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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Kanata District Curriculum
In English, students learn how to read critically, drawing key ideas and details out of a text in preparation for a class discussion. When presenting information to others, students learn how to be clear, concise, and draw information from multiple sources to support their opinion. Evaluative skills are acquired as well. Students assess the strength of others’ arguments, evaluating the speaker’s reasoning and point of view. They also apply these lessons to their own writing, and begin to develop techniques to craft both literary and non-fiction writing. They use a process approach that gives them time to brainstorm, draft, edit and revise, and work on the presentation of their final paper.
The 10th grade Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is aligned to the literacy knowledge that students should have developed during the course of their education, and as literacy skills are critical to future pursuits, the assessment is a requirement of graduating with an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
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Kanata District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The province of Ontario has developed a curriculum that is used in the public schools of Kanata. The Ontario Curriculum describes the subjects in terms of what skill sets and knowledge areas need to be developed in order for a student to become proficient in a subject. Additionally, the curriculum describes the conceptual foundations that students will gain in each of their core subjects and the types of thinking skills that will be developed through their coursework. The assessments that students take in elementary, middle and secondary school are aligned to the teaching and learning described in the Curriculum. Additionally, through the innovative programs available, each student’s unique needs can be addressed and their areas of interest encouraged.
Keeping Informed: Recent Kanata Educational News
- Pathways Mentorship 8 Program - Students in 8th grade are able to join in this mentorship program which is a collaboration with students from Algonquin College and the School of Social Work Initiative. The purpose of the program is to mentor students through the choices of programs they have in high school with an eye toward future college pursuits and career aspirations.
- International Languages Program - Students in the district have the opportunity to participate in classes in languages beyond English and French. Classes are held on Saturday mornings or after school and students have a choice of learning Spanish, Greek, Swedish, German, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Bengali, Arabic, Mandarin and Cantonese, to name a few. This impressive learning resource is available to high schoolers and adult learners at local area high schools.
- Extra Curricular Options - Students may participate in the Extra Curricular Creative Arts (ECCA) Program which offers artistic instruction to students in middle and secondary school. This, and other programs are described at length in the publication Learning for Life that the district publishes three times a year.
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Chalk Talk: The Role of Physical Education
Some gym teachers introduce physical education-related vocabulary to their students, as well as teach students what to do to maintain good physical fitness and health. Various sportsmanship skills are emphasized as well. Students learn a number of games and activities, and adhere to engaging in those activities in a manner that is honest and respectful of others. The value of being physically fit, and its relationship to wellness, are covered as well. Students devise short and long-term goals for their health, including physical fitness, nutrition, and overall wellness. The final important thing to remember about gym class is that it provides students with a great deal of physical activity that they may not otherwise receive, especially when recess disappears in the secondary grades; with childhood obesity rates continuing to rise, this is of critical importance.