Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study. 
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Exploring Career Choices

Dr. Martha Cohen School operates on a day A/B schedule. Monday and Wednesday are day A and on this day every class takes part in our CTF program. Tuesday and Wednesday are Day B, during this time students choose option classes to take part in.

CTF – Career and Technology Foundations

During this time students are engaged in projects that stem from the core and incorporate Alberta Education’s CTF curriculum. Teachers guide students through opportunities that will help them explore a variety of different career opportunities for their future. We set aside alternating days for this, so students can access our various learning labs, such as culinary arts, media, construction and the art space.

Options – Art, drama, media design, construction, food (culinary arts), band

During this time on day B, students have selected an option they would like to explore in more depth. These are stand-alone classes where students learn specific skills and apply them to projects.

List of Option Courses

Dr. Martha Cohen School is proud to offer a wide variety of option courses, providing opportunities for students to develop and to enhance individual expression, creativity, and imagination through an exploration of new curricular areas. Students will be placed in ONE option course in Semester 1 and ONE Option Course in Semester 2 unless they choose Band, which is a full-year option. ALL students will participate in Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) every other day which will allow them to receive exposure to most spaces as they integrate their core curriculum.

Band  (Full year)

Students will learn the technique of playing instruments, the basics of percussion, and reading music. We perform in full band, small ensembles, solos, and possibly Jazz Band, and create music in diverse styles. Our performances are as a full band and small ensembles at various events through the year. Students will develop their abilities both as a team player and as a leader. Team building and off-campus activities will strengthen relationships in order to perform at the highest levels. Attendance at rehearsals outside of class time is necessary. Instrument Rentals: $100.00 (non-refundable).

Art 

Students will experience art through four major components of visual learning, drawings, compositions and encounters with art. Students will learn the basics of colour, composition, line, and form through a variety of different sketchbook assignments and independent projects. Student assessment will include self-evaluations, observation of student work, art critiques, and evaluation of finished assignments and projects. Projects range from 2D realism and graffiti drawings/paintings to 3D fantasy and Pop Art sculptures. Students are encouraged to use their creativity to produce art pieces which are not only technically proficient but also communicate the appropriate art concepts in each student’s own unique way.

Construction 

Do you like working with your hands? Do you like to build things? If you do, then construction is the course for you. In this option, students will be introduced to shop safety and shop responsibilities. Proper techniques on how to use hand and power tools will be extensively practiced. Students will gain skills and experience with tools while creating a variety of small woodworking projects. Students will design, create and appraise their projects. Also, students will learn how to use basic drafting concepts; how to use tools and machines in a safe environment; identify and describe the safe use of some basic hand tools and use power tools.

Drama

In Drama, students will develop acting skills, take risks, learn to observe others and develop your imagination and creativity. Students will also take part in improvisational games, skits, small productions and acting.

Foods

Students will explore the basics of food preparation techniques including safety and food handling skills. Throughout the term, students will have the opportunity to learn knife safety, chopping skills, and basic baking techniques while developing understanding of how to plan nutritious meals and snacks for themselves and their family. Student assessment will be comprised of self-evaluations, written and presentation components, verbal feedback, and observation of hands on lab assignments. Students will learn how to describe factors relating to the safe handling of kitchen tools and equipment, while demonstrating knowledge and skills in the planning, preparing, and evaluating of basic foods. Students will work cooperatively with their classmates during food labs, as a large portion of this class is done through group work.

Outdoor Education 

This is an introductory course for students who would like to develop lifestyle strategies that encourage a positive attitude towards the natural environment. Students will also have the opportunity to build their skills in various outdoor activities. These skills will be reinforced during off-campus trips. Students will learn about the environment and how to safely prepare for and participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking and indoor rock climbing. There will be costs for field trips. The class will focus on the impacts of human activity on the environment.

Fashion

Students will learn how to design and manufacture clothing and textile products. They will choose suitable patterns and fabric, make pattern alterations, and prepare fabric and pattern for layout and apply these skills to the assembly of a simple garment. 

Media and Design

In this option, students will discover and develop skills related to technologies used to design and create a variety of multimedia presentation to connect with others, inform or entertain.

