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Summer Learning Programs

The Wellington Catholic District School Board offers a variety of Summer Learning Programs for both elementary and secondary students. Summer Learning Programs offer students an opportunity to expand their knowledge in specific courses with additional learning supports.

Please see the following information regarding courses offered throughout the Summer 2021 term.

Primary/Junior Summer Learning Program

 The Wellington Catholic District School Board Primary/Junior Summer Learning Program provides extra reinforcement and learning support to students in grades 1 through 6 in the areas of literacy and numeracy over a three-week term.

Created to provide fun, enjoyable, innovative and meaningful contexts that supports the curriculum, the Summer Learning Program is supplemented with virtual trips, activities, resources, and experiences that will enhance and reinforce the learning of our participants. Each classroom is led by two teachers who are supported by along with a Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching coordinator and a program supervisor.

In addition to the core education, students have the opportunity to participate in STEM activities planned based upon their grade level (e.g., trades activity book, creating homes, and building self-propelled cars) that provides challenging and experiential learning. As part of this, students are exposed to learning how to use higher level technology in the form of microbits and coding.

 Throughout the term, students will also enjoy a play entitled Max the Magnificent that speaks to finding the hero within all of us and a virtual live session with some of the cast members, an animal/earth circle by an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, and more!

The vision of this program is based around Believe, Belong, Be Extraordinary!. Each week, there is a learning theme upon which resources, interactive learning tools, virtual trips and visits are based upon.  This wonderful program is delivered by a fine group of caring and knowledgeable educators, and is taking place from July 5-23. Everything has been carefully and collaboratively planned with administration and teachers, in order to make this a successful and exciting learning experience for our students.

For more information on the Primary/Junior Summer Learning Program, please contact Luisa.Silveri@wellingtoncdsb.ca.

Intermediate Math Transition Program

The intermediate Summer Learning Program is a three-week term offered to grades 7 and 8 students, focused on the mathematics curriculum, and delivered by Wellington Catholic educators who provide an engaging online environment. 

The program focuses on a variety of math outcomes, with real world connections to engage student learning and connect math to our everyday world. Created in support of the new Grade 9 De-streamed Mathematics curriculum, over the month of July, students will expand on their knowledge of the fundamentals of math, participate in various math related activities and games, and hear from special guests from the local community and abroad who will share how math is embedded into their everyday work life.  Students will also have the opportunity to join in on different virtual field trips that will have a direct connection back to the math curriculum.

For more information on the Intermediate Math Transition Program, please contact Brian.munaro@wellingtoncdsb.ca.

 

 Secondary Summer Online Learning Courses 

Registration for summer Online Learning courses begin in February through the course selection process in MyBluePrint. A variety of courses are available to Grades 9 to 12 Ontario secondary school students who wish to pursue secondary school courses online.

Online Learning Credit Courses
  • Courses follow the standards and curriculum set by the Ontario Ministry of Education [110 hours]
  • Teachers will use primarily asynchronous methods to support student learning
  • Students are expected to participate in online discussion and activities
  • There will be a wide range of assessment strategies and grades will be based on evidence of learning gathered through observation, conversation and classwork
  • All assessments are submitted and completed online
  • All course programs are hosted through the secure D2L learning environment
  • For a list of Course Offering see SUMMER SCHOOL ONLINE LEARNING

Grade 8 Summer Reach Ahead Credit

The Wellington Catholic District School Board will be offering a Reach Ahead Online Learning course this summer for grade 8 students that are graduating in June 2021. 
 
Summer Reach Ahead Courses:
  • BTT1O Introduction to Computers in Business
  • CHV 20/ GLC 20 - Civics and Careers
    The OSSD compulsory credit of Careers and Civics is also offered as part of a 4 credit bundle in the district TERRA program.  Completing this reach ahead course prior to grade 10 will limit a student for being considered in the TERRA program.

Civics and Citizenship - Grade 10 Open Course (1/2 Credit) - CHV 20

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

 

Career Studies - Grade 10 Open Course (1/2 Credit) - GLC 20

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

Introductions to Computers in Business - BTT1O  
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
  • Upon completion of this course, students will receive two half-credit courses in Civics and Careers.  
  • The course is 110 hours in length and will take place between July 2 and July 29, 2021.  
  • Students can expect to be on-line and completing work for approximately 6 hours a day for 18 days.  
  • Students should have time management skills, feel confident using technology, and be able to work independently. 
 
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