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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   1698 downloads

60 Minute Kids Club Healthy Habits Challenge and Tracker

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Elisa - 3 years ago
Description
The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiati…
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Elisa - 3 years ago
Description
The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiative where students can track 6 healthy habits on an online platform. Data is sent weekly to teachers. The Healthy Habits notes are: healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, water intake, sleep time, and mental health (journaling). Challenges are run three times per year and classes or whole schools can sign up. The entire challenge is turnkey and all resources are FREE. The challenges are supported by our team, our resources, and prizes can include athlete visits, gym banners for most active schools, and much more. The goal of the challenges are to instil healthy habits at the elementary school age and allow the students to learn about accountability and goal setting while providing data on progress.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
Physical education
health
physical literacy
assessment
URLs
http://60minkidsclub.org/about/teachers
http://60minkidsclub.org/launch/60mkc-package/60mkc-how-to-videos/
http://60minkidsclub.org/launch
Learning Standards
-Physical Literacy integration - Physical & Health Education - Accountability - Goal setting
Duration
30 day challenge to teach and track healthy habits. Can be embedded into current PHE lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 25, 2016
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Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in their backyard (schoolyard) by selecting and mapping out areas they expect to be high in biodiversity in part one. Part two uses a larger area to make observations about the area by using “biodiversity clues.”
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Ecosystems
Ecology
Food Webs
Species Diversity
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BiodiversityDetective_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   338 downloads

Be In Nature - Brief Instructional Samples

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
6
Submitted By
Scott Beddall - 2 years ago
Description
A set of two brief instructional samples that pro…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
6
Submitted By
Scott Beddall - 2 years ago
Description
A set of two brief instructional samples that provide students with the opportunity to go outdoors to explore, learn and connect with nature. Benefits include fresh air, practicing physical health, interacting with peers (social learning), and self-regulation.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
mental health
mental well-being
self-regulation
social-emotional learning
physical activity
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education: - Grade 2 - Identify and describe opportunities to be physically active at school, at home, and in the community; Identify and apply strategies that promote mental well-being - Grade 6 - Develop, refine, and apply fundamental movement skills in a variety of physical activities and environments; Identify, apply, and reflect on strategies used to pursue personal healthy-living goals.
Duration
60 minutes, potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 21, 2016
2 recommendations  

Blue Planet Links - Educational Resources

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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
Description
Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organi…
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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
Description
Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organizes over 300 links to water-related websites, books and articles, featuring a fresh look and the most up-to-date design. We are poised to be the go-to teaching resource for all things H20. See Teaching Resources to explore a countless array of unit lessons for different grades, or check out Non-Fiction and Activities for classroom games and projects. Older students could be encouraged to use the site for research as we feature sections with links devoted to such topics as aquaculture, climate change, groundwater, pollution; almost every water-related topic you can think of. Water is becoming a heavier topic to discuss in the classroom as it is over-used and abused. Students are learning of severe droughts, plastic-filled oceans, decreasing salmon runs… and are rightfully asking questions. Blue Planet Links puts the resources to thoughtfully engage with these critical issues at your fingertips, and theirs!
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
ocean
river
environment
climate change
global warming
pollution
drought
URLs
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca/weblinks/infolinks
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca
Language
English
Date Created
May 22, 2015
3 recommendations   3201 downloads

Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation

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6
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was d…
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was designed to provide teachers with classroom-ready materials to engage their students with how climate action intersects with social justice. The curriculum features eight modules designed for students in Grades 8 to 12 that explore climate justice within the context of BC’s communities history, economy and ecology.These lessons tie into subject matter and prescribed learning outcomes (PLOs) already in BC’s curriculum, while providing a framework with which to unpack modern social and environmental issues, such as our industrial food system, consumerism and waste, transportation, and the development of a green economy.
Subject
Applied Skills
Business Education
Home Economics
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Careers
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Labour History
Law
Keywords
communities
ecology
economy
transportation
zero waste
green
food security
URLs
http://teachclimatejustice.ca/about/
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 17, 2014
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Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades four to six

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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Tod…
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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s policy framework for environmental education. It is designed to help students understand how their daily choices affect nature. There are 16 cross- curricular lessons in the educational resource, each comprising idea / activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond, culminating in a celebration of all they have learned. In addition, students have the opportunity, through inquiry-based learning, to create their own “class foundation” focused on their collective interests and actions.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/connecting-with-nature-education-guide/
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
10 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades one to three

