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April 4, 2020

Regarding Continuity Of Education

An item from a Canadian K-12 online learning program.

Regarding Continuity of Education
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Regarding Continuity of Education

ADLC is well positioned to support teachers and students in the Continuity of Education.

ADLC is guided by these two documents:

As was announced March 15 and until further notice, students are no longer allowed to attend in-school classes. Since then, School Authorities have developed plans to support student learning at home. ADLC works with affiliated School Authorities to meet their needs, which include their students. ADLC provides two key services: Student Instruction and Teacher Support.

Students enrolled in ADLC print or online courses through Student Instruction do not need to physically attend their school to continue in their course. Until we receive different guidance, students enrolled in ADLC courses are expected to continue their course work as regularly required. Exceptions* may apply.

ADLC Teachers are responsible for assessing students enrolled in Student Instruction. They will continue reporting on their progress and will assign a final grade.

Provincial assessments, such as provincial achievement tests (PATs) and Grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled through to the end of June 2020. This applies to all students including those enrolled in Student Instruction at ADLC.

Students currently registered to write diploma exams during April and June sessions will receive exemptions, without the need to apply for the exemption. You may have heard differing messages regarding whether or not students should register for the exam to be eligible for the exemption. However, to avoid disappointment and confusion we strongly recommend that students ensure they are registered to write the diploma exam. To be clear:

  • Students who are enrolled in a Diploma Exam course for the first time and receiving Student Instruction at ADLC will have to register for the diploma exam using MyPass before April 9 to be eligible for the exemption;
  • Students who are retaking a diploma exam course will get a new school-awarded mark upon completion. We have been told that, “Diploma exam rewriters that have a new school-awarded mark will automatically receive an exemption. They do not need to register for the diploma as this would trigger a request for payment”.
Regarding expectations for course completion, in the best interest of the student and within reason:
  • All students who were on track to progress to the next grade or successfully complete a course will do so;
  • “On Track” at ADLC refers to completing as much of the course as reasonably possible* with at least a 50% achievement by June 15;
  • ADLC teachers have been mandated to ensure essential course outcomes are identified and part of a student’s on track achievement. Teachers will communicate this to the student;
  • Every student will receive a final grade.
We trust the professionalism of teachers and education leaders to assess their students’ progress, no matter the learning environment, to determine suitable final grades and ensure students are properly prepared for the next level of their studies.

*Exceptions may apply. Please contact the ADLC teacher for more information or to ask questions.

Note: This information is effective to date; please ensure to check our website for the latest, or call us at 1-866-774-5333 if you require further information.

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March 27, 2020

Update: Student Instruction (SI) Registrations Reopened Until April 15

An update from a K-12 online learning program in Canada.

All Student Instruction Courses Open for Registration until April 15
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Student Instruction (SI) Registrations
Reopened until April 15

ADLC continues to adapt to the needs of educators as the COVID-19 situation continues. After having temporarily suspended registrations pending further information, we are now able to reopen all Student Instruction (SI) courses.

The new deadline to register a student in SI is April 15, 2020. Exceptions may apply to graduating students.

Students will still be expected to complete their course work by June 15, 2020.

As always, students must be registered through the Distance Education Facilitator/Super User.

Please contact ADLC Partner Support at info@adlc.ca for more information.

Alberta Distance Learning Centre

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ADLC is committed to helping students reach their potential through partnerships with schools and providing Grades 1 to 12 students from diverse backgrounds with high quality, innovative resources in an inclusive and flexible learning environment.

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March 26, 2020

Alberta Education: Continuing Student Learning

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Continuing student learning

New guidelines are in place to direct how students will learn while in-school classes are cancelled due to the provincial health emergency.

 

Full page available at: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=69874B5C32DE7-C7B9-FAFF-518A0FF91DCFD41D

March 23, 2020

COVID-19: ADLC Supports Schools With Homebound Students

A third item from that K-12 online learning program in Alberta.

ADLC supports your students in your schools, and we also help when your students can’t attend school or choose to work from home.

Albertans can find information on the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as specific information for schools on the Government of Alberta website.

If Alberta Health Services advises one of your students or groups of your students to stay away from school, or if your families opt to keep their children at home, ADLC might be able to assist you in ensuring that learning continues at home. Solutions may include providing student instruction or providing learning resources, or both.

We certainly hope that your students can continue to enjoy the educational opportunities they have at your school, but we are here to support your school if help is needed.

For more information, visit our website at adlc.ca or reach out to our Partner Support team at 1-866-774-5333.

Note: Registration deadlines would be amended for cases related to COVID-19.

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Canada

Selected Student Instruction Courses Open For Registration

Another item from that K-12 online learning program in Alberta.

Selected Student Instruction Courses Open for Registration
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Selected Student Instruction (SI) Courses
Open for Registration

ADLC has opened registration to a limited selection of Student Instruction (SI) courses:

  • 30-level courses required for high school graduation including

    • language (English, French and French language arts), social studies, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics

  • 30-level CTS courses that do not have prerequisites

Other SI courses remain closed.

A temporary list of courses that are open for student instruction registration is listed below. Exceptions may apply. Additional courses may be opened in the days to follow.

Registrations of students with partially completed coursework from their community school can be added into SI. Students can then continue where they left off.

The deadline for registration in 5-credit courses is March 31. Exceptions may apply.

Please contact Partner Support at info@adlc.ca for more information.

Open SI Courses

English 30-1 Online
English 30-2 Online
English 30-1 Print
English 30-2 Print

Social Studies 30-1 Print
Social Studies 30-1 Online
Social Studies 30-2 Print
Social Studies 30-2 Online

Math 30-1 Online
Math 30-2 Online
Math 20-3 Online
Math 30-1 Print
Math 30-2 Print
Math 20-3 Print
Math 20-1 Online
Math 20-1 Print
Math 20-2 Online
Math 20-2 Print

Chemistry 30 Online
Chemistry 30 Print
Biology 30 Online
Biology 30 Print
Science 30 Online
Science 30 Print
Physics 30 Online
Physics 30  Print
Forensic 25 Online
Forensic 25 Print
Forensic 35 – 3cr Online
Forensic 35 – 3cr Print
Forensic 35 – 5cr Online
Forensic 35 – 5cr Print

French Language Arts 30-1 – French Immersion Online
French Language Arts 30-2 – French Immersion Online
Études sociales 30-1 French Immersion Online
Études sociales 30-2 – French Immersion Online
Mathématiques 20-1 – French Immersion Online
Mathématiques 30-1 – French Immersion Online

World Geography 30 Print
Experimental Psychology 30 Online
Career and Life Management – No Sexuality Online
Career and Life Management – Human Sexuality Online
Tourism – Destination Management Online
Agriculture Safety Online
Business in the Canadian Economy Online
Business in the Global Marketplace Online
Creators of Fashion Print
Criminal Law Online
Distributing Goods & Services Online
Negligence Law Online
Property Law Online
Small Business Law Online
The Business Organization Online
Workplace Safety Systems Online
Religious Studies Koinonia 35 Online
Sport & Society Online
Promotion – Sales Techniques Online
Forest Research and Development Online

Alberta Distance Learning Centre

Supporting your students in your schools.

ADLC is committed to helping students reach their potential through partnerships with schools and providing Grades 1 to 12 students from diverse backgrounds with high quality, innovative resources in an inclusive and flexible learning environment.

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Box 4000
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Canada
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