Experiential Opportunities

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Experiential Opportunities2019-07-11T11:23:30-04:00

There are many opportunities for students who want to experience education beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom. Sometimes there is no better teacher than real-life experience! Parents and students interested in exploring these types of opportunities may be interested to learn that there are multiple opportunities within Trillium Lakelands District School Board  to earn credits outside of the classroom while benefiting from the independent learning associated with real life experience and travel.

Trillium Lakelands Arts Camp (TLAC)

What is TLAC? TLAC is an arts camp for Grade 7 through 12 students that takes place in May each year in Haliburton. TLAC offers specialized instruction for Music, Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts within an exciting camp experience.TLAC

The arts camp is set up as a typical high school day with four periods per day. Students attending have proficient skills in either instrumental music, concert band, instrumental jazz music, music theatre, dance, or visual arts. Physical education options include cycling, kayaking, canoeing, tennis, swimming, and a sports medley. There is a free-time period following period four when students study, swim, read, play games, etc. Three nutritious meals are included each day as well as a snack before bed.

There is a nightly evening concert featuring fantastic performances from major artists. Each evening concert begins with an art display and presentation from a local visual artist. This gives the students a chance to appreciate art forms and become familiar with artists within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board. A supervised study hall is provided every evening from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

More information is available by calling 888-526-5552 extension 21257 or visiting tldsb.ca/tlac for online registration.

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) has partnered with Fleming College to offer a unique skilled trades residential camp experience to Grade 7 students. Tech It Out is more than just getting students excited about skilled trades – it’s about inspiring and offering them the opportunity to explore skilled trades as a viable career path. The students, who will be housed overnight in Fleming residences, will spend three days accessing engaging programs and activities at Fleming’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC). Each student will create a take home project. Through the building of this project, students will experience carpentry, plumbing, welding, electrical, solar energy, culinary, and arboriculture.

TLDSB offers a range of hands-on student opportunities in secondary school including the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), Dual Credits, Co-operative Education, and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). If your child is interested in skilled trades, ask their teacher how they might be able to participate in the Tech it Out experience.

Located half an hour north west of Huntsville, Ontario, and as part of the Trillium Lakelands District School Board, the Yearley Outdoor Education Centre is a place where Grade 6 students, board-wide, come to experience curriculum-based activities in the outdoors. Yearley has been an integral part of thousands of students childhood growth and learning for over 30 years. At Yearley, our educators promote natural curiosity and wonder through inquiry-based learning, filling their action-packed days and evenings with games and activities, exciting new experiences, and tons of laughter. If your child is in Grade 6, ask your child’s teacher when you can expect their trip to take place.
School’s Cool is a 72-hour learning readiness course for children ages 3 – 5. In TLDSB, School’s Cool is offered at a number of schools and communities during the summer months. The purpose of the School’s Cool course is to provide age and developmentally appropriate instruction which will enhance entry into Kindergarten – enhance “school readiness” of 3 – 5 year olds.

The course introduces children to a rich variety of new and exciting experiences, building on their social, language, reasoning, and self-help skills. This unique learning readiness course for children is complemented with two parent sessions, designed to assist parents in understanding and enhancing their child’s learning experiences in the home, school and community.

School’s Cool originated when it was developed by SIRCH Consulting in 1998, and is quite unique in that it is an outcome-based program. The course curriculum was specifically designed to produce measurable outcomes. This makes it easy for instructors to monitor skill increases and organizations and communities to monitor overall course success. Equally as unique as the course’s outcome-based curriculum, is the School’s Cool Approach – the way in which community partners, parents, and children are engaged in the joy and excitement of learning.

Visit the School’s Cool website for more information or email info@sirch.on.ca 

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