Choosing a Learning Path
What is the best program @ Argyll for your child?
Argyll Centre offers both teacher-directed and parent-directed programs onsite and in a distributed learning model, for students in Grades K through 12. For a review of Argyll programs please see this document which illustrates both Edmonton onsite and distributed online programs.
Argyll Centre is a distributed learning school, offering multiple channels of learning and teaching through a variety of delivery formats and mediums that enable students, teachers and course content to interact across distance. Distributed learning connects students with teachers, often with a strong parent-teacher partnership, providing choice, flexibility, and authentic learning experiences. At Argyll, the potential exists through 21st century technologies and literacies, to build highly personalized, engaging learning opportunities for student success, as well as expanding teacher expertise to critically influence and support student learning.
In addition to our Caraway K-9 onsite program in Edmonton, Argyll Centre offers both teacher-directed and parent-directed programs onsite and in a distributed learning model, for students in Grades 1 through 12.
How do you choose which program delivery is the right one for your child?
Do you want face to face or onsite instruction for your child?
- Onsite instruction is available in our Edmonton-based Caraway program in grades K-9.
- Students who register in one of our Teacher-directed delivery options: Learnnet or Live Online and live in Edmonton are welcome to register in Edmonton-based onsite activities which supplement the teacher-directed online instruction. Registration for these activities are part of our online registration.
- Our parent-directed delivery option offers site-based activities based on interest. These are scheduled in the scheduler inside our gated learning community, MyLocker, under the parent tab. Credentials to access MyLocker are provided after registration.
- In Edmonton parents whose children are registered as parent-directed may join our Natural Learning Community (NLC) and participate in many locally organized learning activities. Registration for the NLC is included in our online registration.
- You'd love face to face contact with Argyll teachers but it doesn't appear that we offer onsite contact in your community...you might consider learning about Argyll's very vibrant online community of supports for both teacher and parent-directed delivery.
- If you want the Argyll teacher to direct your child's learning then select the teacher-directed delivery option
- If you want to direct to direct your child's learning as the primary educator, but still enjoy the learning partnership with an Argyll teacher then select the parent-directed delivery option
- Do you want an Argyll teacher to direct your child's learning in some courses? Do you feel confident to direct your child's learning in other courses? Select the blended registration delivery option. In the online registration indicate which courses will be teacher directed and which will be parent directed.
- If you want to direct your child's education, select resources, determine the education plan and content then you are choosing home schooling or Argyll's parent-directed delivery option. You may join a rich online parent-directed community with access to well stocked digital shelves or learning resources across the curriculum and across all grade levels. In addition, as a member, you are welcome to join the activities of the Natural Learning Community.
- If you want to be an engaged parent in your child's learning, and partner with an Argyll teacher who directs your child's learning based on the Alberta Program of Studies, with pre-selected learning resources then you are choosing home-based learning or Argyll's teacher-directed delivery option
- In grades 1-9 our Live Online program combines the best of learning online and learning offline. We highly recommend a student register in Live Online if a parent is learning to use online resources and learning about home-based learning.
- If your child is in grades 1-9 then you may choose between Live Online and LearnNet.
- All registrations in high school are considered LearnNet registrations unless the student is registering in Reach Out, or for home instruction.
- LearnNet (grades 1-12) is a subject and lesson based delivery approach. LearnNet is an online program that uses technology to give students the freedom to adjust their schooling to fit their schedule. Students will have a teacher in each subject. Students follow clearly communicated schedule of learning and assessment activities. Students may self pace their progress within the course deadlines. Learning materials are available online and students have 24/7 access. Instruction in course materials is enhanced and supplemented with weekly scheduled online live webinars with each teacher in each subject.
- Live Online (grades 1-9) is a project based learning approach. LiveOnline is an online program that uses technology to nurture an online learning and teaching community. Students are engaged in regularly scheduled live webinars at least 3 times per week. Students learn in cross-graded cohorts which integrate the Alberta Program of Studies across subject areas and grades. Students Webinars are supported with 24/7 access to online learning resources and instructions.
- Argyll's teacher customized option for those students who need personalization of their learning to study off line or with resources which need to be supplemented because they do not align with the Alberta program of Studies. If you do not see what you are looking for please talk to us. We are more than willing to work with you to design a program that fits your child.
- At Argyll we use the online learning environment and tools to effectively connect all our students to our learning and teaching community. These tools are used to communicate: telephone, face to face, and within a gated and password protected learning community: email, instant messaging and live webinars. In addition we communicate using our website, our courses and Schoolzone.
- Online instruction does not mean that the student is restricted from learning offline. The student may choose to work away from the computer or print out resources to read offline. Argyll uses the online tools to keep our students connected to their school, their teacher and supports to be successful.
- In grades 1-9 our Live Online program combines the best of the online and offline worlds. We highly recommend a student register in Live Online if a parent is learning to use online resources and learning about home-based learning.
When I say I want offline learning what I really mean is that I want my child to learn using correspondance materials
- At Argyll the use of what is called correspondence is part of our decision making in the selection of the best learning materials to support your child's successful learning, rather than a designated delivery method. We register all our students as a member of our online community so that we have tools to communicate, publish progress reports and connect students with their teacher and learning community. Once you have had a look at our online resources which we believe are preparing our students for successful 21st century learning, our Assistant Principals will be very happy to register your child in a course which will give your child access to correspondence learning materials.
A summary of Argyll's delivery methods and services - click here