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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
An introductory lesson, which gets students outside exploring their schoolyard
Six cross-curricular lessons, each comprising indoor and outdoor components, reflection questions, taking-it-further suggestions, and community connections
A concluding lesson, though which students will internalize their explorations and interconnections with nature
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Applied Skills
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
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Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades seven and eight

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7
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This resource includes five cross-curricular less…
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This resource includes five cross-curricular lessons, each comprising idea/activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond. These lessons are suitable for students in grades seven and eight. There is an indoor and outdoor component to most lessons. Teacher tips are provided as well as guiding questions, reflection questions, and inspirational quotes. This resource will help your students discover that, collectively, they can make a difference by taking a conscious and active role in protecting nature. They will have opportunities to share what they are learning with their fellow students, families, and community members.
Subject
Arts Education
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Technical Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
4 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for kindergarten

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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Dire…
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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Direct, unstructured, and creative contact with nature allows children autonomy over their own outdoor experiences. Such experiences help them gain empathy for nature and their local surroundings, and understand their connections to the natural world. Outdoor play doesn’t take away from other learning — it enhances other learning. In the following pages, you’ll find ideas and activities to help connect kindergarten students with the outdoors through play. These activities have been designed to encourage wonder, curiosity, and discussion. They can easily be modified for slightly older children as well.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
0 recommendations   84 downloads

Constructive Deliberations Tool Kit

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Activity
Journal Article
Report/Study
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 10 months ago
Description
This resource is a tool kit of short PDF files th…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Report/Study
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 10 months ago
Description
This resource is a tool kit of short PDF files that can be used in a variety of ways to improve a group’s ability to understand each other, resolve differences and make good decisions. It was developed to support a seminar series conducted by the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at SFU. The tool kit could be useful for staff meetings, school-based team meetings or union executive meetings for example.  It can also help individuals to deepen their understanding of the complexities of communication and improve their ability to be constructive participants in any type of discussion - whether as part of a group or more generally in their interpersonal relations.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Research
Reflective practice
Keywords
dialogue
decision-making
collaborative problem-solving
teacher pro-d
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 3, 2018
3 recommendations  

Core Competencies My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlist

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Submitted By
Victoria Woelders - 2 years ago
Description
Here are My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlists I crea…
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Victoria Woelders - 2 years ago
Description
Here are My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlists I created about the three Core Competencies. It has taken me 2 years to create these playlist and I will be continuing to add to them. You can also view them on #projectinspirekids through Twitter.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
Keywords
Core Competency
Communication
Thinking
Videos
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLULiClfmJnmqyzhjbwmrSig1MjL4IMIpS
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLULiClfmJnmqarihKv9RbTpn4k6Ktc29E
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLULiClfmJnmrp_lP9CLaAG0U77MEXwrFK
Learning Standards
All the Core Competencies: Personal and Social Competency, Communication Competency and the Thinking Competency.
Duration
2 - 25 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 3, 2017
5 recommendations   1483 downloads

Core Competency Book List and Suggested Activities

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Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
This suggested book list and corresponding activi…
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Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
This suggested book list and corresponding activities for each book list highlight the 6 different core competencies and help children learn about the competencies and themselves. The Core Competency Portfolio resource and this one fit together perfectly and can be used together or separately.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Reflective practice
Keywords
primary
core competencies
Learning Standards
Students will connect to the core competencies using these recommended stories and corresponding activities. This activity accompanies the Core Competency Portfolio.
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 19, 2017
1 recommendation  

"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   247 downloads

Developing a Primary Nature Program

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Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a pri…
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Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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3
Submitted By
Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a primary outdoor program including building student stamina, safety, collaboration, choosing a site, kits, gear...
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
superconference
outdoor education
Duration
Optimal 3x each week
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 13, 2017
0 recommendations   893 downloads

The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

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Submitted By
E. Comtois - one year ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity …
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Submitted By
E. Comtois - one year ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity of living things and where they live. It includes lessons that explore living and non-living things; the differences between a need and want; and the biomes within Canada. There are lessons for outside, in the class, and computer labs with the intention of inquiry and student driven learning. Included is the interactive student notebook, a test, and an assessment for a 3D biome box project - with the intention that all 3 items are weighed evenly when accumulating evidence of learning.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Technology
Keywords
Science
biomes
project based learning
diversity
URLs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dnx2mBGjA5Qk0PUDGFktm86d2MLO209bBpCw5JzNw-Q/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LMYSEgBk_rnlwbckfSfYyeLbIEdva5YLJqt3OSod-ok/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yQOXTOKVmLCwiaRhEmeNzj5bAUYWOE0z-4NWRCZiem0/edit?usp=sharing
Duration
A unit plan with 13 lessons (30/40 mins each)
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 2, 2017
1 recommendation   58 downloads

