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2005-06 Online Classes Offerings

Applications for Semester 1:

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Registrations for the 2005-06 School Year, Semester 1 are now closed. Faxed, emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.

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Inquiries regarding Central iSchool course registration and course information are handled by the Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre (SDLC) (formerly known as the Government Correspondence School).

Hours of operation are:

Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Telephone: (306) 787-6024 (in Regina ) or 1-800-667-7166 Email: sgcs.info@sasked.gov.sk.ca

Who Can Register:

Any Saskatchewan resident may register for a Central iSchool class offering.

Students must register through a Provincial Institution such as a School Division office, Regional College or for First Nations students through a Band or Tribal Council.

Registrations will only be taken up to the registration deadline date established for each semester. Requests made after the registration deadline date for each semester will be referred to the Saskatchewan Government Correspondence School program. In extenuating circumstances, registration requests after the deadline date may be accepted. The Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre and Delivering School reserves the right to either accept or reject the student’s application in extenuating circumstances.

Registration Deadline:

 

Registration Deadline Date

Class Start Date

Semester 1

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Semester 2

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

Fees:

Tuition Fee

Registrations Fee *

Total Course Fee

$275.00

$25.00

$300.00

* The registration fee is non-refundable, except where the student is put on a waiting list.

**All tuition and registration fees are to be paid at the time of registration.

***Associated text books (if required) are the responsibility of students or the sponsoring school or agency.

Refund:

There will be no refund (tuition or registration fees) for any student that has registered for a Central iSchool course.

Withdrawals:

Requests to discontinue a course must be received in writing from the Principal or Director of Education or other designate to the Saskatchewan Distance Learning Center (SDLC). Requests can be submitted via email to sgcs.info@sasked.gov.sk.ca.

Course Extensions:

Classes have a defined start and end date and should be followed. In extenuating circumstance the Delivering School Teacher may grant an extension for the student to extend the time to complete the class. A request for course extension must be made in writing to the delivering school teacher who will then advise the Saskatchewan Distance Learning Center and the Home School with the anticipated completion and grade submission date.

Expenditure Recognition

Central iSchool tuition fees qualify for expenditure recognition under the Foundational Operating Grant program in the same manner as the Saskatchewan Government Correspondence School and Interactive Television Instruction tuitions fees are recognized.

Registration Payment Options

As students must register through a School Division, Regional College or First Nations Band or Tribal council, therefore, payments will only be received from these organizations. To facilitate this process the Provincial Institution should establish an account with the Saskatchewan Distance learning Centre. Upon registration, the institution will be billed for the course registration. Options for payment many include cash, money order, cheque or credit card cheque payable to the Minister of Finance.

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Registrations for the 2005-06 School Year, Semester 1 are now closed. Faxed, emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.

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Course

Semester 1
Begins Thursday, September 1, 2005

Delivering School Division

Accounting 10

Sherry Vetter
vetters@spsd.sk.ca

Description :   Accounting 10 allows students to explore the field of accounting and specifically learn the basics of establishing and implementing basic accounting concepts for a service firm.

Requirements:

1)
  1. Preferred Textbook: Century 21 Accounting - Third Canadian Edition, Introductory Course - Schafer, DelBello, Mumford, Swanson, Ross, Hanson
  2. Secondary Textbook: Century 21 Accounting Multicolumn Journal 1st Year Course, 7th Edition by Ross, Gilbertson, Lehman & Hanson. ISBN 0-538-43524-0 Thomson Nelson Publishing.
  3. If either of these textbooks are not available, please email the instructor for further recommendation.

2) E-Mail - that handles attachments (Not Hotmail)

3) Current Browser - Explorer 6

4)  Access to word processing & spreadsheet software

5) Access to a fax machine

6) It is strongly recommended that the computer primarily used have the Java Plug-in installed (this to be able to use the Virtual Classroom

Saskatoon Public School Division

Career & Work Exploration 30

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Brenda Peterson
brenda.peterson_goldenplains@saskschools.ca

Description :   Career and Work Exploration 10/20/A30 and B30 are courses that blend written and work based learning in a career development continuum.  Students will engage in interactive experiences to develop awareness, explore career opportunities and experience work in career areas of interest. The choice of credit 10 or 20 or A30 or B30 is the student's option. The course is designed to promote exploration of various educational and occupational interests. The written component is done online with me while the work component is done in your community supervised by staff from your school.

