Are you "doing your courses" or "understanding & showing" your learning?

Notes from your Palliser Beyond Borders Principal

 

 

 

Students: As of November 15 there are 35 more days for students to submit their assignments in Diploma courses if students plan to write in the January exam period. All assignments must be submitted for assessment by December 21, 2016 for January diploma writing. Why?

  • Diplomas start January 13 and we return from winter break on January 9.
  • This gives teachers the time to assess your work for understanding and give back to you to bump up your understanding.
  • This gives you the winter break to review your learning and prepare for your diploma
  • This gives you the opportunity to join the review sessions planned in January after the winter break so that your focus is on successful review rather than new learning. It is time for you to synthesize your understanding so you are prepared for the diploma exam.

Diploma review session information is posted in your diploma course and also on our website under the Current Students tab. 

For All Students: At Palliser Beyond Borders we are proud of our students who focus on sharing their understanding of learning concepts with their teachers. When students are engaged in showing their learning, rather than simply saying “I did that assignment,” students understand that formative assessment gives them the opportunity to bump up their level of performance and ultimately, their marks. 

As you work to complete your courses replace the inner voice that says “I have to get this done” with: 

“How can I show my understanding and learning?”

 See the deadline tables below to help plan for successful completion of your courses. As always, please speak to your teacher or drop in to our Blackboard study hall to get help with your learning https://goo.gl/gnsmFL

 

Best Regards,

Alison Hancox, MET. Principal, Palliser Beyond Borders

 

Upcoming Deadlines

 

December 21, 2016

Diploma courses for those writing diploma exams in January. Deadline to hand in assignments and begin review

January 13, 2017

Non-diploma courses for January reporting period

January 27, 2017

Report cards will be mailed out

 

March 22, 2017

Diploma courses for those writing diploma exams in April deadline to hand in assignments and begin review

March 24, 2017

Non-diploma courses for April reporting period

April 7, 2017

Report cards will be emailed out

 

June 2, 2017

Diploma courses for those writing diploma exams in January deadline to hand in assignments and begin review

June 9, 2017

Non-diploma courses for January reporting period

June 23, 2017

Report cards will be mailed out

 

We will be doing major upgrades to our server this summer. All courses must be completed by June 9 to ensure that student work can be assessed for credit before changes are made to the courses over the summer.

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I have to admit that when I enrolled last September, I had thought the journey to today, would have been much more difficult and arduous than turned out to be the case.

John, 2018 Graduate, 12

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