Going to High School - Virtual Information Session

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board hosted the Going to High School information night on April 28, 2022, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This virtual conference, organized by OCDSB’s Innovation and Adolescent Learning team, provided details about the transition from Grade 8 to high school. 

Students and families discovered the curriculum and subject areas available to all incoming grade 9 students. Instructional coaches  facilitated 15-minute presentations that allowed students/families time to ‘visit’ various subject areas. The move to destreamed curriculum was presented to address some of the questions received from the parent community, helping to alleviate some of the anxieties about this important transition for our students.  

Sessions were offered in multiple languages, including Farsi/Arabic, Somali/Arabic, Arabic, Mandarin/Cantonese.  Additional sessions related to Link Crew, Mental health and wellness, Indigenous, Equity and 2SLGTBQ+ supports were also offered.

Event Details
This event was being organized using an online platform called vFAIRS that allows participants to visit a plenary hall, exhibitors’ hall and seminar rooms, as they would if this were in-person. They could choose sessions in advance, and log in to find the information and hear the stories that they are looking for. The structure allowed them to personalize their experience. They could choose to participate in all, or only parts of the day.

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