Course Descriptions


COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING & CO-OPERATIVE EDUCATION
Community-based learning enhances the student’s personal development, their sense of belonging to the community and their understanding of community roles and responsibilities. Community-based learning experiences improve the student’s understanding of employment requirements and the knowledge, skills and attitudes they are acquiring in school and their future plans. These experiences also assist students to develop skills described in the Conference Board of Canada’s Employability Skills 2000+, including fundamental, personal management, and teamwork skills; specific career, occupation, and job skills; and labour market knowledge and understanding.

 Student Expectations:

Classroom Expectations

COURSE EVALUATION:
A. In-School Component – 4 modules
     Personal Discovery                        
     Workplace Readiness
     Health and Safety at the Workplace
     Reflective Learning

Major Projects
Mini Assignments
Journals/Reflections
Portfolio Development

B. Out-of-School Component

Assessment: To determine how well students are learning, assessment strategies have to be designed to systematically gather information on the achievement of the curriculum outcomes.  In planning assessments, teachers use a broad range of strategies in an appropriate balance to give students multiple opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and attitudes.  Many types of assessment strategies can be used to gather such information, including, but not limited to,

Formative Assessment is to show growth over time, determine student needs, plan next step in instruction, and provide students with descriptive feedback.
Summative Assessment is to determine the extent to which learning has occurred in students.
Guiding Principles of Fair Assessment: The fundamental assessment principles endorsed by the Department of Education and Culture are as follows:

 Evaluation:
 Evaluation involves teachers and others in analysing and reflecting upon information gathered in a variety of ways about student learning. This process requires:

Communication
Teachers will communicate with parents throughout their child’s learning process and parents have a variety of ways for which to reach out.    The methods of communication include, but are not limited to, the following: 
Phone Calls

More specifically, I can be reached at carterd@hrce.ca , Room 308 O2 Cell: 902-399-8327


I can be reached during school hours until 3:30 pm.  Please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  I can be reached by email after school hours.