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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

 

 


Guidance Office:

 

Phone:  (902) 562-7047

Fax: (902) 562-3747

 

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Ryan MacPherson

Exploring Technology 10

Communication Plan 2017-2018

Course Rationale

Students will learn about and explore various forms of technology used in our society. Students will complete the following four modules for this course:

  • Introduction to Technology

  • Green Technology

  • Media Design Technology

  • Control Technology

Learning Experiences

* Students will have opportunities for hands-on learning. * Students will use problem-solving skills to complete a variety of technology-related projects. * Students will use computers, and learn to use a variety of computer programs. * Students will work both individually and in small groups. * Students may take part in community-based field trips related to technology. Assessment and Evaluation Student learning will be assessed through observation, conversation, and completion of daily in-class assignments, projects, and activities. Students will be assessed on research and problem-solving techniques, team work, presentations, and use of multimedia and other technologies. Assessment rubrics will be used frequently. There is no final exam for this course; student learning will be evaluated on a daily, ongoing basis.

Evaluation Breakdown

Introduction to Technology – 30% Green Technology

    • - 30% Media Design Technology

      - 20% Control Technology

      – 20% Classroom Conduct

 Behaviour Expectations Student are expected to take care in using all equipment and project materials, conduct themselves in a manner that will allow them to make maximum use of class time, and be courteous and respectful to all class members at all times. When using computers, students must abide by Computer / Internet Use policies which can be found in the student handbook. Students are expected to come to class on time, with necessary materials.

I can be reached during school hours at the school by calling (9020 562-5464, or be e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

COURSE OUTLINE

MATH AT WORK 12

2017-2018

Math at Work 12 is a semestered course. All units are to be covered and there are suggested time frames to complete each unit. There is assumed prior knowledge for each unit. Warm ups will review these concepts but time cannot be used to completely reteach them. It is important to use class time wisely and complete homework and assignments.

TEXT:                     Math at Work 12      McGraw-Hill Ryerson

UNITS:

  1. Measurement and Probability
  • Accuracy and Precision
  • Probability and Odds
  • Theoretical and Experimental Probability
  • Working with Probability
  1. Working with Data
  • Measures of Central tendency
  • Using other Statistical Measures
  • Scatter Plots
  1. Linear Relationships
  • Understanding Linear trends and Relationships
  • Direct Variation
  • Partial variation
  1. Real-Life Decisions
  • Owning a Vehicle
  • Operating a Vehicle
  • Operating a Small business
  1. Properties of Figures
  • Angle Properties of Polygons
  • Side length and Diagonal Properties of Polygons
  • Symmetry
  1. Transformations
  • Dilations
  • Translations
  • Reflections
  • Rotations
  1. Trigonometry
  • The Sine Law
  • The Cosine Law
  • Solving Trigonometric problems

Evaluation

  • Projects   20%
  • Tests 30%
  • In-Class Assignments   20%
  • Final Exam 30%

Expectations:

  • Prepared for class (books, paper, pencils, scientific calculator, ruler, eraser, graph paper)
  • Be on time and get prepared to begin work when you sit at your desk
  • Regular attendance
  • Use class time wisely
  • Completion of homework and assignments

If there are any questions or concerns I can be reached at the school at 902-562-5464 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you,

Ryan MacPherson

 

Communication Plan/Course Outline

Multimedia 12

Course Overview

Multimedia 12 is a course designed to allow students to use technology to communicate ideas using different media. Curriculum outcomes are achieved through the study of technology, graphics as well as several programs that allow students to demonstrate principals and elements of design. This is a project-based course when finished projects make up the majority of the mark. In order to be successful at this course you MUST attend and work in class. Students are responsible for missed time and must get caught up on missed work.
 
