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Friday, February 10 • 12:00 - 13:00
Hot Topic: What You Need to Know About Curriculum Development

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In June, the Minister of Education announced an ambitious overhaul to the K–12 Arts, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Health & Wellness program of studies in both official languages. The goal is to develop progressive student-centred programs of study that better reflect the province’s inclusive classrooms and communities, address topics of current concern (such as climate change, mental health and digital citizenship), and include speci c connections to First Nations, Metis and Inuit ways of knowing, perspectives and history. The program of study for each subject area and grade will have a reduced number of outcomes so teachers can better match the curriculum to their context and more deeply explore the content with their students. K–4 programs of study are scheduled for implementation in 2018; 5–8 in 2019; 9–10 in 2020/21; and 11–12 in 2021/22. In this session, teachers and principals who are excited, worried or merely curious about the changing programs of study will have the opportunity to work with ATA staff who are involved with curriculum development. Participants will receive the unvarnished truth about the process, timelines and progress made thus far, and will engage in a critical discussion about the role Alberta teachers can play in designing the curriculum of the not-so-distant future.

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Paul Lamoureux

Paul Lamoureux is the Executive Director, Operations and Implementation Support, with Alberta Education
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Mark Yurick

Coordinator, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers' Association
Dr. Yurick's portfolio within the Association includes work in teacher education and certification, teacher professional growth, school leadership, and the role of the profession in Practice Review. Prior to joining the Alberta Teachers’ Association as a staff officer in professional... Read More →


Friday February 10, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Shaw CC: Salon 2 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 120
  • Grade Focus General
  • Tags English