Family Participation Requirements for the Distributed Learning Program

  • Complete the online application form
  • Provide the office with all required legal documents
  • Confirm agreement with the principles of eStreams
  • In a timely manner, participate in the creation and completion of a learning plan that reflects the guidelines presented and addresses learner interests and goals.
  • Maintain a mutually-positive relationship between families/learners and Learning Mentors (BC certified teachers)
  • Participate in "on going and meaningful contact" in the form agreed upon in your learning plan
  • Provide sufficiently detailed learning samples to facilitate productive interaction with your Learning Mentor (BCCT) regarding learning activities/options, curricular choices, weekly highlights, challenges, etc. Adequate detail is required so that Learning Mentors can correlate student learning with Provincial Learning Outcomes according to the requirements of the BC Ministry of Education.
  • Use learning funds reflecting school guidelines making sure all purchases are pre-approved by your Learning Mentor.  Funds become available after all enrollment documents are received in the office and continue to be available based on active participation.
  • Have an adequate computer
  • Have an adequate means of communicating with Learning Mentor
  • Supervise students in all learning situations where the DL teacher is not physically present

Parent/Teacher/EA Roles

Parents have the role of guiding their children spiritually and they have full authority in the education of their family.  Families choosing to enrol in DL education are choosing to submit to the guidance of a BC certified teacher who under the authority of the Ministry of Education has the responsibility of directing each enrolled student’s learning towards meeting the learning outcomes/standards outlined by the province.  Teachers lead while collaborating with parents to formulate a learning plan, deliver learning activities, plan for assessment and assess student performance.  They evaluate family situations and recommend and approve resources to meet the learning needs for each student.  Parents often work one-on one with their children to help them achieve the learning goals outlined in their teacher directed learning plans.  EAs, under the direction of the teacher, have the role of providing supports for special needs students and any student needing extra help. EAs provide teachers with feedback which aids in the teacher’s assessment of the student.