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1 SASKATOON CATHOLIC CYBER SCHOOL The Future of Education is Here The Future Is So Bright I have To Wear Cyber Shades

2 HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION SCCS has been offering credit courses via the internet since These courses have no face to face component and all material is delivered via an internet online learning platform. The Web CT platform makes it possible to create a vibrant online learning environment for high school students. Students can take between one and five online courses at a time. The start date for these courses is flexible. Students are given 150 calendar days to complete the required material.

3 GRADE 12 COURSES CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED Calculus 30 Chemistry 30 Christian Ethics 30 English Language Arts A30 English Language Arts B30 Mathematics A30 Physics 30 My grade 12 Calculus mark wasnt good enough to get me into the college that I wanted, so I took Cyber school and upgraded my Calculus mark.

4 GRADE 11 COURSES OFFERED Christian Ethics 20 Chemistry 20 Creative Writing 20 Information Processing 20 Journalism 20 Math 20 Media Studies 20 Physics 20 I really enjoy taking my sciences online as I can view the online labs over and over again, which helps me to understand the concepts better.

5 GRADE 10 COURSES OFFERED Christian Ethics 10 English as a Second Language Information Processing 10 Mathematics 10 I took English as a Second Language and it really helped me to improve my English and I was able to work at my own pace.

6 GRADE 9 COURSES OFFERED Mathematics 90 Mathématiques 90 I really enjoyed getting a head start on my high school courses. Taking my grade 9 math online enabled me to manipulate my class schedule to better suit my extra curricular.

7 HYBRID COURSES ~ WHAT A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE! By taking the on-line courses developed by the talented cyber school teachers and using them in a face to face classroom, you have what is called a hybrid course. The courses can support or be used as the actual course in a face to face classroom. The courses designed in cyber school can be used free of charge by the teaching staff of the Saskatoon Catholic System.

8 SOME SUGGESTED USES FOR HYBRID COURSES: Supporting your Face to Face teaching Use as your face to face course (must have access to a computer lab) Use it as resource for developing your face to face course Use the communication tools to enhance your face to face course communication. Use online testing as practice test for students.

9 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INFORMATION Since 2002 SCCS has been offering non-credit courses to elementary classes via the internet. The online material provided by SCCS for the elementary schools comes in two forms: Online classrooms Learning objects. Unlike independent high school classes, elementary homeroom teachers use the resources to enhance what happens in face to face classrooms Elementary resources utilize the online learning platform so it is possible to create a vibrant online learning environment for elementary school students.

10 HOW TO GET REGISTERED Students cannot register for these classrooms/resources as individuals; the on-line resources must be registered via their elementary homeroom teachers. The start and end date for the elementary resources are flexible and determined by the elementary homeroom teacher. Unlike the high school courses, there is no content expert attached to each of the on- line classrooms. The classrooms and resources have been developed and are maintained by SCCS. The elementary homeroom teachers use the resources to enhance what they are teaching in their classroom.

11 GRADE 7 & 8 MATH RESOURCES The grade 7/8 Mathematics resources are designed to be a supplemental resource for students to use, to help reinforce Math concepts. The resources are organized by strand and then by unit, with each unit placed parallel to the objectives in the curriculum They are easy to find and easy to use in addition to what is being taught in class. Each unit contains a short lesson, as well as ten interactive questions to help reinforce the math objectives. Some of the features include moveable protractors, click and drag objects for studying similarity and congruency, interactive time zone questions etc.

12 GRADE 4 TECHNOLOGY LESSONS This course is essentially a secure online elementary school classroom. The classroom includes lessons and project to fulfill each component of the technology scope an sequence for the grade 3 and 4 levels. The classroom has other resources including secure , chatrooms, bulletin boards. This classroom allows teachers to monitor their students activities while logged into the course.

13 GRADE 5 TECHNOLOGY LESSONS This course is essentially a secure online elementary school classroom. The classroom includes lessons and project to fulfill each component of the technology scope an sequence for grade 5 students as well as parts of grade 6, 7 & 8. The classroom has other resources including secure , chatrooms, bulletin boards. This classroom allows teachers to monitor their students activities while logged into the course.

14 LEARNING COMMUNITIES Cyber School has developed various Online Learning Communities. The Learning Communities serve as a collection of useful resources for grade levels from kindergarten to grade 12 and encompass all subjects; from Physical Education to Aboriginal/First Nations Education. The resources are for both online uses as well as printable copies for classroom use.

15 Are Learning Communities Safe ? The Learning Communities are housed in the Web CT secure platform. Teachers log into their respective Learning Community. Once logged into the community teachers have access to , chat rooms and bulletin boards. Teachers are then able to communicate with other colleagues who teach at the same level. Not only are teachers able to communicate and collaborate but they also have the opportunity to use any unit or resource found in the Learning Community.

16 LEARNING COMMUNITIES FOR ALL GROUPS

17 ASSOCIATION OF ONLINE SCHOOLS

18 Free Membership during the inaugural year Newsletters K – 12 Blogs Useful links Founded by SCCS ****JOIN TODAY****

19 STAFF OR GROUPS IN SERVICES Cyber School Overview High School Courses Overview Elementary School Online Lessons and Resources Overview Hybrid Course Overview Communication Hub Overview Learning Community Overview

20 SASKATOON CATHOLIC CYBER SCHOOL The Future in Education ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Future of Our Youth

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