COVID-19: Accessing ADLC Resources

With the emergence of COVID-19, we would like to remind you that we provide free access to course resources to all schools in the province. View full details

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Planning for what is and what may be is daunting at the moment. ADLC is a critical resource at your disposal.

We hope this can serve as a support for you and your teachers. Carefully consider the following, and feel free to forward this information to your teaching staff.

We have two key services at ADLC: Teacher Support (TS) and Student Instruction (SI). Here’s an overview and ideas of how they may help you and your staff going forward.

Overview of the Teacher Support (TS) Process 

This is possibly the most important service for planning for multiple re-entry scenarios.

For no cost, ADLC provides access to online and/or electronic copies of any print materials used by ADLC teachers to deliver content, instruction and conduct assessments. In some cases, resources, such as textbooks, may be different than the ones you are currently using, but being aware of the TS access might be useful for you now.

Some courses are available in both print and online delivery formats and in both English Language instruction and French Immersion. Our Course Listing describes available course formats.

Online courses are designed and delivered in ADLC’s Moodle Learning Management System.

Here are some of the common ways TS resources are used in the classroom:

  • to support lesson planning
  • to individualize instruction when students are at different levels
  • to help teachers responsible for courses outside their subject-area expertise
  • to support teachers working in split grade/class environments

Suggested ways to utilize ADLC Teacher Support (TS) in planning for different possibilities of re-entry

Simply this: if teachers are able to align their own courses and schedules with the outlines of ADLC courses, should re-entry plans disrupt the instruction for one or more students, these students could be given access to the ADLC TS course and seamlessly continue their studies.

Teacher Actions in Preparation

  • Confirm ADLC uses similar textbooks or other physical resources and, where possible, adapt to these.
  • Sequence units of study to align with the ADLC course.

Advantages when one or more students are unable to continue attending the school

  • The courses are fully prepared and ready for immediate use by the student.
  • Students working from home would be learning in parallel content to those in the classroom.
  • Teacher workload for students not in the school would be reduced.
  • Print or online course versions would be available for many courses.
  • Lesson Plans and Preview/Review resources could be considered as more options, instead of the online or print versions, for some courses in elementary and junior high.
  • Teacher Support assessments and answer keys are included.

Challenges

  • Physical resources required to support ADLC courses may not be easily available or desirable.
  • Teachers would require time to become familiar with the ADLC course outline.
  • The ADLC course structure is not in alignment with the teacher’s previous practices.
  • The ADLC course structure is not as suitable for the teacher’s classroom situation.

Overview of ADLC Student Instruction (SI)

Students in SI courses are taught by ADLC’s certificated teachers using comprehensive resources that follow the Alberta Programs of Study.

If you have students who choose to homeschool, for all or part of their programming, you can provide them with the opportunity to enroll in ADLC courses through your school. ADLC has courses for grades 1 through 12, in both print and online formats, as well as a few French Immersion and Christian Program options. Additionally, a Personalized Learning option exists in grades 1-9, which is ADLC’s version of inclusion for students who are not well suited for ADLC’s regular courses.

Currently, your school is eligible to access SI services at no cost, and would receive your normal instructional grant allocation (enrollment and funding consideration for WMA).

Here are some of the common ways Student Instruction services are used:

  • to support part-time programming beyond school timetable
  • to individualize programming when courses are not available at school
  • to help schools and families during uncertainty about attending school
  • to support teachers working in split grade/class environments
  • to support students requiring enrichment or remediation

For more information on how ADLC may be able to assist in school planning for this coming year, please contact us at info@adlc.ca or call 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5378.

Sincerely,

Steven Kaplan
ADLC Principal