When we first released the draft Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K to 6) curriculum in March 2021, we promised a year-long consultation process with many opportunities for Albertans to provide their feedback every step of the way. We are keeping that promise by providing another way for Albertans to share specific, constructive feedback on the draft K to 6 content and the draft Social Studies design blueprint.
From January 31 to February 28, 2022, Albertans can participate in virtual engagement sessions to have their say on the draft K to 6 curriculum. We are providing more than 40 sessions across five regions. This approach will enable communities to share local insights and unique perspectives. While Albertans are encouraged to participate in their region, they have the flexibility to attend any session that works best for them.
During each session, one draft K to 6 subject or the draft K to 6 Social Studies design blueprint will be considered. The sessions will feature focused, small group conversations facilitated by independent engagement specialists to ensure balanced two-way dialogue. Albertans can sign up for notifications about upcoming engagements and register for sessions at Draft K to 6 curriculum - Have your say.
Alberta’s government recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has added unique pressures on students, their families and teachers. I truly appreciate everything our teachers have done to ensure their students can continue learning safely this school year. While our immediate focus is navigating the pandemic, we continue to look to the future by honouring our commitment to renew Alberta’s curriculum and set students up for success – engaging with Albertans across the province is a critical part of this process.
This spring, we will carefully consider the feedback from all engagement opportunities, education partners and classroom piloting. This valuable insight will be used to finalize the Social Studies design blueprint, develop the corresponding draft Social Studies curriculum and further revise all subjects in the draft K to 6 curriculum.
I encourage Albertans across the province to explore the draft curriculum and participate in virtual engagement sessions. I look forward to hearing your valuable feedback as we continue our work to deliver an updated curriculum that prepares our students for the future.