Courses

There are three ways to take a course from Good Learning Anywhere

Join a LIVE class with learners from across Ontario.

Students in these courses can log in and participate at set times.

Click here to register for a live online class through GLA.

Click here to log in into Adobe Connect to access current courses.

Click here to join our weekly OPEN HOUSE (Monday’s @ 1:30 PM EST). No registration required. Starting September 21, 2020.

Take an independent study course.

These courses have no scheduled classes, so learners can progress through materials at their own pace. Course materials are available online every day, any time.

Click here to register for an independent study course through GLA.

Click here to login into Edmentum (Plato) to access current courses.

Take a short course.

Short courses are only 3-6 weeks in length. These courses are usually focused on life skills or job preparation. They typically involve a number of small assignments and activities.

Click here to register for a short course through GLA.

Click here to login into Moodle to access current courses.

Current Courses Available

OPEN HOUSE – Mondays @ 1:30 PM EST (No registration required)

Weekly OPEN HOUSE - Introduction to Good Learning Anywhere
Starting September 21st, 2020, join the Monday GLA Online OPEN HOUSE to try out live learning. Come meet instructors, try out tools in the live classroom, and learn about upcoming courses. 
 
To join, click here and you will be directed to Adobe Connect. Follow the instructions and then enter the classroom. You do not have to register with GLA to attend.
 

Start Date: Starting Monday, September 21, 2020, except holidays

Guest link: https://connect.contactnorth.ca/glaopenhouseintroductiontoonlinelearningf20/

Time: 1:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Courses)

Future Dates:

September 28th

October 5th

October 19th

November 2nd

November 16th

November 30th

New Courses – 2020

Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Indigenous people are part of the founding nations of the country we now call Canada.  They make up close to 5% of Canada’s population. The aim of this course is to offer you some knowledge about Indigenous People of Canada.  It is hoped that the information shared here offers you a better understanding of why it is important to learn about and celebrate Indigenous cultural traditions and history.  

Start Date: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Anishinaabe Language for Absolute Beginners

*New Fall 2020* This course is intended for beginners in the Anishinaabe language. It allows them to practice their oral skills at a level with which they are comfortable and to gain knowledge of how the language works and more confidence in using basic beginner language in a variety of basic day-to-day situations.

Dates: September 1 – October 1 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

The Third Side: Conflict and Resolution

*New Fall 2020* There are two sides to every argument but together we can find the third side and resolve conflicts. This course will teach you to see things from other people’s viewpoints. Conflicts happen at home, in your community, at work and school. In this course, we will discover communication styles, how to become more assertive and discover win-win solutions to everyday conflicts. This is a 2-session course.

Dates: October 8 – 15 (Thursdays)

Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Facts, Fluff and Fake News: Making Sense of the Internet

*New Fall 2020* Do you find yourself having difficulty figuring out what is what on the Internet? This course can help! In this 2-part course we look at tools to build our media literacy. We will give tips on how to spot bad information, determine bias, and do simple fact checks. This course is designed to take the stress out of looking for information online and can help you become more comfortable in information seeking for all your needs.

Dates: November 18 – 25 (Wednesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creating a Personal Budget

*NEW 2020*. Do you have a personal budget in place to manage your money? If not, this course if for you! Creating a personal budget can help you track your spending habits, and make decisions on how and where to spend our money. Whether your goal is to buy a new snow machine, save money for school, or set aside money for some fun – creating a budget can help you work towards it. Join us as we create a budget together! This is a 2-session course.

Dates: November 3 – 10 (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Filling Out Forms

*New Fall 2020* Filling in forms online has become even more necessary in the last year. They are needed for renewing licenses, applying for jobs, library cards and ordering online! it can be intimidating but together we will start with a basic form and work our way up to more complex ones. We will discuss confidentiality and security issues as well as tips to remember your login information! This is a 2-session course.

Dates: November 25 – December 2 (Wednesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Seven Teachings / Seven Fires

*New Fall 2020* Teachings in Indigenous cultures have been handed down generation after generation. They are often ways of teaching us lessons. In this course, we will look at The Seven Teachings and The Seven Fires. These teachings can guide us in how we respond to the world around us and to one another. Join us as we explore these two very important teachings of the Anishinabek. This is a 2-session course.

