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Secondary Teachers Strike Confirmed--January 21st, 2020
All secondary school teachers in Trillium Lakelands DSB will be holding a legal one-day strike today, Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. VLC will be closed today. Classes will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, 2020.event 1/21/20
Potential 1 Day Strike - January 21st, 2020
OSSTF has announced another round of potential teacher strikes in its labour dispute with the Ministry of Education. This ONE day strike will impact Trillium Lakelands DSB secondary schools including the Virtual Learning Centre.
If the strike goes ahead, VLC will be closed on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.
More information will be posted on the VLC website and in the Student Guide course announcements as it becomes available.event 1/16/20
Check Student Guide for Important Announcements
Important announcements have been posted in the student guide. Students should check these regularly. Topics include exam proctors, late assignment due dates and OSSLT.event 1/7/20
The Virtual Learning Centre has been offering Ontario Secondary School students a wide range of flexible, and well-designed high school courses since 1997. It is a renowned program that is unlike any other eLearning initiative in Ontario.
The VLC offers students a full range of learning opportunities powered by the latest online technologies available.
We are committed to setting very high standards for distance learning and know that the student-teacher interaction is key to student success. For this reason, we encourage all of our students to attend web meetings, and to adhere to the course schedule and all due dates. This level of rigor builds a strong work ethic and forges a classroom and school community thereby preparing our students for post-secondary studies.
For more information please review the FAQ section on our website.
If you need further help feel free to drop us a line:
or call us at 705-328-2925 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)
Open School Ontario
Do you require a single senior-level math or science course with the flexibility to match your busy lifestyle? Our companion program features intakes every three weeks and offers the ability to accelerate through the course at your own pace. Visit Open School Ontario for program details and to see what we have on offer.
Remind Messages for Parents - More Info
Just a quick note to welcome all of our students back after the winter break. We hope you are well rested and ready for the final stretch of the semester.
The staff of the VLC hope that you find peace and happiness in time with family and friends over the Winter Break. Take some time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Please remember to offer to do something kind for someone else. Happy Holidays!
The VLC office will be closed for the winter holidays from 4 pm on Friday, December 20th, 2019. The office will re-open on Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 8:30 am.
How are online courses taught?
When you register for an online course within the Virtual Learning Centre, you will be provided with login information such as a username and id. You will also receive an Internet address (URL) to your course. When you login for the first time, an introductory message from your teacher will greet you. This message will outline the course content and describe how the course will be delivered and what is required of you. Although all of the Virtual Learning Centre’s online courses look the same, your teacher is ultimately in charge of how the course will run.
Who teaches the online courses?
Certified teachers who are employed within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board deliver online course material for the Virtual Learning Centre. Each teacher receives training and support so that they are comfortable with the online approach to both teaching and learning.
Will I benefit from online courses?
In most cases, this form of course delivery works well. Obvious prerequisites include motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Remember, though, that although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face to face meetings. For students with some learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.