early Numeracy Intervention Program (ENIP) is being piloted across the province.
- A new program called Career Explorations and Opportunities is being piloted in eight high schools this year. It encourages Grade 10 students to “become the CEO of their careers and lives.”
- High schools, school boards, the Department and community partners are collaborating to develop Academy Diploma Programs that meet the needs and interests of their students and various sectors in the community.
Anyone interested in providing their input can participate by logging onto the Department of Education website at www.gov.pe.ca/eecd and clicking on “Minister’s Summit Report.” For those who do not have internet access, please contact the department and information will be provided.
Islanders are being asked to provide their feedback and opinions to help create a public school system that will prepare our students for the 21st century.
Anyone interested can participate by logging onto the Department of Education website at www.gov.pe.ca/eecd and clicking on “Minister’s Summit Report.” For those who do not have internet access, please contact the department and information will be provided.
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development