Dates: December 8 – 10 (Tuesday and Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Four Directions Parenting

*New Fall 2020* The Medicine Wheel calls for balance in all areas of our life: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. This view of balance can also be used in parenting. Children don’t come with instruction manuals but parents can educate themselves on how to parent the way they want to. Using the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, this course will help us find our balance and help us find peace and harmony in our parenting skills and abilities.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Healthy Living Course Bundle

*New Fall 2020* In this course bundle, learners will have access to three courses: Mindfulness Matters, Health Literacy Basics and Get a Jump on Healthy Living.

Health information can be very complicated and difficult to understand especially during stressful situations. As the province of Ontario continues to open up, there is still a lot of stress and anxiety about what the new normal might look like. These courses will help reduce stress through mindfulness, nutrition and tips for healthy living.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Employment Basics Course Bundle

*New Fall 2020* In this course bundle, learners will have access to three courses: Customer Service, Ready For Work and Essential Career Skills.

These three courses are excellent options for those returning to work and are looking for a bundle of courses to help them prepare. We hope this makes course selection somewhat easier. As the province of Ontario continues to open up, there is still a lot of stress and anxiety about what the new normal might look like. These courses will reinforce the general skills and requirements to make the transition back to work as easy as possible.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses) and Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Gearing Up for an Apprenticeship

*New Fall 2020* Have you ever thought about becoming an apprentice? This course will go over what an apprenticeship is, the different kinds of apprenticeships (industrial/construction/motive power/service) as well as explore Women in Trades. We will also go over the steps that it takes to go through an apprenticeship (time/money/school/work). By the end, you will have a better understanding of the government financial aid available to assist you during the apprenticeship process.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

DOI2T: Introduction to 3D Printing

*New Fall 2020* 3D printing is quickly becoming more popular and affordable, and it is not uncommon to find a 3D printer at your local library, school, or learning centre. For an introduction to what these machines are and how they work, this is the course for you! The goal of this course is to provide a foundation of 3D printing knowledge so that you feel comfortable enough to begin hands-on learning with this technology.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Becoming a Volunteer

*New Fall 2020* Volunteering in your community is a great way to be involved and gain experience! This short course will help you learn about yourself, explore what volunteer activities would be keeping with your interests and goals, as well as a way to practice skills you will need in a volunteer or work placement position.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

How to Host a Virtual Game Night

*New Fall 2020* Social Distancing has created the opportunity for us to get creative on how we get together! This course will walk you through how to set up a fun online game night with friends and family.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Social Media Basics

*New Fall 2020* Have you always wanted to learn more about social media? This short course will explore some of the most popular platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. You will also learn more about what your digital identity is and how to keep it safe.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Sharing Circle

Join our Sharing Circle

Good Learning Anywhere would like to invite you to their LIVE ONLINE Sharing Circle on Monday, September 21st @ 10:30 am EST.  Stay tuned for more information on what we have planned for the Sharing Circle.

Bring a friend.

Dates: September 21 (Monday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

New to Online Learning

Introduction to Online Learning

This LIVE 2-hour class will introduce you to Adobe Connect. It is used for our LIVE classes and we will explore the tools and many ways to communicate with others! We will also look at the other online learning options with Good Learning Anywhere to help you find the online learning option that works best for you! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class. Please sign up for one only.

 

Dates & Time:

September 23 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

September 29 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

October 13 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

November 12 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

December 9 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Computing for Careers and College

This course is intended to help learners understand how a computer operates and the skills you need to work with one.  The course will cover basic computing information and internet use for people entering careers and post secondary schooling. You are able to progress through this course at your own pace. Your mentor will be available to follow your progress and answer any questions.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Indigenous Culture

Introduction to Indigenous Crafts
Indigenous people of North America have handcrafted numerous artistic and everyday items throughout history and into the present. Join us to learn about traditional and contemporary crafts, while working toward creating a beaded rosette medallion necklace. A materials list will be provided for the craft but GLA is not able to provide the materials. Note: this is a 3 session course.
 

