courses

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. As well, you’ll be guided to try new methods of proofreading and editing your work. The topics and practice components in this course can also be used as preparation to write the GED Language Arts test. If you’ve always thought you might have a story to tell but didn’t know where to start, this course is for you!

To take this course you need to be able to read a simple article at a newspaper or magazine level, and to write a basic sentence to describe an event. You’ll also need to be able to type at least 8 sentences in a row.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED - Introduction to GED Science (Live Class)

The GED Science Test examines your ability to understand and interpret science information from text, diagrams, charts and graphs. Take this class to learn more and work through sample questions with an instructor. Questions involve all areas – Life Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science.

OALCF Levels: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3, B1.2, B2.1, B3.1-B3.2, D.1-D.2

GED - Introduction to GED Social Studies (Live Class)

The GED Social Studies Test examines your ability to understand and interpret informational text, diagrams, charts and maps. Take this class to learn more and work through sample questions with an instructor. Questions involve all areas – Canadian History, World History, Civics and Government, Economics and Geography.

OALCF Levels: A1.1-A1.3, A2.1-A2.3, A3; B1.2, B2.1-B2.3, B3.1; D.1-D.2

GED Prep (Bundle)

Register for the GED Prep Course Bundle if you are looking for a grouping of course material to help you prepare to write the GED Test, Ontario's High School Equivalency test.

Lessons are offered in a variety of formats, Online Live Classes (which take place at specific dates and times), as well as Anytime Study lessons, which you can access 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and work on at your own pace. Online Literacy Practitioners will help you select the lessons and help support you along the way.

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

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

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.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Earth & Space Science

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

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

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.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

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.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

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.

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep - Writing a GED Essay (Live Class)

Get ready to write your GED Essay. Learn how to read the essay question and plan your response. We will teach you strategies for organizing your essay into paragraphs and will explain how your essay will be marked. Ace the essay with this class!

OALCF Levels: A1.1-A1.3, A2.2-A2.3, A3, B1.2, B2.2-B2.3, B3.1, B4, D.1-D.2

GED Prep – All 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.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep – Chemistry

This advanced course provides an introduction to Chemistry and Chemical Transformations. Lessons include: Atomic Structure; Electronic Structure; Periodic Table & Trends; Naming Chemical Compounds; Properties of Acids, Bases & Salts; Bonding; Gases and their Properties; Solutions; Formulas, Equations & Stoichiometry; Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Solubility & Precipitation, Reaction Rates; and, States of Matter.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep – Life Science

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

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

GED Prep – Math

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

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Introduction to SABA (Live Class)

This class is for first time users of the SABA program. If you are taking a SABA Class on the LearningHUB, we recommend you take this class first. We will practise using the communication tools including the microphone, text chat and participation icons. You will also learn how to use the markup tools and practise using them on the Whiteboard. If this course isn't available before your SABA Class is scheduled, a playback of the session should be watched so you are ready for your first class. 

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, D.1-D.2

Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD

Everyone learns differently and some people face academic challenges because of learning disabilities. This course introduces students (and teachers) to common learning disabilities and useful learning strategies. Students will learn about the challenges students with learning disabilities face and then discover helpful learning strategies that help them succeed.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize specific disabilities
  • Use recommended learning strategies
  • Overcome academic challenges
  • Implement accommodations
  • Use adaptive technology

 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessm

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!

*NOTE – All curriculum is levelled and is assigned based on the results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Steps to Success

Some learn best by watching or reading, some by listening, and others by trying things on their own.  Our favourite way to learn is called our preferred learning style and knowing your style can help you learn better. This course will help you identify your learning style, and will provide strategies to use that take advantage of your preference.  You will learn how to use memory strategies like mnemonic phrases or images.  Online learning is very different from classroom learning.  This course helps to identify learning challenges and obstacles and how to cope when faced with a challenge.   The goal of this course is to help you explore strategies for managing time, reaching out for help, setting goals and monitoring your learning.  

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.
 

Technology Fundamentals

This advanced course provides a broad overview of the foundations of modern technology by presenting basic concepts and operational principles using vivid graphics and interactive simulations. It includes courses in Energy and Systems, Mechanics Systems, Fluid Systems, Heat Systems and Electrical Systems.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assess

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 kinaesthetic ways of learning and they will develop ways to use their own preferred learning style more effectively.

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Recognize different learning styles
  • Discover your own preferred learning style
  • Develop tips for studying, remembering, and learning

 

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on results of an intake assessment completed during the registration process.

Writing an Essay

If you are working toward a high school credit or assessment or preparing to write the GED test, you need to know how to write an essay. In this course, you will 

  • identify parts of a 5 paragraph essay
  • read writing prompts and learn how to answer them
  • use strategies like brainstorming and organizing to plan your essay
  • draft your own thesis statement as well as introduction, body and concluding paragraphs
  • revise and edit your essay draft

 

Don't let essays scare you! Take this course and learn the skills, step by step.