courses

Apprenticeship (Bundle)

Grouping of course material to help support you as you investigate an apprenticeship goal.

Receive a general overview of apprenticeship and investigate specific trades related to the Construction, Automotive and Food Service Sectors. Also covered are: Workplace Expectations, Communication Skills and Report Writing.

You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

 

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Apprenticeship Math

This course is designed for learners preparing to go into the trades. It focuses on basic math skills using fractions, decimals, percents, converting imperial and metric measurements and how to read a measuring tape. This course includes real workplace examples that can be applied to the trades. If you’re interested in this career pathway and need to strengthen your math skills, this course is for you!

Note: Learners should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers before taking this course.

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Becoming a Better Speller

Why is spelling so important? When we use correct spelling, we create clear messages that readers can understand. Memorizing how to spell different words can be useful, but there are many other strategies that can help you. In this course you will learn about

  • phonics and grammar rules that affect spelling
  • syllables, and how they help you sound out difficult words
  • the difference between possessives and contractions.

 

Note: This is not a 'learn to spell' course. This course will help you improve your spelling skills. Learners will also need good reading skills to manage the lessons.

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Becoming a Lifelong Learner

Sometimes we forget that learning is not just for children. Lifelong learners are open to learning every day of their lives. They seek, develop, and use skills to meet the ever-changing challenges of our world. Lifelong learners can inspire others to explore and learn, creating benefits for both themselves and their families. This course will open new doors in your journey as a lifelong learner.

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Body Systems Terminology

Learn about the structure and functions of each body system. You will identify diseases, disorders, and medical procedures related to each system. Additionally, you will explore health science professions related to each body system.

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Canadian Geography

Whether you’re hiking or planning a cross country road trip, knowing how to read a map is a practical skill to have. In this course, you will learn ways that maps are useful and practice reading them. You will explore the geography of Canada and its abundance of natural resources and how Canada’s physical features influence population size and where people and businesses choose to locate. You will read and interpret graphs to identify trends and make predictions. Lastly, you will learn why Canada is proud of its diverse population and culture.

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Career Decision Making

Your personality plays an important role in making your career decisions. In this course you will explore tools to identify your personality traits, set short-term and long-term goals, and draw up an ideal career list that is aligned with your values, interests, personality, and skills.  

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College Readiness (Bundle)

Grouping of curriculum that will help prepare you to be successful at College. This bundle includes the following courses/curriculum:

* Reading, Writing and Math Assessments with Independent Study learning options are also available dependent on individual needs.

 

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Communication

In this course, you will learn social and people skills that you can practice for effective communication, such as active listening, positive attitude, teamwork, and social sensitivity. You will explore effective strategies to address diversity and conflict. You will become familiar with reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills needed to participate in group discussions. You’ll learn best practices for face to face conversation, in-person and virtual meetings and business presentations.

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Computing for College and Careers

These courses are for learners who already have a basic understanding of internet and email. Learners will need good reading skills to benefit from the lessons. They are great for adults who want to increase their digital skills for employment, education or personal knowledge. Topics include

  • Using the Internet
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Working with Software
  • Building documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • Social Media

 

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Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies

This course offers helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. It explains conflict and how different people deal with conflict in their lives. It explains the 4 P’s of Conflict Resolution: Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.

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Conquer Your Fear of Digital Technology

This course explores basic computer functions, explains how to save and organize computer files and gives tips for keeping your files safe. Instructions for both Windows and Mac users are given. Learners explore the difference between uploading, downloading, attaching files and using the cloud. Learn about Google Docs and how to create and share files on a new Google account. Learners will create a Google account in this course if they don't have one.

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Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how you create one. You will explore the different reasons we communicate online and look at some online communication tools. Don't worry if you don't know what any of those terms mean yet. You will by the end of the course!

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Creative Writing: Telling Your Story

Sometimes we forget that writing can be a joy. Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be! You’ll gather useful tips on how to make your personal stories and journal entries more interesting and readable. You’ll also learn how to create a character, how to plan a fictional story, and how to structure your story to entice your reader. Clear lessons and printable worksheets will help you brush up on word choice, sentence structure, sentence variation and punctuation.

