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Health & Wellness in School Hub Online Learning FAQs

Hub Online Learning FAQs


What is Hub Learning?

The hub is a learning approach that​​ been created for the 2020-21 school year for families choosing to remain at home due to COVID concerns while in-school classes have resumed. Hub online learning will allow regular program students to remain registered at their home schools while receiving course instruction through a format of online instruction and independent work. Students will be supported by specific teachers assigned to hub through the use of D2L by Brightspace and/or Google tools. Instruction will be provided through real-time teacher instruction with all students registered in the hub class, and using pre-recorded videos and printable resources.

Unlike emergency at-home learning that took place in the spring of 2020, hub online learning requires students to meet all the outcomes in the Programs of Study. 

  • Grades 1-6 will be taught by generalists and the curriculum for English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, Physical Education, Health and W​ellness along with Music and Art will be integrated in these four courses.
  • Grades 7-9 will be taught by subject specific teachers. Science, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies will be offered as well as Physical Education, Health and Wellness, while Fine Arts opportunities (Art and Drama) will be integrated within the core.
  • High School will offer courses in the Sciences, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies, as well as Physical Education 10 and CALM. Courses offered will be based on student demand. Complementary courses offered will be based on student demand and available space and resources.​​

If I register my child as a student new to the CBE after the Aug. 24 due date for hub registration, will my child be excluded from the hub learning approach?

Updated Aug. 11

Children who register as students new to the CBE after the hub registration date of Aug. 24 should speak with the administration at their CBE school to discuss the possibility of registering for hub.


Will my child in TLC have access to the mandatory French and Band/Music courses through hub online learning?

Updated Aug. 11

The following  are the  courses being offered to students in grades 1 -9 through hub online learning:  Math, Language  Arts, Science, Social Studies, Health and Wellness and Physical Education.   Art and Music will integrated in these six courses in grades 1 - 6 and  Art and Drama will be integrated in the same six courses in grades 7 - 9.  French and Band/Music courses will not be offered through hub online learning.                         


Is HUB available for GATE program – is it considered alternative?

Updated Aug. 11

GATE is not an alternative program. The offering of GATE hub classes is dependent on student demand. E.g., Have enough students requested the courses to support the creation of classes? If specific GATE hub classes cannot be created, students may still register for hub classes and programming related to the IPP would need to be accounted for.


How can we decide if we want to participate in the hub when we don’t have details?

Updated Aug. 11

We know families have many questions about going back to school and how things will be different in their school this September. Students registering for the hub will receive course instruction through online instruction and independent work. Each family will need to make their registration decision based on their child and family circumstance. This learning approach will require parent/guardian involvement and assistance to ensure your child is actively participating and completing assignments. You should consider the learning style of your child, their level of independence as learners, and your ability to provide additional learning support. School plans will be based on the CBE’s re-entry plan guided by the direction from Alberta Education and the Chief Medical Officer of Health. We encourage you to review both the Alberta Education K to 12 school re-entry information: Guidance for schools re-entry Scenario 1 and the CBE Scenario 1 re-entry plan, which provides additional details and aligns with the provincial government direction. These sources of information provide the overarching measures that all schools are implementing for this school year. We continue to update our website with additional information. 


What times are children expected to be online?

Updated Aug. 11

The times students will be together online as a class with their teacher for real-time teaching will be determined by each teacher. Information on our website includes anticipated hours of real-time teaching which is dependent on the grade of the learner.


What if multiple children share computer, will flexibility on those times be available?

Updated Aug. 11

As real-time online teacher instruction involves all students in the class being online together, there is limited flexibility once a time has been established by the teacher. Availability of technology is a consideration when considering hub online learning.


Will they be with only one teacher for online for all subjects?

Updated Aug. 11

One teacher (generalist) will be assigned to teach each elementary hub class for grades 1 - 6 students. Subject specific teachers will teach courses for grades 7-12.


Can a student in a dual track program (Old’s College veterinary program) participate in HUB?

Updated Aug. 11

Students who choose hub online learning are making this decision based on concerns related to COVID-19. Dual credit programming involves face to face instruction and at this time, hub is not offering blended programming.


If in IB – then do HUB with no IB – can they return to IB – the next level course?

Updated Aug. 11

Please consult with your school guidance counsellor or your school's IB coordinator.


Will student have choice of which classes they take if they opt for hub system for the September semester? Or will they just take whatever courses were already assigned to them by guidance (which they would find out at end of August)?

Updated Aug. 11

An attempt to align individual student schedules with their previous registration will be made. However, student demand and resources will ultimately determine student timetabling.


Can I change my mind after registering my child in the hub and have them move to face to face instruction?

Updated Aug. 11

Parents wishing to cancel the registration of their child in hub need to make the decision prior to Sept. 1, 2020. Parents need to email their child's school indicating they are moving their child from hub to face to face instruction.


Is registration for hub online based on first come and first served.

Updated Aug. 11

Registration hub is not based on first come, first served. It is not necessary to register on the first day registration opens.


What are the technology requirements for students registered with hub o​nline learning?

Internet connection, laptop, desktop computer, or Chrome notebook.


Will the CBE provide technology accessibility for students?

Because the demand for hub online learning is unknown at this time, the CBE cannot commit to being able to provide technology resources to all who make a request.


Can my child take some courses through Hub and some at their school?

Students are registered either full time in hub or full-time in school. Students in high school that may have extenuating circumstances relating to high school completion should meet with their administration. There will be limited concurrent registration for high school classes with CBe-learn.


How do I register my child for hub online learning?

