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Province looking for school boards to pilot the new K-6 social studies curriculum

Edmonton Catholic Schools has announced it will pilot the new Alberta K-6 social studies curriculum next fall.

The province announced in March the revamped curriculum would be available to boards to pilot after criticism of the first draft of the curriculum in 2021 forced the province to restructure.

“Edmonton Catholic Schools is committed to the piloting phase to ensure our teachers can provide valuable feedback,” Sandra Palazzo of Edmonton Catholic Schools said in a Friday news release. “Our approach is guided by collaboration with teachers, Alberta Education, and other jurisdictional partners to provide all students with the best possible learning experience.”

The government has committed $34 million as part of Budget 2024 to support curriculum piloting and implementation in the 2024-25 school year.

“Throughout the piloting process, teachers will be provided with the information and tools

they need to work with the draft curriculum in their classrooms,” the province said in a news release.

School boards have until May 15 to let the province know if they plan to pilot the curriculum.

Feedback from those piloting the curriculum will be used in finalizing the curriculum before it’s implemented.

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