NWT releases plan to transition to renewed K-12 curriculum

The Government of the Northwest Territories has released a timeline and implementation plan for the territory’s transition to its renewed K-12 curriculum. The new curriculum is based on British Columbia’s curriculum, which includes Indigenous worldviews, knowledge, and perspectives in mandatory learning and is flexible enough to be adapted to the territory and local levels. The schools will also continue to use NWT-created curriculum including Our Languages, Northern Studies, and Hunter Education, and Dene Kede and Inuuqatigiit will also remain in schools. Grades 4-6 will be the first begin trialing the draft curriculum, as teachers and students of this age group are familiar with the inquiry-based approach, with the kindergarten levels trialed last to allow time for further review. The gradual implementation is expected to be completed by 2027-28.

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