Keeping Alberta Affordable: Eligible seniors and families with children under 18 can apply for $600 affordability payments. Learn more and apply now
The draft kindergarten to grade 6 (K to 6) curriculum was released to the public on March 29, 2021 for review. Since then, we have been listening to all feedback through a transparent curriculum development and review process.
Results under review
Revised draft curriculum in remaining K to 6 subjects will be made available at a later date for further engagement with Albertans and education stakeholders.
Resources (updated March 2023)
- How to use New.LearnAlberta.ca (video)
- Read the new and draft K to 6 curriculum on New.LearnAlberta.ca
- Download the new K to 6 curriculum fact sheets
- Download the draft K to 6 curriculum fact sheets
Learn more about the new and draft K to 6 curriculum and get updates on the phased piloting and implementation approach that starts in September 2022:
Between March 2021 and February 2023, we heard valuable insights on the draft K to 6 curriculum through an online survey, feedback form, virtual engagement sessions, partner organization engagements and classroom piloting.
Online survey and feedback form
From March 2021 to February 2022, Albertans provided feedback through more than 34,000 online surveys. Find out what they said:
From May 2022 to February 2023, Albertans could also complete an online feedback form to provide input on draft K to 6 French first language and literature, French immersion language arts and literature and science curriculum. This feedback was used to inform final updates to these subject areas.
Virtual engagement sessions
In January and February 2022, nearly 600 participants shared diverse viewpoints on each draft K to 6 subject area and the draft social studies design blueprint during virtual engagement sessions. See what we heard:
Partner organization engagements
Approximately $800,000 in grants was provided to 12 organizations to help them engage with their communities. See the insights and unique perspectives they shared in their feedback reports:
Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA)
Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association (ACSTA) and Council of Catholic School Superintendents of Alberta (CCSSA)
Association of Independent Schools and Colleges of Alberta (AISCA)
Blackfoot Confederacy of Treaty #7
College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS)
Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations
Fédération des conseils scolaires francophones de l’Alberta (FCSFA)
Metis Settlements General Council
The Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS)
The Stoney Nakoda – Tsuut’ina Tribal Council
Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc.
In the 2021-22 school year, 360 teachers piloted draft K to 6 curriculum in elementary classrooms with about 7,800 students.
Their insights were addressed through revisions that informed the updated K to 6 curriculum that was released in April and May 2022.
In the 2022-23 school year, more than 940 teachers piloted French first language and literature, French immersion language arts and literature and science curriculums in elementary classrooms with about 22,000 students.
Their insights informed updates to the new K to 6 curriculum that was released in March 2023.
We listened to all feedback from classroom piloting and engagement activities between March 2021 and February 2023. This input is being used to revise and release K to 6 subjects as follows:
- final English language arts and literature, mathematics and physical education and wellness curriculums for implementation starting in the 2022-23 school year
- final French first language and literature, French immersion language arts and literature and science curriculums for implementation starting in the 2023-24 school year
- updated draft fine arts curriculum, which includes music, visual arts, dance and drama, will be released in the future for classroom piloting
- revised draft K to 6 social studies curriculum will also be made available at a later date for further engagement with Albertans and education stakeholders
This information is collected so that we may provide you with updates.
The personal information is being collected and used pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP).
Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to Alberta Education by email at [email protected].
Questions about the FOIP Act may be directed to the Information Access and Privacy office at 780-427-5848.