Dates: November 3 – 17 (Tuesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: The Anishinaabe
Would you like to learn about First Nations culture in Ontario? Join us as we explore traditional beliefs, practices and spirituality of the Anishinaabe through presentations, videos and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: November 12 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: The Mushkegowuk
Would you like to learn about First Nations culture in Ontario? Join us as we explore traditional beliefs, practices and spirituality of the Mushkegowuk through presentations, videos and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: November 19 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: The Haudenosaunee
Would you like to learn about First Nations culture in Ontario? Join us as we explore traditional beliefs, practices and spirituality of the Haudenosaunee through presentations, videos and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: November 26 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: Misconceptions & Stereotypes
There are many misconceptions and stereotypes about First Nations Culture. Join us as we use presentations, videos and discussion to identify and break these down. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: December 3 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Woodland Art and Artists

Do you know the work of a Woodland Artist? Norval Morrisseau, through his unique approach to painting, brought recognition to Indigenous art and culture. We will introduce you to the work of this great Canadian artist, as well as the work of 4 others. Like Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, and Eddie Cobiness turned to their Indigenous roots and traditional knowledge to paint bold, eye-catching images that tell the story of the Ojibwa in a unique way. Note: This is a LIVE 2 hour class.

Dates: November 4 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Employment

Tech4Work: Creating Documents

Posters, lists, sign-up sheets, resumes and newsletters, are all examples of documents that can be created using a word processing program. In this course, we will learn the basics of how to use these programs and how to create great-looking documents in Google Docs. Gmail account required. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates: October 7 – 14 (Wednesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Creating Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet programs like Excel and Google Sheets are used to organize data and information. They have many uses in and out of the workplace. We will discuss what a spreadsheet is and what it can be used for. This course is for people who have not used spreadsheets before. Gmail account required. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: October 20 – 27 (Tuesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Creating Presentations

Presentations can be used to persuade or inform your audience! Sign up for this course to learn how to use Google Presentations (similar to PowerPoint) to create great looking presentations. Gmail Account Required. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: November 17 – 24 (Tuesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Using Mobile Devices

Are you new to the world of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers? If you are new to mobile devices and don’t know where to start, this course may be helpful to you. We will look at the basic features and benefits. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour course.

 

Dates: November 18 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Managing Your Computer Files

We are dealing with more digital information than ever before! Being able to find this information is important. We will look at tips and tricks to organize your files on your computer or in the cloud. Note: This is a Live 2-hour class.

 

Dates: December 1 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Be Your Own Boss: Introduction to Small Business

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Join us as we explore the skills that you already have, and learn new tasks involved in action planning, record keeping and marketing! This course is offered in partnership with PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise. This is a LIVE 2-hour class

 

Dates: October 15 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Be Your Own Boss: Create a Business Plan

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Join us as we create a Busines Plan for your business. We will discuss why a business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner and learn what key elements are considered essential in a Business Plan. This course is offered in partnership with PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise. This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

 

Dates: October 22 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creating a Resumé

Do you need to create a resumé? Does your resumé need an update? Join us as we explore resumé templates, identify basic resumé sections and get you started on creating your own resumé using Google Docs. Participants should have a Gmail Account. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: October 22 – 29 (Thursdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Customer Service

Customer service is VERY much alive. There are actually very few jobs that don’t require customer service skills! This short course will explore the most valuable customer service skills such as communication skills, coping with stress at work, time management, positivity and conflict resolution.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Office Administration Essential Skills

Are you interested in working in an office? Working in an office is an exciting job with a variety of tasks! This Short course will explore the communication skills, customer service skills and computer skills that you need to be successful in an office Administration job. We will discuss how confidentiality is an important part of working with customers!

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Ready For Work

Are you looking at applying for your first job or returning to work? This short course will talk about your rights and responsibilities as an employee, time management, work ethics, lateral violence and more!

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Workplace Writing

This course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the basic and essential concepts of workplace writing.  It covers the fundamentals of writing business forms, notes, short memos, directions, business letters, meeting documents and reports.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Independence

First Aid Essential Skills: Heart Attacks & Strokes
If someone you were with was having a heart attack or stroke – would you know what to do? This LIVE course is taught by GLA instructor Holly, a former paramedic in Northern Ontario. Her many years of experience with emergency care and education give her a common-sense approach. This course will introduce you to Basic First Aid concepts and How to become First Aid/CPR Certified. This IS NOT a First Aid Certification course. Clients will get a certificate of participation for this online course. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class
 

