Over the next six years, we will gather input from stakeholders and partners, which includes teachers, students, parents/guardians, superintendents, trustees, post-secondary institutions, employers, industry and apprenticeship bodies, and the broader community as an integral part of Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K–12) provincial curriculum development process. Alberta Education is also partnering with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) on the development of future K–12 provincial curriculum.
In October 2016, Curriculum Working Groups began development of future provincial curriculum in the six subject areas of Language Arts (English, Français, French), Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Arts, and Wellness Education for Alberta Education’s consideration.
Curriculum Working Groups are made up of K–12 teachers, post-secondary professors and instructors, inclusive education and early learning specialists, educators who have in-depth knowledge and hands on experience within subjects and across grades, and ministry staff. They include a balanced representation of Alberta’s geographic and demographic diversity, and also include representation from Francophone and First Nations, Métis and Inuit teachers.
Curriculum Working Group members were nominated by Alberta school authorities (public, separate, Francophone and charter/private), First Nations Superintendents/Education Directors, the ATA, and by post-secondary institutions.
Focus Groups are reviewing and providing feedback on draft curriculum during the developing phase. Teacher and Educator Focus Groups are made up of teachers and educators who have in-depth knowledge and hands on experience within subjects and across grades. Education Stakeholder Focus Groups are made up of representatives of education stakeholder organizations that will review and provide insights to the overall subject content.
Focus Group members were nominated by Alberta school authorities (public, separate, Francophone and charter/private), First Nations and Métis organizations, the ATA, post-secondary institutions, and education stakeholder organizations.