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Credit or PLAR - Science Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge of Science to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 Science PLAR assessment.  *NOTE – Level of curriculum assigned will be based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Credit or PLAR – English Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading and writing skills to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 English PLAR assessment.

 

Credit or PLAR – Math Prep

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills to get ready to take a high school credit course or write the 9/10 Math PLAR assessment.  

 

Customer Service Essentials

This course looks at the definition of customer service and the most common jobs that require good customer service skills. Topics include: workplace expectations, communication skills, being prepared for a career in customer service and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure that customers have a good service experience.

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Employability and Professional Skills

Learn how to develop communication and leadership skills. You will understand how to apply critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to resolve a conflict and how to combat stressful situations at work.

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Employability Skills

In this course, you will learn the most common skills employers are looking for, such as positive work ethics, flexibility, and adaptability and how to demonstrate integrity in order to maintain honesty and reliability. You will learn ways to demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness. You will familiarize yourself with mathematical skills and proofreading skills required to complete common workplace tasks. You will read about critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will explore customer service skills, time, task, and resource management skills to work effectively in an organization with technologies. You will determine the computer hardware and software requirements in business and how to organize files and folders. You learn about the importance of communication and technology skills in the workplace, and the etiquette and safety rules for using social media and technology responsibly.

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Employment Readiness Series (Bundle)

A grouping of LearningHUB courses that will help you brush up on soft skills that are valued by employers and practical job search techniques.  

Courses include:

*Complete all four courses to receive a certificate of participation.

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Employment Success Series 1: Resume Basics (Live Class)

Employment Success is five-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  These are short sessions that give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals. 

In this first class, we introduce you to the basic steps for creating a Résumé.  A résumé is a 1-2 page document that tells an employer your qualifications, skills, education and work history.  We will talk about these sections and give you strategies to make your résumé clear, attractive and professional.  We will also share websites and free services you can use for help.
 

Employment Success Series 2: Interviews (Live Class)

Employment Success is five-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  These are short sessions that give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals! 

In the second class, we talk about Interviews. Interviews are a way for an employer to meet you and learn more about your qualifications.  It is also a chance for you to ask questions and learn more about the company or organization.   It is normal to be nervous for an interview, but being prepared can help us control nerves and have a better experience.  We can do this in a number of ways and we will review them together.  We will also look at online interviews, which are becoming more common as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 

Employment Success Series 3: Workplace Expectations (Live Class)

Employment Success is five-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  They are short sessions that give an introduction to a topic.  Taking these classes will improve your confidence and give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals!  

If you are nervous about making a good impression at a new job, you are not alone. The workplace can be confusing with so many rules to follow.  In the third class, we talk about Expectations.  You will learn what employers expect from you when it comes to behaviour and communication.  You will learn how to prepare for your first day and get tips to use when faced with a challenge.  We will also explain some of your rights as an employee when it comes to your pay, breaks and safety.

Employment Success Series 4: Workplace Communication (Live Class)

Employment Success is five-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  They are short sessions that give an introduction to a topic.  Taking these classes will improve your confidence and give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals!

Communicating at work is challenging.  Everyone has different personalities and ways of expressing themselves.  If you want to succeed at work, you need to communicate and listen well.  In our fourth class, you will learn how to improve your listening skills, how to handle difficult people at work, how your body language affects others and how communication styles and rules change in our digital world.

Employment Success Series 5: Email Communication (Live Class)

Employment Success is five-part series that will help you get ready for your next job.  These are short sessions that give you the tips you need to move forward with your goals! 

In our fifth and final class, we talk about Email Communication.  We start by reviewing the parts of an email and the features that are commonly used in the workplace.  We then look at "email etiquette" - the rules we should follow when communicating digitally.  You will also learn the key skills for writing clear and effective messages.  Finally, we will work through some email scenarios together, to learn best ways to respond when faced with a challenge.   
 

Essential Grammar 1: Punctuation (Live Class)

Essential Grammar is a three-part series.  These classes teach you basic grammar rules that will improve your writing today!  In this first class, we begin by reviewing common punctuation marks such as periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, question marks and exclamation marks.  By working through examples together, you will learn when to use them in your writing.  