ELL Supports for the Music Classroom

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Activity
Journal Article
Other
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10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Jacqueline Bolster - one year ago
Description
Two resources that can be used for the Music clas…
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Activity
Journal Article
Other
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Submitted By
Jacqueline Bolster - one year ago
Description
Two resources that can be used for the Music classroom that includes ELL Students. Resource 1 is a journal article from Kristen Lems entitled "Using Music in the Adult ESL Classroom" This article outlines ELL friendly activities that incorporate music to further understanding of sentence structure and grammar. Resource 2 is a video of a live performance of Hamilton: An American Musical. This video can be used in conjunction with a unit on musical genre, or musical theatre. Storyline of the show is presented in a slow, understandable delivery benefitting ELL students. Storyline is altered to present narrative of American History through immigrants, and people of colour, providing relevance to immigrant students in the classroom.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
URLs
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED459634.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ECzlMYRKLg
Learning Standards
Explore Musical ideas by combining genres and styles Document, share, and appreciate musical works and experiences in a variety of contexts Contribute personal voice, cultural identity, and perspective in musical study and performance Make connections with others on a local, regional, and global scale through music
Duration
Adaptable
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
0 recommendations   105 downloads

Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

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Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
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Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Subject
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning
capacity building
drug education
philosophical thinking
reflective thinking
teacher resource
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-epi-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs. Each session includes: • a theory reading and a practice reading • a short introduction to the material • discussion questions that emerge out of the readings • activities to work on individually, with colleagues or in the classroom • suggestions for reflection and recording thoughts in your journal The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods (e.g., analytic, phenomenological and hermeneutic) to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Duration
Several days with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
2 recommendations   234 downloads

Environmental Science 11/12 #PSADay Michael Wolfe

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Presentation
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference W…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference Workshop with Michael Wolfe
Subject
Environmental Science
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
superconference
environmental Science
Learning Standards
Environmental Science 11/12 Curriculum
Duration
30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 22, 2017
0 recommendations   284 downloads

The Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ-inclusive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools: Final Report

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of …
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of Canadian educators’ perceptions and experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive education, designed to identify and make widely available the collective expertise of teachers and educational workers on inclusive education practices for sexual and gender minority students. The Every Teacher Project attracted tremendous support from project partner The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and from every national, provincial and territorial teacher organization in the publicly funded school systems of Canada. With their help in recruiting, researchers completed the project with 3,400 survey participants and an additional 24 focus groups, far exceeding our initial goals and making this the largest study of its kind in the world to date. Other research reports available at: http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise/index.html
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBT
inclusive education
sexual orientation
gender identity
teaching practices
URLs
http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise/index.html
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 7, 2016
1 recommendation  

Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
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7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations, using their vision and, blindfolded, their other senses. By engaging with the forest in a personal, multisensory activity, students will become more sensitive to the components of a forest, and hopefully, treat our landscapes with increased respect.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Place-based Education
Ecosystems
Ecology
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ExploringAForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will engage the senses to explore the characteristics of a forest.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Stories
Marine Conservation
Sustainable Resource Management
Biodiversity
Marine Stewardship
Experiential Science
URLs
http://www.greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Elementary-2017.pdf
http://www.greatbearsea.net
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
1 recommendation  

Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince to examine and define the elements of food chains and food webs including abiotic and biotic interactions. Students as ‘food chain roles’ participate in an string webbing activity that demonstrates how roles are inter-connected and the resilience of food webs to adapt to stresses.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Ecosystems
Ecology
Place-based Edcuation
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestFoodWebs_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
The students will be able to: classify forest components into different ecological food web roles; and construct and describe food webs, including non-living aspects of a forest ecosystem.
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
3 recommendations  

Free K-12 Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
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12
Submitted By
Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
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5
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7
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12
Submitted By
Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by teachers who are committed to encouraging conceptual understanding and lifelong learning. These teachers have real life classroom experience and have gone above and beyond to create these lessons. Lessons are organized by subject and grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Mathematics
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
Elementary Lesson Plans
High School Lesson Plans
Middle School Lesson Plans
URLs
http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
This is a database of free K-12 lesson plans covering multiple subjects with various learning standards.
Duration
Lessons vary in duration
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2016
4 recommendations   838 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedagogical Narration

