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What’s next for our K-6 program – LacombeOnline.com

The Government of Alberta is establishing a Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group to provide advice and recommendations on the implementation strategy and timelines for a new Kindergarten to Grade 6 (K -6). The group will help determine how new curricula in English Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, and Physical Education and Wellbeing will be successfully implemented in September 2022. This includes identifying potential supports that might be needed and the options for providing these supports to school authorities. They will also provide advice and recommendations on the continued piloting of the remaining K-6 subjects from September 2022 and provide strategies for the implementation of these subjects from September 2023.

“The Government of Alberta has listened to all input from Albertans on the K-6 curriculum review process. We are committed to taking a measured and thoughtful approach to ensure that trial and program implementation timelines are manageable for teachers and students. With the expertise of the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group, the Government of Alberta will carefully consider how to meet implementation timelines and support the education system throughout the process.

Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

The Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group includes members of Alberta Education and education partners who are directly responsible for curriculum implementation. These individuals all have extensive qualifications, expertise and work experience within the education system. This balanced approach will help ensure that the best interests of students, parents and teachers inform the advice and recommendations of the group. Meetings will also be held with First Nations education authorities to obtain their advice on the implementation of the study programs.

“ASBA appreciates participating in this advisory group to provide input from member school boards as the voice of their diverse communities. We look forward to a collaborative process in collaboration with the members of the advisory group in the best interests of all students in the province.

Marilyn Dennis, President, Alberta School Boards Association

“The College of Alberta School Superintendents is pleased to be represented on the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group. We look forward to providing a systems perspective with regards to identifying the necessary supports and resources that would maximize teachers’ ability to experience successful implementation.

Wilco Tymensen, President, College of Alberta School Superintendents

Members of the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group

  • Marilyn Dennis, President, Alberta School Boards Association
  • Representative, Alberta School Boards Association
  • Wilco Tymensen, President, College of Alberta School Superintendents
  • Bevan Daverne, Past President, College of Alberta School Superintendents
  • David Keohane, Executive Director, College of Alberta School Superintendents
  • Michael McMann, Superintendent, Fort Vermilion School Division
  • Robert Lessard, Superintendent, Centre-Nord School Board
  • Teachers’ representative, primary flying school
  • Teachers’ representative, primary flying school
  • Teacher representative, primary school
  • Senior Representative, Calgary Board of Education
  • Curriculum Specialist, Edmonton Public Schools
  • André Tremblay, Deputy Minister, Alberta Education (Chair)
  • Jennifer Flaman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Curriculum Division
  • Executive Director, Early Childhood and Middle Ages Studies Program
  • Executive Director, Curriculum Coordination and Implementation
  • Executive Director, Learning and Teaching Resources

Highlights

  • The Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group is expected to be in place until June 2022.
  • Alberta Education will develop a provincial plan to implement a new K-6 curriculum based on the strategic advice and recommendations provided by the group.
  • The Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group began meeting in January and is expected to meet at least monthly throughout the term.
  • Meetings will be held virtually. If travel is necessary, Alberta Education will reimburse members for any travel expenses that are not covered by their organization.
  • The majority of members of the Curriculum Implementation Advisory Group hold positions where their names are already publicly available. To ensure that the personal information of people working in non-public roles, such as teachers, remains private and to prevent them from becoming the target of online harassment, Alberta Education will not release the names of these members.