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.

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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.

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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.

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Current Courses Available

New Courses for 2019 & 2020

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.

Start Date: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

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!

Start Date: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

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: February 11 – 25 (Tuesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Social Media: Snapchat
Did you snap me? If you are confused as we were – then you will want to join us! Together we will look at this social media platform that is being used by many to share information and photos! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: January 30 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Social Media: Twitter
Tweeting is no longer for the birds! Join us as we look at this Social Media platform and some of the basic features that are most commonly used. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: February 20 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Social Media: Instagram
Hashtags, instant messaging and tagging – Social Media is everywhere! Instagram allows people to share moments and events using photos! Join us as we look at some of the basic functions that are commonly used! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: March 3 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Social Media: Facebook
Hashtags, instant messaging and tagging – Social Media is everywhere! Facebook is used to connect with people, groups and events! Join us as we look at some of the basic functions of this Social Media giant! Note: This is a LIVE 2 hour class.
 

Dates: January 28 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Social Media: Digital Identity and Safety
Our Social Media series talks about the Big Four – Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter. Join us as we look at our “Digital Identity” and discuss online safety when using Social Media. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: March 26 (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: February 27 (Thursday)

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, video and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: February 5 (Wednesday)

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, video and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: February 12 (Wednesday)

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, video and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates: February 19 (Wednesday)

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: February 26 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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: March 4 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 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: March 25 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 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: March 11 (Wednesday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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!

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Sharing Circle

Join our Sharing Circle

Join our staff and fellow learners as we open up our live sessions to others in our communities! Topics will be announced closer to the date but may include cultural teachings and special events. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates: January 20 (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:

January 21 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

January 30 (Thursday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

February 10 (Monday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

March 26 (Thursday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 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: Plato (Independent Courses)

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: March 4 & 11 (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: March 3 & 10 (Tuesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 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: March 25 (Wednesday)

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: March 24 & 31 (Tuesdays)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 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: February 26 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: February 13 (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 owners 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: February 20 (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: March 24 & 31 (Tuesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Saba (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)

Independence

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: February 12 & 19 (Wednesdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: February 6 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 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: February 6 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: January 23 (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: January 22 (Wednesday)

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: January 29 (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: February 27 (Thursday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: February 13 (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: January 28 & February 4 (Tuesdays)

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: February 24 (Monday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: March 2 & 9 (Monday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: March 5 & 12 (Thursdays)

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: January 29 (Wednesday)

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: February 5 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: March 5 & 12 (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Personal Health

Are you interested in living a healthy lifestyle? Are you interested in learning about proper diets and nutrition? This course includes 5 Units: Personal Health, Nutrition & Fitness, Preventing Disease & Injury, Growth, Development & Sexuality, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health & Community Health Issues. 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Plato (Independent Courses)

Personal Finance

This course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the basic and essential concepts of personal finance. This course covers the fundamentals of personal finance, the role of consumers in the economic system of the United States, financial planning in personal life, ways to manage finances, and different investment strategies. It also covers various career options available in the field of personal finance.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Plato (Independent Courses)

Personal Health

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: Plato (Independent Courses)

Essential Skills

Math 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 numeracy, the ability to use numbers. We use this skill when working with money, scheduling activities, budgeting or measuring things. 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: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Plato (Independent Courses)

Preparation for Credit and Post-Secondary

Accucess Assessments for Math, Reading or Language

Not sure what level of Math, Reading or Language you should be registering for? This independent learning course is an easy online assessment that allows you to be quickly placed into the appropriate level in the following areas: Reading, Language Arts and Math. Based on the results of these assessments, a personal learning path is created to meet your educational goals. Your mentor will be there to follow your progress and answer any questions.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Plato (Independent Courses)

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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: 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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Plato (Independent Courses)

Is Math in Your Path? Whole Numbers, 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: February 4 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: February 11 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Is Math in Your Path? Dividing

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: February 18 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 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: March 10 (Tuesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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.

 

Dates: Register Today!

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

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.

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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.

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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

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These courses are offered in the Independent Learning system, Plato.

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
  • Computer Programming
  • Culinary Arts
  • Essential Career Skills
  • Health Science
  • Introduction to Fashion Design
  • Introduction to Social Media
  • Marketing a Business to Succeed
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • 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.