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Learning Strategies - Grade 9 (GLE1O1)
1.0 Credit

Grade 9: Transition to Secondary School

This course is designed to assist students in acquiring skills that will enable them to make the transition to secondary school. It emphasizes strategies in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills. Learning Strategies is withdrawal support for 75 minutes each day for one semester. Specific strategies offered to the group or individual students are determined by their needs and strengths and may include:
  • Preparing for learning
  • Assessing your own personal learning styles
  • Identifying and defining personal management skills, habits and characteristics required for success in high schools
  • Demonstrating and using an increasing variety of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Developing note making skills
  • Establishing good test-taking skills
  • Demonstrating research skills
Learning Strategies - Grade 10-12 (GLE2O1, GLE3O1, GLE4O1)
​1.0 Credit (each course)

Grade 10-12: Literacy, Learning Skills, and planning for the Future

These courses are designed to continue to help pupils build the skills necessary to cope effectively with the curriculum in all subject areas. Learning Strategies is withdrawal support for 75 minutes each day for one semester. Specific strategies offered to the group or individual students are determined by their needs and strengths and may include:
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Problem Solving and Conflict Mediation
  • Social, Personal and Healthy Development
  • Career Planning
  • Post Secondary Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Preparing for Independant Living

KAL - Creative Arts for Enjoyment and Expression 
Students will explore, develop and curate their skills in different artistic forms and media in this non-credit course by creating their own artwork and exploring the artwork created by others. The focus in this course is on process and personal expression.​

KBB - Money Management and Personal Banking
The focus of this non-credit course is on developing functional numeracy skills that are necessary for daily living. This can include number sense and numeration, measurement, money management, budgeting, personal banking and using a calculator.

KCC - Transit Training and Community Exploration
In this non-credit course, students will develop an understanding of their local community. They will learn about various services, businesses and public spaces, as well as how to access them. Students will learn common traffic signs, traffic symbols, warning signs and safety signs, as well as how to apply this knowledge in the community.​ 

KCW - Exploring our World 
Students recognize that communities consist of various physical features, facilities and institutions that meet human needs. They explore how community members interact and work together. Students explore the relationship between their own community, and larger local, regional, national and global communities.​

KEN - Language and Communication Development
This non-credit course will help students develop functional language skills. Language development is a focus in all activities within this class. Students will read and write for a variety of purposes, as well as develop skills in expressive and receptive communication; this will include developing sight word vocabularies and using assistive technology/communication systems​

KGL - Personal Life Skills 
This course explores the necessary general skills and knowledge for daily living, including social communication, vocational skills and daily living skills that will support maximum independence. The IEP is foundational to this course, and may include elements from Self-Help Skills, Personal Management, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Relationships, Vocational Skills and Social Communication.​ 

KGW - Exploring the World of Work
The focus of this course is the development of pre-vocational and vocational skills to develop readiness for employment. This may include, job searching skills; workplace etiquette; and documentation for work (application forms, schedules, taxes etc.). To maximize independence, the IEP defines the course for each student, potentially including components such as: Job Searching Skills, Specific Workplace Skills, Work Etiquette, Documentation and Cooperative Education.​ 

KHD - Social Skills Development
This non-credit course will support students in forming positive relationships and a healthy self-image. They will develop problem-solving skills that can be used in a variety of social situations. Using evidence-based programs, students will also develop skills to manage stress, and become ready to learn.​

KHI - Culinary Skills
Food preparation skills, such as sanitation, food safety and eating etiquette are a focus of this course. Students learn about food labels, meal-planning and preparation, as well as reading recipes to support independence in the kitchen. The course is individualized through the IEP, incorporating personal goals in relation to Healthy Food Habits, Meal Planning, Safe Food Handling and Safe Use of Utensils and Equipment.​ 

KMM - Numeracy and Numbers
This course is designed to build on students numeracy skills. Students will develop skills in basic operations through modelling and discussion of a variety of problem situations and learn about the use of number and arrangement in their community. Students will learn to select and use appropriate strategies (e.g., pencil and paper, calculator, estimation, concrete materials) to solve number problems in real-life situations with and without the use of a calculator.

KNA - Understanding First Nation, Métis and Inuit Pre-Colonization to Today
This course will help students gain an understanding of Canadian heritage. Students will learn about distinctive cultural aspects of Canadas aboriginal peoples. An emphasis will be placed on experiential learning with opportunities to explore various customs through the use of media, speakers, and in-class activities.

KPF - Personal Health & Fitness
Being physically active and participating in movement activities for personal fitness are important in
life. Students develop skills consistent with their IEP goals, such as movement skills for coordination
(gross motor) or the development of small muscles and fine motor skills. The following program
areas may be considered for the IEP: Pre-ambulatory Skills, Basic Movement Skills, Gross Motor
Skills, Wheelchair Training and/or Fitness Skills.

KPH - Choice Making for Healthy Living (Healthy Relationships)
This course incorporates many evidence-based programs for skill development, including the
Babysitter’s course and The 4th R. The focus is on developing the skills necessary to build and
sustain healthy relationships with family, peers and community members in the appropriate context throughout life. This includes making healthy and positive choices for physical, social and emotional well-being
KPP - Self-Help and Self-Care 
Students will explore personal living skills for independence, including personal hygiene,​ grooming, dressing, shopping and personal care. 

KSN - Exploring our Environment
The environment impacts everyone’s lives, and how our needs are met. Students will develop an
understanding of their interaction with the environment by connecting with the following program
areas: Caring for the Environment; Understanding the Weather; and Reducing our Waste (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

KTT - Computer Skills
This course helps students develop independent technology skills, such as keyboarding, using a
tablet or iPad, and various accessories, such as a mouse. Students will also access resources for
accessibility, such as Google Read and Write, while they develop proficiency in appropriate software platforms.

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