Mississauga, ON | Grades 11 - 12 | Shortlist
I loved how the modules were engaging, and had all the information I needed to know for the assignments. I felt the teachers loved the subjects they were teaching, especially when I reached out to ask a question. They gave great feedback on my assignments, and returned my assignment before I had to submit another assignment so it gave me the time to really take that feedback into consideration. I felt the teacher had a very great impact on my academic development as I truly learned the content much better than I did compared to when i took the same subject in public school. You can see the effort the teacher puts into the lessons, and its great because it made it so much easier to learn and really engaged.
The quality of instruction was great. The lessons in my course were engaging and made me want to learn more. The course materials are up to date and tackle relevant issues that are currently happening around the world. For example, one memorable assignment was creating a manifesto for change. The purpose of this assignment was to create a manifesto for change within your community and later on create a small initiative related to the manifesto. This assignment helped me realize the injustices that are occurring in my community and ways to address these injustices. This assignment was extremely fun to complete. The assignments in my course were not repetitive, which I really enjoyed. I enjoy the fact that even though this is an online school, I was able to engage and complete assignments with other students.
The teaching at Ontario Online Schools Network was fairly straightforward and easy. The quality of instruction was good with constant lessons and discussions or assignments after. The dynamic between teachers and students was formal. Teachers were always there and supportive of whatever you needed help with. Students were also there for each other. Teachers were genuinely passionate and knowledgeable about the subject they were teaching. You could tell they thoroughly enjoyed what they were teaching from their creative lessons and assignments. They communicated effectively and constantly. They were always providing some kind of feedback and advice to students. The teachers helped many students and I regain a love for learning from the teaching styles they incorporated with technology. They always challenged and pushed you to do your best no matter what. All the teachers left a positive impact not only academically but personally.
I was extremely happy with the quality of my education at this school. As mentioned earlier, there was effective communication with the students and teachers, and the platform the school used is what made that communication so accessible and efficient. The dynamic varied between teachers, but there was always a general understanding of respect, the teachers were there to help you, and they would prove that in their actions. All my teachers were well-versed in the subjects they were teaching, and passionate about the course, the different activities were proof of that. Mr. Maveneka was one of my teachers who was very passionate about the subjects he taught, and taught me many ways to tackle different kinds of assignments that I still use as a guide today.