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Home / Instruction & Assessment / Secondary courses

Secondary Courses

To look forward - To reach the sky - To move beyond

On this page, you will find resources for subject specific courses, course outline templates, and other supports for secondary courses.

PODCASTS for ELA/EFP

The act of listening to a narrative helps your students become better learners. Podcasts are a screen-free, multi-tasking, ear-stimulating and eye-opening way to deliver content.
Whether you are in-person, remote, hybrid, flipped or blended, podcasts can enhance your teaching in meaningful way.

Limetown

Recommended: Grades 8/9 Fiction Mystery/Crime

Serial Season 1

Recommended: Grade 10

The Connect: Apple Podcasts

Discussion: hosts discuss 2 movies and the things that connect them .

Single point rubrics are a great way to simplify criteria into just a single column while encouraging students to engage in target expectations.  They also allow for high quality feedback that is personalized and focused, rather than highlighted from a pick list that was prescribed prior to the student demonstration o f learning. 

Samples

How single point rubrics work

  • Include only guidance on and descriptions of mastery, or target expectations.

  • include categories that align with the competencies that the learning task is assessing.

  • allow space for the teacher to explain how the expectation has been met, and space for how it can still improve (or for the learner to self-assess) 
  • provide enough description for clarity
  • if the rubric is formative in intent, do not provide a final “grade” with a single point rubric
  • when the rubric has been provided as formative feedback, for process work, the same rubric can be repurposed for summative assessment

Examples