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Leanne Mombourquette

Communication Plan

Communication Technology 11

Leanne Mombourquette Hutt

Course Overview

Throughout the Communication Technology Course students will create, re-create, and design products and pictures.  Students will use sketching and the principles of design to create original pieces of work.  Students will use the Internet, computer and computer programs to create the final products.  Throughout this course you will be confronted with problems that will require not only creative inspiration but also your ability to strategically apply the elements and principles of design to meeting visual challenges.

The Outcomes of Communication Technology are met through the exploration of 4 Learning Modules.  Each module will be explored through various exercises and culminate in a final project.  Students will have the opportunity to work both individually and in a team as this course is designed to develop learning experiences that both meet the needs of individuals and give students the practical experience in working with others in settings that resemble the workplace.

Modules

Module 1:       Fundamentals of Communication Technology

This module focuses on the exploration of the history of communication.

Module 2:       Digital Photography

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic operation and care of digital camera.

Practice various photographic techniques and compositions. 

Module 3:       Technical Design

Exploring the use of text in mass media and advertising

Creation of products using communication tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc. to create text for various purposes. 

Module 4:       Graphic Design

This module focuses on the exploration and understanding of the elements and principles of design.

Develop an understanding of the color wheel for graphic design.

Module 5:       Animation

Develop and practice an understanding of storyboarding techniques for animation.

Create an animation that has a purpose and a message.

Required Materials:

  • Folder (provided by the teacher)
  • HB and 2B pencils
  • Pencil Crayons
  • White eraser
  • Ruler
  • Fine tipped black marker (we will be outlining lots of hand-rendered designs)

Sketch Folder:

The sketch folder is an extremely important component of this course.  It will be used for independent exploration of the elements and principles of design as well as for certain assigned work.  You will be given weekly drawing.

Missed assignments: Students who are absent from class are responsible for completing any work missed during their absence. 

Assessment and Evaluation:

This course will challenge you both artistically and technically.  In order to receive a good mark you must come to class prepared and ready to be a positive contributor to the class in general and in a team situation.

Student Learning Assessment Methods:

  • Informal evaluations / observations
  • Formal Evaluations
  • Projects
  • Technology use

Mark percentage breakdown as follows:

  • Sketch Book – 15%
  • Module Work (Daily work) – 45%
  • Assignments – 20%
  • Major Project (Final Project) – 20%

Teacher Expectations of Student:

  • Attend class regularly
  • Projects completed and passed in on time
  • Responsible for work completed during absence
     

Teacher Formal / Informal Communication Methods:

  • Individual one on one discussion
     

Communication Methods:

Communication with parents/guardians will be made through the use of the Student/Parent PowerSchool Portal, formal Report Cards and scheduled Parent/Teacher meetings. Parents/guardians may initiate contact through Sydney Academy's Main Office at 902-562-5464 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Health and Human Services 12

Communication Plan

Teacher: Leanne Mombourquette Hutt



Course Description

Health and Human Services 12 is of interest to students who might be considering post-secondary education/employment in health fields or human services including psychology/social work, continuing care, nursing, addictions counselling, youth and child studies, correctional services, educational support, gerontology, recreation & leisure, education.  Health and Human Services 12 provides students with skills and knowledge in human development, ethics, the helping process, interpersonal and personal development, wellness, written and verbal communications and computer applications. Students will explore skills and knowledge specific to defined occupations.  Group work, case studies, community projects and agency interaction are some of the learning strategies used to ensure practical application of the theory studied.  Community Based Education is a component of Health and Human Services 12.

Students will be expected to:

  1. Identify the personal traits relevant to the helping careers associated with the health and human services field.
  2. Identify the role of volunteers in the health and human services field.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the social and health care systems and how to access the services they provide. 
  4. Identify career opportunities in the health and human services field. 
  5. Understand the need for caregivers to maintain personal and professional skills

Module 1: Overview of the Helping Field

  • Students will be expected to identify the personal traits relevant to the helping careers associated with the Health and Human Services field.
  • Students will be expected to identify the relationship between personal wellness and the determinants of community health.

Module 2: Volunteer Experience

  • Students will be expected to understand the value of volunteers and volunteerism in our communities.

NOTE:  Students are required to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours in an approved setting as a requirement of the course!

Module 3: Health and Human Systems: A Systems Approach

  • Students will be expected to demonstrate an awareness of the social and health care systems and how to access the services they provide.

Module 4: Career Connections and Pathways

  • Students will be expected to identify career opportunities in the health and human services field.

Module 5: Personal and Professional Skills

  • Students will be expected to understand the need for caregivers to maintain personal and professional skills.

Student Evaluation Breakdown:


Modules 1 and 2: 25%
Module 3: 20%

Module 4: 15%
Module 5: 25%
Volunteer Project: 15%

Remember: The volunteer service and reflection is mandatory and required for Health and Human Services 12 course credit!

Health & Human Services Assessment Strategies

Academic Journal

An Academic Journal will be maintained throughout the course. The student will be expected to complete reflective entries on class events and presentations.  Students will also be asked to reflect on their learning related to various assessments.  The Academic Journal may also be organized to store course materials such as notes, assignments, research, and community contact information.

Projects - Class presentations & Posters

Students will be expected to share research and information with the class and possibly with the school community. Presentations may take various formats and may be done individually or in small groups.

