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Win Congregated (Educational Experiences)

An underlying principle of Catholic education is the recognition that all human beings possess dignity and value. The objectives of the Edmonton Catholic School District reflect this.  Catholic schools are committed to the growth of academic skills, personal skills, Christian faith, social responsibility, and physical and mental health for all students.  The Educational Experiences program Level 1 and 2 have been developed based on these fundamental principles and goals.


Generations (Formerly EE1)

(Educational Experiences Level 1)

This program helps students become more independent in their home and community through the

development of:

¨ Basic Conceptual Skills

¨ Communication Skills

¨ Self Help/Care Skills

¨ Appropriate Attitude

¨ Focus on Maintaining or Improving Fine & Gross Motor Skills

¨ Community Awareness

¨ Focus on a Catholic Faith Model

¨ Environmental Knowledge

¨ Sensory Based Activities

¨ Transition Preparation to Adult Programs

 

This program serves the high school needs of complex students with severe cognitive/developmental dependent disabilities, who may also have a medical diagnosis. These students require consistent support or supervision in all areas of functioning including daily living skills and accommodations may include assistive technology and augmentative systems. The program offers a variety of alternative programming both in the school and in the community. 

 

Inclusion within the school community occurs as it is appropriate for each individual student including, option classes, and all liturgical and seasonal celebrations. 

                  

A Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of speech/language, behavioural, occupational therapy, health care professionals, and Family School Liaison Worker, work to support all 3 program levels.


WIN 2  (Formerly EE2)

(Educational Experiences Level 2)

 

This class helps students become more independent in their home and community through the development of:

¨ Functional Academic Skills

¨ Communication Skills

¨ Social Skills

¨ Appropriate Attitude

¨ Community Awareness

¨ Focus on a Catholic Faith Model

¨ Environmental Knowledge

¨ Pre-employment Job Training (Work Study)

¨ Transition Preparation Into Adult Life in the Community

 

This program serves the high school needs of complex students with moderate cognitive disabilities, who may also have a medical diagnosis. These students require individual assistance and ongoing supervision.

 

This class uses a cluster peer focus for small group instruction and accommodations may include assistive technology and augmentative systems. The program offers a variety of alternative programming both in the school and in the community. 

 

Integration within the school community occurs as it is appropriate for each individual student including all liturgical and seasonal celebrations.  Student to staff ratio is generally 4:1.

 

Although these students require very specific educational and occupationally related programs and        services, their needs can generally be met within the regular school setting.  The Educational Experiences Program Level II is based on the premise that each child is entitled to an opportunity to achieve his/her full potential to grow physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually.

 

A Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of speech/language, behavioural, occupational therapy, health care professionals, and Family School Liaison Worker, work to support all 3 program levels.


WIN 3 (Vocation Intensive)

 Founded with a vision to provide specific structure, skills, and direction, the WIN Congregated Program supports students’ successful transition into employment and the greater community. This program is suited for those students wishing to pursue practical skill attainment and academics. A main goal for students in this program is post-graduate employment. The learning environment is characterized as diverse, dynamic, experiential, relative and cohesive.

 

At Austin O’Brien, our WIN Congregated Program is Vocation Intensive, focusing on Literacy and Numeracy, “Life Skills” academics, Work Study, Religious Education, Sport/Recreation Training, interest courses, and community integration.

 

Program Structure:

 

¨ Small Class Size

¨ Differentiated Instruction

¨ Numeracy and Literacy Approach

¨ “Life Skills” Academics (Practical, hands on instruction having a direct connection to community)

¨ Work Study: Job placement within various Edmonton companies/industries. (Interest Inventories, Resumes, Interviews, Transportation, Job Skill Training, Teacher Site Visits, Employer/Teacher Evaluations, 

¨ Direct and Indirect Instruction/Support

¨ AM: Work Study

¨ PM: Academics

 

A Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of speech/language, behavioural, occupational therapy, health care professionals, and Family School Liaison Worker, work to support all 3 program levels.

 

Program Goal: For the students to attain knowledge, experience and skills that support and prepare them to be confident, productive, working members of society.

 

“LEARNING BECOMES RELEVANT WHEN WE CONNECT IT WITH REALITY.”

