Target 10: Co-constructed & personally relevant curriculum
A key point in Target 10 is that the student plays a role in the co-construction of his/her curriculum and learning experience.
Recognizing that students have different levels of experience, skill, and knowledge, and varying needs, this should be reflected in their school experience. The idea is that the student works with teachers to build personally relevant content into the essential/required curriculum.
For example, Student A, who is an experienced pianist and has mastered the curriculum for her grade level, currently does the same music class as her friend who has limited exposure to music. Target 10 aims for Student A to be able to work with their teachers and parents to form a new pathway in her music education, such as helping to teach her classmates, spending more time in school learning piano, receiving one-on-one instruction, or taking a more advanced course.
While this example also relates to Target 8's competency-based progression, the focus of this example is the student's involvement in creating their learning experience.
For students, this means working with teachers and parents to identify current competencies and interests and then finding ways to connect these interests and advance their competencies both within and beyond WAB's essential curriculum.
For teachers, Target 10 means working with students and parents to find ways for each individual student to increase engagement in their learning by connecting lessons to a student's skills and interests.
For parents, it means encouraging students and working with teachers to identify ways in which a child's existing skills and interests can be challenged and applied in the context of essential competencies.