"Learn at Home" Online Portal
Learn at Home
, the Ministry of Education's online learning portal, provides a variety of educational resources to enable students at every grade level to continue learning while away from school.
The Ontario governments expects that every student will continue to learn while in-school classes are suspended. While we understand that teaching and learning will not be the same as it is in the classroom, the HWCDSB is committed to working collaboratively with our system and school leaders, teachers and support staff, and employee group representatives to support the continuity of learning over the next month of school closures.
Our shared goal is to ensure the successful completion of the school year for all students, and to support students to advance to the next school year, earn credits and to graduate.
Based on Ministry guidelines, the teacher/educator directed learning framework is as follows:
· Kindergarten–Grade 3: 5 hours of work per student per week, with a focus on literacy and math;
· Grades 4–6: 5 hours of work per week, with a focus on literacy, math, science, and social studies;
· Grades 7–8: 10 hours of work per week, with a focus on math, literacy, science and social studies; and,
· Grades 9–12: 3 hours of work per course per week for semestered students, and 1.5 hours of work per course per week for non-semestered students, with a focus on credit accumulation and graduation.
Please note that the suggested hours of work per student per week are provided as a minimum guideline, as are the suggested areas of curriculum focus. For HWCDSB students, Religious Education will also form an essential part of the learning framework.