links on this page were originally located from the Adapting
a Sample Scope
and Sequence, a best practices for Alberta School Jurisdictions
PDF document. The intent of this page is to make these links available to
teachers by division. Some of these sites have revised their sites
since the publication of the above document. Links below were
updated May 16th, 2001.
teachers are concerned that the Technology Outcomes are specified by
division rather than grade. The concern is "How do we make sure
that all required outcomes are addressed in each division if they are not specified
is necessary that we consciously address the issue of assessing that
students are able to meet the outcomes specified in the ICT program of
studies throughout each division. It is important to remember that Albert
Learning did not define the outcomes by grade as an accident.
several good reasons for defining the ICT in the manner that it has been
presented to schools:
- Not all
students in all grades have the same technology needs.
do they have equal access to equipment.
covering the skills in any one grade will not make students competent
users of technology.
has it's own program of studies but it is not a subject. It
must be integrated into core subjects as a tool to enhance learning.
ICT outcomes can be achieved simultaneously, even in a single
- It is
not so much a case of teaching some of the required outcomes in
each grade but more a need to introduce, develop and master these
technology outcomes in any grade where they are needed. Indeed,
in every grade where they are appropriate to enrich other curricula
skills can only be developed through frequent application and
program of studies defines the minimum requirements for every child not
the maximum requirements for a group of children.
developing a scope and sequence is more useful as an assessment tool for
modifying planning rather than as a definition of what should be taught in
these links may be useful for schools who are presently considering
developing a scope and sequence chart for their school technology plan
and/or planning for assessment of the ICT skills.