Course Options

Exploring Career Choices

Dr. Martha Cohen School operates on a day A/B schedule. Monday and Wednesday are day A and on this day every class takes part in our CTF program. Tuesday and Wednesday are Day B, during this time students choose option classes to take part in.

CTF – Career and Technology Foundations

During this time students are engaged in projects that stem from the core and incorporate Alberta Education’s CTF curriculum. Teachers guide students through opportunities that will help them explore a variety of different career opportunities for their future. We set aside alternating days for this, so students can access our various learning labs, such as culinary arts, media, construction and the art space.

Options – Art, drama, media design, construction, food (culinary arts), band

During this time on day B, students have selected an option they would like to explore in more depth. These are stand-alone classes where students learn specific skills and apply them to projects.

List of Option Courses

Dr. Martha Cohen School is proud to offer a wide variety of option courses, providing opportunities for students to develop and to enhance individual expression, creativity, and imagination through an exploration of new curricular areas. Students will be placed in ONE option course in Semester 1 and ONE Option Course in Semester 2 unless they choose Band, which is a full-year option. ALL students will participate in Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) every other day which will allow them to receive exposure to most spaces as they integrate their core curriculum.

Band  (Full year)

Students will learn the technique of playing instruments, the basics of percussion, and reading music. We perform in full band, small ensembles, solos, and possibly Jazz Band, and create music in diverse styles. Our performances are as a full band and small ensembles at various events through the year. Students will develop their abilities both as a team player and as a leader. Team building and off-campus activities will strengthen relationships in order to perform at the highest levels. Attendance at rehearsals outside of class time is necessary. Instrument Rentals: $100.00 (non-refundable).

Art 

Students will experience art through four major components of visual learning, drawings, compositions and encounters with art. Students will learn the basics of colour, composition, line, and form through a variety of different sketchbook assignments and independent projects. Student assessment will include self-evaluations, observation of student work, art critiques, and evaluation of finished assignments and projects. Projects range from 2D realism and graffiti drawings/paintings to 3D fantasy and Pop Art sculptures. Students are encouraged to use their creativity to produce art pieces which are not only technically proficient but also communicate the appropriate art concepts in each student’s own unique way.

Construction 

Do you like working with your hands? Do you like to build things? If you do, then construction is the course for you. In this option, students will be introduced to shop safety and shop responsibilities. Proper techniques on how to use hand and power tools will be extensively practiced. Students will gain skills and experience with tools while creating a variety of small woodworking projects. Students will design, create and appraise their projects. Also, students will learn how to use basic drafting concepts; how to use tools and machines in a safe environment; identify and describe the safe use of some basic hand tools and use power tools.

Drama

In Drama, students will develop acting skills, take risks, learn to observe others and develop your imagination and creativity. Students will also take part in improvisational games, skits, small productions and acting.

Foods

Students will explore the basics of food preparation techniques including safety and food handling skills. Throughout the term, students will have the opportunity to learn knife safety, chopping skills, and basic baking techniques while developing understanding of how to plan nutritious meals and snacks for themselves and their family. Student assessment will be comprised of self-evaluations, written and presentation components, verbal feedback, and observation of hands on lab assignments. Students will learn how to describe factors relating to the safe handling of kitchen tools and equipment, while demonstrating knowledge and skills in the planning, preparing, and evaluating of basic foods. Students will work cooperatively with their classmates during food labs, as a large portion of this class is done through group work.

Outdoor Education 

This is an introductory course for students who would like to develop lifestyle strategies that encourage a positive attitude towards the natural environment. Students will also have the opportunity to build their skills in various outdoor activities. These skills will be reinforced during off-campus trips. Students will learn about the environment and how to safely prepare for and participate in a variety of outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking and indoor rock climbing. There will be costs for field trips. The class will focus on the impacts of human activity on the environment.

Fashion

Students will learn how to design and manufacture clothing and textile products. They will choose suitable patterns and fabric, make pattern alterations, and prepare fabric and pattern for layout and apply these skills to the assembly of a simple garment. 

Media and Design

In this option, students will discover and develop skills related to technologies used to design and create a variety of multimedia presentation to connect with others, inform or entertain.

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