Academic and Career Guidance Content is specific learning content for students from Elementary Cycle Three to Secondary Cycle Two. These content items and their accompanying Expected Student Learning Outcomes address three broad themes: self-knowledge, knowledge of the world of school, and knowledge of the world of work.
Implementation of the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGCs) is compulsory in Elementary Cycle Three for the 2017-2018 academic school year, and in Secondary Cycle One in 2018-2019.
The GOAL Post
The GOAL Post newsletter/blog highlights exciting GOAL-related activities in schools and in the community. As well, The GOAL Post contains a wealth of information on the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC). Go to site
The GOAL Post is published by the GOAL Network in collaboration with MEES’ Direction des services à la communauté anglophone and funded by MEES through the Canada- Québec Agreement on Minority-Language Education and Second-Language Instruction.
ACGC Teaching and Learning Tools
Teaching and Learning Tools are resources developed by LEARN, the GOAL Network, the GOAL teaching community, and the school boards.
ACGC Learning Situations—Elementary Cycle Three
The following ACGC learning situations have been developed in collaboration between the school boards and Gisella Scalia, ACGC Regional Resource for the English education community. Unless otherwise indicated, the following are working documents. These learning situations are the property of the indicated school boards.
INTERESTS AND APTITUDES
STUDENT DUTIES AND WORK METHODS
Kids at Work! (ELA) Lester B. Pearson School Board
STRENGTHS IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSITION
CHARACTERISTICS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL
High School: What up with That? (ELA) New Frontiers School Board (coming soon!)
Planning Synthesis Teacher Guide Student Booklet
OCCUPATIONS OF PEOPLE IN HIS/HER COMMUNITY
Career Day: What jobs do people do where I live? Let us explore and discover together! (ELA) Lester B. Pearson School Board (coming soon!)
Planning Synthesis Teacher Guide Student Guide
ACGC Professional Learning
Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling (CERIC)
CERIC advances education and research in career counselling and career development. Resources include surveys, researcher's database, publications, and literature searches.
. . . for recent professional learning. Go to page
ACGC MEES Resources
Implementation of the Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGCs) has been compulsory in Elementary Cycle Three since the 2017-2018 academic school year.
Table: "Learning Related to Academic and Career Guidance Content (ACGC) for Elementary Cycle Three" (with Expected Student Learning Outcomes), August 2017 - revised. Download
In 2016-2017 ACGC piloting took place in at least one elementary school and one high school in every school board.
The short videos in this section feature Elementary Cycle Three teachers casually talking about their experiences piloting the ACGCs.
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(Left to right) Anna Maria Parente, Emilia Martinez, Chantal Baril, and Lynn Lacourse, Elementary Cycle 3 teachers, Leonardo da Vinci Academy, English Montreal School Board.
Gardenview School elementary teachers Valerie Honig (left) and Jennifer Furtado, English Montreal School Board.