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Environmental and Outdoor Education

Grade 9
Environmental and Outdoor Education

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What your teen is learning

Your teen will go beyond the school walls to explore what they can do outdoors, to learn more about the environment and to understand their role in protecting it. They will appreciate life in all its forms and understand basic ecological processes. Through various outdoor activities, they will develop skill, judgement and confidence in, and sensitivity to the importance of, taking care of their environment. For more information, refer to the program of studies PDF.

How your teen is assessed

Your teen’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your teen’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your teen is doing throughout the course. The teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your teen. At the end of the course, your teen is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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