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Programs of study

Website - Alberta Education - Alberta’s Early Childhood Services (ECS) to Grade 12 curriculum is outlined in provincial programs of study, which identify what students are expected to learn and do in all subjects and grades. The curriculum is designed to help students achieve their individual potential and create a positive future for themselves, their families and their communities.

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Curriculum Coordinator Corner

Website - Alberta Education - Coordinator meetings, which are facilitated by Curriculum Standards and Stakeholder Engagement and Field Services, will be held two times during the upcoming school year in locations across the province. At these meetings, accurate and up-to-date information is shared from various divisions, sectors and branches of Alberta Education such as Education Program Standards and Assessment Division, School Technology Sector, Cross Ministry Services, Inclusive Learning Supports, Field Services & FNMI Sector, etc. Use Curriculum Coordinator Corner to find meeting materials, schedules, implementation subjects, and much more.

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Guide to Education: ECS to Grade 12

Guide - Alberta Education - Developed for administrators, counsellors, teachers and other parties engaged in the delivery of quality basic education, the Guide supports Alberta Education’s objective of providing consistent direction while encouraging flexibility and discretion at the local level. It also provides information about ECS to Grade 12 programs, education delivery and achievement standards for students enrolled in Alberta schools, communicates information useful in organizing and operating Alberta schools to meet the needs of children/students, and serves as the key repository for the ministry’s policies.

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My Child's Learning: A Parent Resource

Website: - Alberta Education - This resource will provide parents with a better understanding of Alberta’s curriculum and how they can help their child. Here, parents will discover what their child is learning, how they’re assessed and what resources are available to help them be successful from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

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First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education

Website - Alberta Education - Committed to improving education outcomes for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) students, Alberta Education works with FNMI leaders and communities to engage parents and families to support student success through collaborative partnerships with schools and by developing culturally relevant programs, resources and student supports.

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High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot

Website - Alberta Education - The High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project released a group of high schools from the 25-hour per credit requirement in order to determine if the requirement should be removed or maintained for all schools in the province. As the Pilot Project draws to a close, Alberta Education is working with approximately 90 schools across the province on a Phase 2 initiative - Moving Forward with High School Redesign, which will focus explicitly on creating flexible, student-centered approaches to 21st C learning, including increasing student engagement, improving student achievement, and enhancing teacher practice.

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Technology in Schools

Website - Alberta Education - Examples of Alberta’s innovation in learning technology include such initiatives as Emerge One-to-One Laptop Learning, Technology in High School Success, Provincial Approach to Student Information (PASI), and LearnAlberta.ca.

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Scotland: Curriculum for Excellence

Website - Education Scotland - Curriculum for Excellence aims to achieve a transformation in education in Scotland by providing a coherent, more flexible and enriched curriculum that helps students of all ages develop the skills they need for learning, life and work.

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