Beginning April 6th, what the Ministry of Education is calling “Phase 2” or “Educator-Led” Learning will commence at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Schools will continue to be closed but learning will continue — involving a combination of distance learning tools for students.
Please visit our special WCDSBLearn@Home website for information and resources complied to support the government’s plan.
The resources on this site can supplement and support Educator-led learning. You may not need all of these resources, but if you find yourself needing assistance with creating a positive learning environment for your children, we hope they can provide some assistance.
Under the Educator-led learning plan, the government has outlined the minimum expectations for student work-time in a given week, based on learning materials and work assigned by your student’s teacher. These expectations, for each teacher, include:
- Kindergarten to grade three: Five hours of work per student per week, with a focus on literacy and math;
- Grades four to six: Five hours of work per week, with a focus on literacy, math, science, and social studies;
- Grades seven to eight: 10 hours of work per week, with a focus on math, literacy, science and social studies; and,
- Grades nine to 12: Three hours of work per course per week for semestered students, and 1.5 hours of work per course per week for non-semestered students, with a focus on credit accumulation and graduation.
The WCDSBLearn@Home website will be updated on an ongoing basis, so please visit often.