Resource Type
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Natasha Burgess - 2 years ago
Description
For this narration, we focused on a Grade One stu…
Resource Type
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Natasha Burgess - 2 years ago
Description
For this narration, we focused on a Grade One student who was observed during their play outdoors in the rich winter landscape near West Boundary Elementary School. Reflecting on other ‘ordinary moments’ outdoors with children, we have also included snapshots that capture what children do when they are outside. Donna Boucher teaches Grade 3 at Sardis Elementary in Chilliwack, BC and is an active member of EEPSA (secretary). Growing up as a farm kid and early career work as a wildlife biologist developed her appreciation and connection to nature. This guides her practice as she provides lots of opportunities for her students to explore and engage with their natural world. Janine Fraser teaches Kindergarten and Grade One at Midway Elementary School in Midway, BC. She grew up exploring the forests and creeks around her school in North Vancouver and values opportunities to get kids outside. Natasha Burgess teaches Kindergarten and Grade One at Marysville Elementary School in Marysville, BC. While working on her Masters of Education through UVic, she became very interested in ecoliteracy and learning outdoors with young children.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Research
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 26, 2017
1 recommendation   1554 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedgagogical Narration

Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
I followed a student outside and captured an ordi…
Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
I followed a student outside and captured an ordinary moment. I reflected on what I saw. I talked to another teacher for their thoughts. I talked to the parent of the student for their thoughts. I connected his learning with the curriculum and thought about what I would do in the classroom to further his learning and the learning of others. A pedagogical narration is the process and framework I used to make learning visible.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
documentation
Learning Standards
How do you capture and share authentic learning moments and then add reflections and involve parents and other educators in the process? Use a pedagogical narration to make learning and thinking more visible for students, teachers, and parents. This sample explains the steps and shows an example you can follow with one of your students.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2018
2 recommendations   308 downloads

'Green Reads' and Springboard Activities for Children - Book List 1

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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Report/Study/Thesis
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Report/Study/Thesis
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children Book List 1' was developed through the casting of a large net, taking into consideration suggestions from the BCTF PSA groups (2015, 2016), my fine colleagues at DLG and Champlain Annex in Vancouver, literary reviews on the web, and the Vancouver and Delta libraries, as well as parents and children. These 13 books are my personal outdoor education / spiritual "gems".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
science observation skills
identity and awareness
Learning Standards
A 'Book List' with suggested Springboard Activities that flow out of the reading of a "green" literature. Each book is quickly reviewed by its special features of both language and perspective. Suggested follow-up activities and related reads are listed. This Book List and was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members.
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
2 recommendations   213 downloads

'Green Reads' by thematic themes for Children - Book and Media, List 2

Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Children - Book / Media List 2 - is organized by 6 themes. The categories start with the internal / personal connection to nature and progress to the 'global citizenship' level. I do not see the levels as being sequential; each learning group will have its interests and curricular to consider. There are 54 recommended reads in total (to date).
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
identity and awareness
ethics and activism
social and physical history
Learning Standards
A 'Book and Media List' of reviewed literature and media (film, websites) for children. This "green reads" book and media list was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members. The final inquiry question was: As an elementary teacher, how can I use selected children's literature and media as a springboard for experiencing and connecting to nature in our school and community environments?
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
4 recommendations   1231 downloads

Grizzly Conservation in BC Lesson Plans (grades 4-12)

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
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6
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9
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11
12
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
The rationale for creating these lesson plans is …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
The rationale for creating these lesson plans is to give teachers and their students an opportunity to examine the conditions surrounding grizzly bears in British Columbia. It also looks at the arguments against trophy hunting.
Subject
Social Justice
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Keywords
habitat
harvest
salmon
ecology
river
Sechelt
First Nations
Duration
a variety of lessons and a variety of times
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2015
4 recommendations   329 downloads

Heart-Mind Well-Being: A Powerful Tool for Educators

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Classroom printables
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The Heart-Mind Well-Being “heart” is a powerful t…
Resource Type
Classroom printables
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The Heart-Mind Well-Being “heart” is a powerful tool for fostering social and emotional development and well-being in children, youth and adults. It was created as a visual representation of five positive human qualities that researcher from the fields of developmental and educational psychology and human development tell us are essential to promoting overall well-being. The heart framework offers a way for caring adults to organize, plan and inspire to create environments and opportunities that contribute to healthy learning and development.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Compentencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/heart-mind-well-being-a-powerful-tool-for-educators
Learning Standards
Integrating in the Heart-Mind Well-Being Framework into your teaching philosophy and classroom.
Duration
n/a
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017
0 recommendations   210 downloads

Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
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8
Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018
1 recommendation  

"I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of": Exploration Routine by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural object, such as a leaf, and make “I notice…” statements out loud with a partner, then share some of their observations with the group. They do the same with “I wonder…” questions, and with “It reminds me of…” connections. Then, students practice using these tools while exploring whatever they find interesting. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Field Studies
Connecting to Nature
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/I-Notice-I-Wonder-It-Reminds-Me-Of.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will: - Increase curiosity for and directly engage with aspects of the natural world. - Make observations, ask questions, and relate findings to past experiences. - Learn that descriptive observations are distinct from statements of opinion or identification.
Duration
15-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations   904 downloads

In the Spirit of Celebration

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Ceremonies and celebrations are integral to all c…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Ceremonies and celebrations are integral to all cultures, include First Peoples. This unit looks at the traditions associated with wide range of personal and community celebrations. This unit can be developed over the course of the whole school year, particularly if the final celebration has an end-of-year focus. Alternatively, the unit can be the primary focus of study for a period of one to three months.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
1 recommendation  

"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/.../CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community. pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations  

Khari McClelland of The Sojourners performs songs from the Underground Railroad

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Other
Grade Level
6
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Submitted By
Nassim - 3 years ago
Description
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter performs songs …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
6
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Submitted By
Nassim - 3 years ago
Description
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter performs songs of the Underground Railroad.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
Black history month
Vancouver musician
URLs
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/khari-mcclelland-of-the-sojourners-performs-songs-from-the-underground-railroad-1.3407982
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/programs/onthecoast/vancouver-based-singer-songwriter-performs-songs-of-the-underground-railroad-1.3407986
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 20, 2016
0 recommendations  

Kids can't wait for solutions to child poverty poster

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your colleagues around students' poverty based needs in your school. The back of the poster provides strategies to better support students living in poverty as well as recommended actions to reduce poverty levels in British Columbia. Links to additional resources, lesson plans and workshops are also provided.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
solidarity
advocacy
barriers
families
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Poverty/ChildPovertyPoster.pdf
Duration
n/a
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 9, 2016
1 recommendation  

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enablin…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enabling teachers to effectively use environmental/place-based education across their teaching practices in order to support students in developing the Core Competencies and achieving the Content, Curricular Competencies and Big Ideas in the Know-Do-Understand model articulated by the BC Ministry of Education, as well as to enhance their students' learning experiences both in and outside of their classrooms.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Place-conscious Learning
Experiential Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.kbee.ca/handbook/
Learning Standards
https://www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
0 recommendations   38 downloads

Learning for Life

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
UBC Digital Emergency Medicine - 3 months ago
Description
Learning for Life is an education initiative that…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
UBC Digital Emergency Medicine - 3 months ago
Description
Learning for Life is an education initiative that aims to develop the various aspects of digital health literacy and promote healthy lifestyle behaviours among upper elementary students and families in BC. Learning for Life provides students with the competencies to use technology to support their health, to critically assess information provided through technology, and to balance the helpfulness of technology with the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours (using Canadian guidelines). The initiative was created by a group of researchers in UBC Faculty of Medicine's Digital Emergency Medicine Office who explore and advance the use of information and communication technologies to connect people to quality health information.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Mathematics
Science
Keywords
digital health
sleep hygiene
mental health
social connectedness
stress management
health literacy
nutrition
healthy eating
physical activity
URLs
https://digem.med.ubc.ca/projects/ubclearningforlife/
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2019
0 recommendations   226 downloads

Library Supported Inquiry, Superconference 2017

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
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10
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12
Submitted By
Library Supported Inquiry - one year ago
Description
This project was created by Martha Cameron, Leigh…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
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12
Submitted By
Library Supported Inquiry - one year ago
Description
This project was created by Martha Cameron, Leigh Huseiff and Maureen McDonough. All available at www.librarysupportedinquiry.weebly.com, it is a complete program for undertaking inquiry projects.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Library and Information Systems
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Technology
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
superconference
URLs
www.librarysupportedinquiry.weebly.com
Duration
1 week to 1 semester!
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   68 downloads

Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories - First Nations Education

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Corrie - 9 months ago
Description
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanat…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Corrie - 9 months ago
Description
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanation of principles of Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Education, and a wealth of information about First Nations' learners and effective teaching methods.
Subject
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
Education
Aboriginal
Indigenous
Animal Welfare
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
0 recommendations   141 downloads