Essential Grammar 2: Parts of Speech (Live Class)

Essential Grammar is a three-part series.  These classes teach you basic grammar rules that will improve your writing today!  In this class, we talk about parts of speech.  These are categories of words and they help us understand how to build sentences.  Common parts of speech are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs.  We also talk about the subject and predicate in a sentence and take a quick look at antonyms, homonyms and synonyms. 

Essential Grammar 3: Sentences (Live Class)

Essential Grammar is a three-part series.  These classes teach you basic grammar rules that will improve your writing today!  In this class, we talk more about sentences.  We discuss prepositions and phrases as well as clauses and conjunctions.  You will also learn how to avoid common mistakes like run-on sentences and sentence fragments.  We will connect these lessons to what you learned in the previous sessions so you can start building your sentences with confidence!  

Everyday Life - Healthy Eating

This course explores the skills needed to make healthy food choices and plan a balanced diet.  It uses real-life documents, like Canada’s new Food Guide (2019), sales flyers, coupons, food labels and store shelf labels.  The new guide is a big change because the food groups and serving sizes have been removed.  This course covers how to follow the new guide, compare unit price, product size and nutrient facts so you can make healthy choices and save money.  Learners study the floor plan of a grocery store and are taught how to prepare to shop using lists and managing their time to make shopping trips more enjoyable and focus on healthy eating. 

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Exploring Apprenticeship

This course was created for learners who would like to explore the options available to them through apprenticeship, and features content developed by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC). This course allows learners to:

  1. Get an overview of Apprenticeship, including the individual trades and trade sectors.
  2. Investigate specific trades related to the Construction, Automotive and Food Services sectors.
  3. Understand the credentials available through apprenticeship and prepare for the tests they may encounter during the credentialing phase.

 

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Exploring Entrepreneurship

This course covers the role and attributes of an entrepreneur, marketing and its components, the selling process, and operations management.   You’ll look at how entrepreneurs must study economics to ensure their business survives.  You’ll determine the importance of a business plan, list the steps for creating a business plan, and compare business plans from various sources.

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Feeding a Family

A lot of skills are need to make healthy, affordable meals for yourself and family! If you are looking for some help or inspiration, this course is for you. You will learn about budgeting and shopping for groceries to get the most value for your money. Other topics include meal planning, working in the kitchen, and cooking with your family's health in mind. This course includes a variety of delicious, easy-to-make recipes that use simple, inexpensive ingredients. You will also complete a math activity each week that will help you when shopping and cooking.

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GED Prep - All Subjects

The GED Test consists of five subject areas – Math, Language Arts Reading, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts Writing.

Register for this curriculum if you would like to upgrade in all subject areas in preparation for writing the GED Test in its entirety. A full library of GED Prep Courses related to the five subject areas can be assigned.

 

GED Prep - Reading

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your reading skills to get ready to write the GED Language Arts - Reading Test.

 

GED Prep - Social Studies

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge of geography and history to get ready to write the GED Social Studies Test.

 

GED Prep - Test

Register for the GED Pre-Test if you would like to take a GED Practice Test to determine which subject areas you need to upgrade your skills in, prior to applying to write the official GED Test.

GED Prep - Writing

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your writing skills to get ready to write the GED Language Arts - Writing Test.

 

GED Prep Series 1: Intro to GED Social Studies (Live Class)

This is the first class in our short, GED Prep Series.  Just like the GED Science Test, the Social Studies Test looks at your ability to read and interpret information in text, diagrams, charts and maps.  In this class, you will be introduced to sample questions from a variety of topics including, Canadian History, World History, Civics, Government, Economics and Geography.   Together, we will read the questions, find the key details, and break down the strategies for choosing the proper answer.

GED Prep Series 2: Intro to GED Science (Live Class)

Essential Grammar is a three-part series.  These classes teach basic grammar rules to help you improve your writing today!  In this class, we talk more about sentences.  We discuss prepositions and phrases as well as clauses and conjunctions.  You will also learn how to avoid common mistakes like run-on sentences and sentence fragments.  We will connect these lessons to what you learned in the previous sessions so you can start building your sentences with confidence!  

GED Prep Series 3: Essay (Live Class)

This is the last class in our GED Prep Series.  In this class, you will learn the steps for writing a GED Essay.  We explain what to look for when reading the essay question and then discuss the importance of planning your response.  We will also teach you strategies for organizing your essay into paragraphs and will explain how your essay will be graded.   Ace the essay with this class! 

GED Prep – Math

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your math skills in preparation for writing the GED Math Test.

 

GED Prep – Science

Register for this curriculum if you want to upgrade your knowledge and understanding of all Science in preparation for writing the GED Science Test.

 

Goal Setting - Discovering Your Goals

I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I want it to be great! If this sounds familiar, this goal-setting course is for you. In this course, you will think about your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Then you’ll have the chance to set a goal and form a plan of action to pursue that goal. This course is full of useful tips on making choices, researching options, and weathering the ups and downs of your journey. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work.

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Google Apps 1: Intro to Google Apps (Live Class)

This is a two-part series.  In the first class, we introduce you to Google Apps (Applications).  These are programs that can help you organize your life with one simple login!  You can manage your email, calendar of events, documents, spreadsheets and more, from any device with an internet connection.  Collaborate with others or chat with friends.  Google apps are handy, easy to use and free!  

Google Apps 2: Using Google Drive (Live Class)

In the first class, we give an overview of the most popular Google Apps.  In this next class, we explore one of those Apps in more detail - Google Drive.  This is a program that lets you keep all your digital files together in one handy spot.  You can access your files on any device with an internet connection.  We will explain how to share files with others and give tips for organizing them.  This is a great class for learners who are entering a school program or looking to build their digital skills for work.  

Hiring Tests: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

This course will help you feel more confident when preparing to take a hiring test for employment. By the end of the course you will know more about why employers use hiring tests, you will have tips to relieve your own test writing anxiety and you will know what kinds of questions you might find on a hiring test.

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How to Shine on the Job

Positive work ethics, teamwork, conflict resolution, effective speaking and listening, and customer service skills are required in the workplace.  Take this course to learn job maintenance skills for a successful career. 

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Improving Your Job Skills

This course explains the basic skills needed in every job. You will look at personal skills like time management and being responsible. You will practise reading, writing and listening to improve your communication skills. You will learn how to gather and manage the information that you need on the job. You will also explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions.

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Intro to Graphic Design using Canva (Live Class)

Have you ever wanted to create your own digital card, collage or invitation?  Do you want to capture your family memories to print, save or share on social media?  This class introduces you to a free program called Canva. It is simple to use and loads of fun.  Your options are endless with tons of free design templates, fonts, images and more!  Get ready to impress family and friends with your digital creations.

Introduction to Internet and Email

Learn the basics when using the Internet and email. Discover how to search the world wide web to access information on local weather and news.  You will be introduced to commonly used terms, the difference between a web browser and a search engine, how to use the favorites tool, some tips when printing information from the Internet, an introduction to popular social media networks and tips for staying safe on the Internet.  You will practice basic email use and learn how others may interpret your email messages. This course will take your basic Internet use and email skills to the next level!

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Job Search Toolkit

Informational interviews help you identify your strengths and weaknesses during your job search.  Learn how to research the job market and become familiar with the components of a job search portfolio.  This course will help you compare careers by looking at educational and skill requirements, salaries, and lifestyle factors. 

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Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Everyone learns differently and some people face challenges because of learning disabilities. This course introduces students to common learning disabilities and gives useful learning strategies. In each unit you will learn how to: recognize specific disabilities, use recommended learning strategies, overcome academic challenges, use accommodations and use adaptive technology.

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Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers, and an understanding of Microsoft Word. This five module course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Excel 2007 is required.

 

Learning to Communicate using MS Excel 2010

Microsoft Excel is a powerful and fun tool that can help you organize, analyze and present information. In this course you will be introduced to the basic features and functions of Excel, including entering and formatting data in cells, using math formulas and creating simple tables and charts. You can read the lesson instructions from printable documents or you can watch the video tutorials.

