Welcome to our UBC Teacher Education Practicum resource site to support planning for the British Columbia Curriculum. This site provides a guide to some resources for planning and preparing learning experiences for your practicum and once you enter the profession.
During your coursework, you will be introduced to context and subject specific considerations for planning and you may be provided with specific templates or planning structures that are recommended or required for use. It is important to recognize that planning is a pedagogical activity and not simply a matter of filling boxes on a template. As you engage in coursework, with readings, activities, discussions and assignments, you will develop a stronger sense of just what makes an effective learning experience or ‘unit’ of study for your students. Remember to apply this knowledge to your practicum planning and use these resources if you wish to support your developing understanding and ability.
A note about BC curriculum: The current BC curriculum emphasizes a shift from planning a single subject unit with learning objectives and prescribed learning outcomes to a more connected approach specific to your students’ learning needs. Planning occurs using the curriculum model—Content, Curricular Competencies and Big Ideas. Used alone or in any combination, they are what students are expected to know, do, and understand. The KDU model can be used as you plan your unit overviews and can be especially helpful as a starting point in planning (so that you are aligning curriculum with your unit objectives and assessments).