Yukon Education has several committees that work on a variety of specific issues and topics.
Note Active or tbd-to be determined status.
Curriculum Redesign Advisory Committee (Active)
The goal of the Curriculum Redesign is to improve the success of our all of our students, reduce drop outs and ensure that students are meeting high standards and have the skills they need to be successful in the modern world whatever choices they make. Part of the goal is to reduce the gap in outcomes between First Nations and non-First Nations students as identified in the recommendations outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Yukon Education contact: Amanda Daub, Executive Assistant 667-5126
Student Transportation Committee (Active)
This committee discusses the existing busing situation for students and make recommendations for changes/improvements to the system of moving students to and from school and between school programs.
Yukon Education contact: Judith Steele---Student Transportation Officer 667-5172
Diversity Committee (Active)
This committee will steer and oversee several working groups which are leading projects to help balance the educational needs of students with the promotion of safe and caring learning environments for all students and all staff members.
These working groups are:
--Positive Behaviour Intervention Supports
--Student Support Services
--Early Learning/Early Intervention
--Class Size and Composition
Judy Arnold, Deputy Minister, Yukon Education 667-5126
Jill Mason, President, Yukon Teachers Association 668-6777
Assessment Committee (Active)
This committee has been working on changes to assessment and reporting, including an examination of a variety of ways for students to demonstrate mastery of the required skills and competencies. Strategies and formats for reporting progress in learning are being developed.
Nicole Morgan-ADM Learning, Curriculum and Assessment 456-6196
Paula Thompson-Director Learning Support Services 667-5609
Staffing Allocation Advisory Committee (Active)This committee will provide advice to the Department of Education and make recommendation regarding:
--refinement of the staffing entitlement formulas for school-based teacher allocations areas;
--Refinement to criteria that drive allocations;
--Clarification of the description of allocation drivers;
--Refinement to the Staffing timelines;
--and other issues identified by the Department
Education Assistant Allocation Committee (Active)
This committee will provide advice to the Department of Education and make recommendations regarding:
--Development of an Education Assistant (including Remedial Tutors) Allocation Process;
--Creating criteria that drive allocations;
--Clearly describing allocation drivers;
--Outlining allocation timelines;
--other issues identified by the Department
Yukon Education contact Lori Choquette, Human Resource Assistant 456-5545
Digital Literacy Working Group (Active)
The purpose of this group is to: provide direction so that Yukon students emerge from the school system as competent digital learners; act as a guide to inform and recommend policy development around technology; provide direction for professional development opportunities; and develop a technology skills/literacy continuum for students and teachers.
Yukon Education contact: David McInnes, Coordinator, Technology Assisted Learning, 667-5871
Technology Advisory Committee (Active)
Administrator Growth Planning Advisory Committee (tbd)
This committee has been developing the Administrator’s Professional Growth Plan, an alternative method of evaluating principals through the use of self-assessment, portfolios, dialogue, action research and more. The standard evaluation model (what has been used previously) is still used in some situations. Council members can provide input to the process, share discussions on the methods and make suggestions as needed to ensure the effectiveness of these practices from the perspective of a School Council member.
Education Policy Advisory Committee (Active)
This committee reviews Department of Education policies and provides input and recommendations. Current policies may be reviewed, Draft ones are tabled for discussion, amendment and approval. Areas needing policy development are also discussed for future action.
Yukon Education contact: Michael McBride, Policy, Planning & Evaluation 332-7065
Yukon Student Information System (YSIS) Advisory Committee (tbd)
YSIS is the student tracking system that will enable a more effective method of understanding how students are doing, recording information and making data more accessible for use in planning school staffing and programming that will be more responsive to their learning needs. This committee is overseeing the implementation of YSIS as it unfolds this year and in the future. Department staff, teachers, administrators and School Council members meet to provide feedback and guide the process.
Yukon Education contact: Technology Assisted Learning Coordinator 667-5871
Student Support Services Advisory Committee (Active)
The Special Education Advisory Committee provides a forum for discussion on issues pertaining to student services and inclusive education. It provides opportunities to discuss the issues, mutual concerns, and policies related to student services or inclusive education with our educational stakeholder groups.
Meeting minutes and other information can be found at: http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/staffroom/student_support.html
Yukon Education contact Karen Campbell, Manager of Student Support Services 332-1703
Rural Advisory Committee (Active)
The Rural Advisory Committee provides a forum for discussion on issues pertaining to rural schools. It provides an opportunity for participants to consider the needs identified through territorial data, consultation and best practices as identified in rural schools research, including what is currently working to address the gap between First Nation and Non First Nation learners, as well as rural and urban learners.
Yukon Education contact Greg Storey, Superintendent Area 3 667-5068
Secondary Programming Advisory Committee (tbd)
This committee focuses its discussion and work on the future of programming in all schools at the secondary (grades 8-12) level.
Early Childhood Transition Committee (tbd)
This committee focuses on the pre-K and Kindergarten programs and services and the important issues around transitions for young children and their families.
Leadership Advisory Committee (tbd)
This committee has been involved in the development of a leadership training program, offered through Yukon College to train individuals to take on leadership roles. There is a major focus on increasing the skills and interests of educators to take on lead teacher and administrator positions in our schools. Committee members are involved in the process of developing standards for Yukon administrators.
Yukon Education contact: Penny Prysnuk, Superintendent 667-3747
School Growth Planning Advisory Committee (Active)
This committee provides advice re: School Growth Planning process, training, communication and supports needed as it develops and is implemented in Yukon schools. Members will also be invited to participate on external teams for schools going through a review process. Some committee members are also involved in assessing the Leadership in Education/Innovation Grant applications.
Yukon Education contact: Simon Blakesley, Student Achievement/Systems Accountability 667-8238
French Second Language Programming Review Committee (Active)
This committee is involved in reviewing the recommendations of the French Second Language Review report and working together to establish strategic goals, objectives and priorities.
Yukon Education contact: French Programs Coordinator 667-8610
School Councils' Conference Planning Committee (Active)
School Council members are always needed to assist in planning these annual events. We need just a few hours over a few months to share ideas and give feedback.
If you’d like to learn more, contact Carol at AYSCBC, email@example.com , 633-2692 or, Yukon Education contact: Bob Walker, 667-8226