Online Curriculum Survey
A message from the Alberta School Councils' Association on Education Curriculum Development
The Government is launching a series of initiatives known as "Future Ready" that will co-ordinate and improve education and skills training to better prepare kids for success in a changing economy, starting with a major consultation on future Alberta curriculum.
The first initiative to launch under Future Ready includes an online survey to ensure that parents and other Albertans have their say during a comprehensive review of the province's K-12 curriculum. Alberta is reviewing and updating the curriculum, which outlines what students are expected to learn from Kindergarten through Grade 12.
The online survey will run from Oct.18, 2016 until Nov. 18, 2016. Click here to go to the Online Curriculum Survey<http://www.alberta.ca/curriculum-survey.aspx>
This is an ideal agenda item for discussion at school council meetings, the survey can be completed as a group or individually. Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) is hosting a WEBINAR with Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) on November 8, 2016 to encourage parents and school councils to participate in the engagement process. Click here for Webinar event details and Registration<http://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=878644&group=>
Opportunity for input at face-to-face sessions is being coordinated through the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia<https://arpdc.ab.ca/index.php/en/> (ARPDC) in various regions of the province. School councils are encouraged to contact the ARPDC to register for a session, to help organize another session for your group, or to gain access to the guide for hosting your own session.
We have created a section on our website dedicated to the Curriculum Development which includes further details and specific links to more information, including the Alberta Education website, an introductory video, and a Parent Information Article<http://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/resource/resmgr/docs/2016/Survey_Article_-_Parents_-_.docx> from the Ministry.
Click here to visit the page<http://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/?page=Edcurr>. (This section is featured and accessed from our homepage as well - on the center blue box and the image rotator at the top.)
Please share this important information with all parents and the school community.
Alberta School Councils' Association