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Career Education 8

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Online

Fulfilling the outcomes of Career Education, students will explore personal learning abilities and styles, interest...

Career Education 8

Fulfilling the outcomes of Career Education, students will explore personal learning abilities and styles, interest and motivation, plus begin to cultivate basic life skills to fulfill their individual purpose and passion for further education and future career paths.

Major Units & Topics

Personal Development

Connections to Community

Life and Career Pathways

Learning About Finances

Time Management and Service Skill Opportunities

Learning More About Yourself

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

45 Hours

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

CompuTech 8

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ADST

Learn to compute with TLA’s Head of Technology, Mr. Hewlett, and your very own Raspberry...

CompuTech 8

Learn to compute with TLA’s Head of Technology, Mr. Hewlett, and your very own Raspberry Pi (latest version)! This course guides students through the basics of computing, from hardware to programming to real-world applications, using a flexible project-based approach focused on the Raspberry Pi computing platform. This approach ensures a solid foundation, while allowing students to engage with computing at multiple grade-levels (Grades 8-10), skill-levels (beginner through intermediate), and interests (software development, web-design, robotics, and the Internet of Things).

An interest in technology, the creativity to invent/explore Pi-tech projects, a willingness to invest whatever time and resources are necessary to develop those projects are all that is needed for this course.

A synchronous online option is available to out-of-towners using video-conferencing and other remote-presence technologies.

Major Units & Topics

Build Your Own Computer!

How to Start Using Your Computer Creatively

Learning to Program in Scratch and/or Python Final Project

Assessment

Assignments: 30%

Project Proposals: 20%

Term 2 Project: 20%

Final Project: 30%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1.5 hours in class

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50

Computer Technology 8

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ADST

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Online

Computer Technology 8 is a theme-based course where you learn to iteratively design, create, test...

Computer Technology 8

Computer Technology 8 is a theme-based course where you learn to iteratively design, create, test and share creations using your computer. The goal is to give you opportunities to explore new software tools and technology topics that are relevant in your life.

The course does not use a textbook, rather students are encouraged to find information through a variety of sources including videos, readings, presentations, and independent research. Parents should be willing to read through assignments when a student is confused and engage in the problem-solving process as well as assist the student with time management and responding to teacher emails.

Major Units & Topics

Students work through modules to learn about computer tools for everyday communication, digital literacy, and citizenship as well as digital design, computational thinking through making games and ending the course with a final creative showcase.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Students should expect to spend around one hour each week (or less depending on skill level) to complete the assignments.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Drama 8

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will...

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will work on and develop improvisational games, short monologues, and scenes. In June students share and demonstrate their learning performing in the TLA One Act Play Festival.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Creating scenes; writing and performing monologues; collaborating with other student actors

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1.5 hour class attendance, 1 hour of home study (research, writing scenes, memorizing lines)

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50

Food Studies 8

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ADST

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Online

Foods Studies 8 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare...

Food Studies 8

Foods Studies 8 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare healthy and delicious meals.

The course will also require students to think critically about where their food comes from and the importance of food sustainability. Students will be encouraged to personalize the recipes to their needs and family circumstances.

Although this is an Online course much of the work will naturally be taking place in your kitchen and under parent supervision. Students are expected to do all the prep work, cooking, and clean up themselves. However, parents should feel free to offer them advice and guidance.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Many of the cooking labs have a self-assessment and parent (or another supervising adult)-assessment.

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend an hour and a half a week on course requirements.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

French 8

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Online

In this course, students will learn language basics, greetings and introductions and concepts related to...

In this course, students will learn language basics, greetings and introductions and concepts related to work, school and shopping. Students spend about 60% of their time in Rosetta Stone, our “textbook”, working on grammar lessons, practicing those lessons by reading and recording stories, playing games and engaging in live tutoring sessions with native speakers. The rest of the course is comprised of teacher-created written, grammar and speaking assignments along with monthly virtual classes with the class to practice speaking skills.

It is recommended that the parent help the student create a realistic weekly schedule that allows for the timely completion of the course. 30-minute segments four times per week would be ideal.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Grammar tutorial assignments, preparation for virtual class meetings, a short paragraph assignment, and a video assignment. In addition, the student will spend a considerable amount of time completing exercises in Rosetta Stone.

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

2 hours per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

German 8

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Online

German 8 engages students in learning topics about language basics, greetings & introductions, work &...

German 8 engages students in learning topics about language basics, greetings & introductions, work & school, and shopping, using the newest version of Rosetta Stone called TOTALe as its textbook. It includes grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation exercises. Practice activities and live tutoring sessions with German native speakers reinforce the learning. Additionally, the teacher supplements the program with speaking and writing assignments, exposure to German culture, and regular class meetings to provide students with practical application and grammar help.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

approximately 2.5 hours a week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting point, students will:

  • Establish historical significance
  • Use primary source evidence
  • Identify continuity and change
  • Analyze cause and consequence
  • Take historical perspectives, and
  • Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations

Further, studies will involve “Lord of the Rings” tying the social studies together with strong reading and writing instruction in a class setting.

For 2019: Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00 Grades 7-9 at Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell Street. 25 student capacity.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours per week in class, 3-5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Kelowna

Tuition

$100

Humanities 8 Online is a project-based course that blends the knowledge of literature, language, history, and geography into a single learning experience that fulfills the requirements for English Language Arts and Social Studies 8. Students will develop the essential skills needed to explore their own interests and present knowledge in a variety of ways. As the course is student-directed and research-based, there is no textbook. Each module begins with skill development activities and essential background information before students are encouraged to select their own focus areas to present to the class.

Students are encouraged to stay connected with their teacher each week who will provide encouragement and descriptive feedback.

Major Units & Topics

We will explore European society from 800-1750 through a variety of videos, readings, discussions, tutorials, and research projects. Students will also complete a novel study and short stories unit. Through their studies, students will have opportunities for creativity, effective communication, critical thinking, as well as ongoing collaboration with each other and their teacher.

Assessment
Prerequisites

Familiarity with digital tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and Google are an asset and a functional webcam and microphone will be necessary for projects and virtual classes.

Time Commitment

A recommended schedule is provided, but as many students will work at their own pace, it is essential for parents to ensure their child dedicates at least 4-6 hours on the course per week and completes all tasks before June.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Welcome to Humanities 7-8 Blended! We are on an exciting adventure together, as we weave through Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, and World Exploration history, while improving all of our Language Arts skills. It will be a diverse year, including research, group work, oral and media presentations, mapping, videos to watch, and novels to read!

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Three hours in class, another 3-5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Math 8

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Math

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Online

Math 8 covers the Big Ideas of how numbers are used to represent, describe and...

Math 8

Math 8 covers the Big Ideas of how numbers are used to represent, describe and compare ratios, rates and percents, how discrete linear relationships can be represented in many ways and used to identify and make generalizations, the relationships between surface area and volume of 3D objects and how data can be used to determine averages.

As this is often one of the first online courses that students take, parents should expect to help their child organize their time and encourage them to contact the teacher whenever they have any questions.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

Students should be comfortable with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division before beginning the course. They should also have a basic understanding of fractions and decimals.

Time Commitment

Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week watching video lessons and completing assignments and projects in the course.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Music 8

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Online

Music Online is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in...

Music Online is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in a variety of forms. Students will work with an experienced teacher and musician to learn the basics of music theory including rhythm and notation, music vocabulary, and musical form. Through listening and responding to music from a variety of eras and cultures, students will develop an appreciation for diverse cultures, time and places.

Students will have the opportunity to learn an instrument through online lessons with Digital Music Services (DMS) or to integrate their private music lessons with this course. Students should expect to spend an hour a week on course requirements, not including practice time on their chosen instrument.

Level: Beginner to Early Intermediate.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1 hour per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Physical and Health Education 8

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE8 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising. Parents will have the opportunity to “tailor” their involvement as preferred.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (2-5 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise + 20 minutes to 1 hour of written work.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Physical and Health Education 8

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the...

Physical and Health Education 8

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the backbone of PHE8 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (1-2 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise (75 of those minutes are in-class) + 10-20minutes of written work.

Credits Earned

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$50

Science 8

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Online

This course will require students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for scientific...

Science 8

This course will require students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for scientific literacy, while challenging them to investigate with experiments in the kitchen. Their parents should expect to assist them in checking progress weekly, using the unit outlines as a guide, as well as supervise any test writing.

Major Units & Topics

The course will focus on science safety, the scientific process, cells and systems, optics, fluid dynamics, and water systems, and includes worksheets, labs, discussions and tests.

Assessment

Worksheets, labs, discussions and tests

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

To complete this course September to June, students should plan for 2 to 3 hours of work per week.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Spanish 8

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Online

In this course, students will learn language basics, greetings and introductions and concepts related to...

Spanish 8

In this course, students will learn language basics, greetings and introductions and concepts related to work, school and shopping. Students spend about 60% of their time in Rosetta Stone, our “textbook”, working on grammar lessons, practicing those lessons by reading and recording stories, playing games and engaging in live tutoring sessions with native speakers. The rest of the course is comprised of teacher-created written, grammar and speaking assignments along with monthly virtual classes with the class to practice speaking skills.

It is recommended that the parent help the student create a realistic weekly schedule that allows for the timely completion of the course. 30-minute segments four times per week would be ideal.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Grammar tutorial assignments, preparation for virtual class meetings, a short paragraph assignment, and a video assignment. In addition, the student will spend a considerable amount of time completing exercises in Rosetta Stone.

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

2 hours per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

STEM 8

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class...

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class activities including experiments, games, project-based learning, oral presentations, discussions, research, hands-on activities, textbook work, and quizzes.

Math enrichment is available for students achieving 95% in the course. A core math program is available upon request.

Major Units & Topics

For Science 8, students will learn about light, the cell, kinetic molecular theory, and density.

For Math 8 students will learn about fractions, ratios, surface area, volume, integers, and solving equations.

For ADST 8, students will do simple projects on coding, drafting, hand sewing, and woodworking with hand tools.

Assessment
Prerequisites

Pre-requisite skills for students who do not need EA support should include the ability to work independently for 20 minutes, read/write a paragraph and completion of Math 7.

Time Commitment

Three hours in class, another 2.5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Visual Arts 8

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Online

This is an introductory course that allows for exploration in a variety of art forms....

Visual Arts 8

This is an introductory course that allows for exploration in a variety of art forms. Students will learn the basic skills required to successfully complete works of art including colour theory and the basic elements of design. Students will work with a variety of materials including pencil, watercolours, acrylics and 3D materials, view well-known works of art, learn the basics of art criticism, participate in online forums, and create an online portfolio.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Online Portfolio

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1.5 hours weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Visual Arts 8

Blended Visual Art offers students the opportunity to work in class with an experienced art...

Visual Arts 8

Blended Visual Art offers students the opportunity to work in class with an experienced art instructor as well as complete online activities such as building an e-portfolio and participating in discussions about art and artists. Students will spend time exploring both 2-D and 3-D forms, work with a variety of media, such as pencil, charcoal, watercolour, and acrylics while learning about visual elements and principles of design.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

In addition to the hour and a half class per week, students can expect to spend another 30 minutes a week completing sketches and completing online activities.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50