St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School 3801 Thomas Street (905) 285-0050

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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School

3801 Thomas Street

Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 7G2

(905) 285-0050

We believe that each one, created in the image and likeness of God, is called by name into the Dufferin-Peel community to realize the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations to the fullest extent possible as we all journey from the early years to vocation.

COURSE OUTLINE

Department:

Special Education

Course:

Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School

Course Code:

GLE 3O1

Course Description:

This course improves students’ learning and personal management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals.

Strand & Unit Title:

Unit 1

Learning Skills

(Look at Me and How I

Learn)

Corresponding Catholic Graduate Expectation(s):

CGE2b

read, understand and use written materials effectively

CGE3c

Thinks reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems

CGE3d

Makes decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience

CGE4f

applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and resource management skills

Unit 2

Personal Knowledge &

Management Skills

(Ensure My Success)

Unit 3

Exploration of Opportunities

(Assemble My Alternatives)

Unit 4

Preparation for Transition and Change

(Research My Options)

CGE3b

create, adapt, evaluate new ideas in light of the common good

CGE3d

make decisions in light of gospel values with an informed moral conscience

CGE4h

Participates in leisure and fitness activities for a balanced and healthy lifestyle

CGE7d

Promotes the sacredness of life

CGE7e

Witnesses Catholic social teaching by promoting equality, democracy, and solidarity for a just, peaceful and compassionate society

CGE4c

Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership

CGE4d

Responds to, manages and constructively influences change in a discerning manner

CGE4e

Sets appropriate goals and priorities in school, work and personal life

CGE4f

Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and resource management skills

CGE4g

Examines and reflects on one's personal values, abilities and aspirations influencing life's choices and opportunities

CGE5h

applies skills for employability, self-employment and entrepreneurship relative to

Christian vocation

CGE5d

Finds meaning, dignity, fulfillment and vocation in work which contributes to the common good

CGE1e

Speaks the language of life..."recognizing that life is an unearned gift and that a person entrusted with life does not own it but that one is called to protect and cherish it."

CGE2c

present information and ideas clearly and honestly and with sensitivity to others

CGE4c

Takes initiative and demonstrates Christian leadership

CGE4d

Responds to, manages and constructively influences change in a discerning manner

Assessment and Evaluation

Category Weightings

Knowledge & Understanding

Thinking & Investigation

Application

Communication

Weight %

25%

25%

25%

25%

Final Summative Assessments

Term Work

Course Culminating

Exam

Overall

Weighting

70%

30%

Not Applicable

Learning Skills and Work Habits will also be assessed and reported on. For more information please refer to

Growing

Success

pg. 11. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/growsuccess.pdf

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