Prerequisite : none

Required materials : Expanding Your Horizons - Career Development Guide, Misener and Butler. McGraw Hill Ryerson Limited, 1999,  ISBN 0-07-552866-5

Golden Plains School Division

Creative Writing 20

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Laurel Siddons
laurel.siddons_ischool@saskschools.ca

Description :   The theme of Creative Writing 20 is “Seeking New Spaces; Telling our Stories.” The course uses a genre centered approach to writing where students focus on: the creative process, writing poetry, writing short fiction, writing plays, writing non-fiction, and create an independent project. Students will complete assignments, will submit a journal/idea book, writing folder, and portfolio, and will interact with other students through a Discussion Board.

Prerequisites : English A10 or B10.

Required Materials : Connection to the internet is required. All other materials are in the course or will be faxed to the student.

Hudson Bay Composite

Hudson Bay School Division

Native Studies 20

Donna Des Roches
donna@bsd.sk.ca

Native Studies 20 is an examination of contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples around the world.

Students will:

  • gain an understanding of the historical bases of current issues of concern to Indigenous peoples;
  • become aware of and increase their understanding of Aboriginal philosophies which are the foundations of Indigenous cultures
  • develop a personal sense of social commitment that is to "think globally, act locally".

The course is divided into four units: a beginning unit to introduce students to the Indigenous world view; Unit Two which deals with the historical and global Indigenous struggle for self-determination and self-government; Unit Three which addresses development issues and Unit Four which discusses human rights from an Indigenous perspective.

Prerequisites : A Grade 10 Social Studies

Required Materials : Aboriginal Peoples: Building for the Future by Kevin Reed (Oxford University Press [Canada], 1999) ISBN 0-19-541280-X.

 

North Battleford Comprehensive

Battlefords School Division

 

Course 

Semester 2
Begins Monday, January 30, 2006

Delivering School Division  

Accounting 20

Sherry Vetter
vetters@spsd.sk.ca

Description :   Accounting 20 is an expansion of Accounting 10.  Students will be introduced to the skills required to keep accurate accounting records for a merchandising business. Areas to be covered include specialized journals and subsidiary ledgers.

Requirements:

  1. Century 21 Accounting - Third Canadian Edition, Introductory Course - Schafer, DelBello, Mumford, Swanson, Ross, Hanson
  2. E-Mail - that handles attachments (Not Hotmail)
  3. Current Browser - Explorer 6
  4. Access to word processing & spreadsheet software
  5. Access to a fax machine
  6. It is strongly recommended that the computer primarily used have the Java Plug-in installed (this to be able to use the Virtual Classroom)

Saskatoon Public School Division

Arts Ed 20

Bob Brooks
artz2@sasktel.net

Description :   The Arts Education 20 Online program consists of two 50 hour modules. Students will be required to choose two modules from a list of six possible options. It is within these modules that students will be working on a series of tasks and a variety of projects. From the beginning of the class, it is important that students developing a habit of regular communication in the form of email without attachments, email with attachments, Discussion Board dialogue and Digital Drop Box project updates. As we are working online, it is essential that we do our utmost to keep each other updated as to what we are working on, how we are meeting our deadlines and how things have been going in the process of developing projects. This is an individual project/assignment driven course as we are left working on our own in our schools across the province; it is difficult to do group work as we rarely, if ever meet with each other. Therefore, students need to ready themselves to work alone on a number of projects, each based on the themes of two modules.

The seven modules that we will be choosing to work from include: “History in the Making”, "Tell it Like it Is", Film and Video”, "The Arts and Popular Culture", “Expanding Horizons: The Arts in Canada”, and “Global Connections”.

Students will be completing contracts and working to fulfill their contracts through individual projects which need to be documented through daily digital pictures and electronic journal entries. The teacher will work with each student to help facilitate their projects and will be responsible for managing the student’s files as they are sent to the Arts Education 20 Online Blackboard site through the Digital Drop Box.

Prerequisite : There is no prerequisite for this course.

Required materials : The resources for the program are varied and would include:

  • Hot glue guns, soldering irons, hand saws, needle nosed pliers, wire cutters, wire, scrap metal, scrap wood, old bicycle parts, junk keyboards, etc...anything that students can find that could be used as raw materials for sculpture (Assemblage).
  • Acrylic and latex paint - the latex is to act as a primer
  • Coveralls, paint brushes of all sizes, rollers, trays, drop clothes or newspaper
  • Ceiling tiles from your school ceiling, if possible for students to paint on
  • Wall spaces in your school...pre-authorized by your board would help...for students to paint murals
  • Video camera...digital video (Mini DV) preferable and tapes; Digital camera (still image); Firewire for video and USB transfer cables for digital pictures.