Dates: November 19 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

First Aid Essential Skills: Head & Back Injuries
If someone you were with injured their head or back – would you know what to do? This LIVE course is taught by GLA instructor Holly, a former paramedic in Northern Ontario. Her many years of experience with emergency care and education give her a common-sense approach. This course will introduce you to Basic First Aid concepts and How to become First Aid/CPR Certified. This IS NOT a First Aid Certification course. Clients will get a certificate of participation for this online course. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: November 26 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

First Aid Essential Skills: Breathing & Wounds
If someone you were with was choking or seriously wounded – would you know what to do? This LIVE course is taught by GLA instructor Holly, a former paramedic in Northern Ontario. Her many years of experience with emergency care and education give her a common sense approach. This course will introduce you to Basic First Aid concepts and How to become First Aid/CPR Certified. This IS NOT a First Aid Certification course. Clients will get a certificate of participation for this online course. Note: This is a LIVE 2 hour class.
 

Dates: December 3 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Price Matching
There’s an App for that! There are many tools that we can use to compare prices and use the information to make good decisions! We will look at options for price matching and how to pay the lowest price! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: September 30 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Picture This!

Join us as GLA goes on a scavenger hunt! In the first live session, we will take a look at tips and tricks to get some great pictures with your phone or digital camera! Then, you’ll have a week to go out and take photos of the items on our secret list, and send them to the instructor. We will meet online again to hear about the stories and adventures behind the photos! Participants will need access to a phone with a camera or a digital camera. GLA does not supply these. This is a 2-session course.

Dates: October 21 – 28 (Wednesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Goal Setting
In this class, learners will understand how goal setting gives purpose and direction to our lives. These goals provide the pathway to get from one place to another. By setting goals and having a plan we are able to stay motivated and stay focused in order to achieve our goals.
 

Date: September 24 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem
Each person has been given special gifts that make them unique. Join us we learn to recognize these gifts and how to build positive self-images! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Date: October 1 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Time Management
An important tool for being productive and reducing stress is time management! It also allows us to make sure there is time left in our days for things that are important to us. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Date: November 24 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Transitions and Decision Making
The only constant in life is change! Change and the decisions we make can have a negative and positive impact on our lives. Together we will look at ways to handle change and to make positive decisions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Date: October 8 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Attitudes & Thoughts
Our lives are influenced by our attitudes and thoughts. In this session, we will look at how negative thinking can be turned to positive thoughts! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Date: December 9 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Communications
Communicating well with others is one of the most important life skills! Good communication skills allow you to understand and be understood by others. Learn tips to improve your communication skills! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Date: September 29 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Write so people listen!

Have you ever felt strongly about something and wanted to write an email or letter about it? We will look at tips for writing so people will listen! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

 

Dates: December 10 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creative Writing: Ready, Set, Write

Come join us as we experiment with writing and build our confidence by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!). Together, through the use of creative writing activities based on subjects you know, care, and feel about, we will get ideas flowing. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: October 6 – 13 (Tuesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creative Writing: So you think you can Write

Ready to share your writing with others? This course will mix creative writing with also searching for opportunities available for funding and publishing new writers. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: October 20 – 27 (Tuesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creative Writing: Spoken Word

Spoken word is written on a page but performed out loud for others. Some examples are story telling, slam poetry, rap and even standup-comedy! We will look at some examples and parts of spoken word writing. Together, we will decide if and where we will present work. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: December 1 – 8 (Tuesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

M'Nendamowin: Boosting your Mental Health

When it comes to taking care of our physical health we have many strategies. We may exercise, take the stairs or eat our veggies. Taking care of our mental health is just as important. This session will look at tips and strategies for practicing good mental health! The information in this course is intended as an introduction only and is not intended to replace professional assistance. Note: This is a LIVE 2 hour class.

