Fort Vermilion School Division will pilot Alberta's new draft curriculum

April 21, 2021 – Fort Vermilion School Division has decided to pilot the draft curriculum in the Division’s three priority areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Wellness.

“Following a careful review of the curriculum, FVSD has decided we will participate in piloting in our three priority areas and create working groups in the other subjects.” says Superintendent Mike McMann.

“We have the best teachers and are leading the province in Literacy and Numeracy improvements.  Although we feel that the timing is challenging during the pandemic, validation is our chance to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of our students.”

Validation is intended to ensure the curriculum results in a product that moves the students and system forward.  Validation will ensure that the Fort Vermilion School Division will help modify the existing draft curriculum so that it meets the students needs.  Validation allows us to receive support from the province to complete the work, professional development to move the work forward, and review the suggested resources for the new draft curriculum.

During the board meeting on April 21, 2021, the Board of Trustees requested that the Superintendent of Schools invite staff and school communities to provide their input regarding the curriculum by noting areas of strength and concern.  The feedback collected will provide Alberta Education with valuable information that can assist in modifying the current draft curriculum development and implementation.

Fort Vermilion School Division thanks parents and community members that have already provided input and extends gratitude in advance to staff and school communities for their time reviewing the curriculum and sharing their perspectives.  Information on how to provide input will be shared by the division in the very near future.