In English 10 we’ll be looking at how the variety of media were exposed to shift our preferences in what we read and share with one another. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to explore fiction and non-fiction texts, digital media and an array of other media. Students will have the opportunity to discuss digital citizenship and the myriad of impacts it has on our own personality, society and world at large. This course will get students ready for grade 11 and 12 by familiarizing them with features of texts, writing processes and more, through honing written communication skills in diverse ways.
Your Teacher – Sam O’Connell
Born in Vancouver, Sam was raised in Dublin, Ireland. Sam graduated with an honours degree in Biology from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth before returning to Canada. From a young age she has been working with kids of all ages, who were struggling, in and out of the classroom from instructing swimming with Special Olympics Ireland to teaching IT classes in the local school. Through this experience she realised that one method doesn’t suit all when it comes to learning and we need to embrace that! In her spare time Sam can be found skating and playing ice hockey at many of the local rinks around Vancouver. She also loves listening to (and playing guitar to) all kinds of music. Phil Collins is a firm favourite though. Other hobbies include reading biographies and crime fiction books or playing video games. She is excited to bring her experience to BrainBoost!
How much does it cost?
When is it?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-12:00 pm
What are the dates?
Term 1: September 8th – January 29th
What ages is it appropriate for?
14 – 17
What credits can be earned?