 

Dates: October 6 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

M'Nendamowin: Let's talk about Mental Health

Movements like Bell Let’s Talk day are working hard to bring awareness to Mental Health. You may have asked yourself questions like: What is Mental Health? How does it affect me or someone I know? What does it look like? What supports are available? Join us as we introduce you to Mental Health, the facts and the fiction. The information in this course is intended as an introduction only and is not intended to replace professional assistance. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

 

Dates: December 2 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse

…and real emergencies too!!! So what do you need to do before zombies attack…or ice storms, floods or forest fires actually happen? Natural and man-made disasters are becoming increasingly widespread throughout Ontario. We don’t think they will happen to us, but they do. Learn to be prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse and real emergencies too. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

 

Dates: October 29 – November 5 (Thursdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Personal Health

This course will guide you through lifestyle choices you will make which will ultimately impact your life in meaningful ways. The lessons will help you understand what it means to be healthy, identify and explore activities that may endanger your long-term health as well as identifying and exploring lifestyles that lead to a longer more enjoyable life. Topics covered include identifying a healthy diet, nutrition, benefits of physical activity, disease and injury prevention, benefits of medicines and mental and emotional health.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Computing for Careers

This is a 3 level course that aims to help learners improve their computer literacy skills. Level 1 covers basic computing information and internet use. Level 2 offers knowledge in using specific computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentations and databases. Level 3 includes information about computer networks, portable devices and computer troubleshooting. You are able to choose the level that fits your needs and progress through the content at your own pace. Regular access will keep your account active.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Digital Photography

This 3 part course is intended as a practical guide to help you understand the skills required to achieve success in photography careers. It will cover various topics in photography, such as the history of photography, types of photography, types of camera, etc. It also covers lessons on exposure settings, portrait photography, retouching photographs, evaluating photographs and creating a photography portfolio.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Music Appreciation

This course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand, discuss, and appreciate music more knowledgeably. You will explore the history and evolution of music and learn about the concepts and techniques in music and music listening. You will also learn about musical instruments, famous composers and artists, and key musical genres.  

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Parenting & Child Development

This 2 part course offers learners information on the healthy development of children as well as parenting roles & responsibilities. Lessons aim to help parents understand various parenting styles, cultural diversity in parenting and look in-depth into the various childhood stages, exploring individual needs, developmental stages. Course content also explores health issues and safety related to raising and caring for children.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Medical Terminology and Body Systems

The aim of this course is to help learners familiarize themselves with medical terms, body systems and professional skills needed for work in a healthcare setting. The course explores six more body systems including the cardiovascular and digestive systems. 

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Essential Skills

Is Math in Your Path? Adding and Subtracting

If Math is in Your Path – this is the course for you! Come learn, practice and even play some math games as we learn about Whole Numbers, Adding and Subtracting! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: October 7 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Is Math in Your Path? Multiplying

If Math is in Your Path – this is the course for you! Come learn, practice and even play some math games as we learn about Multiplication! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: October 14 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Is Math in Your Path? Division

If Math is in Your Path – this is the course for you! Come learn, practice and even play some math games as we learn about Division! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: October 21 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Is Math in Your Path? Order of Operations

If Math is in Your Path – this is the course for you! Come learn, practice and even play some math games as we learn about the Order of Operations! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: October 28 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Is Math in Your Path? Integers

If Math is in Your Path – this is the course for you! Come learn, practice and even play some math games as we learn about Integers! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: November 4 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Math Essential Skills

This course introduces learners to whole number concepts of addition and subtraction. Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life that provide the foundation for learning all other skills. Units include Understanding Whole Numbers, Addition & Subtraction, Greater than, Equal too, Introduction to Place Values, Reading and Writing Numbers in Word Form, Adding & Subtracting Multi-Digit Numbers.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Reading Essential Skills

Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills. In this independent learning course, you will focus on reading strategies for messages, letters, and reports. You are able to progress through this course at your own pace. Your mentor will be available to follow your progress and answer any questions.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Writing Essential Skills

Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills. In this independent learning course, you will focus on writing strategies to complete notes, short memos, directions and reports. You are able to progress through this course at your own pace. Your mentor will be available to follow your progress and answer any questions.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Preparation for Credit and Post-Secondary

GED Prep - Math, Reading & Language Arts, Science

This independent learning course is for you if you are preparing to write your GED or take a GED prep course. Math, Reading, Language Arts and Science are available.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Math

This course is part 1 of 3. It is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. This course covers information and lessons on algebra. Lessons include: factors & multiples, exponential expression, statistics, absolute values, binomials & monomials, solving equations.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Reading

