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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the London District Curriculum
In English, students are taught the fundamentals of language, conventions and grammar, how to decode meaning, and are expected to use these abilities to perform more in-depth analysis of literature and non-fiction during their secondary school years. Writing is also central to the curriculum and students are instructed in formal writing processes including drafting, revising, and editing. A topic that is also included in the English curriculum is Media Studies and students are able to use media as content to analyze and as a means to create self-expression.
In technology courses, not only do students gain technical skills but also come to understand the role of the internet in their lives. Students identify the ways in which technology has benefitted them personally, as well as ways in which people can use technology to cause harm to others. Digital ethical principles are taught, with students learning how to use technology in a responsible way. The detriments of technology are also examined, including the use of social media to bully others. The curriculum includes coursework in ethical use of technology.
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London District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The curriculum that is used in London is the Ontario Curriculum. This has been devised at the provincial level to lay out the major areas of learning within each subject. For instance, in Science students need to understand the processes of scientific inquiry or in English students need to learn how to read informational texts. The curriculum also describes the higher order thinking skills that students will develop during their course of study in each subject. Thinking skills like reasoning and proving, measuring and selecting computational tools, critical thinking and problem solving are laid out and associated with the knowledge areas that develop these skills.
Keeping Informed: Recent London Educational News
- Environmental Education Centres - Students in the District have access to the local Environmental Education Centres which offer free outdoor activities and cross-curricular, hands-on learning experiences. There are three different centres in the region for students and families to use.
- TEDx Conferences - Local-area students marked Universal Children's Day through a unique TEDx conference designed to explore the challenges of diversity. The conference was modeled after the highly successful TED Conferences which raise global awareness on a wide array of 21st century issues.
- Student Awards and Scholarships - Students perform many acts inside and outside of school that do not appear on their report card. As students get closer to achieving the next steps of college and career, there are a range of scholarship and award opportunities. Students may apply for or nominate someone for one of the more than 500 scholarship and award opportunities that the District offers. So far, more than $6 million has been awarded to deserving members of the educational community.
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Chalk Talk: Teaching Order of Operations
It is essential that students learn and remember the correct order in which to perform operations in a math problem in order to have success solving more complex algebraic equations. However, this can be a difficult concept to teach and learn. One thing that can help students remember the order of operations is by teaching them the mnemonic "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally." Mnemonic devices are great tools for helping students remember factual information or procedures, as the first letter in each word of the mnemonic stands for something. The words in this particular mnemonic stand for parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. Therefore, in an equation, students must perform the operations in this order. Anything in parentheses must be solved first; regardless of which operations are inside them. Next, students need to convert exponents into whole numbers through multiplication. Students who are just working with the four basic operations to start out with may be taught "My Dear Aunt Sally."