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Minister David Eggen with stakeholders to announce that the latest draft of the K-4 curriculum is now available online
Minister David Eggen with stakeholders to announce that the latest draft of the K-4 curriculum is now available online

New K-4 Curriculum draft released, town halls upcoming

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Alberta Education has released the Latest Draft of their upcoming K-4 Curriculum

Work on the curriculum began in June 2016 when 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. 

“We have developed a curriculum that is common sense, practical and in alignment with up-to-date research. This curriculum rewrite process has been open and transparent, and we have received more than 70,000 responses on our draft curriculum. We’re working hard to ensure that this curriculum focuses on the priorities of Albertans so it can set our students up for success in a fast-changing world.”

-David Eggen, Minister of Education

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 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.

Pre-register for the telephone town halls by visiting education.alberta.ca/curriculum-development.

The government has also launched a new platform for Albertans to access the draft curriculum on the new LearnAlberta.ca website.

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

View the full media release