Career And Technology Foundation Courses (CTF)
St Nicholas CTF Descriptors
Semester 1 and Semester 2
Students will strengthen their leadership skills as they explore First Nations, Metis, & Inuit culture. The students will have the opportunity to create art, as well as collaborate with peers on projects. The focus will be on local cultural practices, history, & current events, with occasional examination of Indigenous cultures from around the world.
The course is designed specifically to support Alberta Education’s CTF: Environmental Stewardship curriculum. The course promotes an authentic and meaningful exploration of relations between humans and their environments. Educators and students alike are given the unique experience of learning about both local and global issues (plastics, food, air, and water quality, waste management and sanitation, and consumer choices). During the course, students are exposed to various challenges/issues in their local communities and in global communities in developing countries. Students are then taught how they might plan, act, and respond to an issue that is important to them. The course culminates in an exploration by students of careers.
Explore Science 8
Explore the hands-on aspect of the Science program! Due to Covid-19 restrictions and classroom limitations, there will be minimal hands-on lessons in regular science classes until restrictions are lifted. This course is an opportunity to actively engage in small group and individual hands-on lessons.
Explore Science 9
Explore the hands-on aspect of the Science program! Due to Covid-19 restrictions and classroom limitations, there will be minimal hands-on lessons in regular science classes until restrictions are lifted. This course gives students the opportunity to participate in small-group and individual grade 8 activities that were missed during the lockdown, and activities from the grade 9 program. Preference will be given to those students who were previously enrolled in the Science Academy.
Exploring Healthy Relationships
identifyThere is also the opportunity to have participants co-facilitate sessions for some experience and to show leadership as well.
Food and Culture
This course will study the customs, culture, and way of life of 4-6 different countries. Students will research and create related projects, as well as cook and experience food from these respected regions of the world.
This course will focus on the basics of reading music and learning to play guitar. The course will also involve and introduction to music recording and mixing. Take your first steps to working in the music industry.
High School Prep
Are you in Grade 9 and have a lot of questions about High School? This course will examine everything you need to know, from choosing the right High School to developing strategies to ensure your High School experience is a successful one. This course will also allow participants to examine career paths after High School and how to ensure course selections compliment and support their future career.
Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Support
This is a supplemental literacy intervention program designed to help struggling readers achieve grade-level competency. LLI is delivered through explicit, direct instruction in a small-group format. Fast- paced lessons aim to engage students and promote rapid processing. 4 students/grp will be selected - 40-minute blocks for half a semester. Students are not required to register as they will be excused from their CTF course for a 40-minute block.
Are you the next great coach? This course is for Soccer Academy students that possess strong and communication skills and have a keen interest in learning the art of coaching. Throughout the year, students will learn how to run soccer sessions and develop skills useful for coaching, fitness , sport performance, athletic therapy, and leading recreational activities. Through practice s, on-field instruction and video analysis, students will develop valuable and mentorship skills that they will use in a practical setting.
Social Studies 7 Breakout EDU
The course is designed specifically to support Alberta Education’s CTF: Communication Technology (COM) stream. The course promotes development of skills related to technology used to design, construct, and relay a message for the purpose of connecting, informing, entertaining, or selling products. Educators and students will use various software programs and platforms to experience and create their own Breakouts. Students will integrate social studies content into the games they create for other students. Games will be tested and adapted and used to reinforce key learning from both outcome areas. In Breakout EDU games, players are presented with a backstory or a challenge; they work collaboratively to solve a series of critical thinking puzzles to open a locked box or complete the challenge.
Travel and Tourism 7
An introductory course that will focus on planning, preparing, and organizing trips and activities. All the while making personal connections to possible career possibilities. Students will also get the opportunity to use technology to create itineraries, plan excursions and connect with real life people in the travel/tourism profession.