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.
With this insight, we are updating all K to 6 subjects for piloting and implementation in phases, beginning in the 2022-23 school year. We continue to seek feedback on updated curriculum that will be piloted.
Accepting feedback on updated draft subjects until Feb. 2023
Results under review
Survey and virtual engagements complete
Resources (updated April 2022)
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:
- read about the key themes
- review one or more subject areas
- sign up for engagement and curriculum updates
Complete the feedback form
Share your feedback on these updated draft K to 6 curriculums until February 2023:
Between March 2021 and March 2022, we heard valuable insights on the draft K to 6 curriculum through an online survey, virtual engagement sessions, partner organization engagements and classroom piloting.
Albertans provided feedback through more than 34,000 online surveys from March 2021 until February 2022. Find out what they said:
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 $1 million 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.
Between September 2021 and February 2022, there were 360 teachers who piloted the draft K to 6 content 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.
We listened to all feedback from classroom piloting and engagement activities between March 2021 and March 2022. 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 in April 2022
- updated draft science, French first language and literature, and French immersion language arts and literature curriculums in May 2022 for piloting during the 2022-23 school year
- updated 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
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