Alberta Education is updating the K-12 curriculum province-wide. Curriculum, or the Program of Studies as it’s also called, outlines what students are expected to learn in each subject, for each grade.
This six-year project will focus on updating six subject areas: Language Arts (English, French Immersion, Francophone), Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Arts, and Wellness Education.
Edmonton Public Schools is one of many school districts involved in this project. An up-to-date curriculum is needed to prepare our students with the skills and knowledge they need for the 21st century.
Alberta Education is in the “Shaping” phase of the updating process, which involves reviewing current curriculum, a review on current research on the different subjects and needs of students, and curriculum in other jurisdictions.
This work will be completed spring 2017. The first stage of curriculum development has also begun. Curriculum working groups, composed mainly of teachers, have begun to develop some initial components of the new curriculum. Alberta Education’s targeted timelines for completion of curriculum development are:
The date for the launch of new curriculum is still being determined by the province.
Alberta Education will have several opportunities for parents and students to be involved. More information about these opportunities will be posted when it becomes available.
Alberta Education’s process and timeline for phased development of the new curriculum.