Curriculum Engagement

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Foothills School Division will not participate in the draft curriculum pilot.

In the spirit of Alberta Education’s Assurance Model, Foothills School Division will gather comprehensive and collective feedback from our school community. All feedback collected will be provided to Alberta Education. We believe this necessary step will help guide Alberta Education as they consider important changes to this draft curriculum.

Foothills School Division supports working towards a renewed curriculum in Alberta, especially one that will help prepare our students for a successful future.

Your voice is important and we need your help. Please take a moment to review and provide your thoughts on:

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Have questions? You are welcome to share your comments below or email engage@fsd38.ab.ca.

Foothills School Division will not participate in the draft curriculum pilot.

In the spirit of Alberta Education’s Assurance Model, Foothills School Division will gather comprehensive and collective feedback from our school community. All feedback collected will be provided to Alberta Education. We believe this necessary step will help guide Alberta Education as they consider important changes to this draft curriculum.

Foothills School Division supports working towards a renewed curriculum in Alberta, especially one that will help prepare our students for a successful future.

Your voice is important and we need your help. Please take a moment to review and provide your thoughts on:

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Have questions? You are welcome to share your comments below or email engage@fsd38.ab.ca.

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    Curriculum Feedback

    by Stephanie, about 2 months ago

    Hello,

    My name is Stephanie Fitzgerald. I am a parent and teacher and wanted to reach out with regards to the curriculum draft that has been proposed by the UCP government.

    While I believe there are benefits to piloting any new curriculum in classroom settings before fully integrating it into our education system, I feel that this particular draft has far too many flaws to warrant the time and energy it takes to even pilot the draft.

    To name just a few of the weaknesses found in the document, much of the information is developmentally inappropriate; the curriculum encourages outdated... Continue reading

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    The physical education and wellness curriculum promotes eating disorders

    by Jennifer House, 2 months ago

    Nutrition education of "unhealthy" vs "healthy" food isn't appropriate for elementary school. Even starting in grade 1 with objectives like: "Examine healthy decision making in food selection."


    Kids DO NOT make food choices at home. Adults do. Related to their culture, income and many other factors. Food education for kids should be about fun exploration.


    Being weighed and tracking food encourages eating disorders. Which have the highest death rate of any mental illness.

    As a dietitian and mom, I hope experts can be consulted in revising this section of the curriculum. I don’t believe it’s “updated” at all but likely... Continue reading

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    Religion should not be included in the social studies curriculum

    by Mom, 2 months ago
    Religion does not belong in the Social Studies curriculum. Introducing the concept of monotheism in Grade 2 is inappropriate. Are you approaching this from the perspective of a believer in that faith or from a religious studies perspective? It isn't appropriate to disregard individual's personal beliefs. And, where is the introduction then of no belief - atheism or new spiritual movements. This shouldn't be in an elementary public grade school classroom. If I wanted my children to learn about Catholicism I would have enrolled in the Catholic system.