Student Learning Assessment Methods:
-Informal evaluation / observations
-Projects
-Technology use
*Independent Study (approved by instructor)

Evaluation Procedures

-Projects Assignments = 40%
-Daily Work= 35 %
-Independent Study = 25%
 
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
 
Methods for Parental Communication with Teacher:
-Parent Teacher Meeting
-Available by e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Grade Eleven Math Essentials 2016-2017
Sydney Academy Course Communication Plan
Mr. Ryan MacPherson

Course Outline

-Mental Math

-Data Mangement

-Banking

-Housing

-Measurement and Design

-Taking a Trip


Course Requirements
Students  are required to come to each and every math class with the following:  

a binder, loose-leaf, a pencil, & calculator.
Attendance is compulsory; any student absence must be phoned into the office.
If  students  are absent they must get caught up on their own time.  Students  are responsible for keeping  binders up-to-date, completing homework assignments and/or missed tests or assignments on the day they return!  (There may be exceptions if alternative arrangements have been made in advance.)

Assessment and Evaluation

Tests 20%

Assignments (includes class work, observation, projects,in-class work) 35%
Mid Term Test - 15%

Final Test/Project - 30%


Parent Teacher Communication
Report cards will be sent home with students after each of the reporting terms.  These written evaluations keep parents up-to-date on how the student is progressing throughout the academic school year.

Parents are also encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher conferences. These conferences provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss student’s strengths, areas of growth, and academic and personal performances.
Parents may also periodically check the parent portal to see the marks for tests and assignments and to see if any evaluations have been missed or activities not handed in.  
Telephone calls and emails may be used to share information regarding a student’s performance.

Review & Extra Help-Sessions
Students are asked to drop in to room 103 to arrange a time to go over any missed work, for extra help, or to write a quiz or test that has been missed.

Contact Information
Sydney Academy Phone: 902-562-5464        

Teacher e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
School Website: http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca/

 

Math 11

Course Overview

Teacher - Mr. Ryan MacPherson

A student must have grade ten math prior to taking grade eleven math.

Topics covered in this course: Problem solving skills, Trig, Solving equations, Law

of Sines, Cosines, Exponents , angles and proofs.

 

Success in this course is predicated on a minimum of one half hour of homework

each day, in addition to classroom time. An exam will be written at the end of the

semester; thus, provincial time guidelines must be closely followed.

 

Attendance is compulsory; any student absence has to be phoned into the office

(562-5464). Sydney Academy .

 

 

Course assessment:

70% tests/assignments

30% final exam

 

 

Your child will receive a test mark every two weeks. If the student does not tell

you these marks please phone 562-5464 and request to speak to the teacher.

 

Science 10A/B

Course Outline and Assessment

Teacher - Mr. Ryan MacPherson

 

The Science 10 course consists of four units

 

Biology – sustainability of ecosystems

Chemistry - atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical reactions

Weather - general introduction to weather dynamics

Physics - energy of motion

 

The course work will be assessed with separate final marks for Science 10A and Science 10B.  Each final mark will be determined as shown below.

 

Class work (assignments, homework, class activities) - 45%

Tests & Quizzes - 25%

Major Assessment (Major Test/Project) - 30%

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

 

Methods for Parental Communication with Teacher:

-Parent Teacher Meeting

-Available by e mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-Available by phone at 902-562-5464

Grade Ten Math Essentials 2016-2017
Sydney Academy Course Communication Plan
Ms. Rebecca Jackson and Mr. Ryan MacPherson, Room 328

Grade 10 Math Essentials is a one-semester course designed to provide students with the understanding and skills required to succeed in everyday life. Course topics include mental math, earning and purchasing, banking, geometry, measurement and probability.

Course Requirements
Students  are required to come to each and every math class with the following:  

a binder, loose-leaf, a pencil, & calculator.
Attendance is compulsory; any student absence must be phoned into the office.
If  students  are absent they must get caught up on their own time.  Students  are responsible for keeping  binders up-to-date, completing homework assignments and/or missed tests or assignments on the day they return!  (There may be exceptions if alternative arrangements have been made in advance.)

Assessment and Evaluation

Tests 30%
Assignments (includes class work, observation, projects,in-class work) 40%
Summative Evaluation (Midterm and Final Test) 30%

Parent Teacher Communication
Report cards will be sent home with students after each of the reporting terms.  These written evaluations keep parents up-to-date on how the student is progressing throughout the academic school year.

