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Rundle Studio

Grades 7–8 Program

Through our Pathways to Learning program, the Studio encourages students to strive for success in academics, build solid character, and engage in co-curricular activities. Although we want students to achieve the highest level of academics, we believe that putting a focus on character development is paramount.

Through social interactions, learning experiences, and co-curricular activities, students will continuously develop their character. The Studio will deliver curriculum from Alberta Education at grade level with no modifications.

 

DAILY PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Technology Requirement

As an online school, we have specific requirements to ensure we are connected when we need to be. All Studio students are required to have the following:

  • a stable internet connection with at least 20 mbps connection download speed
  • a minimum of at least 2.5 mbps connection upload speed

Each student will be provided with a device to use at home for all school-related activities.  This device will be maintained and monitored by the school. Technical support will be available for issues related to the software and the device itself.

 

How will our online school work?

The Lead Teacher (LT) will deliver curricular content using clear direct instruction to all students in the grade. After the lesson, students move to small breakout groups where the Teacher Advisor (TA) consolidates the learning through highly dynamic, engaging, and personalized activities.

While in TA groups, students ask questions, interact with each other, collaborate on activities, and demonstrate their understanding of the day’s material. Once the lesson is complete, the TA will connect with the LT to review student progress and prepare for the next lesson based on the results.

 

Rundle Studio: Teacher/Learning Model infographic

 

A Typical Day

A typical school day at the Studio may follow this schedule.

TimeActivity
8:45 am – 8:55 amTeacher Advisor (TA) Check-in Time:  Meet with teacher to review announcements, take attendance, discuss upcoming events
9:00 am – 9:50 amELA Lead Lesson: Synchronous
9:00 am – 9:50 amELA TA Activity: Asynchronous
9:55 am – 10:50 amMath Lead Lesson: Synchronous
9:55 am – 10:50 amMath TA Activity: Asynchronous
10:50 am – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 am – 11:50 amScience Lead Lesson: Synchronous
11:00 am – 11:50 amScience TA Activity: Synchronous
11:55 am – 12:45 pmSocial Studies Lead Lessons: Synchronous
11:55 am – 12:45 pmSocial Studies TA Activity: Synchronous
12:45 pm – 1:15 pmLunch / Early Check-Out on Fridays
1:15 pm – 2:05 pmLiteracy/Numeracy
2:05 pm – 2:55 pmCORE / Options
2:55 pm – 3:45 pmPE/Health
3:45 pmTA Check-Out: Students complete agenda