Students, Home Facilitators communicate learning through our provinical online platform Bright Space. Here is where you will find your virtual classrrom, have access to courses ( grades 6-9), upload learning examples and receive feedback from your Home Quest teacher.
What is a Student Learning Plan?
Every family will meet with a Home Quest teacher in September to create a Student Learning Plan (SLP). This plan will be reviewed and updates with new goals each term.
Using the BC Ministry of Education Curriculum as a base, the Home Facilitator and Home Quest teacher will work together to create an educational plan for each student. At the end of the term students will bring in evidence of learning as they review their learning plans and celebrate their accomplishments during a portfolio meeting.
What can a family expect at a portfolio meeting?
- A face-to-face meeting between the teacher, student and Home Facilitator, sitting at a table together looking over student work , discussing accomplishments and struggles, reflecting and setting or revising goals
- It is important to know that while the portfolio is a summary of the term, it is not the whole picture. The teacher will assess for report cards based on a combination of the shared evidence throughout the term and the portfolio discussion.
The BC Ministry of Education states that we must have:
Evidence onsite of a student learning plan on record, signed and dated by the teacher and parent (and by the student, if old enough to understand the plan), referring to these elements:
- Curriculum learning standards and/or outcomes
- Required areas of study planned out with activities
- The teacher’s approved plan for supporting learning activities
- Learning resources being used
- Assessment strategies and standards of performance expected of the student
How does Home Quest address these requirements?
- The teacher will either use the Home Facilitator’s drafted plan as a master document to make sure that all areas of study (see below) are addressed, or create one during the meeting. This document will list the areas of study, activity ideas for each area, goals for student progress and achievement and resources the family plans to use.
- Home Quest teachers can recommend specific resources and activities for each area of study.
- Home Quest will provide and review Delta School District performance scales with families. These are a good reference for assessment in all areas, though specific math and reading diagnostics will also be necessary. The diagnostics are often done by the Home Quest teachers during classes or portfolio meetings.
- Home Quest will provide and review curriculum requirement documents with the families. The Ministry also has a great reference website here.
**BC Education’s Kindergarten to Grade 7 required areas of study:
- Investigations/Explorations (inquiries in Socials and Science)
- Design/Create (projects created from the inquiries, art, technology, music and other creative endeavors)
- Health and Well-Being (daily physical activity; social, emotional and mental well-being practices and life skills)
- Second Language (Grades 5+)
**BC Education’s Grade 8-9 required areas of study:
- Second Language
- Health and Well-Being
- ADST & Art
- Career Ed
**Home Quest is open to all BC resident students in K-9.