This course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. The course has six units with approximately 6-8 lessons per unit. The course covers Fundamental Reading, Writing and Vocabulary Strategies, Engaging with Authors and Developing Vocabulary. Units include: Unit 1: Comprehending Informational Texts; Unit 2: Analyzing and Interpreting Informational Texts; Unit 3: Informational Texts – Essays; Unit 4: Analyzing, Synthesizing, and Presenting Ideas.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Science - Biology

The course consists of 2 parts in with a variety of lessons to improve your knowledge and understanding in the subject of biology. Some lessons include Chemical Nature of Biology; Building Molecules of LIfe; Enzymes; Meiosis in Life Cycles. Units include: Unit 1: Nature of Life, Unit 2: The Chemistry of the Cell, Unit 3: Cell Structures and Functions, Unit 4: Descriptive Genetics, Unit 5: Molecular Genetics, Unit 6: Evolution.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Science - Chemistry

This is part 1 of a 2 part course. It consists of a variety of lessons to improve your knowledge and understanding in the subject of chemistry. Some lessons include Models of the Atom; Compound Names; Molecular Polarity and Types of Reactions. Units include: Unit 1: Matter and Atomic Structure, Unit 2: The Periodic Table, Unit 3: Bonding, Unit 4: The Mole Concept, Unit 5: Chemical Reactions, Unit 6: Kinetic Molecular Theory and Gas Laws.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Science - Physics

This course is intended to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. The course consists of a variety of lessons to improve your knowledge and understanding in the subject of physics. Units include: Unit 1: Physics and Motion, Unit 2: Newton s Laws, Unit 3: Energy and Momentum, Unit 4: Waves, Unit 5: Electric and Magnetic Forces, Unit 6: Electric Circuits.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Writing

This course is intended to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. The course consists of a variety of lessons to improve grammar and composition. Units include: Unit 1: Structure of Sentences 1; Unit 2: Structure of Sentences 2; Unit 3: Writing Strategies 1; Unit 4: Writing Strategies 2.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Writing - Business Focus

This course is intended to help you gain knowledge and skills required in preparation for college studies in the field of office administration. Units include: Unit 1: Workplace Documents, Unit 2: Design Elements, Visual Aids, and Speaking Skills, Unit 3: Meetings, Teamwork, and Ethics in the Workplace, Unit 4: Searching for the Right Job.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses)

Take a Test

This course is designed for the learner preparing to enter the Credit or Post-secondary path. Preparing for a test can seem overwhelming, so learn strategies on how to successfully prepare for taking a test. We will practice various techniques for studying and overcoming common barriers to successful test taking.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Write an Essay

This course is designed for the learner who is preparing for postsecondary programs. Learn the basic skills for essay writing by breaking it down into stages. Key topics covered are brainstorming, essay structure, paragraphs, thesis statements, and editing.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Short Courses – Moodle

Healthcare Worker Essential Skills

Do you enjoy working with people and are interested in a career in the health field? If so, a career as a Healthcare Worker may be for you. This course will explore the education and training that you will need to become a Healthcare Worker and where you can get it. We will do tasks around the Essential Skills that are needed for the job. By the end of the course, you will understand what it takes to become a Healthcare Worker and if it’s the right choice for you!

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Health Literacy Basics

Most Ontario residents have low health literacy. Health information can be very complicated and hard to understand, especially during stressful situations. Health literacy refers to the set of skills people need to find, understand, and use information to maintain good health. In this course, learn more about what health literacy is, why it s important, who is at risk, preventative services, how to increase your health literacy, and more!

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Getting a Social Insurance Number

This course will walk you through the basics of what is a SIN; how to apply; and why it is important to protect your SIN.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

GLA Cricut Design

Welcome to DOI2T Cricut Design. We’re thrilled to have you with us, and we’re excited at the opportunity to provide some useful knowledge on what Cricut can do and what you can do with Cricut. Our goal with this short course is to provide you with a better understanding of Cricut and give you the basic knowledge needed to start experimenting with it.

This pilot course is part of our DOI2T initiative: Discover Online Integrated Information Technology.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Every Day is Earth Day

Every Day is Earth Day!: Earth Day is officially celebrated each year on April 22nd, but really, EVERY day is Earth Day! This course is an introduction to global warming and climate change. Learn what these terms mean, their effects and what YOU can do to help. Now, more than ever, we need to increase awareness and take action to protect our planet. Taking this course is a great first step!

