Advisory and PLT -- what are they for?
Overview and Purpose of Advisory and PLT
One Goal, Many Paths: Strive to Excel!
Structures and Practices to Support Learning
Advisory: Know and Be Known
The goal of Advisory is for students to have a “home-base” where they get one-on-one regular contact to ensure they are informed, known and supported as they work towards their academic, high school and future goals. Advisory gives teachers and students the flexibility to deal with the complexities of adolescence, high school, achieving goals and making decisions in order for them to become their best selves; in essence, to for students to know and be known.
PLT (Personal Learning Time): Prepare, Practice and Produce Results
Not everyone learns at the same rate and in the same way. The goal of Personal Learning Time is for students to have a daily opportunity to prepare for, practice and perfect their learning. Tutorial allows students, along with their teachers to identify what area of learning they need more time for; in essence, to personalize their learning. PLT is an essential part of classroom learning and the effective use of PLT is a goal for students as they mature and take ownership of their learning.
During Tutorial block, teachers in one subject area will meet to collaborate on how to support students to use Tutorial effectively and address areas where students struggle with learning. A schedule will be posted so students know which teachers and subjects are available for Tutorial and which ones are not available due to Collaboration time. All teachers will be available on the Fridays of a five-day week.
What do students do in Advisory and Tutorial?
ADVISORY ”Know and be Known”
Tutorial “Prepare, Practice and Produce Results” for enhanced learning
Embedded into Tutorial Time--Advisory teachers set appointments with Advisory students; goal is to meet 3 times per semester
40 min at the end of each day; focused on core subjects
All students are expected to sign up and attend--Tutorial is part of class-time
Grade 9 Advisory classes are assigned
Appointment--discussion topics and focus areas:
Get to know student overall--courses, future plans, interests, challenges--and advocate for their learning
**Use information gathered in appointments as evidence of learning for their Learning Strategies grade
Teachers will update Learning Strategy grades 4 times per year--two mid-semester and two at the end of each semester
Advisory teachers will stay with students through all 4 years of high school
Tutorial is intended to support student learning by giving them the time and skills to:
|Credits for Advisory and Tutorial (grade 10-12)
Learning Strategies credits for high school students: (5 credits) for Learning Strategies 15 (grade 10), 25 (grade 11) and 35 (grade 12 which can be used for 30-level credit diploma requirement)
Grades based on: