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SIS Change: 40-Day Automatic Withdrawal Policies for HS Student Instruction Courses

We strive to make continuous improvements to our processes and policies for our partners and their students. Beginning February 13, 2020, we will be switching the 60-day automatic withdrawal processes to 40 days for all senior high school Student Instruction (SI) courses. We welcome your feedback on this pilot. For complete details, please review the...
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Changing Lives – One Student at a Time

A grade 5 student and his ADLC teacher in a video call.   ADLC has a role to play in building understanding about distance learning in Alberta. This story is part of a series intended to highlight the unique characteristics and opportunities of distance learning. We will start with a look at teaching from a...
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October 2019 Feedback Results Summary

In October 2019, we sent a three-question feedback request to 1,778 distance education facilitators and administrators listed in our Student Information System (SIS). We thank those that responded, and we look forward to gathering feedback in the future. Below is a summary of the responses. What we learned through the results and comments:  About 70%...

2019 Holiday Break Information

It’s that time of year again! See when we are — and are not — available December 23, 2019: ADLC office is open, teachers on holiday break December 24, 2019–January 1, 2020: ADLC is closed January 2–3, 2020: ADLC office is open, teachers on holiday break January 6, 2020: ADLC office is open, teachers and support staff available as usual...
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SIS Change: 60-Day Default End-date for 1-Credit CTS Courses

To improve the timeline accuracy for 1-credit CTS courses, ADLC has implemented a default 60-day timeline end date (different from the expiration date - students are not withdrawn on the timeline end date). DE Facilitators can view and manually adjust the timeline start and end dates in our Student Information System (SIS). The automated withdrawal...
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Diploma Exam Writing Locations

Diploma Exam Writing Locations As we work together to prepare students to write Diploma Exams, ADLC wants to ensure your students are as successful as possible. ADLC teachers will provide as much instructional and exam preparation support to your students as needed. We are seeking your assistance regarding exam writing locations. We know that where...

Important Dates Reminder

As there have been a few changes in dates for this school year, we would like to give you as much notice as possible, so you may plan accordingly. December 23 - January 3 - Holiday break for ADLC teachers (support staff available Dec. 23, Jan. 2-3) December 24-January 1 - ADLC closed for the...

Exemplary Teacher Award – Jessica Luciuk

Congratulations to one of our own! "Jessica is the Career and Technology Studies/Phys Ed and CALM department head at the Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC). Jessica cares about the well-being of each member of her team. She supports, guides and encourages all with compassion, understanding and professionalism. Jessica’s team says, “Her strong work ethic and...
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Concurrent Registrations & Prerequisites

ADLC is pleased to provide flexible opportunities for schools and school authorities for their students when it comes to programming flexibility and options. One such option has recently caused some confusion and frustration with our affiliations and their students, as well as raised some concerns in terms of student learning and pedagogy. The issue is...

Waiving Prerequisites for ADLC Courses

The principal of the school, where the primary registration is held, has the authority and responsibility for waiving prerequisites for courses. Principals do not currently have access in PASI to complete the process for waiving prerequisites for ADLC courses.  To waive prerequisites for ADLC courses, the school principal, holding the primary student registration, is to...
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