Welcome to the ARPDC  Curriculum Supports Page

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Click here to access the most current version of the Kindergarten to Grade 6 Curriculum in Alberta
You may toggle between an English and French version at the top right of this website.

Ongoing Expandable Support

From the outset in January of 2023, this site has been designed to scale up throughout the curriculum rollout through grade 12, providing access to recorded sessions, resources, lessons, and unit plans and more organized and searchable by subject, grade level(s), keywords and types.   A parallel French site is also available.

A key component of this site is its commitment to the principles of “Open Education Resource (OER)” sharing and Creative Commons copyright.  More information is available on the Submit a Resource page and the APRDC, Alberta School Divisions, Educators and OER page with information explaining how School Divisions and organizations can join this work and upload resources to support Alberta’s teachers and students.

 

Background and Moving Forward

On April 13, 2022, Minister LaGrange announced that a new curriculum would be implemented in three subjects in the fall of 2022.  K-3 English Language Arts and Literature, K-3 Mathematics, and K-6 Physical Education and Wellness will be implemented in the fall across the province.  Teachers and schools have the option in the 2022-23 school year to begin work with the finalized curriculum in grades 4 – 6 for English Language Arts and Literature (ELAL), and grades 4 – 6 for Mathematics (Math).  Full implementation of grade 4-6 ELAL and Math is scheduled for the fall of 2023.

On May 4, 2022, ARPDC Executive Directors and our team of consultants and designers of learning met with Alberta Education Implementation staff to receive specific direction in support of our work moving forward with the teachers, schools, and divisions across Alberta.  Our seven regional offices work directly with those in our area and collaborate to share learning opportunities and resources across the province.

On May 17, 2022, the Ministry announced updated draft K-6 curriculum is ready for piloting across the province this (2022) fall.  Draft curriculum for Science, French First Language and Literature and French Immersion Language Arts and Literature Curriculum K-6 will be available to schools and divisions to pilot.  ARPDC staff will work with educators, schools, and divisions across the province in support of the piloting of these subjects, resource development, and the gathering of feedback prior to the finalization of these subjects for scheduled implementation in the fall of 2023.

Timeline

Timeline for the New Curriculum K-6 April 2022 – September 2024.

Everyone in Alberta can access the proposed New Curriculum Pilot and Implementation Timeline on the New.learnalberta.ca site  The PDF on this link is updated by Alberta Education with each announcement.  The new.learnalberta.ca site provides access to additional support documents for parents and educators including foundational documents and videos explaining the website, Guiding Framework for the curriculum and the Ministerial Order.

Parent Sessions and Supports:

ARPDC is able to provide sessions for parents providing an overview of the curriculum, subject-specific insights and ideas for how you may support the learning for your family.

Another avenue of “ready when you are” support for parents (and educators) is the ARPDC Learn and Go Website.  This site continues to add content that attempts to be no more than one page divided into three parts:

  1. One Point to ponder or consider.
  2. Two ways to try using or exploring your learning/practice.
  3. Three ways that you can do deeper.

We welcome your questions or suggestions.  You can contact us at arpdc.ab.ca@gmail.com

We are here to help

Teachers, Schools, and Divisions are most welcome to request a session of your regional office.  If you are uncertain of your regional office you may contact us via e-mail at arpdc.ab.ca@gmail.com and the request will be forwarded to the appropriate regional office.

Visit your regional office registration link below to view sessions available across the range of priorities in addition to the work supporting the implementation of the new curriculum.