Planning 10

Course Facilitator: Ms. Quirien Mulder ten Kate
Room: 204
Phone: 604-464-5793
(local 311)

The aim of Planning 10 is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life.

The goals of Planning 10:

1. Students will become informed decision makers, able to understand the effects of their choices on themselves and others.

2. Students will be able to access information and analyse it for accuracy, bias, and relevance.

3. Students will develop an understanding of their personal responsibility for attaining and maintaining their overall health and financial well-being, and for pursuing and achieving their education and career goals.

4. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to plan for their successful transition from secondary schools to their adult lives.

Planning 10 Online consists of four major areas of study organized into five modules.

Areas of Study

Graduation Program (15%)

§ Course and exam requirements, grades 10-12
§ Focus areas
§ Graduation portfolio
Module 1: Planning for Takeoff

Education and Careers (35%)

§ Self-awareness and self-inventories
§ Post-secondary education and training
§ Job-seeking, employability skills
§ Workplace standards and safety
§ Transition planning
Module 2: Future Destinations
Module 3: Ground Work
Finances (20%)
§ Financial literacy skills: budgeting, credit
§ Costs of post-secondary education & career options
§ Personal financial planning for transition from secondary school
Module 4: Money, Money, Money
Health (30%)
§ Healthy living
§ Health information and media literacy
§ Healthy relationships
§ Health decisions and their effects
Module 5: Alive and Well


Assignment Marks
Included in your student manual is a list of the assignments. Be sure to keep a record of
completion dates and grades. You may need to submit this at the end of the course. The criterion for grading is found on the course website along with the description for each assignment.

Work Habits

Your work habit mark is one that reflects your attitude and participation and is based on the following:

Time-management – Do you organize your time so that you have adequate time to complete assignments and participate in conferences? It is easy to procrastinate in an independent learning situation. I will support you but remember that you need to set aside enough time every week to do your work.

Preparation for assignments and conferences – Are you adequately preparing for assignments by completing the associated lessons? Are you meeting deadlines for assignment submission and conference participation? Are you able to determine when extra assistance is needed? Do you seek timely assistance when you are having difficulties with assignments?

Participation – Do you maintain regular contact with your course facilitator? Are you actively involved in online discussions, without dominating it? Are you encouraging and kind to others? Do you cooperate with others in online collaborative situations? Are you respectful of your classmates’ contributions and ideas?

Course Log On Information

To login to the course, you will need your school ID and password. These are created and distributed on a yearly basis. I will distribute your login information at the course orientation session. To access the course go to and click on Course Login.

Computer Requirements

You will need to have access to a computer from either school or home. A home computer
is preferred as this will allow you greater flexibility when organizing your study time.

Windows PC and Macintosh minimum requirements:

· Windows 2000 or XP or MacOS X
· 64 MB RAM
· CD-ROM drive
· Floppy disk drive or CDRW drive
· Internet connectivity
· Sound card and speakers
· Microsoft Office 2000 or XP or Microsoft Office X
· A printer

Computer Skills

Although I am available to help you it is recommended that you are able to:

· use a keyboard and type using a word processor
· open applications
· send/receive e-mail
· send attachments in an e-mail
· cut and paste into a word processing document
· save and locate files
· save files to either a floppy disk and/or burn files to a CD

If you need assistance in any of these areas be sure to see me in tutorials.

Always remember to SAVE your work multiple times. Be sure to keep a copy of your work
both at school and at home.