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Get a Jump on Healthy Living

Bimaadiziwin “The Good Life”​ – Jumpstart a healthy lifestyle! Join us as we explore ways to rejuvenate our lifestyle habits. Get tips on reducing stress levels through mindfulness and nutrition as well as getting tips on grooming and personal hygiene. Come along as we launch into a time of self-exploration and create a unique self-care plan for health and wellness!

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

G1 Drivers Test - Preparing to Write the Test

To become a licensed driver in Ontario, you must pass a written test. Take this course to learn about the rules of the road, how to identify traffic signs and the types of questions on the test. This course also includes practice tests for you to try.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Paths to Success

This resource has been developed to help guide learners through a journey of understanding themselves, their role in their family and community and how that may influence their career direction. Developing a holistic idea of who the learner is will help them identify a career path that supports them on more than a financial level. Adapted for online from an ONLC resource.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Create a Blog

Blogging is an online event that started out as online diaries, but it has developed into an online community for anyone to share information and their expertise! In this course you will learn how to start your own blog! Learners will learn what a blog is, how to setup their own blog, how to post on their blog, how to insert pictures and video into their blog, and how to customize their blog with themes and styles.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

First Step: Moodle Edition

GLA’s popular live online course is now available in Moodle so you can move through at your own pace. The First Step course is an introduction to online learning while identifying your strengths and interests. The course ends with goal setting and planning your next steps on your unique learning path.

Start Date: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Food For Thought

Food plays a vital role in our lives and in our cultures. Even though it is a part of our daily life, it is a very complex topic. Costs, availability, traditions, and nutrition are just some of the factors that complicate our relationship with food. In this course, you’ll be introduced to food security, what it means, and how to combat it. You’ll also learn about pantry basics, supermarket setups, budget-friendly recipes, and more!

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness is for everyone. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your physical ability is, if you’re religious or not, it can benefit you! In this introductory course, we learn what mindfulness is, why it is important, and start practising some simple and easy techniques that will help you cope with stress and create some calm space in your mind.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Pot Politics

In October, Canada will legalize marijuana use. The regulation of cannabis will touch many aspects of our society – Do you know your rights? This Moodle course will explore the effects of Marijuana use so we can make informed decisions. It will also look at what Bill C-45 means for marijuana possession, home growing, and sales for adults with useful and relevant information.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Rent-Wise

In this course, we will take a look at things you need to know and consider when renting a place to live. Learn about rental options, vacancy rates, subsidized and co-operative housing, tenancy agreements, tenant rights and responsibilities, and maintenance and safety. Equip yourself with this introduction to the knowledge you need to rent wisely and protect your rights.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to WHMIS

Hazardous products can be found in nearly all homes and workplaces. The goal of WHMIS training is to protect workers from chemical hazards in the workplace. WHMIS is a great addition to anyone’s resume. This Moodle course goes over What the WHMIS is, Who should take it and an overview of the course and options to get it.

Dates: Register Today!

 

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to Food Safety

Food Handling is part of many jobs and having the certification can be a great addition to your resume. This Moodle course goes over What the Safe Food Handling is, Who Needs it, and an overview of the course and options to get it.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to Smart Serve

Smart Serve is a certification that is required by anyone who serves or handles alcohol. Complete this Moodle Course to learn What Smart Serve is, Who needs it and about the type of questions and vocabulary in the course.

 

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Career Introduction Courses

View Available Courses

These courses are offered in the Independent Learning system, Edmentum (Plato – Independent Courses).

With all Career Introduction Courses participants should be comfortable working with level 2 & 3 OALCF tasks. These courses take approximately 90 days to complete. There are small references to American information. We encourage participants to research comparable Canadian information. We do not offer credits for these courses. Please note that some of these courses include 2 parts so please talk to your mentor.

For descriptions and more information on the Career Introduction Courses listed below, CLICK HERE.

  • Accounting
  • Medical Terminology & Body Systems
  • Career Explorations
  • Culinary Arts – NEW
  • Digital Photography
  • Essential Career Skills
  • Health Science
  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Introduction to Forensics – NEW
  • Introduction to Veterinary Science – NEW
  • Hospitality & Tourism – NEW
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Website Creation as a Career

For descriptions and more information on the Career Introduction Courses listed above, CLICK HERE.

Please contact us if you have further questions.