October 10, 2018 – Alberta Education invites Albertans to view the latest draft K-4 curriculum online prior to the next phase of development.
In June 2016, Alberta Education began work on developing new provincial curriculum in six subject areas: language arts (English and French), mathematics, social studies, sciences, arts, and wellness education. This past spring, Alberta Education shared draft curriculum with Albertans to gather feedback on what students will learn in Kindergarten to Grade 4. The latest draft curriculum includes the feedback received to date. Read the full media release on the Alberta Government website.
The updated draft curriculum can be viewed in PDF format on the Alberta Education website.
Updated curriculum may also be viewed digitally through the new LearnAlberta.ca beta website.
Telephone town halls
Minister Eggen and Alberta Education officials will be hosting telephone town halls to discuss the draft K-4 curriculum. The calls will start at 7:00 p.m. on:
- Oct. 16 for northern Alberta residents
- Oct. 17 for southern Alberta residents
The telephone town hall meetings are part of a broader approach to sharing information about curriculum development work. The calls will also be live-streamed for anyone who wants to listen online instead of over the phone. (Please note: You will not be able to ask questions if you are listening to the live stream).
Register for the telephone town halls by visiting education.alberta.ca/curriculum-development.
Curriculum review timeline
Current curriculum remains in effect until future provincial curriculum is approved by the Minister of Education. Timelines for implementation of future provincial curriculum have yet to be set.
Targeted timelines for ministerial approval of curriculum:
Grades K - 4: December 2018
Grades 5 - 8: December 2019
Grades 9 - 10 (three subject areas): December 2020
Grades 9 - 10 (three subject areas) and 11–12 (three subject areas): December 2021
Grades 11 - 12 (three subject areas): December 2022