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Secondary Science

1. Basics of the KI Programs

1.1 KI Secondary Cycles and Rotations

At Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, we have 6 grade levels in secondary; 3 levels in Cycle 1 and 3 levels in Cycle 2.

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The KI secondary Science programs are structured in a 3-year rotational system of Blocks for each cycle, as explained in the video below.

1.2 Overview of Programs

The following videos describe the programs, content and the materials provided for the Cycles 1 and 2 science rotational programs. The content of these videos is also available for you to download as a PowerPoint document, allowing you to review or take notes.

Block C – Introduction

Block D – Introduction

1.3 Teacher Support

Your Secondary Math and Science Educational Consultants are available to support you by telephone, email or ZOOM for any questions regarding programs, educational or organizational issues or simply adapting to living in Nunavik. We provide in-person visits to your school at least once per year as well as ZOOM workshops or “drop-ins” or meeting by telephone.

Susan Nelson

T  819 964-1136 ext. 216
T 1 877 964-1136
F  819 964-1141
susan.nelson@kativik.qc.ca

Bruno Gilbert

T 819 254-1365
T 418 376-0160
@ bruno.gilbert@kativik.qc.ca

Do not hesitate to ask your principal for support from your Ped Counsellors.  This is a service that we are honoured to provide that assures that every teacher has the support they need to do the best job possible.

2. Core KI Materials for 2021-22

Levels 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 of the KI Cycle 1 and levels 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 of the KI Cycle 2 Secondary Science programs each work on a three-year rotational Block system. It means the materials to use change each year, before repeating after the third year. This section presents the materials to be used for the 2021-2022 school year.

2.1 Materials Overview

The following videos explain how to use the teaching materials for the Cycles 1 and 2 science programs. The content of these videos is also available for you to download as a PowerPoint document, allowing you to review or take notes.

2.2 Access to Materials

Printed Materials

All student books and teacher guides for both Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 should already have been ordered before the end of the previous school year and should be available in your class or the school.

Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 student books and teacher guides are printed in house by KI printing department in Montreal. A KI printing catalogue is available digitally on the DBServer Materials can be ordered using the order form found at the end of the catalogue.

If you do not find your printed materials in the school or you need more than was ordered, you can contact KI printing department or your Ped. Counsellor for assistance.

Digital Materials

There are two ways to access digital materials at KI:

  • Teams/SharePoint, accessible from anywhere through the Internet;
  • the DBServer, a local server accessible in each school.

To access the resources available on Teams/SharePoint, you will have to login using your KI username and password (the same you use for emails). Join the teachers’ Community on Teams and find the secondary science channel or access the SharePoint folder directly.

Learn more about the KI teachers’ Community on Teams >>

Any KI developed materials and other resources can also be accessed via the DBServer.  This is a local in-school access only but does not require internet. See the video for how to use and navigate the files on the DBServer to find the math materials you need.

3. Evaluation & Credits

3.1 Competencies & Terms Weight

3.2 Cycle 2 Credits

All secondary students in Quebec must pass the secondary 4 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY science option (ST4) to receive a Ministry high school diploma.

To accommodate the many multilevel classes in Kativik schools, the content of the MEES secondary 3 course and the ST4 course are incorporated into a 3-year rotational program.

KI students must pass ALL three BLOCKS of the KI rotation and will receive 8 total science credits.

2.2 students receive 4 optional secondary 4 Science credits after the successful completion of that BLOCK of the rotation (KE34134, KF34134), regardless whether it is D, E or F.

After the successful completion of the BLOCK they follow in 2.3, students will receive the 4 mandatory ST4 Science credits required to graduate (KE35134, KF35134).

3.3 Term by Term

This section will give you general term planning guides and evaluations.

As well, you will be directed when to place your orders for science materials for the next school year and when you will receive the anonymous survey on the program coverage.

TERM 1

Term 2
Term 3

Printed Materials Order

By this time of year, your principal should be able to give you the number of students for the next school year’s class groups. It is your responsibility to place orders for the following year. This is true even if your teaching assignment changes or if you leave the school where you have been working this year.

Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 student books and teacher quides are printed in house by KI printing department in Montreal. A KI printing catalogue is available digitally on the DBSERVER. Materials can be ordered using the order form found at the end of the catalogue.

End of the Year

Cycle 1 – Block C

The following video explains how to select the KI final exams for your own class.

Evaluation

Cycle 2 – Block D

The following video explains the set up for the KI final exams.

Program Coverage Survey

You will receive a link from your Ped. Counsellor at the beginning of May for a survey regarding the coverage of the programs during the year. This survey is completely anonymous but will provide a true picture of the coverage of the programs and better recognize and understand the realities of the teaching-learning context in Nunavik. 

Thank you in advance for your participation!

4. Resources

4.1 Useful Links

4.2 Science Resources on Nunavik IcE

Curriculum
1.0-2.3 Sciences

Secondary Science

Secondary Science Curriculum
Information
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Culture and Land Survival, Inuktitut, Sciences

Sea and Seashore Creatures

An Inuktitut document to learn about sea and seashore creatures.
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Sciences

Canadian Space Agency

Fun experiments, quizzes, and podcasts from space!
Lesson Plan
1.0-2.3 Sciences

Preparing suvalik to study mixtures

Learning about mixtures by making and observing suvalik
Website
K-6, 1.0-2.3 Sciences

Canadian Geographic

Online classroom on the Canadian Geographic Website

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