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Learning to Communicate using MS Word 2007

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. This course will cover the basic functions of Microsoft Word 2007. Learn how to navigate through the program and create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. Access to MS Word 2007 is required. You will be required to complete an intake assessment before starting this course.

Learning to Communicate with MS Word 2010

This courses introduces you to the basic functions of Microsoft Word. You will find out how to create, save, edit, format and print basic documents. You will learn about alignment, indenting, headers, footers, bulleted and numbered lists and tables. In each unit you will complete an activity to show your understanding. You will learn by watching video tutorials.

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Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 1

Healthy self-esteem is something that we work on over our lifetime. This course will help you develop ways to improve your self-esteem and maintain it through times of stress. Participation in online activities and discussions will help you practice new life skills. You will learn useful tips and strategies for success in life and work.

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Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem On and Off the Job - Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part course on self-esteem. The first part introduced you to self-esteem basics. The second part of the course teaches about issues you might face and how to keep your self-esteem raised when times are hard, especially when at work! You will learn about increasing your resiliency on and off the job.

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Manage College: College Readiness Tips

This course helps students prepare for college and high school credit courses. Often students move on from work, upgrading or high school without knowing what skills they will need to succeed in college. With this course, students will learn tips and strategies to build their confidence with time management, organization, studying and overcoming obstacles.

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Managing Your Money

This course introduces learners to the idea of budgeting. Learners will find out how budgeting can help them achieve long-term security and still have money available for fun! This course covers understanding and using decimals, budget vocabulary, creating a budget and setting financial goals.

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Marketing your Small Business with Canva (Live Class)

This beginner class will give you the tools you need to start creating a professional brand using Canva. Create beautiful social media templates to wow your target audience and boost engagement on Facebook and Instagram.   You don't have to be a graphic designer to create appealing marketing materials!   Explore templates or create your own logo, posters, infographics, brochures and more.  You won't believe how fun and easy it is! 

Math Basics 1: Multiplication (Live Class)

Math Basics is a two-part series.  These classes will help refresh your knowledge and build your confidence with math.  In this first class, we review the basics of multiplying numbers.  Multiplication is a quick way to add the same number many times.  This is a skill we all need in our math tool-kits!  We will talk about the Multiplication Table, and show you how easy it is to use.  We then give tips for multiplying small numbers, working our way up to larger numbers.

Math Basics 2: Division (Live Class)

Math Basics is a two-part series.  These classes will help refresh your knowledge and build your confidence with math.  In this second class, we review the basics of dividing numbers.  Just like multiplication and addition are related, division is a quick way to subtract the same number many times.  We will help you see this more clearly by working through examples together.  We will teach the steps for dividing small numbers, working our way up to larger numbers.

Math Boot Camp 1: Algebra 1 (Live Class)

Math Boot Camp is a four-part series.  These classes are designed for learners who are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB.  If you are working on algebra and geometry to prepare for high school credits, college courses, ACE programming or the GED Test, you will benefit from these sessions.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class.    

In Part 1,  we look at order of operations with signed numbers, evaluating single variable expressions, and solving single variable equations.
 

Math Boot Camp 2: Algebra 2 (Live Class)

Math Boot Camp is a four-part series.  These classes are designed for learners who are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB.  If you are working on algebra and geometry to prepare for high school credits, college courses, ACE programming or the GED Test, you will benefit from these sessions.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class. 

In Part 2, we look at equations with two variables, including coordinate plane geometry (plotting points, and solving for slope and intercept).

Math Boot Camp 3: Geometry 1 (Live Class)

Math Boot Camp is a four-part series.  These classes are designed for learners who are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB.  If you are working on algebra and geometry to prepare for high school credits, college courses, ACE programming or the GED Test, you will benefit from these sessions.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class.

In Part 3, we look at perimeter and area, and volume of 2D and 3D shapes.

Math Boot Camp 4: Geometry 2 (Live Class)

Math Boot Camp is a four-part series.  These classes are designed for learners who are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB.  If you are working on algebra and geometry to prepare for high school credits, college courses, ACE programming or the GED Test, you will benefit from these sessions.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class.

