Curriculum Development

Alberta Education Curriculum Development

Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey

Last fall, Albertans provided their feedback on the current K-12 provincial curriculum. That survey began what is the largest curriculum rewrite in Alberta’s history. The next step in this work is to gather input on what students will learn and when they will learn it in the future curriculum.

The spring 2017 survey has two parts. In the first part, Albertans are invited to provide their thoughts on the general content of the six subject areas of Language Arts (English, Français, French), Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Arts, and Wellness Education. In the second part, Albertans are asked to provide detailed feedback on the draft content for the six subjects.

Alberta Education will then review the results of the survey and use what they heard to refine their work and help develop learning outcomes in each subject. The development of learning outcomes in the six subject areas will begin in fall 2017.

Input gathered from the curriculum survey is one of the many elements being taken into consideration during the government’s review of the K-12 curriculum. Alberta Education will continue to analyze the current curriculum, review up-to-date research on teaching and learning, examine what other education systems are doing and review current and previous work with stakeholders.

Quick facts

  • The curriculum survey is open from May 15 to June 2.
  • Previously, Albertans were given the opportunity to participate in the two-part fall 2016 Provincial Curriculum Survey. ◦Part A of the survey was designed to gauge Albertans’ support for the direction of development of the K-12 curriculum.
  • Part B was designed to get subject-specific feedback on the current K–12 curriculum.
  • A total of 32,391 people responded to Part A of the survey and 25,615 people responded to Part B.
  • Last fall, close to 3,600 people across the province attended face-to-face sessions facilitated by the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia.

More information



Fall 2016 Curriculum Survey

Premier Rachel Notley and Education Minister David Eggen announces a new series of initiatives to improve education and skills training for students, starting with a major consultation on future Alberta curriculum.

The Government of Alberta is launching a new series of initiatives known as “Future Ready” that will co-ordinate and improve education and skills training to better prepare kids for success in a changing economy.

Click here to read the News Release

The first initiative to launch under Future Ready includes an online survey to ensure that parents and other concerned Albertans have their say during a comprehensive review of the province’s K-12 curriculum.

Alberta School Councils' Association (ASCA) is hosting a WEBINAR with Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) on November 8, 2016 to encourage parents and school councils to participate in the engagement process.

Alberta Education has extensive information on the Curriculum Development initiative including

  • Why change the curriculum
  • Design and process
  • How to be involved
  • Supporting teachers in the classroom
  • Meeting FMNI content commitments

Click here to read the Parent Information Article from Alberta Education.

Education stakeholders, including parents, will be invited to discuss future directions and current curriculum during sessions across the province.

Face-to-Face Sessions

Alberta Education is working with the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) to provide face-to-face sessions that will allow education stakeholders, including parents, in different regions of the province to meet and discuss future directions and current curriculum.

Individuals and school councils are encouraged to contact the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) to register for a session, to help organize another session for your group, or to gain access to the guide for hosting your own session.


Have a question about curriculum development? You can send a message to government through Alberta Connects (these emails are typically answered within 72 hours).