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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Colwood District Curriculum
District 62 offers many special academic programs, including alternative education, Aboriginal education, Programs of Academic Excellence (allowing students to earn college credits while in high school), the AVID program (designed for students with a GPA of 2.0 to 3.5) that helps students develop study and organizational skills for success in their post-secondary education, career education programs, early learning, English Language Learners (ELL), French immersion programs, and an Intercultural Certificate program.
The Intercultural Certificate program is open to students in grades 10-12 and allows them to earn a certification in an area of interest upon graduating. The program, which focuses on student-centered learning and the use of critical thinking skills, includes components such as intercultural volunteer experiences, language courses, intercultural assignments based on regular classes, and the creation of a portfolio and final project. The district also partners with Camosun College for a dual-credit program, with courses in marketing, calculus, law, psychology, anatomy, and biology.
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Colwood District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Sooke School District 62 serves about 9,200 students in 26 total schools: 18 elementary schools, four middle schools, three secondary schools, and one alternative school. District 62 is in the process of implementing a new provincial curriculum. While the new curriculum will ensure that essential elements of learning are applied consistently, individual teachers will have freedom and will have the ability to personalize learning and differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of each their students. Each subject area will have a set of core competencies, and Aboriginal content—important learning for students in BC and all of Canada—will continue to be embedded.
We currently cover the following Colwood-area school district: Sooke School District 62.
Keeping Informed: Recent Colwood Educational News
- Edward Milne Gives Students Unique TASK - A few years ago, Edward Milne Community School partnered with Camosun College to offer the TASK (Trades Awareness Skills Knowledge) program to students in grades 10-12. TASK is a dual-credit program—with students earning credits for both high school and Camosun College—that covers all material in basic trades to allow students to get into the first year apprenticeship at the college. Students build small carpentry projects that are requested at the school, transport them to community residents’ homes, and put them up; they are also able to earn industry trade certificates in certain areas.
- EMCS Students Use Old Cellphones for Change - When a group of 10 students from Edward Milne Community School saw a problem—that Sooke only had two charging stations for electric cars despite the ownership of these cars increasing—they decided to do something about it! The group, entitled Youth for Change, collected old cellphones and sent them to a specific cellphone recycling program that fully recycles or refurbishes the phones in exchange for a refund based on the phones’ condition. The students will use the funds—they had collected 80 phones but were hopping to eventually obtain 500—in order to build a charging station, which costs a total of between $2,200 and $3,000.
- Schools Hold Challenge to Collect 10,000 Food Items - EMCS, Royal Bay Secondary School, and Belfont Secondary School all held the 10,000 Tonight Food Drive in an effort to each collect at least 10,000 non-perishable food items in a single night. The challenge would be the greatest for EMCS, whose drive was organized by three students and their leadership teacher, due to their small size of only 700 students. EMCS donated all of the food items collected that evening to the Sooke Food Bank.
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Chalk Talk: The Theory of Constructivism
Jean Piaget’s theory of constructivism is a cognitive educational theory which states that students learn best through their experiences. Essentially, students cannot truly learn and understand information they are simply given—as in a lecture a or textbook—and must “construct” their own knowledge of the concept through experience. This means that, instead of teachers lecturing, they need to make their classrooms student-centered, with students learning by doing. This does not mean that teachers do not play an important role; they support students in their own understanding, guide them through activities that involve them critically thinking and working collaboratively, ask meaningful questions, and constantly have discussions with them.