Over the next year, the VES team will be working on updating some of our courses to align with changes to the curriculum released by the Ontario Ministry of Education in June 2023. The updated courses will highlight transferrable skills, investigate various aspects of online safety and digital media literacy, recognize the perspectives and contributions of the diverse communities in Canada, and explore themes in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures.
The reading program will implement evidence-based methods to support students in becoming capable readers and writers. Early readers will build foundational knowledge and skills through oral language and vocabulary, the relationship between sounds and letters of the alphabet, and reading and writing words with speed and accuracy. Students will learn printing in Grades 1–3, cursive writing starting in Grade 3, and word-processing skills in Grades 4–8.
Learn more about the language curriculum updates from the Ministry of Education here: https://www.dcp.edu.gov.on.ca/en/language-guide.