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49 Terrace Street

Sydney, Nova Scotia

B1P 2L4

Phone(902) 562-5464

Fax(902) 564-4472

E-Mail:

 sydacademy@gnspes.ca

 

 


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Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Keith Morrison

 

English 10 Communication Plan

Teacher- Keith Morrison

English 10 offers learners an opportunity to consolidate their learning from their junior high years before they specialize in grade 11. The English 10 classroom will offer abundant opportunities for students to read widely, write frequently and provide opportunities to enhance their communication skills.

Student progress will be closely monitored. Marks will be awarded for daily class participation, written work and homework assignments.

Due Dates

All assignments must be passed in on time. There will be few, if any extensions.

Each day an assignment is late, 20% will be deducted from the final grade of the assignment. If the student is absent on the scheduled due date, have the assignment delivered to the school, have the parent/guardian contact the teacher or E-mail the assignment.

Testing

Plenty of notice for tests is given. If the student is legitimately excused on a scheduled test day, be aware that he/she may be tested immediately upon return to class. If it is not excused the mark will be zero.

Evaluation

80 % - tests, projects, homework, in-class assignments, oral presentations, etc.

20% - Final Provincial Exam

Contact

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Career Development 10 Communication Plan

Teacher- Keith Morrison

Career Development is designed to provide students with an environment to interact with others in preparing for a journey of self-reflection, personal development and career exploration. This course is designed to help students develop communication and self-management skills, assess their abilities and set realistic goals. Students will begin to develop and refine a career plan, make decisions about their future and prepare for the world beyond high school.

Expectations/ Creating Opportunities for Success

First and foremost, it is essential that you bring commitment and an open mind to class everyday.. Attendance in class is essential. Being late and/or absent will affect your performance and your overall experience.  To enhance student learning, make real world connections and provide exposure to careers, several opportunities will be provided to students including field trips, guest speakers and workshops. Sydney Academy is grateful to the many community partners that provide these learning opportunities. It is imperative that students, as representatives of themselves and their school, demonstrate respect and professionalism and adhere to our school’s code of conduct.

Students are also responsible for:

  • Seeking assistance with assignments when required;

  • Responding to feedback provided during the learning process.

  • Completing assignments by specified due dates so they can receive timely feedback;

  • In the event that a due date for an assignment is missed, it will be at the discretion of the teacher and principal to extend the deadline.

  • Requesting an extension for assignments in a timely manner when required

  • Students who do not adhere to the extended deadline will have missed that opportunity to demonstrate achievement towards the outcomes addressed in that assignment.

Resources

All other resources required for this course will be provided by Mr Morrison and PAHS. Resources will include computer technology, recent articles and texts. Hands-on work will be provided through field trips, guest speakers and presenters coming into our school.

Assessment & Evaluation

When determining a students’ final grade:

  • No single assessment tool (i.e. presentations, labs, demonstrations, portfolios, debates, written tests/quizzes) will account for more than half of the value of each Gradebook category

  • Learning trends over time will be considered, more recent student work and the teacher’s professional judgment

Career Development Modules and Weights

Module

Title

Includes

Value/Weight

Module 1

Personal Development

Decision-Making, Communication & Teamwork Skills, Personal Relationships & Conflicts, Community Issues, Cultural Values, Attitudes & Beliefs

20%

Module 2

Career Awareness

Skills and Personality Assessments, Job Search Strategies, Career Cruising, Post-secondary Research, Goal Setting, Resume Writing, Cover Letters, Interview Skills

30%

Module 3

Workplace Readiness

Health & Safety Act, Rights & Responsibilities, Work Ethic, Employability Skills 2000+,

First Aid and CPR Level A

OHS, WHMIS, Hazard Control and Identification

20%

Module 4

Financial Management

Financial Terms, Budgeting, Credit, Consumer Rights & Responsibilities

10%

Module 5

Lifework Portfolio

Students will keep artifacts to demonstrate growth in knowledge and skills. These items will demonstrate the development of a career plan and illustrate their interests and abilities. The Lifework Portfolio is meant for students to continue to organize artifacts of their achievements throughout their high school years and beyond.

20%

Assessment Practice

  • Students will be provided with multiple opportunities to demonstrate their progress toward achievement of outcomes.

  • Assessment for Learning/Formative Assessment…the ongoing process of gathering and interpreting evidence about student learning for the purpose of determining where students are in their learning, where they need to go, and how best to get there; instructional strategy that takes place while the student is still learning and served to promote learning

  • Assessment of Learning/Summative Assessment…process of analyzing, reflecting upon, and summarizing assessment information and making a judgment and/or decision based upon the information gathered.

  • Assessment Types… On-line tutorials and assignments, peer work, observations, conversations, reflection, products

  • Assessment Tools…include, but are not limited to work samples, presentations, tests/quizzes, debates, projects, checklists, portfolios, experiments, demonstrations, anecdotal notes, graphic/visual representations, models, oral and/or written reports, journals, logs, performances

Communication Tools

  • PowerSchool (Gradebook). It is essential that students and parents check PowerSchool regularly to stay up-to-date with assessment and evaluation opportunities.

  • Parent-Teacher Interviews, Mid Term Reports, Final Report Cards

Accessing Help

Please e-mail or phone me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any immediate questions or concerns.

 

 

 

Communication Plan – Social Studies 9

Teacher: Keith Morrison

September 2017

Overview of Course:

Social Studies 9 examines Atlantic Canada through the following units of study:

  1. Physical Setting

  2. Culture

  3. Economics

  4. Technology

  5. Interdependence

Expectations:

Student participation and involvement in classroom discussions and activities are necessary to maximize the learning process. Attendance is a key factor in determining the level of success a student will achieve in Social Studies 9. Students are responsible for all missed work. Students will have one week to hand in assignments.  Missed tests will be written on the first day your return following the test (providing that the absence has been excused).  After one week, the assignment/test will receive a mark of zero.  I reserve the right to make changes to missed tests.

Evaluation/Assessment:

Projects/Assignments    25%

Tests    25%

Class Activities/Participation/Discussion   20%

Exams   30%

Contact:

Contact by email would be preferred.  My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Communication Plan – English 11

Teacher: Keith Morrison

September 2017

Overview of Course:

English 11 will focus on the following topics:

  1. Writing & the Mechanics of Writing

  2. Novel & Independent Novel Study

  3. Short Stories

  4. Drama (Shakespearean)

  5. Poetry

Expectations:

Student participation and involvement in classroom discussions and activities are necessary to maximize the learning process. Attendance is a key factor in determining the level of success a student will achieve in English 11. Students are responsible for all missed work. Students will have one week to hand in assignments that are not considered to be in-class assignments/projects.  After one week, the assignment will receive a mark of zero.  If an adequate excuse has been provided (doctor’s note, etc.), missed tests will be written on the day the student returns.  I reserve the right to modify missed tests.  

Evaluation/Assessment:

Speaking & Listening - 33%

Reading & Viewing - 33%

Writing & Other Ways of Representing - 34%

** There is a final exam for English 11.

Correspondence:  It would be best to contact me via email.  My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.