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Overview

Alberta is renewing the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) curriculum, starting with K-6.

The entire curriculum development process is happening in several steps over a few years.

A brief summary is below. Visit the curriculum development page for full details.

How the process works

  • Step 1: Curriculum advisory panel input
    • A transparent review process starts with an independent 12-member curriculum advisory panel.
    • Between August 2019 and August 2020, they provide:
      • recommendations for future curriculum direction
      • a draft vision for student learn that is central to public engagement
      • advice on a draft ministerial order on student learning based on the public engagement
  • Step 2: Engagement on the vision
    • In early 2020, more than 8,000 Albertans, including parents and education partners, share their views on the vision for student learning.
    • The feedback helps finalize the ministerial order.
  • Step 3: New ministerial order
  • Step 4: Guiding framework update
    • By December 2020, the guiding framework for curriculum design and development aligns with the ministerial order.
  • Step 5: Drafting and review
  • Step 6: Engagement on the curriculum
  • Step 7: Piloting in classrooms
    • In Spring 2021, school authorities may choose to pilot the K-6 curriculum in classrooms.
    • During the 2021-22 school year, piloting in participating classrooms.
  • Step 8: Implementation
    • During the 2022-23 school year, all Alberta elementary students are expected to be learning from the new K-6 curriculum.

Have your say

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K-6 curriculum.

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