courses

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 1 (Live Class)

This is a practical guide to using punctuation correctly and writing with proper grammar.  Learn about common punctuation marks like periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, apostrophes, question marks, and exclamation marks and find out when to use them in your writing.  Learn about prefixes and suffixes and discover some helpful grammar websites

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

Better Grammar & Punctuation Part 2 (Live Class)

This is a practical guide to parts of speech. Learn about common parts of speech we use to write sentences - nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs. Learn about the subject and predicate in a sentence and about antonyms, homonyms and synonyms. 

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

College Readiness (Bundle)

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

  • Manage College: College Readiness Tips
  • Memory and Study Tips for Students
  • Understanding Your Learning Style
  • Strategies for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
  • Learning to Communicate using MS Word

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

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

Creating a Digital Portfolio

This short course was originally designed for learners preparing for secondary school credit, who need to develop the skills and knowledge required to complete their Senior PLAR Portfolio. However, this course is also recommended for learners with a post-secondary or employment goal since it focuses on development of an electronic portfolio. In the development of a portfolio, learners will also work through a process of reflection and goal setting.

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

Creating Your Digital Footprint

In this course you will find out what a digital footprint is and how one is created. You will explore the different reasons people 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.

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

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 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

Goal Setting - Discovering Your Goals

I’m not sure what I want to do with my life, but I want it to be great! Sound familiar? Then this goal-setting course is for you. You will ponder 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.

*NOTE – Learner Eligibility/Suitability for this course will be determined based on 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

Manage College: College Readiness Tips

This course helps students prepare for college but is also helpful to students preparing to take credit courses. Often students move from work, upgrading, or high school without fully understanding the skills they need to succeed. Students can start college with confidence by developing skills in the following areas:

  • Time management and organization
  • Classroom and online learning
  • Textbook reading and effective note taking
  • Studying and remembering
  • Overcoming obstacles

 

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

Math - Algebra (Live Class)

We will carry on where we left off with Pre-Algebra. We will learn how to solve x-y+2a, when x=4, y=5 and a=1 plus 10x = x. We will show how to combine like variables, solve equations with variables on both sides of an equation, and solve literal equations. Algebra is not as scary as you think!

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C3.3, C4.3, D.1-D.2

Math - Budgeting Basics (Live Class)

What is a budget and how can creating one help you? This class focuses on the importance of budgeting. We will look at how to find your monthly income, list and balance your expenses and set simple financial goals. We will create a sample budget and look at some easy to use online budgeting calculators.

NOTE: Students should be able to add and subtract before taking this class.

OALCF Levels: C1.1-C1.3; B1.2; A1.1, A2.1; D.2

Math - Decimals: Adding & Subtracting (Live Class)

Decimals are used to represent money and measurements. Take this class to get a basic understanding of decimal fractions and how they are written. Practise using mixed numbers in decimal form. Learn to add and subtract decimals so you can improve your math skills at home, work and school.
 

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C1.1, C2.1, C3.1, C4.1, D.1-D.2

Math - Decimals: Multiplying & Dividing (Live Class)

This second course on decimals will cover multiplying and dividing decimals, rounding off decimals and changing proper fractions into decimals. 

NOTE: It is recommended you take Adding & Subtracting Decimals before taking this course.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, B1.2, C4.1, D.2
 

Math - Division (Live Class)

How are Multiplication and Division related? Multiplication and Division are opposite operations. Division is a quick way to subtract the same number several times just as multiplication is a quick way to add the same number several times. Enrol in this class if you need to review and practise your division skills.   

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C1.1, C2.1, C3.1, C4.1, D.1-D.2

Math - Fractions in Everyday Life (Live Class)

Fractions are all around us. We use them every day when cooking, shopping and working. Take this class to learn how to do simple calculations with fractions to make your life easier! 

Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions before taking this class.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, C1.2, C2.2, C3.2, D.1-D.2

Math - Fractions: Introduction (Live Class)

Do numerators, denominators and mixed numbers have you confused? Take this class to learn the basics of fractions. We will talk about the parts of a fraction and explain what each part means.

Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide before taking this class.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, C1.2, C2.2, C3.2, C4.2, D.1-D.2
 

Math - Fractions: Multiplying & Dividing (Live Class)

Take the skills you learned in the first two fraction classes even further by learning to multiply and divide fractions.

