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Thursday, May 15 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Education and Industry Partnerships

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Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) is working in partnership with the Woodland Operations Learning Foundation (WOLF) to deliver an innovative experience that combines face-to-face and distance delivery modes of education in providing a course that offers students both an academic and a vocational experience. The program combines online courses with industry simulators and a field experience to create a rich, multi-layered learning experience. ADLC has produced and has available five online Forestry courses. Also, ADLC offers a project course which extends and enhances competencies from the online courses in a flexible way. In addition, we offer a three-day camp experience led by forestry industry experts.

Students can develop competence in the area of Harvest Equipment Simulator Operation with time spent using WOLF simulators. The simulators are delivered and set up in schools for a one-week period and are supervised by and an industry specialist.

The ADLC field experience program allows students to earn high school credit. The Natural Sciences Field School program requires students and teachers to spend three days in a forested wilderness environment. This is an example of experiential learning at its best and nurtures the whole child. It enhances students' capacity for achieving their full potential—intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. The camp program incorporates:

  • leadership skills
  • communication skills
  • anti-bullying
  • respect for the environment (which then spills over to respect in other aspects in life)
  • hands-on, relevant and interesting curriculum
  • 3 credits in 3 days and a 4th credit as a project
  • self confidence in life skills


Of Interest to: Online and distance education, K-12 educators, Educational technologists, Administrators

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Gary Frederickson

Learning Network Liaison, Adlc Lethbridge

Thursday May 15, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Campus Activity Centre, CAC 348 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC, Canada V2C 0C8

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