ILT (Flex Time)

What is it?

Beginning this September, Individualized Learning Time (ILT) will be a period of instructional time built into Burnsview’s daily schedule. The goal is to empower students by giving them some measure of choice and control over their learning.During the Individualized Learning Time, students will be expected to be in a class and working on school work, either individually or in groups, meeting with teachers for support on classwork, or working on projects they are passionate about, under teacher supervision.

Students “own” their learning.

ILT acknowledges that students lead busy lives and navigate competing demands for their time in and outside of school. ILT will provide students the opportunity to self-direct and engage in their own learning.While some school-wide initiatives might occur during ILT, teachers will not be teaching new course material. Teachers will be accessible to students for additional help and guidance on current and ongoing learning. As this is school instruction time, students and teachers are expected to be in a classroom for the entire ILT period.

How will it work?

Instruction will be given to students at the beginning of the year on strategies needed to become self-regulated learners.

Each week students will sign up for the ILT blocks of their choice for the following week. Students can decide based on their needs which ILT class will best suit their learning.

Enrollment within each class is capped and attendance is recorded.

Students will be given opportunities to reflect on their learning and how to improve their use of ILT throughout the year.

Students will be asked to report on their learning and how they have met the ministry required Core Competencies each term.


  • ILT is class time/instructional time.
  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • Students must be in a learning space.
  • Phones are to be used for educational purposes only.

See the ILT Brochure for more information.