Note: Students should be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide before taking this class.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C1.2, C2.2, C3.2, C4.2, D.1-D.2
 

Math - Metric Measurement and Conversions (Live Class)

Go the distance as we learn about the metric system. The metric system provides units of measurement for distance, volume, mass, time, and temperature. We will talk about the basic units of measure and then learn how to convert the units within the metric system and to imperial measures.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C1.1-2, C2.2-2, C3.1-2, C4.1-2, D.1-D.2

Math - Multiplication (Live Class)

How are addition and multiplication related? Multiplication is a fast way of adding the same number many times. In this class we will learn the meaning of multiplication and see how useful the Multiplication Table is. We will also show how to multiply single digit numbers, working our way up to larger numbers.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A2.1, A3, B1.2, C1.1, C2.1, C3.1, C4.1, D.1-D.2

Math - Percentages: How they relate to Decimals & Fractions (Live Class)

We see percentages every day of our lives. We need to better understand them so we can make simple calculations quickly and easily. In this class you will learn how to change a percentage to a fraction and then do the reverse by changing a fraction to a percentage. You will also learn how to change a percent to a decimal and then change it back to a percent.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C1.2, C2.2, C3.2, C4.2, D.1-D.2

Math - Percentages: Word Problems (Live Class)

Joe needs to score 80% on his test to pass. If the test has 65 questions, how many questions does he need to get right? In this class we will learn how to solve problems like this one. We will break problems down into steps and teach how to find the part, whole and percent. We will also look at percentages that are greater than 100 and ones that are less than 1 percent.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C1.2, C2.2, C3.2, C4.2, D.1-D.2
 

Math - Pre-Algebra (Live Class)

What are variables? What are integers? Did you know that an x or a question mark may stand for an unknown number? In this class we will review the terms: variables, integers and algebraic expressions. We will also add, subtract, multiply and divide equations that involve solving for unknowns.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3, B1.2, C3.3, C4.3, D.1-D.2.

Math - Ratios, Proportions, Rates (Live Class)

Ratios, proportions and rates are used every day at home and work. You use rates when shopping to figure out costs or when driving to figure out speed. You use ratios when cooking and measuring to compare amounts. This class will explain the math behind the tasks you do and will give you the skills you need to learn new math. 

NOTE: Learners should be able to understand and use fractions before taking this class.

OALCF Levels: A1.1, A3; C1.2, C2.2, C3.2, C4.2, D.1-D.2

Memory and Study Tips for Students

Remembering information is important in school and in the workforce. This course helps students develop the memory and studying skills they need to succeed. Students will learn how information is transferred from short term memory to long term memory and then used to recall information. Students will learn how to:

  • Develop memory skills
  • Use memory and studying tools
  • Understand how and what to study
  • Create effective study material

 

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

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.

Progressive Spelling 1 (Live Class)

This spelling course covers short and long vowel spelling patterns using bigger words. Learn about double consonants + “le”; and about doubling final consonants before adding “ing” or “ed”. Learn the one consonant + “le” rule. Learn about some common consonant blends: wh, th, sh, ph, ch, and sometimes gh (silent). Learn how to use a thesaurus to help you expand your vocabulary. 

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

Progressive Spelling 2 (Live Class)

This spelling course covers more consonant blends at the beginning of words: bl, pl, cl, thr, spr, spl, cr, pr. It also covers consonant blends at the end of words: sk, ck, ll, nk, lk. Learn how to combine vowels together to make long vowel sounds in words. We'll end by reviewing some difficult words to spell.

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

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.

 

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

Self Exploration: Examining My Online Identity and Digital Media Use

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. 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.

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

Self Exploration: How I Communicate in Different Places

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. 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.

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

Self Exploration: My Dream Career

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about dream careers. At the end of this course you should be able to: think about what your dream career is, consider what some of your barriers might be and research your dream career.

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

Self Exploration: My Role Models

Learners should have a basic familiarity with computers before taking this five module course. In this course, you will be thinking and talking about role models. At the end of this course you should be able to: talk about the qualities of a good role model, explore the qualities you have that would make you a good role model, explore the qualities that you can work on to be a good role model.

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

Spelling Made Simple 2 (Live Class)

This beginner course gives you more spelling basics. Learn about long vowel sounds, long vowel spelling patterns, the silent “e” at the end of a word and about vowel blends like EE, EA, AI, OA, OO. Learn about different ways to spell the “K” sound and ways to spell words ending in “C” and “Y” and “O”. Build your vocabulary by learning more about word families. 

OALCF Levels: A1.1, B1.2, B2.1, D.1-D.2

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.
 

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.