Sample courses and student work: An Argyll Advantage!
Argyll is fully engaged through a collaborative process with teachers across our district and province in updating our instructional and curricular resources. We are focussed on understanding student learning needs and examining how our instructional materials can ensure:
- best pedagogical/instructional practices for the 21st century learner
- leading edge application of education technology to our learning and teaching environment
- student and parent ease of access
- student engagement
- student completion
- student success
Sample courses may be viewed by clicking the links in the table below. In addition an Argyll tradition is to host celebrations of Learning. These are also linked below.
|sample LearnNet eLives||Sample Live online eLives||Sample course materials||Celebrations of Learning|
|grades 1-3||grade 2 science unit celebration|
|grades 4-6||grades 4-6||Cyber science fair|
|grades 7-9||grades 7-9||junior high social studies|
|grades 10-12||Live Online not offered at HS||grades 10-12|
Understanding what you see in our synchronous classes hosted online in eLive classes
Synchronous classes are held online. Students meet with their teachers in a learning and teaching community. What you see below is a copy of the whiteboard where students are engaging with their teachers and each other.
As you are exploring these recordings look and note the following:
- Community: The students and teachers are part of a unique learning community. You will notice that students and teachers engage in discussions at the start of the class to build understanding of each other and the unique environments in which students live.
- Digital Citizenship: Note the strong social presence asserted by the the students and teachers. They have a trusting relationship. Argyll focuses on building a safe and caring learning community so the focus is on learning. Students learn skills, knowledge and attutudes regarding appropriate 21st century learning and appropriate use of technology.
- Learning online is part of our communitybuilding strategy where students share learning from every part of their lives, including offline learning. Students share learning from their learning that happens in their local communities or that has happened offline. Our online eLive tool pulls our students together in a learning community. Students are not isolated from their learning cohort despte the fact that they are distributed across the province and world.
123 Live Online: An Argyll Advantage!
- Click here to watch a sample 123 Live Online class. Our division one students demonstrate competance in understanding learning in this environment. Our teachers models for parents at home who are high engged learning partners. Parents reinforce the learning concepts at home. Students come into the next week's class and show how they have applied their learning from the previous week.
- See how capable our division one students are in showing their learning in our June Celebration of Learning - another Argyll Advantage
123 LearnNet: An Argyll Advantage!
Click here to see and hear a 123 LearnNet - Grade 1 eLive.
Although the two eLives appear similar they are one part of our two delivery approaches. What's the difference between Live Online and Learnnet? See our Live Online and Learnnet Differentiation documents to see the difference in learning and teaching approaches.
4/5 Live Online: click here to view a culminating celebration of learning. Observe how students share their learning for the year, make connects between curricular areas and assess their own learning. The first 10 minutes describes the Live Online program. If you wish to see student portfolios right away please fast forward to 10:40.
456 LearnNet ....coming soon
6/7/8/9 Live Onlne
- How does Live Online engage our students across distances? You will notice students meet before class starts to build the classroom screen together and to connect about what is happening in each part of the province. Students have responsability to bring items for discussion from the news.
- How does Live Online deliver project based learning? How does Live Online integrate curricular areas across grade levels: This recording demonstrates how math is integrated with language arts. The students are engaged in a Math-tastic Februrary event as part of a writing unit. Notice how students bring their learning into the classroom, how they are engaged in presenting their ideas and how the student centrered focus engages students in the learning.
- This link illustrates the quality of student work and level of success demonstrated by a junior high Live Online student. Sarah won First Place in the 2011 Canada Wide Virtual Science Fair in the Grade 7-8 Health and Sport category. Her work shows the results of integrated project based learning, addressing learning outcomes in science, language arts, health and math. Sarah participated in our Argyll Cyber Science Fair and earned an honours standing.