In Part 4, we look at lines and angles, including angle relationships (complementary and supplementary), and working with triangles, including types of triangles, area, and using the Pythagorean Theorem.  
 

Math Foundations 1: Decimals and Fractions (Live Class)

Math Foundations is a three-part series.   These are great classes to attend if you are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB or with another classroom program.  These classes will help you complete your lessons with more confidence.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class.  

In this first class, we look at decimals and fractions.  These are two ways that we can represent numbers that are smaller than 1.  Together, we will break down what this really means and you will begin to learn steps for making calculations.  

Math Foundations 2: More Fractions (Live Class)

Math Foundations is a three-part series.   These are great classes to attend if you are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB.  These classes will help you complete your lessons with more confidence.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class.  

In this second class, we go deeper with fractions!  We explain how to multiply and divide fractions by working through problems together.  

Math Foundations 3: Ratios, Proportions and Percents (Live Class)

Math Foundations is a three-part series.   These are great classes to attend if you are already working on math lessons with the LearningHUB.  These classes will help you complete your lessons with more confidence.  They give a quick overview of the topics and you will be given homework activities so you can practise what you learned in class.

In the third class, we explain how ratios and proportions show the relationship between numbers.  Knowing how to set up word problems using the ratios and proportions will make your math journey so much easier!  We finish up the class by looking at percents and how they are related to fractions and decimals.  
 

Medical Terminology

Learn about the basic components of medical terms. You will familiarize yourself with various abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols used in health care. You will learn about the human body's planes and cavities. Terms used to describe the position of structures and parts of the human body will be discussed.

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Memory and Study Tips for Students

When you are working or at school, you need to know how to remember information you learn. This course helps students develop the memory and studying skills they need to succeed. You will learn how information is transferred from short term memory to long term memory and then used to recall information.

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Microsoft Excel: Level 1 (Live Class)

Microsoft Excel is a powerful program that lets you organize numbers and information.  You will use this program at work and home to create many projects, including budgets, schedules, contact lists and more!  This class starts with basic workbook terminology.  We will explore ribbons and tabs and learn to modify columns, rows and cells.  We will practise modifying text and number formats and adding borders and shading.  You will learn worksheet management tips including how to add, rename, move and copy cells.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft Excel  2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.  

Microsoft Excel: Level 2 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off in Level 1.  We will start by exploring how to format your worksheet, dates and charts.  Basic functions like sum, max, min and average will be demonstrated. These are all simple ways to interpret your data.  An introduction to formulas: cell referencing, absolute, relative, mixed cell addresses and “What if” analysis will be explained.  You will learn how to print your formulas and add headers and footers. A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft Excel  2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.  

Microsoft PowerPoint: Level 1 (Live Class)

Microsoft PowerPoint is a program used to create digital presentations.  In this first class, you will learn the basics of using slides, adding text, and exploring different views.  Creating title slides, text slides and bulleted lists will also be demonstrated. Finally, you will learn how to activate a slideshow and save your presentation.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.  

Microsoft PowerPoint: Level 2 (Live Class)

This class continues where we left off in Level 1. You will learn how to copy elements between slides or from files or the internet, use the format painter feature and explore various print options such as grayscale print and audience handouts.  We will teach you how to add interest to your presentation with text and slide animation, clip art, movie clips and hyperlinks.  We will finish up by showing how to  change font colors, delete placeholders, use the help feature and end a presentation.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.  

Microsoft Word: Level 1 (Live Class)

Microsoft Word is a program that lets you create digital documents.  With this program you can create letters, resumes, forms, flyers and much more!  In Level 1, we introduce you to the basic features.  We look at common keys and icons.  We explore ribbons, tabs, scrolling, toolbars, entering and formatting text and making paragraphs.  You will also learn how to create bulleted lists, use find and replace, spell check, grammar check, and synonyms features.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft Word 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.

Microsoft Word: Level 2 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off in Level 1.  We will explore how to move and copy text, use print features, delete and copy formats, sort lists, create columns, add and customize page borders, create and format tables, use templates, and manage and create shortcuts to your files.  A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft Word 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible.

