CTF (Career & Technology Foundations)

CTF is a course open to grades 6-9 students. Please review the following for information related to the current CTF classes being offered. The classes run on a quadmester system so these will change four times throughout the year. The following are descriptions of courses offered. Please note, these are possibilities, not all courses will be offered every year. Final decision of courses offered are those of the teachers teaching the CTF course. Course Outlines are attached for courses as course are offered and outlines become available.

All CTF classes meet the outcomes for the program, as outlined in this document.

CTF COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CTF Descriptions 2020

QUAD 1:

6/7 Soccer: In this option, we will be learning the required skills to play soccer including practicing passing drills, throw in drills, kicking drills, and review of each player position. We will also do stamina and strength training. We will usually have two teams of 8 players (one goalie, three forwards, two defense, two mid fields). We play rain or shine, and a couple days in snow; it is always fun. 

6/7 Art: In this option, we will learn about the elements of art and design. We will learn different techniques and combine them to create expressive works. We will be focusing on using pencil, pen, pencil crayons, and felts. Students will be encouraged to express and expand their knowledge and feelings in visual form through developing compositions using traditional methods and materials. 

6/7 3D Printing: In this option, we will learn how to use Computer Assisted Design programs to design digital 3D models to be printed using 3D plastic printers. We will learn the ins and outs of 3D printing and modeling. The models will begin simple, and then progress to models that solve common problems.

8/9 Financial Management: In this option students will develop the financial literacy necessary to make informed decisions about their financial life. Students will learn about budgeting, money management, and investments. We will discuss credit cards, money loans, wants vs. needs, and financial problem solving.

8/9 Matchstick Construction: In this option students will work on math and drawing skills to first design on paper a scale model of a house or other structure. Students will also research some of the costs of the materials that would be used in the real-life versions of these structures, and will be completing a spreadsheet documenting how much they would cost. Once this is completed we will be building these scale models out of matchsticks

Quad 2

6/7 Wild World of Alberta: Students create an ecotourism package for exploring Alberta’s wildlife and natural environments. Students identify specific wildlife and natural environments based on their interests. The challenge requires students to develop background knowledge of the wildlife and the natural environment they choose to promote. Students use this information to plan an ecotourism package that provides participants with the opportunity to experience the wildlife and natural environment being promoted. Students also create a promotional package to attract people to use their ecotourism package.

6/7 Chess: In this option, students (will learn how to) play Chess. Chess is a game of strategy, problem solving, game theory and patience. These skills transfer into other facets of their individual academics, allowing them to improve their approach and their ability to solve difficult problems. This option is for all levels of players and will be done digitally.

6/7 Travel Around the World: What are the most interesting countries in the world? What are some of the many sites that you could visit to get an authentic experience if you were to visit certain foreign countries? Do you know what you need to do in order to be safe in different countries if you were to visit them? In this option, we will explore a variety of countries on different continents, as well as the many activities to do and interesting sites to see in each one of them. We will also learn about the rules and restrictions there are in different countries that travelers need to know to keep themselves safe!

8/9 3D Printing: In this option, we will learn how to use Computer Assisted Design programs to design digital 3D models to be printed using 3D plastic printers. We will learn the ins and outs of 3D printing and modeling. The models will begin simple, and then progress to models that solve common problems.


8/9 Art: In this option, we will learn about the elements of art and design. We will learn different techniques and combine them to create expressive works. We will be focusing on using pencil, pen, pencil crayons, and felts. Students will be encouraged to express and expand their knowledge and feelings in visual form through developing compositions using traditional methods and materials.