                                                                                         -Robert John Meehan

 


 

Educational Experiences

Win Congregated (Educational Experiences)

An underlying principle of Catholic education is the recognition that all human beings possess dignity and value. The objectives of the Edmonton Catholic School District reflect this.  Catholic schools are committed to the growth of academic skills, personal skills, Christian faith, social responsibility, and physical and mental health for all students.  The Educational Experiences program Level 1 and 2 have been developed based on these fundamental principles and goals.


Generations (Formerly EE1)

(Educational Experiences Level 1)

This program helps students become more independent in their home and community through the

development of:

¨ Basic Conceptual Skills

¨ Communication Skills

¨ Self Help/Care Skills

¨ Appropriate Attitude

¨ Focus on Maintaining or Improving Fine & Gross Motor Skills

¨ Community Awareness

¨ Focus on a Catholic Faith Model

¨ Environmental Knowledge

¨ Sensory Based Activities

¨ Transition Preparation to Adult Programs

 

This program serves the high school needs of complex students with severe cognitive/developmental dependent disabilities, who may also have a medical diagnosis. These students require consistent support or supervision in all areas of functioning including daily living skills and accommodations may include assistive technology and augmentative systems. The program offers a variety of alternative programming both in the school and in the community. 

 

Inclusion within the school community occurs as it is appropriate for each individual student including, option classes, and all liturgical and seasonal celebrations. 

                  

A Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of speech/language, behavioural, occupational therapy, health care professionals, and Family School Liaison Worker, work to support all 3 program levels.


WIN 2  (Formerly EE2)

(Educational Experiences Level 2)

 

This class helps students become more independent in their home and community through the development of:

¨ Functional Academic Skills

¨ Communication Skills

¨ Social Skills

¨ Appropriate Attitude

¨ Community Awareness

¨ Focus on a Catholic Faith Model

¨ Environmental Knowledge

¨ Pre-employment Job Training (Work Study)

¨ Transition Preparation Into Adult Life in the Community

 

This program serves the high school needs of complex students with moderate cognitive disabilities, who may also have a medical diagnosis. These students require individual assistance and ongoing supervision.

 

This class uses a cluster peer focus for small group instruction and accommodations may include assistive technology and augmentative systems. The program offers a variety of alternative programming both in the school and in the community. 

 

Integration within the school community occurs as it is appropriate for each individual student including all liturgical and seasonal celebrations.  Student to staff ratio is generally 4:1.

 

Although these students require very specific educational and occupationally related programs and        services, their needs can generally be met within the regular school setting.  The Educational Experiences Program Level II is based on the premise that each child is entitled to an opportunity to achieve his/her full potential to grow physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, and spiritually.

 

A Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of speech/language, behavioural, occupational therapy, health care professionals, and Family School Liaison Worker, work to support all 3 program levels.


WIN 3 (Vocation Intensive)

 Founded with a vision to provide specific structure, skills, and direction, the WIN Congregated Program supports students’ successful transition into employment and the greater community. This program is suited for those students wishing to pursue practical skill attainment and academics. A main goal for students in this program is post-graduate employment. The learning environment is characterized as diverse, dynamic, experiential, relative and cohesive.

 

At Austin O’Brien, our WIN Congregated Program is Vocation Intensive, focusing on Literacy and Numeracy, “Life Skills” academics, Work Study, Religious Education, Sport/Recreation Training, interest courses, and community integration.

 

Program Structure:

 

¨ Small Class Size

¨ Differentiated Instruction

¨ Numeracy and Literacy Approach

¨ “Life Skills” Academics (Practical, hands on instruction having a direct connection to community)

¨ Work Study: Job placement within various Edmonton companies/industries. (Interest Inventories, Resumes, Interviews, Transportation, Job Skill Training, Teacher Site Visits, Employer/Teacher Evaluations, 

¨ Direct and Indirect Instruction/Support

¨ AM: Work Study

¨ PM: Academics

 

A Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of speech/language, behavioural, occupational therapy, health care professionals, and Family School Liaison Worker, work to support all 3 program levels.

 

Program Goal: For the students to attain knowledge, experience and skills that support and prepare them to be confident, productive, working members of society.

 

“LEARNING BECOMES RELEVANT WHEN WE CONNECT IT WITH REALITY.”

                                                                                         -Robert John Meehan