Microsoft Word: Level 3 (Live Class)

This class will continue where we left off in Level 2.  We will work with multi-page documents to add headers and footers, title pages, page numbers, footnotes, table of contents and bibliographies.  You will learn how to change margins, line spacing and paragraph spacing, use shortcut keys, and insert pictures, clipart and text boxes.  We will practice using  hyperlinks, creating mail merge documents (letters and labels), and using tables to make charts and graphs.   A practice activity will be assigned for homework.  *This class uses Microsoft Word 2016, but older versions of software may be compatible. 

On the Job Report Writing

This course will help you learn how to write reports for the workplace. You will learn to gather the information you need and put information in a report format so that your readers can easily find what they need. You will also learn the parts you need to include in a report from beginning to end. Information gathering, editing, and proofreading steps will be explained. You will then see what a finished report looks like.

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Personal Growth (Bundle)

Register for the Personal Growth Course Bundle if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help support you in the achievement of your goals. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

Goal Setting - Ponder your dreams, consider your values and talents, and examine your needs, commitments, and challenges. Discovering your goals is a giant step towards reaching your potential in life and work. Maintaining Healthy Self Esteem - Healthy self-esteem is something we all work on over our lifetime. In this course you will develop methods for increasing your self-esteem and maintaining it through times of stress. Learn tips on keeping your self-esteem intact while navigating the sometimes rough waters of life, on and off the job!

Self Exploration – My Dream Career - Understand the difference between a job and a career, identify current skills and knowledge, learn about barriers to employment and identify a dream career. Self Exploration – My Role Models - Explore the qualities of a good role model, your own personal qualities and what you want to work on to be a good role model.

Self Exploration – How I Communicate in Different Places - Understand how different generations communicate and the key factors in effective communication. Feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting and begin to understand how to improve your communication skills.

Self Exploration – Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use - Learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect yourself online and the use of digital devices and media in your life. Creative Writing—Telling your Story - Through a series of fun writing exercises and inspirational readings, you’ll remember (or discover) how much fun Creative Writing can be!

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PLAR Preparation Bundle

A grouping of LearningHUB material to help you supplement classroom activities to prepare for the Workplace or College level Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) Assessments.  Upgrading material is currently available for English, Math and Science.

 

 

Reading Strategies (Live Class)

Reading is so much more than recognizing words on a page. To remember and understand what we read, we need to use Reading Strategies.  These are steps we can follow to help us break down ideas, ask questions, get information, or simply enjoy a good story!  The fact is, Reading Strategies take practice and this class is a great starting point.  You can also use the skills you learn in this class to help with the reading lessons you are completing with the LearningHUB.  

Reading to Understand the Ontario Driver's G1 Knowledge Test

The first step to becoming a licensed driver in Ontario is passing the Written (Knowledge) Test. Do you have the reading skills to do well on the test? This course will help you prepare for the kinds of questions you might see. You will examine how to read the questions in order to answer them correctly. You will learn how to identify traffic signs and interpret diagrams. You will also learn about seatbelts, traffic signs, speed limits, meeting a school bus, the Demerit Point System, passing other vehicles and rules of the road.

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Ready for College Reading

Curriculum in this course is at a higher level, and prepares learners for college by helping them:

  • Read, evaluate and extract information from longer texts about college reading requirements, note taking and test preparation.
  • Read longer texts to connect, evaluate and integrate ideas and information on developing a college vocabulary, and using vocabulary to derive meaning from context, etc….
  • Read longer texts to connect, evaluate and integrate ideas and information on using prior knowledge as a strategy for understanding stories
  • Gain understanding on how to find main ideas in stories and expository text, and read for understanding.

 

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Ready, Set, Go!

Soft skills such as self esteem, mannerism, behaviours, sociability and honesty are valued by employers.  Take this course to learn how to promote a positive and safe work environment and the importance of communication and technology skills in the workplace.  

