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Summer School - eLearning & Co-op

PLEASE NOTE: Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District (BHNCDSB) Summer School E-Learning Courses are only available for students who are registered to attend one of the three Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District secondary schools: Assumption College School, St. John’s College or Holy Trinity Catholic High School.

 

Summer School is an online eLearning credit course that is offered throughout the summer months. The registration link can be found here under the heading Secondary School Online Course Selection:
http://www.bhncdsb.ca/parentscommunity/registration-information

Applications are being accepted until June 16, 2019.  The courses being offered are:

  • Civics - CHV2O
  • Careers - GLC2O
  • Both Civics and Careers
  • Co-op - DCO3O
  • Religion - HRT3M
  • English - ENG4U
  • Literacy Course - OLC4O
  • Health for Life - PPZ3C

 

About Summer School eLearning:

This online experience involves four (4) full weeks of online instruction.  The course will run from July 2 to July 26, 2019 (** with the exception of Co-op DCO3O - see below for more information about Summer School Co-op).

An eLearning Self-Assessment is available for students called Is eLearning for me? Students should take a few moments to reflect on the 15 questions included. eLearning is a great opportunity for students who are independent and self-motivated learners.  However, eLearning is not for everyone.  Please take some time to reflect on your learning style.

Courses are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so students should be able to complete their assignments without an issue if they are organized and motivated. We suggest that students spend 6 hours daily on each full credit course. There are a minimum of 20 assignments for each full credit course.  In the case of Civics and Careers, they are both 1/2 credit courses, so 3 hours daily is recommended, with a minimum of 10 assignments for each 1/2 credit course.

Access to the internet is required daily.  Courses cannot be completed on a cell phone. It is not recommended that the course be completed while away on holidays.

At this point in time, there are no scheduled eLearning exams.  Students studying online will be required to complete and submit a culminating assignment (CCA) online.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE The courses will open on the morning of July 2 and close on midnight July 26, 2019.  It is essential that students know how to access the D2L platform on July 2 to find their course.  Students must also know their BHNCDSB username and password.  If students do not currently know this information, they should check with their current classroom teacher or guidance counsellor to obtain it, or contact Tamara Quigley at taquigley@bhncdsb.ca.

If students experience any technical problems while working on an Online Course, for example, the website or course email is not functioning normally, contact the Helpdesk at Desire2Learn or St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre:
 
Desire 2 Learn
Phone: 1-800-222-0209
 
St. Mary Catholic Learning Centre
Phone: 519-753-0552
Continuing Education Secretary: 519-756-6505 Ext 407
Continuing Education Principal: 519-756-6505 Ext 402
 

All communication as of July 2, 2019 will come through students' BHNCDSB e-mail account, NOT personal e-mail accounts. Students should begin checking their BHNCDSB e-mail now so that it becomes routine prior to July 2.

 

Program expectations and guidelines can be found here.
 
Summer school course outlines are developed and released by the individual summer school teachers through their respective D2L’s. Once Teachers receive their class list/section assignments in June, they will then begin communicating with their students shortly thereafter. Students can then request course details directly from their respective summer school teacher(s).  PowerSchool roll over processes will not permit access to summer school course content for students prior July 2, 2019.
 
If circumstances change and a student is no longer able to/does not wish to participate program from July 2 to July 26, 2019, please contact Tamara Quigley, Continuing Education Secretary, at taquigley@bhncdsb.ca prior to July 2, 2019.  The student's name will be removed from the eLearning registration list without academic penalty.  Please note: Parental consent is required for removal from a course for all students under the age of 18, so if a student is under the age of 18 a parent must be the one who makes the contact.
 
You can also e-mail the Principal of Continuing Education, Terre Slaght at tslaght@bhncdsb.ca.  If by chance, someone you know has registered to take Summer School 2019 eLearning and does not receive any of the email communications about summer school, please have that individual contact Tamara Quigley at taquigley@bhncdsb.ca.
 
Important to note for Grade 8 students: there is a mandatory orientation session for Grade 8 students taking Careers and/or Civics to familiarize themselves with the BHNCDSB Desire2Learn (D2L) online learning platform.  D2L is where students log in to view online courses, explore tools and features, and customize their eLearning experience. Students attending the orientation will meet with an online learning teacher and receive a demonstration of D2L navigation and participate in a question and answer session about the online environment expectations.
 
Grade 8 students can select any one of the following dates to attend the orientation session, please e-mail taquigley@bhncdsb.ca to register for the orientation session of choice:
  • Monday, April 8, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, May 13, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, June 10, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

About Summer School Co-op (DCO3O):

The Summer Co-op program is designed for students to achieve a maximum of two credits and will run from July 2 to August 9, 2019.

Students’ summer will be a combination weekly in-class sessions (40 hours in total) in addition to mandatory in-class sessions in June (listed below).  Students will also complete experiential hours (180 hours in total) during July and August at their work placements. Students will need to get approximately 30 to 36 hours per week in order to attain the required 180 hours in the 6 weeks of summer school.

Every Monday morning there will be mandatory in-class sessions with the remainder of the week spent at the agreed upon co-op placement. The location of class sites will be determined shortly. More details to follow in the coming months.

There are also mandatory sessions in June where teachers will prepare students for their Co-op. Dates, times and locations are listed below.

Co-op teachers are willing to assist students in securing a suitable placement. Teachers will begin connecting with students regarding placement locations in May. Students should advise of any workplace suggestions to the teacher who will then connect with the organization to discuss a co-op placement.  During June, the Co-op summer school teachers will work to secure an employment placement for students.

The Co-op program requires a serious time commitment, and as such holidays should not be scheduled during the duration of the program. 

The following three dates should be marked in students’ calendars as mandatory in class hours that must be completed prior to beginning their work placement:

  • Saturday, June 8 from 9am to 3 pm at Assumption College (mandatory session)
  • Tuesday, June 11 from 4pm to 7 pm at Assumption College (mandatory session)
  • Thursday, June 13 from 4pm to 7 pm at Assumption College (mandatory session)

Transportation to class once weekly, as well as to the placement, is the responsibility of the student.  

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:  It is essential that students know their BHNCDSB username and password.  If students do not currently know this information, they should check with their current classroom teacher or guidance counsellor to obtain it, or contact Tamara Quigley at taquigley@bhncdsb.ca.

If circumstances change and a student is no longer able to/does not wish to participate in the Co-op program from July 2 to August 9, 2019, please contact Tamara Quigley, Continuing Education Secretary, at taquigley@bhncdsb.ca prior to July 2, 2019.  The student's name will be removed from the registration list without academic penalty.  Please note: Parental consent is required for removal from a course for all students under the age of 18, so if a student is under the age of 18 a parent must be the one who makes the contact.

 

For more information or to investigate other options, students should contact their guidance counsellor directly. 

Assumption College School Guidance Counsellor info:
http://www.assumptionlions.com/page/student-services-0

St. John's College Guidance Counsellor info:
http://www.sjconline.ca/page/student-services-1

Holy Trinity Catholic High School Guidance Counsellor info:
http://www.trinitycatholic.ca/page/student-services