Digital Literacy Bootcamp

Below is the schedule for the September 5th, 2017 Bootcamp where grade nine students will be introduced to the Digital Literacy 10 course and have the opportunity to start to work on their first assignments as part of this course.

This is not only an introduction to the Digital Literacy 10 course but will also provide students an opportunity to get acquainted with the school, with some of the staff, and with the expectations that they will strive to meet as they enter into Heritage Woods.

The table below outlines the shape of the day and what grade nine students can expect throughout their first day at Heritage Woods. It is important that students bring their devices on the first day of school as they will be utilizing them during the second part of the Digital Literacy Program introduction.

Time Activity
9:00 am All Grade 9s meet in the theatre – Introductions/Expectations/FAQs
9:15 am Group activity – Grade 12 panel (In theatre) – A chance to ask questions of current grade 12 students. What their experiences have been like. How to succeed over the next four years and what to expect in the next few months.
9:30 am – 10:30 am Digital Literacy Program Introduction – Part I – Digital Literacy 10 is a new course at Heritage Woods Secondary. Part one of the session will look at what this course is about and some of the expectations for the course.
10:30 am – 11:30 am Advisory with teacher (activities led by mentor students, locker opening lessons, schedules, passwords, tour).


11:30pm BBQ in front of the school + Photos in gym (some can eat first, some get photos first…).


12:30pm – 2:30pm Digital Literacy Program Introduction – Part II – This is where you will be introduced to your blog and look at your first assignment which will involve you exploring and understanding your digital footprint. You will be completing some hands on tasks during this session.