Parents are also encouraged to attend Parent-Teacher conferences. These conferences provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to discuss student’s strengths, areas of growth, and academic and personal performances.
Parents may also periodically check the parent portal to see the marks for tests and assignments and to see if any evaluations have been missed or activities not handed in.  
Telephone calls and emails may be used to share information regarding a student’s performance.

Review & Extra Help-Sessions
Students are asked to drop in to room 328 to arrange a time to go over any missed work, for extra help, or to write a quiz or test that has been missed.

Contact Information
Sydney Academy Phone: 902-562-5464        

Teacher e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
School Website: http://sacademy.cbv.ns.ca/

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Communication Plan/Course Outline

Business Technology 12

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Communication Plan/Course Outline

Design 11

Course Overview

Communication Technology is a course designed to allow students to use technology to communicate ideas using different media. This course is set up to allow students to gain basic media skills that may be used in either Multimedia 12 or Digital Art 12. Curriculum outcomes are achieved through the study of technology, graphics as well as several programs that allow students to demonstrate principals and elements of design. This is a project-based course when finished projects make up the majority of the mark. In order to be successful at this course you MUST attend and work in class. Students are responsible for missed time and must get caught up on missed work.
Student Learning Assessment Methods:
-Informal evaluation / observations
-Projects
-Technology use
*Independent Study (approved by instructor)
 

Evaluation Procedures

-Projects Assignments = 80%
-Daily Work= 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
 
Methods for Parental Communication with Teacher:
-Parent Teacher Meeting
-Available by e mail through staff site

 

 

Communication Plan/Course Outline

Business Management 12

Course Overview

Business Management 12 is designed to reflect change in the economic and business environments and to develop students' analytical, problem solving, research, and communication skills through an understanding of how companies are managed from both employer and employee perspectives. The course focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to identify opportunities and meet the challenges of the business environment. The topics covered include the management environment (planning, organizing, leading & controlling), business and ethics, business organization, and competitive markets.

Student Learning Assessment Methods:

-Informal evaluation / observations
-Projects
-Technology use
 

Evaluation Procedures

-Final Project - 30%
-Midterm Project - 15%
-Chapter Tests - 15%
-In Class/Daily Assignments - 25%
-Video Response - 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
 
Methods for Parental Communication with Teacher:
-Parent Teacher Meeting
-Available by e mail through staff site
 
 

 

 

SydneyAcademy

Communication Plan/ Course Outline

Teacher: Mr. Ryan MacPherson Course: Aboriginal Entrepreneurship 11/12

 

Course Description:

The goal of the Grade 11 and 12 Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP) is to encourage Aboriginal youth to stay in school where they can develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to achieve success in secondary school, postsecondary education or training, the workplace and daily life. Students are given entrepreneurial experience and the opportunity for business ownership.

The two credit curriculum is based on the Ontario Senior Business Studies curriculum, supplemented by material developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE has been in existence for over 25 years and its program is used in 14 countries, including the USA, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, and Israel.

MAEI’s Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program includes Aboriginal content, including case studies, teaching strategies and examples of successful Canadian Aboriginal business leaders. Using innovative hands-on activities, guest speakers, and business mentors, Aboriginal students learn how to create a product or service-based business. Funding is provided for students who wish to start their micro-business and using the services of local banks, students open and maintain accounts, and must comply with all required record keeping and other accountability measures.

Students are mentored by established business people, including Aboriginal business owners, throughout the planning and implementation process.

The program is designed to improve students’ proficiency in Business Mathematics, English, Accounting, Marketing, and Information and Communications Technology, while supporting the acquisition of leadership skills. Teaching strategies include classroom instruction, simulations, competitions, guest speakers, field trips to businesses and mentoring. The program is closely monitored and the success is determined through both quantitative and qualitative measures.

Student Assessment:

Case Studies              

Venture/Business Plan

Class Discussion

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on the following for their final mark

Projects/Assignments/Class Work 50%

Class Presenations/Field Trips/Class Activities 20%

Final Business Plan 30%  

 

Students and Parent/Guardians should note that a progress report will be sent home in

November. Parent Teacher sessions for this semester are scheduled for April 2015.

 

If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to contact either one of

us at Sydney Academy at 562-5464 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.