Alberta Education is partnering with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) on the development of future Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K–12) provincial curriculum. We are working to develop meaningful opportunities for input from stakeholders and partners, which includes teachers, students, parents, superintendents, trustees, post-secondary institutions, employers, industry and apprenticeship bodies, and the broader community as an integral part of K–12 provincial curriculum development.
Alberta Education has established Expert Working Groups. These groups are made up of individuals who have expertise within subjects and across grades; are a balanced representation of Alberta’s geographic and demographic diversity; and also include representation from Francophone and First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. The Expert Working Groups are collaborating on writing draft K–12 programs of study in accordance with The Guiding Framework for the Design and Development of Kindergarten to Grade 12 Provincial Curriculum (2016).
The first step in the development process is the subject introduction and scope and sequence (key concepts) in each subject, Kindergarten to Grade 12. After the Expert Working Groups have completed drafts of this work, the next step is validation. Focus groups and community engagements will begin in spring 2017 to validate these drafts. The Expert Working Groups will continue to develop the learning outcomes and refine the previous work through to 2022, with focus groups and community engagements planned throughout this time period.
Current curriculum remains in effect until future provincial curriculum is approved by the Minister. Implementation dates have yet to be determined.