Dear Parents/ Guardians,
We hope your long weekend was an opportunity to spend some meaningful time together as a family in this beautiful sunshine. As we look at wrapping up the last part of this school year, we invite you to join us as we provide feedback to Alberta Education in future curriculum development. It is an exciting time in our province as Alberta Education continues its development of a student-centered provincial curriculum that will enrich students’ lives and prepare them for careers in a diversified and global economy and society. This spring, Alberta Education is looking to Albertans to participate in a validation process where education stakeholders will be able to provide their reflections of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 draft subject introductions and draft scope and sequence (essential understandings, guiding questions, concepts and procedures) through an online survey in the following subject areas: Mathematics, English Language Arts/French Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Arts, and Wellness Education.
Alberta Education will use input gathered from Albertans to inform the development of future Kindergarten to Grade 12 provincial curriculum, along with the analysis of strengths and gaps in current curriculum, research on student learning, other national and international education systems, and previous work with education stakeholders. I am excited to invite parents in our school community to get involved and have their voices heard in this valuable engagement opportunity.
Your participation in the validation process through the online survey is easy, and the great news is that you can provide feedback through the online survey right from the comforts of your own home! From May 15 – June 2, you simply need to visit the online survey link at http://curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca
You will see that the online provincial curriculum survey is divided into two parts:
Part A gives Albertans an opportunity to provide general feedback on what students will learn (scope) and when they will learn it (sequence). These questions are organized by specific subjects. It may take less than 10 minutes to complete.
Part B allows Albertans to provide detailed feedback on the individual draft subject introductions and draft scope and sequences. These questions are organized by specific subjects. It may take more than one hour to complete.
If you would like more information about the provincial curriculum development process, please give us a call in the main office (403) 934-4646 or please visit the Alberta Education website at https://education.alberta.ca/curriculum-development/ Or, if you prefer, join us in person at our Community Connection Business meeting here at CMJHS on Wednesday May 24th at 7:00 in our library for a more detailed discussion of the new curriculum process and how you can assist in development.
On behalf of the staff of CMJHS, thank you for your time and attention to this. We do strongly encourage you to participate in this curriculum development opportunity.