CBe-learn students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 have the opportunity to experience a different learning structure with subject-area specialists teaching each of the core curricular areas.
Students receive instruction and support in learning across the full Alberta Education Programs of Study:
- English Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Health and Life Skills
- selected CTF (Career and Technology Foundations) offerings.
While all courses are hosted inside the Brightspace by D2L learning management system, our teachers also use Google Suite in a variety of capacities.
Roles of Online Learning Team (Students, Teachers and Parents)
Increased independence is an important element of the junior high developmental stage. Our experience has shown that students are most successful when independence is built gradually through consistent work habits, mutually supported in both the home and school environment. The key members of the student’s Online Learning Team are the Student, Parent and Teacher.
Characteristics of a Successful Junior High CBe-learn Student
- Creates and follows their own learning plan with teacher and parent support
- Participates regularly each week by logging in daily, participating in scheduled synchronous learning opportunities, actively engaging with course content
- Demonstrates learning by completing assigned tasks
- Keeps an organized work space and consistent routine
- Communicates with teachers regularly
Parent / Guardian Responsibilities
- Ensure your child has the technical tools necessary.
- Help your child plan and maintain their schedule, adjusting where necessary
- Provide a quiet space for your child to focus on their school work each day
- Regularly review your child’s progress, using many available tools within D2L such as Grades, Assignment feedback, and Discussions
- Communicate regularly with the teacher
- Create dynamic, meaningful course content and design engaging learning tasks
- Support student learning in a variety of ways
- Communicate with students regularly, using both synchronous and asynchronous tools
- Provide timely formative and summative assessment for various learning tasks
- Host regular synchronous classroom sessions
- Communicate regularly with parents
A Typical Week Online
Similar to an in-person school, CBe-learn students at the junior high level can expect to dedicate a minimum of 20-25 hours per week to learning across all subjects. This will be distributed between both synchronous (live) and asynchronous learning activities. In addition to this, students may be assigned up to one hour of homework in the evening.