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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Calgary District Curriculum
The curriculum used in Calgary is developed at the provincial level and provides standards for learning for students in the Calgary Public Schools and local Catholic Schools. The curriculum identifies what skill sets and knowledge areas students need to develop within each subject. For instance, in math, students are expected to become knowledgeable in increasingly advanced topics in algebra, geometry, and statistics. Functions are presented to algebra students and students acquire the skills necessary to make connections between and among multiple representations of functions.
The curriculum provide targets that students are expected to learn at each grade level; the provincial wide standardized assessments are aligned to these grade level standards. Alberta Education updates their curriculum yearly to ensure that the standards are preparing students for their futures. These standards describe the general outcomes expected for students in the subject, it also allows teachers creativity in their lesson design while providing oversight on learning standards for all students in the province.
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Calgary District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Students in Calgary are taught following the curriculum designed by Alberta Education. The curriculum is a framework for teaching and learning in all subject areas across the grade span. It describes the learning objectives and measurable goals that students need to achieve in order to become proficient in the subject. In English, the goals of developing critical reading, writing and communication skills is built through reading across genres, writing for different purposes, and analyzing the different elements of text. The schools have a reputation for academic excellence, and back up that reputation with curriculum that is both rigorous and relevant to the demands of living in the 21st century.
Keeping Informed: Recent Calgary Educational News
- My World Conference - Almost 900 middle and high school students from 40 schools participated in the annual My World Conference. The purpose of this conference is to help create local and global civic-mindedness amongst students. The themes that students explored at this year’s conference were engaging students to “think globally,” teach involvement in community causes, and to develop a sense of community locally and more broadly.
- Student Voices - Recently, the Board organized the Chief Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council for Senior High School Students. This initiative proved highly successful in bringing students thoughts, concerns and daily experiences to this office that the program has been extended to the Junior High School Students. The group will meet a few times throughout the year in a forum that allows students a chance to participate in the decision-making process.
- Mandarin Bilingual Program - One current community initiative that Alberta Education is working toward is a Mandarin Bilingual Program for students in grades 7-9. The program will be located in Area II and available to students in Areas I and III. As this learning initiative is still being planned, the Department is accepting feedback from the community.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
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Chalk Talk: Expectations of a Fine Arts Curriculum
A visual and performing arts curriculum focuses not just on performance and creation of art, but also on knowing and using appropriate artistic resources and analyzing and critiquing art works. In music, students learn about various instruments that are at their disposal, and learn how to play instruments with proficiency. Learners also become versed in utilizing current technologies to create or change sounds. Students work on reading music as well, with advanced students learning to site read and compose their own music. Critique of musical works is another central component of the arts curriculum. Students identify the strengths and weaknesses of music, including their own work and the work of others. Providing constructive criticism gives learners the opportunity to grow as musicians and also allows them to develop the sensitivity to provide constructive feedback. Their evaluative skills also allow students to identify the manners in which pitch, timbre, and loudness can be altered.