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Career and Community Development

1. Introduction to CCD

Welcome to the Career and Community Development (CCD) course! We are thrilled to be embarking on this adventure with you. CCD is designed to awaken the immense potential of young Nunavimmiut to harness their collective skills, values and interests to create thriving communities across the region. It does not follow a traditional model of education. Rather, it is a course that was specifically designed and developed to meet current and future needs of students in Nunavik.

The purpose of this page is to provide basic tools and resources for the course, but rest assured, there will be supplementary training to support all new and returning CCD teachers. We can’t wait to meet and work with you this year! 

2. CCD Mindset & Pedagogy

In this section, learn about the pedagogy and mindset behind the Career and Community Development Course. 

2.1 CCD Mindset & Pedagogy Presentation

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Transformative Learning

Teacher resources for adopting Transformative Learning approaches as suggested in the Career & Community Development…
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Curriculum Framework

Career and Community Development course framework
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Critical Skills

The six critical skills of the CCD program and how they relate to Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit

3. Critical Skills & Assessment

CCD assesses students primarily based on their critical skill development and engagement in the classroom. The CCD evaluation method is designed to value personal achievement and growth. The learning objectives should be adapted to provide students with an individualized learning path. Many resources are available to help with your assessments.

3.1 Evaluation Framework

The proposed evaluation framework for CCD is the following:

Term 1 (30%)

Module 1 & 2
Reflections – 20%
Skills & Tasks – 40%
Engagement – 40%

Term 2 (30%)

Module 3 & 4 (First part)
Reflections – 20%
Skills & Tasks – 40%
Engagement – 40%

Term 3 (40%)

Module 4 (second part) & 5
Reflections – 20%
Skills & Tasks – 30
Showcase – 10%
Engagement – 40%

Skill Development Assessment Guideline (Refer to the “Rubric” document for a competency assessment template)

Level 1 – 50-59
Level 2 –  60 – 69
Level 3 – 70/79
Level 4 -/+ – 80 -100

1 = standards not met; 2 = standards partially met; 3 = standards met; 4 = exceeds expectations

Setting the Stage for Success

This resource is a tool developed to help teachers plan their assessment of any of the six critical skills.

Rubric

This template is of a rubric that can be used to assess any of the six critical skills.

3.2 Resources

To effectively connect with students in Nunavik, the education methodologies need to be grounded in Inuit culture and values. The foundation of this program is specifically set on nurturing powerful, sustainable and impactful communities and learning experiences.This approach allows learners to explore relevant issues imbedded in cultural thinking.

Critical Skills

These pages provide a detailed list of indicators and prompts that can be used to assess skill development.

Below are the six critical skills students should build throughout the course and how they relate to IQ:

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Self Agency Critical Skill

Self Agency involves managing emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual aspects of living.
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Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking Critical Skills

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking involves generating and applying ideas to create something of value.
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Critical Thinking and Inquiry Critical Skills

Critical thinking and Inquiry involve addressing complex issues and problems by acquiring, processing, analysing and…
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Communication Critical Skill

Communication involves sharing ideas through oral, written or non-verbal media. Students engage in formal and…
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Collaboration Critical Skill

Collaboration involves the interplay of the cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal competencies necessary to participate effectively…

4. Curriculum & Course Resources

There are many resources available to teach the CCD course. In this section, we will showcase the most important ones for you to consult and get started.

4.1 Course Resources Presentation

4.2 Resources

Teacher’s Guide

Student Book

Modules

Explore year 1 module guides & teaching resources

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Module 1 – Inspired Communities

Students explore their personal skills, build relationships with their class, and community
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Module 2 – Project Ideation

Students explore a challenge in their community they care about solving to achieve an integrated,…
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Module 3 – Project Design

Students design entrepreneurial projects that incorporate personal and collective skills and resources.
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Module 4 – Project Implementation

Students effectively implement and run their projects within the community. Students explore concepts related to…
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Module 5 – Show What you Know

Students engage with the community and deliver their project.

5. CCD Project Examples

In the presentation below, you will find a showcase of projects created by CCD students during the school year of 2019-2020.

6. Getting Ready: How to Prepare to Teach This Course

The pedagogical team is here to help you! We aim to constantly provide tools that simplify your teaching preparation.

6.1 Know what you have

6.2 Resource Mapping

The documents “Assets and resources in your community and school” (teacher and student versions) are great starters for you and your students.

6.3 Lesson Plans

The CCD teacher’s guide and student workbooks are simple to navigate and they clearly outline each module with lesson plans, duration, purpose, competencies, indicators, skills, and concepts. The following documents are suggestions that may help in your planning process. 

7. CCD Teacher Training

7.1 Teacher Training

When? Where?

  • Wednesday, August 5th, 2020
  • 1:15 PM in English
  • 3:00 PM in French
  • Mandatory for new teachers

Purpose

  • Overview of the vision and mission of the program
  • Presentation of the material with a hands-on approach
  • Assistance with all aspects of the course

Goals

  • Feel confident in teaching this course
  • Understand the objectives
  • Have ready-to-use material

7.2 Before the training

  1. Please fill out the Teacher Biography Form.
  1. Please complete the My views on entrepreneurship Survey.
  1. Please share any expectations or questions you have for the training.
  1. Read through the introduction and Module 1 of the teacher’s guide and student workbook.
  1. Download and read the following resources on skill development and assessment:
    Setting the Stage for Success
    Rubric

8. Meet the Team

Career & Community Development Pedagogical Counsellors

For any questions concerning the CCD course please contact our pedagogical counsellors:

Assistant Director, Second Language Curriculum

9. Questions

Do you have any questions for us? Submit them in the form below and we will answer them during the orientation session!

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