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Retail and Customer Service Skills (Bundle)

Register for this curriculum if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help you build retail and customer service skills. You will select from the following to create a package that fits your needs:

  • Customer Service Essentials - Learn about workplace expectations, communication skills, preparing for a career in customer service and how to have a positive attitude for workplace success. This course will empower participants to deal effectively with difficult customers and make sure customers have a good service experience.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills and Strategies - Explore helpful advice and activities on stress management and communication skills. Learn how different people deal with conflict in their lives and the 4 P's of Conflict Resolution; Preparedness, Perception, Personality and Practice.
  • Improving Your Job Skills - Learn the basic skills needed for any job and how to gather and manage the information needed on the job. Explore ways to think through problems at work and decide upon solutions. You will pick up valuable tips on working with others, sharing ideas, and reducing conflict.
  • On the Job Report Writing - Learn how to write reports for the workplace and gather the information you need so that your readers can find the information they require easily. This course will cover the steps to follow in writing a report and understanding why people write them. You will learn about information gathering, editing, and proofreading steps.
  • Assorted computer upgrading courses - Learn basic computer functions, using email in the workplace, best practices for surfing the internet or how to use Microsoft Office software.

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Safe Food Handling

This course introduces the principles of food safety and describes cross-contamination and food allergies. You will learn procedures for storing, prepping, cooking, cooling and reheating foods. You will learn the correct use of gloves and other hygiene practices. You will learn the difference between cleaning and sanitizing. This course also focuses on how to implement time and temperature control to prevent food contamination at various stages in the flow of food handling.

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Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will learn about your online identity, discuss how to protect your online identity with secure passwords, look at the uses of digital devices and media in your life and talk about evaluating online information.

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Self Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about how you communicate in different places. At the end of this course you should be able to understand how different generations communicate, understand key factors in effective communication, feel more comfortable communicating in a group setting, begin to understand how to improve communication skills and identify your current skills and the skills that you need to work on.

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Self Exploration: My Dream Career

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: understand the difference between a job and a career, identify your current skills and knowledge, understand barriers to employment and know more about your dream career.

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Self Exploration: My Role Models

This course is the digital version of a course created by Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) in 2013 and funded by the Ontario government using Employment Ontario funding. It is one of a series of 4 courses we've grouped together under the heading of Self Exploration. In this course, you will think about the qualities of a good role model. You will examine role models and mentors you have or may have had. Think about your local role models and those in the media. Explore the qualities you have and those you can work on to become a good role model.

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Social Media and Your Job Search

If you're an experienced job searcher, you may know quite a bit about resumes, cover letters, interviews and the best websites for job listings. But you might not be as familiar with the latest online tools to enhance your job search! In this course you will learn how LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter can help with your employment search. Each unit has an interactive activity to guide you through creating a sample account using the basic features.

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Steps to Success

This is a great course for learners who are new to the LearningHUB or online learning! In this course, we give you strategies and tips to set you up for success! You will identify your learning style and discover some ways to take advantage of your learning preferences. You will be introduced to memory and study tips as well as strategies for managing your time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your progress. You will learn to identify your learning challenges and how to come up with solutions when faced with an obstacle.

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Understanding and Using Math

Register for this curriculum if you want to work independently to improve your understanding of one or more of the following math topics:

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratios
  • Decimals
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Data Skills

 

 

Understanding Your Learning Styles

We all learn in different ways and understanding our own strengths helps us succeed. This course helps students understand their own personal learning styles. Students will investigate visual, auditory, and kinesthetic ways of learning and they will develop ways to use their preferred learning style more effectively.

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Writing an Essay

In this course, you will learn to identify parts of a 5-paragraph essay. You will learn to read writing prompt instructions and understand how to answer them. You will get hands-on writing experience using strategies like brainstorming, drafting rough copies, revising and editing to create an essay with a thesis statement, introduction, body and concluding paragraphs.

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Writing in the Workplace

In these courses, learners are introduced to the idea of business writing, and how this style differs from academic and personal writing.  Learners will identify the purpose and audience of a business message and learn strategies for creating memos, emails, letters and reports as well as social media and blog posts.

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Writing Research Papers

In this course, you’ll develop your research skills by evaluating sources for credibility and bias, developing a research plan, and writing a research paper. Synthesizing information and correctly citing research sources will be an important aspect of your research process.

Writing Strategies

This curriculum will help you improve your grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and vocabulary, as well as your paragraph and essay writing skills.