Twitter Chat With Ed Minister George Abbott – Thurs, Jan 19

Join us on Thursday for a chat on #bcedplan

“What would curriculum look like in a personalized learning system?”


This is a question that has been on many of our minds since the Ministry of Education released the BC Education Plan and began promoting the movement toward personalized learning.

On Thursday, January 19 at 4:30 pm PST, Education Minister George Abbott will be chatting with interested people on Twitter.  The topic will be the aforementioned question regarding curriculum and personalized learning and the hashtag #bcedplan will be used.

Cale Birk (@birklearns), Johnny Bevacqua (@johnnybevacqua) and I will be moderating the discussion and although @GeorgeAbbottBC will not be able to answer every question, he will try to respond to as many as he can.  Side chats always happen during these chats so feel free to engage in dialogue with others but please be sure to use the hashtag #bcedplan.  Also, you do not need to be on Twitter, you can follow along by clicking here and refreshing the site during the chat.

As this is the second time the Minister has engaged in a Twitter chat, I will repeat what David Wees (who is unfortunately unable to moderate this one) stated in his blog promoting the first one:

We are considering this an open dialogue so that anyone with an interest in education in British Columbia is welcome to participate. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, administrators, school support staff, parents, school trustees, media personnel, and students. We welcome both participants from the private and public sectors of education, since George Abbott is the minister of all education in BC. We are even happy to have participants from outside of British Columbia participate.

Please be aware that the chat will be very fast, and George Abbott will not be able to respond to every reply sent his way. However, it will still be an opportunity to express our opinion, and potentially shape the vision of education in British Columbia.

I do believe that we are having some very powerful conversations in BC Education; the challenge is to put those conversations into action.  I am hoping that the dialogue with @georgeabbottbc will give us a better picture what curriculum will look like in a personalized learning model of BC Education.  Hope you can join us.

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Chris Wejr

Proud father of twin girls and a son. Currently working as the Principal of Shortreed Elementary School (K-5) in Aldergove, BC, Canada. Passionate about instruction, strengths-based education and leadership, reconciliation, assessment, and human motivation.

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