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Alberta Education wants Curriculum Feedback from Parents

May 17th, 2017

Hello Wheatland Elementary Families,

As the 2016-17 School Year comes to a close, Wheatland Elementary School is happy to share with parents/guardians that Alberta Education would like parent feedback on the NEW student-centered provincial curriculum that is being developed.

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

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 visit the Alberta Education website at

Additionally, Wheatland Elementary will be hosting a Parent Feedback Night on Wednesday, May 31st @ 7pm for parents who are interested in learning more about the new Alberta Education curriculum.  We hope to see you there!

Best regards,

Amy Van Vliet