Assignments

Homework and class assignments may be submitted for assessment as requested by the teacher.

Participation in a Community Event(s)

Health and Human Services 12 at Sydney Academy will help plan and organize a community event related to volunteerism. Participation is assessed using a rubric based on teacher expectations.

Volunteer Project & Journal

All students will be expected to complete a minimum 15 hours of volunteer service within the school and/or community. This will be assessed via student journal entries and reports from the recipient of the service or a supervisor. Students may participate in a variety of placements either organized privately or through an agency.  There will also be volunteer opportunities within the school for those students who are unable to complete out of school volunteer placements.  It should be noted that students must follow all school board guidelines with regard to transportation, police record, and child abuse registry checks, when required.

Class Materials:

Students will be expected to have the following with them for each class:

  • 3-Ring Binder and Loose-leaf
  • Pens, Pencils and Erasers
  • Academic Journal (Scribbler, Scrapbook or Diary)

Students must attend regularly to succeed in this course.  It is the student’s responsibility to catch up on any missed work outside of class time.  If a student is absent or misplaces a handout, all materials provided in class. Students are expected to be active participants in their learning.  Please listen and speak respectfully during class discussions and activities.

Homework checks will be conducted frequently and at times without notice.  You will receive either a complete or incomplete mark for a homework check.  Be sure to record any homework assignments before you leave class and check the course website each evening to make sure you are always prepared for class.  Be sure to have your binder opened to the most recent homework assignment at the start of class.

           

If the student is absent on the day a project and/or assignment is due and that absence has been excused, then the project/assignment must still be sent to the school on the due date; if not, it will be considered late and the appropriate points will be deducted.  Projects / Assignments may be dropped off by a parent, by a student or sent via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Screenshots of the completed assignment can also be forwarded to my e-mail account with the hard copy submitted the very next day. Each day an assignment is late, 20% will be deducted from the final grade of the assignment.  In the case of serious or prolonged illness, alternate arrangements can be made with the teacher.  If the student’s absence is excused on a scheduled test day, please be aware that he/she may be tested immediately upon return to class, or at the teacher’s earliest convenience. If the absence is not excused, the mark will remain zero.


Communication Methods:

Communication with parents/guardians will be made through the use of the Student/Parent PowerSchool Portal, formal Report Cards and scheduled Parent/Teacher meetings. Parents/guardians may initiate contact through Sydney Academy's Main Office at 902-562-5464 or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 




Business Technology 11

Communication Plan

Leanne Mombourquette Hutt

Course Description

Students will develop a basic proficiency in touch keyboarding; these keyboarding skills will be integrated and developed through the use of software including word processing, spreadsheet and desktop publishing. Students will integrate touch keyboarding skills with the skills in document production and design. This includes creating spreadsheets to manage data, applying principles and practices of desktop publishing to design and document production, and becoming confident and purposeful users of business productivity software.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will complete 5 Modules:

Module 1 – Touch Keyboarding

Module 2 – Document Processing

Module 3 – Spreadsheet Processing

Module 4 – Desktop Publishing

Module 5 – Business Technology Fundamentals

Resources: Keyboarding with Computer Applications textbook, websites and handouts will be used throughout the course.

Expectations of Student: Attendance is critical for success in this course. Assignments completed on- time and students are responsible for missed work.

Course Assessment & Evaluation:

Daily Assignments 40%

Typing (speed) Tests 15%

Assignments 25%

Final Assignment 20%

Communication:

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Business Technology 12

Communication Plan

Leanne Mombourquette Hutt

Course Description

Business Technology 12 provides a context in which students may become skilled, critical users of information and communication technology (ICT), become aware of applied conventions and principles of document production, construct documents that accurately and effectively communicate information, ideas, and concepts, become contributing and collaborative members of a work culture.

Business Technology 12 consists of six modules:

Module 1: Advanced Document Processing / Desktop Publishing (25–30 hours)

Module 2: Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (20–25 hours)

Module 3: Presentation Software (10–15 hours)

Module 4: Database Management Systems (20–25 hours)

Module 5: Software Integration and Website Exploration/Evaluation (20 hours)

Module 6: Computer Safety and Emerging Technologies (10 hours)

Expectations of Student: Attendance is critical for success in this course. Assignments completed on- time and students are responsible for missed work.

Student Learning Assessment Methods:

  • Informal evaluations / observations
  • Formal Evaluations
  • Projects
  • Technology use
  • Final Assessment

Course Assessment & Evaluation:

Daily Module Work 45%

Assignments 30%

Final Assignment 25%

Communication:

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Foods 10

Communication Plan

Leanne Mombourquette Hutt

Course Description

Foods 10 is intended to provide opportunities for students to gain an understanding of the basics of cooking, nutrition, diet, disease, and kitchen management.  Aesthetic, cultural, and psychological dimensions of foods are examined.  The program also provides opportunities for students to develop skills in food handling and food preparation techniques.

Expectations of Student: Attendance is critical for success in this course. Assignments completed on- time and students are responsible for missed work.

Student Learning Assessment Methods:

  • Informal evaluations / observations
  • Formal Evaluations
  • Projects
  • Weekly Cooking Labs
  • Technology use
  • Final Assessment

Course Assessment & Evaluation:

Daily Folder Work 35%

Cooking Labs 45%

Final Assignment 20%

Communication:

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