Parents have between Aug. 12 and 24 to register their children in hub online learning. Registration for hub closes at 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 24. Registration details to be posted in the near future. By August 28, parents will receive an email confirming receipt of their registration form.​ Registration will be available online Aug. 12.


How many hours a week will my child receive direct online instruction in hub?

Hours of real time teacher instruction with all students or in small groups from a class will vary division. Grades 1-6: 5-6 hours; Grades 7-9: one hour per course or about 5-6 hours; Grades 10 - 12: two hours per course. Teachers will schedule the real-time online learning. Independent work and online videos will provide further learning opportunities. 


What are my responsibilities as a parent to support my child in hub?

It is the parent's responsibility to ensure the child is engaging with learning, completing assignments and is available for real time online teacher instruction. The parent is expected to initiate any learning concerns with the teacher. The time commitment from parents will vary dependent on the age and level of learning independence of their children.


Are hub and regular school attendance my only choices for my child?

Parents may consider alternatives outside the CBE such as Home Education or other virtual organizations.


What is the difference between hub and CBE-learn?

CBe-learn is a school on its own. Students in hub remain attached to their designated schools. Hub may use CBe-learn course materials, however instruction in these online classes will be provided by teachers from community schools.

Hub Learning Approach

Students registered with hub remain registered at their home school and connected to their school community.

Grades 1-12 offered. Students remain enrolled at home school so enrolment in hub is not limited.

Instruction provided through real-time teacher instruction and independent student learning time.

Parent support required.

CBe-Learn

CBe-learn is the student’s home school. It is a stand alone school.

Grades 1-12 offered. As a school, enrolment is limited.

Instruction provided through real-time teacher instruction and independent student learning time.

Parent support required.

 


What courses will be offered through hub online learning?

The CBE is committed to offering courses at each grade level that lead to high school completion. Hub online learning requires students to meet all the outcomes in the Programs of Study. 
▪ Grades 1-6 will be taught by generalists and the curriculum for English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies, Physical Education, Health and Wellness along with Music and Art will be integrated in these four courses.
▪ Grades 7-9 will be taught by subject specific teachers. Science, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies will be offered as well as Physical Education, Health and Wellness, while Fine Arts opportunities (Art and Drama) will be integrated within the core.
▪ High School will offer courses in the Sciences, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies, as well as Physical Education 10 and CALM. Courses offered will be based on student demand. Complementary courses offered will be based on student demand and available space and resources.​​


What are the costs for families with children registered for hub learning?

There will be no additional costs for students registered for hub learning.


How is my placement with Service Providers (before/after school care) impacted if I register my child for hub learning?

Priority for access to Service Providers will be given to students who are attending school in September.


My child receives additional learning support at school. Will this support continue with hub learning?

If your child has previously received technological assistance for learning, e.g., Read&Write, this support is available on-line. At this time we are unable to commit continued support requiring personnel, e.g., educational assistants. Limited flexibility exists to support students with significant learning challenges or exceptionalities in the hub learning approach. Further details will be provided in future updates.


Will science labs be utilized for hub learning?

Science labs will not be utilized in a hub learning format.


Are courses in Alternative programs offered in Hub?

Most Alternative Programs will not be offered because of the complexities of delivering these programs and courses. French immersion and Spanish Bilingual will be the only alternative programs offered through hub learning. Courses offered will be dependent on student demand.


Are International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses offered through hub learning?

International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses will not be offered due to the complexities of program delivery.


Why do students registered in hub classes start later than students attending schools?

The hub learning approach is a new format. The registration information is critical for the CBE because we need to organize our delivery of learning according to the number of students who will be in the schools and the number who will be accessing the hub. Once we have the registration data on August 24 we will need to analyze the data, create and staff hub classes. Students will be provided learning materials online in preparation for online learning.


If my school moves to Scenario 3, do I leave hub and join my school for online learning?

Students registered with hub classes will remain with hub online learning even if their home school is required to move to scenario 2 (blended) or 3 (learning at home).


Will my child's hub class teacher be the same as the classroom teacher at my child's school?

No, classes taught through the hub will have designated hub teachers.


Will students be completing the same work in hub classes as the students in their classes at school?

Student learning will be directly related to the learning outcomes of the Programs of Study as determined by Alberta Education. The assignments may not be identical to the work of their peers in the classroom, but the work will connect to the same learning outcomes.


How will my child (and the parent) learn the technology required for hub online learning?

Every hub student will be encouraged to take the online course "Essentials for Learning" offered in D2L by Brightspace through CBe-learn. There is no cost associated with the course and it is designed to develop confidence in using the online technology. Additional information about accessing this course will be available towards the end of August. It would be beneficial for parents to join their child while the student works through the course.


Can I move from hub online learning back to school once the school year has started?

There will be one transition point during the school year. Parents can notify administration in writing by January 8, 2021 for transition on February 1, 2021.  More information will be shared in late fall 2020.


Can I move from school to hub once the school year has started?

Once registration for hub learning has been completed (August 24), no new student registrations for hub classes will be accepted. The resources attached to hub classes need to be determined at the initial time of registration. There will not be the financial flexibility to add more classes and staff throughout the year.


If my child is in an Alternative Program and decides to take the regular program through hub online, do they need to transfer from their Alternative Program school back to their regular program school?

No. Students may remain at their current school. E.g., A student in a TLC school remains at the TLC school while enrolled in hub online learning. The student may return to the TLC school should they wish to resume face to face instruction in Feb. 2021. Students may also return to face to face instruction in the TLC program for Sept. 2021.


Will kindergarten be offered through the hub learning approach?

Delivery of kindergarten programming will only be offered through in person learning at the CBE.​​​​​​​

 
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