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Curriculum Development Prototyping

Curriculum Development Prototyping

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On February 19, the Honourable Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education announced that Black Gold Regional Schools, as the lead of a consortium of seven school districts, has been awarded a contract by Alberta Education to collaboratively develop aspects of the Alberta curriculum for grades 7 – 9 as one component of Curriculum Redesign.

The Black Gold Regional Schools Consortium is known as the PACE3 Team and includes the following (primarily rural) school jurisdictions.:

  • Aspen View Public Schools
  • Evergreen Catholic Schools
  • Grande Yellowhead Public Schools
  • High Prairie Public Schools
  • Northern Gateway Regional Schools
  • Wild Rose School Division

 Curriculum Development Prototyping is an initial step in the development of provincial curriculum.  Prototyping encourages shared learning through collaboration and consultation with partners, such as students, teachers, parents, subject-matter experts, other publicly funded Alberta school authorities, post-secondary institutions, educational organizations, resource developers, non-profit and community organizations, and  business and industry, throughout the process to ensure that a strong provincial social, cultural and economic perspective reflecting today’s dynamic is inherent in the drafting of new curriculum. (adapted from Alberta Education, Curriculum Development Prototyping Guide)

Alberta Education has provided a number of guiding documents, including standards, competencies, and literacy and numeracy benchmarks. Throughout the next year, the Black Gold Regional Schools Consortium will develop all of the learning outcomes, learning and teaching resources, and classroom based assessments for grades 7 – 9 in six subject areas:

  • Arts Education
  • Language Arts (English and French)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Wellness Education

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