Online Learning Resources
As we face interruptions to face-to-face learning in our traditional classrooms, Edmonton Catholic Schools is committed to supporting the continuation of quality teaching and learning using alternative tools and environments. For many students, this will mean that their instruction will shift to a digital environment.
Our first priority is for the health and well-being of our students. For that reason, on March 30, after spring break, teachers and schools will be re-connecting with families through a variety of means. During that time, schools will be sharing information regarding the shift to remote learning. Remote learning may take time to establish, and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we facilitate this transition across the division.
What will remote learning look like?
- School days will include a scheduled “office period” for all teachers, providing opportunity for telephone, video, or online communication.
- Teachers will share a schedule for students and indicate how parents might communicate with them.
- In Edmonton Catholic Schools, we believe in education of the whole child, therefore:
- Religious education will continue at all levels.
- In elementary, teachers will plan activities that incorporate cross-curricular opportunities.
- In junior high, teachers will instruct in all core subjects. Other subject areas, such as options, may continue where and when possible.
- In high school, teachers will instruct in all core subjects. As many high school students require complementary courses for graduation or post-secondary entrance requirements, instruction will continue where and when possible.
- A focus on wellness and physical literacy will continue.
- Schools will communicate how teachers will gather evidence of student learning.
What resources will be available?
- Inclusive Education Remote Learning Resources and Support
- LearnAlberta.ca provides access to a host of resources to support the K-12 curriculum.
- Edmonton Public Library has a wide range of digital resources to support student literacy development.
- My Child’s Learning: A Parent Resource offers information for each grade level.
- Google Classroom
- Google Drive
- Office 365 Tools
- Remote Teaching and Learning in Office 365
- Distance learning with Office 365: Guidance for parents and guardians
Alberta Education Information
The Ministry has provided this information:
- Every student will receive a final mark.
- Students will progress to their next grade level for the next school year.
- All Grade 6 and 9 provincial achievement tests and Grade 12 diploma exams are cancelled. (Under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. Students wishing to do so should speak to their teacher and school administrator.)
- Every student who is eligible to graduate from Grade 12 this year will graduate.