Core Competencies

You will be engaging in self-assessment of the Core Competencies throughout the school year. To assist in your self-assessment posts, Ms. Hothi and some of the Tech Leadership students have put together guiding links and visual and video instructions on Core Competency Self-Assessment below.

Core Competency Guides for Self-Assessment:

#CommunicationCC:

https://mycentennial.sd43.bc.ca/tech-leadership/communication-cc/

#ThinkingCC:

https://mycentennial.sd43.bc.ca/tech-leadership/thinking-cc/

#PersonalSocialCC:

https://mycentennial.sd43.bc.ca/tech-leadership/personal-social-cc/

Core Competency “I can…” Statements Checklist:

Step-by-Step Visual Instructions for posting self-assessments on Edublog:

Video Instructions for posting self-assessments on Edublog:

Video how-to for adding your Elective course to your Edublog for posting

General Edublog guide

Content for this post has been gathered from the SD43 Learning Services Team and the BC Government’s BC Curriculum website and can be found at:
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies

BC’s Core Competencies incorporate the various qualities, skills, knowledge, and actions involved in the learning process. They connect to the foundations of the big ideas and curricular competencies embedded within BC’s curriculum and allow for students to be aware of their learning and actively participate in their own development as individuals. Students can reflect on their growth as educated citizens through their self-assessment with the core competencies.

Each of the 3 Competencies: Communication, Thinking, and Personal/Social involve sub-competencies that specify development into facets, profiles, and illustrations of progress.

Prompts:

You will be assessing your competence and development with the following skills. Read over each Core Competency and select from the prompts located underneath each to complete your self-assessment. Near the end of this post, you will also find the Documenting Your Self-Assessment section to see different ways you can illustrate your self-assessment if you’d like to use a form of representation other than a written reflection.

Communication Competency

Tag: #CommunicationCC

Sub-Competencies of Communication: Communication & Collaboration

Below are the Communication prompts to guide your self-assessment.

Communicating

Prompts:

  • This is how I select images and words to create impact for different audiences:
  • My strategies for collecting relevant information for specific tasks include…
  • Evidence that I can acquire information about complex and specialized topics from various sources, synthesize it, and present it with thoughtful analysis can be found in…
  • Examples of where I communicate clearly and purposefully can be seen in…
  • As an active listener, I notice that I … (describe some behaviours such as make connections between the speakers ideas and ___, ask higher level questions such as…)
  • In discussions and conversations, I help to build and extend understanding by…
  • The ways I communicate at school differ from how I communicate at ____ (soccer/ work/ hockey/ piano lessons/ family events/etc) in these ways:

I can statements:

  • I can ask and respond to questions to be an active, supportive listener.
  • I can understand and share information about a topic of interest in a clear, organized way.
  • I can represent my learning and tell how it connects to my experiences.
  • I can think about what I am going to convey and to whom I will convey it.
  • I can inquire into and present on topics of interest and topics related to my studies.

Collaborating

Prompts:

  • I am clear on the difference between simple “group work” and collaboration as evidenced by…
  • One of the ways I ensure my group is clear on the common purpose is to…
  • If there is disagreement within the group, I find it helpful to…
  • I show others that I truly value their contributions by…
  • Some things I think about before dividing tasks among group members include…
  • I show that I value feedback from others in my group by…
  • I make an effort to include missing voices/ perspectives by…
  • I know the group is working well together when I hear/ see…
  • If the group is not productive, we can …. in order to get things moving in the right direction.
  • When I need to work collaboratively with people I don’t know well, I…
  • If I notice …, that’s a sign that my group needs help and we can get support by…

I can statements:

  • I can work with others to achieve a goal.
  • I can take on roles and responsibilities in a group; I do my share.
  • I can recognize different points of view and can disagree respectfully.
  • I can apply constructive strategies to navigate misunderstandings and conflicts.
  • I can encourage others to share their voices and value diverse perspectives.

Thinking Competency

Tag: #ThinkingCC

Sub-Competencies of Thinking: Critical and Reflective Thinking & Creative thinking

Below are the Thinking prompts to guide your self-assessment.

Critical and Reflective Thinking

Prompts:

  • Topics or concepts for which I can offer detailed feedback or analysis include…
  • I use evidence to make judgements or decisions as demonstrated in this…
  • I seek, develop and weigh options as demonstrated by…
  • I used to think…and now I know…because I … (explored…, gathered other perspectives, learned about…)
  • I can describe how … (this thing I learned at school) relates to this experience I had where…
  • I can contribute to and work with criteria to improve my own work; evidence of that is…
  • Others find my feedback useful because I…
  • I remain open minded as I explore viable options or alternative approaches, like when I…
  • I compile and synthesize information to draw reasoned conclusions, such as when…
  • When I place my work / thinking in a broader context, I can describe implications and/or next steps. For example…

I can statements:

  • I can analyze evidence to make judgements.
  • I can reflect on my thinking.
  • I can analyze my own beliefs and consider views that do not fit with them.
  • I can ask open-ended questions to gather information.
  • I consider more than one way to proceed in an investigation.
  • I can tell the difference between facts and opinions.
  • I can give, receive and act on feedback to progress in my goals.