Students choosing to work on the Film and Video module or video projects within other modules will need to be able to shoot, import, edit and export video to a QuickTime or Shockwave format. Make sure that your internet connection is high speed and that your computers have QuickTime and Shockwave installed. Students choosing to paint ceiling tiles and murals for The Arts and Pop Culture and Tell it Like It Is, or any other module will need school work spaces and permission to use school tiles.

Space for students to work on large art projects and to leave their work in progress is an important resource for this course. Space is needed for students to do movement and drama activities and to film these activities. Space is essential for students to sit quietly and to reflect and to work on Blackboard online.

There really is no set list of resources for this class as it is always changing and will vary from individual student and the choices that they make within this program.

Gull Lake School

Gull Lake School Division

Calculus 30

Roger Morgan
roger.morgan@sasktel.net

Description :   Saskatchewan Learning Curriculum will be taught including Pre-Calculus, Functions, Limits, Differentiation, Curve Sketching, Applications, Transcendental Functions, Integration, and Area.

Prerequisite :  Math B30 must be completed; you must have either completed Math C30 or be currently enrolled in it.

Required Materials :  A textbook may be assigned at a future date, access to a fax machine.  Software requirements include Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.

Text: Calculus 30 by Burt Theissen
Globe Printers

217 Jessop Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1Y
Phone: (306) 955-3373
Fax: (306) 955-573

Kincaid School

Golden Plains School Division

Chemistry 30

Peggy Lawson
p.lawson@ophs.smmsd.sk.ca

Prerequisite : Chemistry 20

Requirements: Any standard high school chemistry text for use as a reference, such as:

  • Chemistry (publisher: Heath)
  • Chemistry: The Study of Matter (Prentice-Hall)
  • Chemistry: A Second Course (Addison-Wesley)
  • A scientific calculator
  • Access to a fax machine and printer
  • Standard computer requirements for an online course, including a word processor (Word is preferred), ability to read/view Adobe Acrobat files, Flash, etc.

Topics Covered:

Thermo chemistry; Chemical Kinetics; Chemical Equilibrium Solutions; Acids and Bases; Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry

Oxbow Prairie Heights

Souris Moose Mountain School Division

Journalism Studies 20

Kerry Keenleyside
kkeenleyside@glcn.com

Description :   Responsible journalism is the invaluable monitor of society.

The mass media today wield an enormous influence over daily life in this country. While they do not mould minds in the fashion once suspected, they do provide the information upon which persons in a democratic society can base their decisions, both in the polling place and the marketplace. It is essential that this information be as pure and untainted as human beings can make it. When the press errs, all of society lives with the mistake.

- Ferguson & Patten, 1993, p. 2.

During the course of the past few decades, the processing of information has sped up to the point that events happening around the world are reported and commented on within minutes of their happening. Newspapers, radio, television, magazines, photographs, and other information-gathering and distributing mechanisms present their interpretation to their various audiences. Typically, these audiences are composed of busy people who demand a concise, objective, and attractively packaged perspective on al l aspects of modern life.

The job of the journalist is challenging. Journalists (print or other media) have to use their thinking, speaking, and writing to present information in a factual, straightforward manner, clearly defining the difference between fact and opinion.

Journalism Studies 20 is concerned with the role of journalism in a democracy and with helping students grow in their language skills--particularly writing. The course will help students learn to gather, write, edit, publish, and produce news and other information for print and electronic media. In this course, students will also become knowledgeable about journalism and learn to organize their time, meet deadlines, think objectively, develop original styles, and gain experience in communicating clearly and effectively.

Secondary Level journalism experiences can help students write, speak, and represent more precisely, more clearly, and more persuasively. Students can become better listeners, readers, viewers, and thinkers, as well as consumers of oral, print, and other media texts. A course in journalism allows students opportunities to communicate important information to others. It encourages them to use creativity and imagination while demanding discipline, responsibility, and ethical behavior. (Curriculum Guide:  Journalism 20).

Required Materials : The Canadian Reporter:  News Writing and Reporting; 2 nd Ed.   (LRDC Order No. 8321) $49.35 pbk.

Technology:  computers, Internet access, digital cameras, tape recorders, and video cameras, and the use of a scanner are recommended.

Hazlet School

Gull Lake School Division

 

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