Sturgeon Public Schools extended an invitation to our Kindergarten to Grade 6 teaching staff to assist the Division with the review of the draft curriculum. Forty staff responded to the Invitation. The Associate Superintendent, Education Services and Director, Curriculum & Instruction, facilitated the French Immersion and English Language curriculum reviews, respectively. The Committee discussions were focused on the following core questions:
How does the draft curriculum support coherent and progressive building of knowledge, understanding and skills for students within and across grade levels Where is this progression unclear, or how might students miss key concepts?
Are the knowledge, understanding and skills developmentally appropriate for the age or grade level? What are the areas of concern?
How does the draft curriculum lead students to meaningful respect for and understanding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives? How can it be improved?
Are there specific areas that have errors or are inappropriate for the subject, grade level, or learning within an inclusive, respectful Alberta classroom?
All information gathered from the Committees has been collated into a report that has been provided to Alberta Education. Individuals can read the report linked below: