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GLC2O0  Grade 10 Careers Studies

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 postsecondary 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.


Topics: Self-assessment, personal-management, and interpersonal skills

Prerequisite:  None


 

GPP3O0  Leadership and Peer Support

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.

Prerequisite:  None


 

Co-Operative Education 

 

COP2XC  2 Credit Co-Op

This is a 2 Credit Co-Op.  Students will take this in combination with one or two regular courses on their timetable in one semester. Co-Operative Education is an experiential learning opportunity that extends the learning in one or more related courses into the workplace.  The Co-Operative Education program combines a full semester, half day work placement component in the community with an in-school classroom component to earn 2 credits.  Through these two components, the co-operative education course prepares the student for successful participation in a work placement; provides sufficient time and various opportunities at the placement to enable the student to apply and further develop the knowledge and skills acquired in the related course; and provides opportunities for the student to integrate the learning acquired in school and at the placement.

Prerequisite:  None

 

COP4XC 4 Credit Co-Op

This is a 4 Credit Co-Op.  Students taking 4 credit co-op will only have co-op on their timetable in one semester .  Co-Operative Education is an experiential learning opportunity that extends the learning in one or more related courses into the workplace.  The Co-Operative Education program combines a full semester, full day work placement component in the community with an in-school classroom component to earn 4 credits.  Through these two components, the co-operative education course prepares the student for successful participation in a work placement; provides sufficient time and various opportunities at the placement to enable the student to apply and further develop the knowledge and skills acquired in the related course; and provides opportunities for the student to integrate the learning acquired in school and at the placement.

Prerequisite:  None

 

Learning Strategies

 

GLS1O0  Grade 9 Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School

You are now in Secondary School! There are new things to learn and a whole new adventure ahead! This course will help you adjust to life as a Secondary School student.

You will learn:

  • To manage your time so you get your school work done
  • To study for tests and exams so you get the marks you deserve
  • To understand your  learning needs (strengths and challenges)
  • To improve your writing so your teachers understand your ideas better
  • To understand how you learn best and apply this understanding to your other courses
  • To let go of work habits that don't work for you

 

This course can help increase your confidence in yourself as a learner!

Prerequisite:  None


 

GLE2O0  Grade 10 Learning Strategies: Literacy focus

Are you a student with an Individual Education Plan (IEP) who is concerned about your Literacy  skills (understanding what you read, expressing your thoughts orally and in writing)?

Are you wanting some intensive support to help you prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)? Then this course is for YOU!


A Special Education teacher will take you from "where you are" in the development of your Literacy skills and help you improve these important skills!

Prerequisite: An Individual Education Plan (IEP)

 


GLS 3O0 GLS 4O0               Grade 11 and 12 Senior Learning Strategies: Skills for Success

GLE 3O0 GLE 4O0               After Secondary School

Although it seems that you were in Grade 9 a short time ago, you are now a Senior student looking ahead to when you graduate! This course will help you make the transition from secondary school to the world of work, college or university.                

You will learn:

  • To make decisions about what post-secondary programs fit your skills and interests
  • To continue to improve key Learning Skills such as time management and organization
  • To become aware of the application process for post-secondary programs
  • To find information about financial support and financial planning for post-secondary education
  • To apply the Learning Skills you are continuing to improve to your other courses
  •  To create a resume and cover letter and then practise interviewing for a job you want

Prerequisite:  GLS 3O/4O None; GLE 3O/4O: An Individual Education Plan (IEP)

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