As per the provincial government's plans to introduce a new curriculum into Alberta's schools, Rocky View Schools has reiterated that starting this month, curriculum changes will be made to Kindergarten through to Grade six English Language Arts and Literature, Mathematics, and Physical Education and Wellness.
"While the curriculum is new to all of us, our responsibility to meet students' diverse and evolving learning needs is not new – and that will not change. Our teachers will continue to deliver a world-class education to our students through strategies and learnings gained through their experience, professional learning and collaboration with their colleagues," a press release from RVS stated.
According to RVS, there are fewer learner outcomes, though they did underline that the content is rich with a strong focus on reading, writing and math.
"The curriculum directs what teachers need to cover in their classrooms and they will continue to have the flexibility to bring their own innovative and engaging ways of delivering the mandated content. Teachers will infuse a play-based approach in younger grades where possible or where it fits with the curriculum and students will continue."
RVS added that while other subjects will remain, school authorities can decide to pilot the government’s draft Kindergarten – Grade 6 curriculum in Science and French immersion language arts and literature. Approximately 40 teachers across the division are choosing to pilot these drafts.
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