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What is currently happening (July 2021 to November 2021) (Part 5 of 5)

Part 5 of a 5 part video series outlining Jason Kenney's and Adriana LaGrange's influence on the curriculum debacle.
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Curriculum controversies after the 2021 draft K-6 Curriculum was released (Part 4 of 5)

Part 4 of a 5 part video series outlining Jason Kenney's and Adriana LaGrange's influence on the curriculum debacle.
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Curriculum review process & what Kenney’s hand appointed panel said about the 2018 Draft K-4 Curriculum and moving forward (Part 3 of 5)

Part 3 of a 5 part video series outlining Jason Kenney's and Adriana LaGrange's influence on the curriculum debacle.
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What Jason Kenney does after being elected (Part 2 of 5)

Part 2 of a 5 part video series outlining Jason Kenney's and Adriana LaGrange's influence on the curriculum debacle.
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Jason Kenney’s outrage and campaign promises (Part 1 of 5)

Part 1 of a 5 part video series outlining Jason Kenney's and Adriana LaGrange's influence on the curriculum debacle.
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Curriculum Review Shows K–6 Draft Fails to Meet Government’s Own Standards – ATA Analysis and Critique of Draft K-6 Curriculum

Read the news release and download the report based on feedback from 6,500 teachers in Alberta.
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St. Albert Public Schools draft curriculum review

Read the assessment of the draft K-6 curriculum from St. Albert Public Schools.
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Risking the love of learning: Considering motivation in the draft curriculum

Lia Daniels, PhD, discusses the role of motivation in learning and how the draft curriculum may affect students' love of learning.
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An open letter to Albertans

An open letter about the curriculum by Dr. Angela Grace to all Albertans.
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Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission Board of Governors’ Letter to Minister LaGrange

Read the Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission Board of Governors' response to the draft K-6 curriculum.
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iSMSS Stance on the K-6 Curriculum

The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (iSMSS) outlines its concerns with the draft K-6 curriculum.
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The Alberta Draft K-6 Curriculum is in a Class By Itself

The authors present an analysis of the draft K-6 curriculum and suggest ways that Canadian academics can add their voices to the curriculum debate in Alberta.
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Resurrect the 2018 Draft Curriculum

In this post, the author argues that the draft K-6 curriculum has a weak foundation and should be discarded. Instead, Alberta Education should resurrect the 2018 Draft and continue to refine it.
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How Do We Assess All of these “Bits and Pieces” in the Draft K-6 Curriculum?

In this post, Dr. Murgatroyd argues that curriculum developers need to consider assessment during the curriculum development process.
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Canadian Parents for French – Alberta: Open Letter and Three Consultants’ Reports on the Draft K-6 Curriculum

Read the open letter to Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange from Canadian Parents for French - Alberta as well as three reports by consultants who reviewed the draft curriculum on behalf of the organization.
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Alberta’s Design Challenge – Engaging Some Legacy Issues

Dr. J-C Couture argues that, while there is widespread agreement that the most recent K-6 draft curriculum is rife with obvious content and design flaws, it is important to pause a moment and consider deeper legacy challenges and undercurrents that have contributed to the UCP government’s most recent curriculum redesign effort.
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Fédération des conseils scolaires francophones de l’Alberta (FCSFA) response to the draft curriculum

Read the Press Releases (EN, FR) from the Fédération des conseils scolaires francophones de l’Alberta (FCSFA) regarding the draft Alberta curriculum.
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14 Recommendations for the Draft Curriculum in Francophone and Immersion Education

Based on their analysis of the draft K-6 curriculum, the Education Team at the Faculté Saint-Jean offer 14 recommendations for Francophone and French immersion education.
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Edmonton Catholic Schools’ Response to Alberta Education’s Draft Curriculum K-6

The Edmonton Catholic Schools explains its review process and provides a 174-page report detailing its analysis of the draft K-6 curriculum.
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Pembina Hills School Division Recommendation Re: Piloting Draft Curriculum

The Pembina Hills School Division provides a detailed explanation of its decision to not pilot the draft K-6 curriculum.
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Maybe we should talk about curriculum!!!

Chris Smeaton, a retired Superintendent of Schools, explores several areas of concern related to the draft K-6 curriculum.
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We are worried about our kids’ future and you should be too!

The Alberta Branch of Canadian Parents for French expresses concern over the draft K-6 curriculum.
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The Potential Health and Social Effects of Alberta’s Draft K-6 Curriculum

Dr. Pamela Roach expresses concern about the development and content of the draft Social Studies K-6 curriculum recently released by the Alberta government.
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Statement from the Francophonie Albertaine Plurielle (FRAP) on the Draft Alberta K-6 Curriculum

FRAP expresses its concern about the lack of Francophone perspectives in this new version of the K-6 curriculum.
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Promises made, promises broken – how the draft K-6 curriculum recolonizes the Métis in Alberta

Yvonne Poitras Pratt and Jennifer Markides suggest that the draft K-6 curriculum now being proposed to educators, students, and families across Alberta is a “white-washed” curriculum.
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Calgary Reggio Network’s response to proposed AB curriculum

The Calgary Reggio Network provides an assessment of the draft K-6 curriculum.
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Fact Checking Kenney’s Curriculum Conversations

Dr. David Scott and Deirdre Bailey fact check some of the claims around both the 2018 curriculum draft and their most recent one.
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Curriculum Explainers

Dr. Cory Wright-Maley has created a set of videos breaking down topics like what actually is curriculum, the apprenticeship of observation, and the curious case of knowledge vs. skills.
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Black Gold Draft Curriculum Review Summary Report

The Black Gold School Division provides a summary and brief overview of the Review Teams findings and includes examples from each of the Draft Curriculum of some of the strengths and challenges that were identified.
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The Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations Chiefs Reject the Draft K-6 Education Curriculum Proposed by the Provincial Government

The Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 Chiefs expresses concern about the draft K-6 Education Curriculum expected to be tabled by Provincial Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.
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ÉBAUCHE DU CURRICULUM ALBERTAIN: De sérieuses inquiétudes soulevées par la communauté francophone

The ACFA, the FCSFA, the FPFA and the SHFA raise concerns about Francophone perspectives in the general curriculum and the curriculum for Francophone schools.
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Métis Nation of Alberta calls for re-draft of K-6 curriculum

The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is calling on the Government of Alberta to redraft its proposed K-6 curriculum, citing monumental concerns about the Euro-American colonial undertones.
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Religion, Social Studies, and the Draft Curriculum

Dr. Margie Patrick examines how the draft curriculum conceptualizes religion and belief systems, its proposal for studying religion, and its regard for religious diversity.
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Research/Inquiry Skills for Lifelong Learning

Professor Jennifer Branch-Mueller discusses the importance of research and inquiry in curriculum.
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Critical Thinking Inquiry

Drs. Sharon Bailin and Mark Battersby strongly recommend that the education ministry retract the new proposed curriculum and redo it in light of the need for Albertan students to be able to think critically, innovate, and make well-reasoned decisions in the context of the challenges and complexities of the 21st century.
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Analysis of Plagiarism in the Draft Alberta K-6 Curriculum

One of the concerns with the new draft curriculum is plagiarism. Dr. Eaton, an international expert in academic misconduct, analyzed examples shared via email and social media for different types of plagiarized content.
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