2019 Summer Update Plans

2019 Releases  (Aug 1-15th, with some before)

The table below outlines the WCLN development that we plan to have completed this summer.

Preparation notes:

  • Aug 1-15th = release period for 2019 courses.
  • Courses will be released as Moodle version 3.6.2+ (Build: 20190118).  Suggest an update to at least this version.
  • Like last year, if you wish to use WIRIS for students showing work, your district will need to license WIRIS.
  • For simply seeing the equations in the database, no WIRIS license is required.
  • If you wish your courses to have the Grid format on your site, ensure you have the grid plugin installed BEFORE restoring the courses.
  • Make sure ALL of your teachers subscribe to the corresponding forums in the "Discussion area" so they keep up-to-date with any fixes or updates for their course(s).  It helps us ALL.

A HUGE thank you to all of your dedicated peers who are working hard to make all this happen for us:  Barb Boonstra, Nick Smith, Kari Daniels, Clint Surrey, Mike Richardson, Francis Tsen, Rollie Comeau, Darrol Colgur, Jodie Reeder, Bruce Merz, Billy Laurzon, Ed Seidel, Fiona Graham, Joe Jamison, Claire Thompson, Craig Simmons, Tami Nicholson, James Corkin, Margo Porro, Rachel Neufeld, Robert French, Thomas Diesch, Sophia Yu, Sean Roarty, Sandy Hoffmann, Lara Zalinko, Kelly Tjorhom, Pam Parenty, Jim Feldes, Riley Westbrook, Kyle Berthaudin, Cassandra Sawatzky, Derek Henderson, Colin Bernard, Brittany Miller, Parsa Rajabi, Stewart Savard, David Wees, Lorn Kennedy, Andrew King, and Carla Peters. 


SENIOR (Grades 10-12) Updates

Course 2019 Releases  (Aug 1-15th, with some before)
ELA 10 5 x 2-credit.  Major updates - new linking.
ELA 11 New. 4 credit, 5 options threads within.   Major updates. aiming to be ready by July 1st.
English Studies 12 New. 4 credit.  The optional courses are not included here, just the core Eng Studies.   
Science 10 Major updates.   New format, increased games,
increased projects, new linking.
Earth Science 11 Major updates.   New layout, new format, increased games, increase projects, new linking.
Biology 11 Major updates.   Improved databases and alignment, increased games, and projects.
Biology 12 Major updates (8 units).  Big reorganization with new projects, games, and links.
Chemistry 11 Major updates (new organization) with new projects, games, and links.
Chemistry 12 Major updates (new organization) with new projects, games, and links.
Physics 11 Adjusted to align with new version of curriculum (yes, second alignment) with new projects, games, and links.
Physics 12 Adjusted to align with new version of curriculum (yes, second alignment) with new projects, games, and links. 
Science for Cit 11 Major updates.   Now 6 units and nicer organization. New projects.
CC W Math 10 New WCLN version (no license needed).
CC W Math 11 New WCLN version (no license needed).
CC FPC Math 10 New  WCLN version (no license needed).
CC F Math 11 CC one is old curriculum alignment (not a huge change).   We'll move units in from other courses to align a bit better.   SF version (aligned with new curriculum) is also scheduled to be ready by Aug 1st. (license)
CC F Math 12 CC one is old curriculum alignment (not a huge change).   We'll move units in from other courses to align a bit better.   SF version (aligned with new curriculum) is also scheduled to be ready by Aug 1st. (license)
CC PC Math 11 CC version now has test for Unit 6 (license). 
CC PC Math 12 CC minor updates and Conics unit to be removed/reduced (license).
SF Calculus 12 SF version (license).
LF Math 60 New WCLN version (no license).
LF Math 70 New WCLN version (no license).
Social Studies 10 Minor updates, but all new links.
Social Studies 11 Brand new Explorations course.
SS12: World History Minor updates - used as SS12 now.   New links.
SS12: BC First Peoples Minor updates.   New links.
SS12: Law Studies Major updates.    New links.
SS12: Phys Geog New course.  New links.
SS12: Social Justice New course.
Physical Ed. 10 Minor updates.  New links.
Career Life Ed. Minor updates.  Fixes.  Keys.  New links.
Career Life Connect. Minor updates.  Fixes.  Keys.   New links.
CLE - French  New course.  French version of CLE.
Digital Photo 12 Minor updates.  Little fixes.  New links.
Family Studies 11 Minor Updates.  Fixes.  New MoE name.  New links.
Family Studies 12 Major Updates. New course.   New MoE name.  New links.
Food & Nutrition 11 Minor Updates.   Fixes.   New links.
Food & Nutrition 12 Minor Updates.   Fixes.   New links.
LF Eng 5 Major Updates. Clean-up.   New links.
LF Eng 7 Major Updates. Clean-up.   New links.

Grades 5-9 Releases

Course
2019 Releases  (Aug 1-15th, with some before)
English 5-9 Updates for all.  Major updates for ELA 6 and 8.  New links and projects.
Math 5-9 All new courses!  Games, videos, projects.
Science 5-9 Minor updates for all.   Additional projects & new links.
Socials 5-9 Minor updates for all.  Keys.   Additional projects & new links.
PHE5-9 Minor updates for all.   New links throughout.

Alberta Specific

Course 2019 Releases  (Aug 15-30th, with some before)
Physics 20 Major updates.  New layout and links.  New projects.
Science 8 New course.
Science 9 Major updates.   New layout and links.   New projects.
Biology 20 New course.
Socials 10 New course.
Socials 11 New course.
ELA 6 New course.
ELA 7 BC / AB alignment project.
ELA 8 New course.
Math Courses WCLN options, CC options, and SF options.

Upcoming Courses (for future planning)

Course 2019 Releases  (aiming for Oct 1st release)
Comp. Prog. 11 New project-based course.  Applied Skills.
SS12: Philosophy New project-based course.   Socials option.
Fashion Industry 12 New project-based course.   Applied Skills.
Robotics 11 New project-based course.   Applied Skills.  This will be a hands-on course and districts need to plan around hardware needs and strategies.
Tourism 12 New project-based course.   Applied Skills.
SS12:  World Religions New project-based course.   Socials option.
Psychology 11  New project-based course.   BA course.
Entrepreneurship 12 New project-based course.   Applied Skills.
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