Creative Thinking

Prompts:

  • One strategy or activity that stimulates my imagination is…
  • An example of where I built upon someone else’s ideas is…
  • An example of something I have spent a lot of time learning about is…
  • Some skills I have developed to make my creative activities better are…
  • When it seems the good ideas just won’t come to me, I …. to help calm myself or create space in my mind to…
  • An example of where I took a significant risk in my thinking or the expected process was when…
  • When faced with ambiguity or setbacks, I… to advance the development of my ideas.
  • An example of an idea I developed that was new to my peers is…
  • This______ is innovative and useful to my community because…
  • An area of study in which I feel confident to regularly challenge assumptions and develop new ideas is in…
  • I am so curious about … that I am excited to learn more about how I could… to make it even better.

I can statements:

  • I can form new ideas to create new things. I can also build on the ideas of others.
  • I can get ideas when I use my five senses to explore or when I pursue my interests.
  • I can deliberately learn about things that interest me, and new ideas pop into my head.
  • I can develop a body of creative work over time.
  • I can persevere over time to develop my ideas, and I expect setbacks and failure, but use that to develop my ideas.

Personal and Social Competency

Tag: #PersonalSocialCC

Sub-competencies of Personal and Social: Personal Awareness and Responsibility, Positive Personal and Cultural Identity, & Social Awareness and Responsibility

Below are the Personal and Social prompts to guide your self-assessment.

Personal Awareness and Responsibility

Prompts:

  • When I need to boost my mood or re-focus, I…
  • When I am sad, angry or frustrated, doing… helps me be more productive or calm.
  • I respectfully advocate for my needs by…
  • I have valuable ideas to share about… and do so by…
  • To celebrate an accomplishment such as ____, I …
  • I know that _________ can have both positive and negative consequences, including…. so I adjust my actions to…
  • I appreciate feedback on… and prefer it comes in the form of…
  • I am willing to explore controversial issues such as…in order to imagine and work toward change in myself or the world, including…
  • Some of the things I do to stay mentally and physically healthy include…
  • My support network is helpful to me because they…
  • Some short/ long term goals for myself include… and my plan to achieve them is… (include where you might seek help from others)
  • I make ethical choices such as…in order to…
  • Some of my traits/ skills that make me a leader in the area of ____ include…
  • Some of my preferred strategies for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle include…

I can statements:

  • I can show a sense of accomplishment and joy. I take pride in my work and myself
  • I can advocate for myself.
  • I can imagine and work towards change in myself and in the world.
  • I can work to inform myself about issues surrounding me.
  • I can recognize my emotions and use strategies to manage them.
  • I can persevere with challenging tasks and take ownership of my goals, learning and behavior.
  • I can participate in activities that support my well-being and take responsibility for my well-being.
  • I can make choices that keep me safe in my community and online.
  • I can use strategies to help me find peace and I sustain a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Positive Personal and Cultural Identity

  • My cultural background/ upbringing contributes to who I am as a (writer, cellist, gamer, hockey player, employee, etc.) in that…
  • My values around ______ inform my decisions about…
  • My strengths as a __________ contribute to my community (classroom, club, city, etc.) through/ because…
  • I think my experiences such as…. influenced my choice of course/hobbies/ teams because…
  • Although I am challenged by…, I can get through these challenges by tapping in to…
  • I am curious as to whether I will continue to… and about what might shift my perceptions over time.

I can statements:

  • I can understand that my identity is made of many interconnected elements.
  • I can understand that learning is continuous and my identity will continue to evolve.
  • I can identify and describe my qualities.
  • I can identify my strengths and identify my potential.
  • I can tell what is important to me and I can explain my values.
  • I can understand how my values shape my choices.

Social Awareness and Responsibility

Prompts:

  • Some of the ways I work to build and maintain relationships are…
  • I notice when people feel left out and do this… to make sure they feel included.
  • Some of the intentional actions or decisions I take to make my community better include…
  • By doing…in the classroom, I make a positive difference to my peers.
  • Because I know____ can have a negative impact on (the environment, my peers, my family, etc.), I make sure that I… to help reduce any problems.
  • I understand that ethical decisions are rarely “black and white” and so I … to make sure that I make the best decisions for the most people.
  • I know I have privilege in terms of… and I advocate for others by…
  • The benefits of my diverse (age, gender, interests) relationships include…
  • I can represent and address multiple perspectives in this _____ by…

I can statements:

  • I can find it easy to be part of a group.
  • I can be kind to others, and support others when they need it.
  • I can participate in classroom or group activities that improve the class, school, or community.
  • I can identify how my actions affect the community or environment and I can make positive change.
  • I can appreciate diverse perspectives on issues and can resolve problems respectfully and effectively.
  • I can demonstrate respectful, inclusive behaviour.
  • I can explain when something is unfair and advocate for others.
  • I can take action to support diversity and defend human rights.

Documenting Your Self-Assessment