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom - Resources

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
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Submitted By
BCTF - 7 months ago
Description
This document provides a list of resources that t…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
BCTF - 7 months ago
Description
This document provides a list of resources that teachers can use when developing classroom strategies for use with students who are experiencing mental health issues. It is also a companion piece to the BCTF workshop "Addressing student mental health issues in the classroom." This workshop can be booked, free of charge, using the link below.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
Learning
Reflective practice
Special needs
Keywords
anxiety
depression
trauma
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/PD/WorkshopDetail.aspx?id=43301
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 21, 2019
1 recommendation   93 downloads

Multimodal Music resources

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Submitted By
tracy wu - one year ago
Description
1) A free online resource which contains music th…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Submitted By
tracy wu - one year ago
Description
1) A free online resource which contains music theory lessons, exercises, and tools. 2) Children's Picture Book that introduces classical music contents such as classical famous compositions, composers and instruments.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Learning Standards
Music theory lessons and exercise on a website; classical music content such as instruments, composers and music compositions in the classical era.
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
2 recommendations  

La musique pour tous!

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
K
1
2
Submitted By
Madame Emily - 2 years ago
Description
« La musique pour tous » est un site web qui sout…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
K
1
2
Submitted By
Madame Emily - 2 years ago
Description
« La musique pour tous » est un site web qui soutient les professeurs de classes primaire en: -Fournissant des « grandes idées » de musique sur lesquelles mettre l’emphase -Offrant 18 plans de leçons simples mais puissants à essayer -Fournissant des enregistrements de format mp3 pour apprendre des nouvelles chansons, faire des réchauffements vocales, pratiquer des exercices pour bien chanter, et encourager les élèves à chanter seuls avec des enregistrements instrumentales -Suggérant des idées pour enseigner des nouvelles chansons -Montrant comment utiliser des duotangs de musique dans ta salle de classe -Partageant de la recherche à propos de l'importance de l’éducation musicale pour tous les enfants et fournissant des sommaires de recherche pour partager avec les autres professeurs, les parents, etc.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Keywords
musique
rythme
chanter
chanson
chante
poème
URLs
http://www.musiquepourtous.weebly.com
Learning Standards
Explore elements, processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, and techniques of the arts; music: music/beat, rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics, form, notation,
Duration
Various
Language
French
Date Created
Jan 6, 2017
3 recommendations  

My River My Home Activity Kit for grades K-9 - about the Fraser River

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
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9
Submitted By
My River My Home - 4 years ago
Description
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
My River My Home - 4 years ago
Description
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley have created the My River My Home activity kit for educators to teach about the environmental, cultural and economic sustainability of the Fraser River. It is available to download free from the Fraser River Discovery Centre website at http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRiverMyHome
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
inquiry
URLs
http://Fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRivermyhome
Learning Standards
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley have created the My River My Home activity kit for educators to teach about the environmental, cultural and economic sustainability of the Fraser River. It is available to download free from the Fraser River Discovery Centre website at http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRiverMyHome
The resource is divided into 5 sections to engage students in an inquiry unit about water, or any of the 25 lesson plans can be used independently to meet BC Science, Social Studies, Visual and Language Arts Curriculum requirements. The sections include Connecting to Fresh Water, Exploring Sustainability, Investigating Water Quality, Putting the Fraser in a Global Perspective, and Becoming Active Citizens in Water Issues.
Duration
variable
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 5, 2015
1 recommendation   275 downloads

The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The National Inventory of School District Interve…
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of school-system interventions in reducing stigma and improving resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two-Spirit, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students. It was conducted as part of the larger research program led by Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at SARAVYC, UBC. The goal of this study was to identify which interventions have been implemented across Canada through an online survey of school district Superintendents/Directors, and what benefits were associated with the various interventions. The survey covered a range of possible interventions in support of LGBTQ students: LGBTQ-inclusive policy, generic and LGBTQ-specific harassment procedures, course content, GSAs, generic and LGBTQ-themed events, professional development, and teaching resources. Research program available at: http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBT
inclusive education
sexual orientation
gender identity
teaching practices
URLs
http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 7, 2016
1 recommendation  

Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations   87 downloads

Nurturing Resilience: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It is about the concept of resilience, and it helps build the capacity to nurture students’ (and others’) ability to adapt to adversity. The readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. The suggested discussion questions and activities are designed to help you engage with the material. You are encouraged to pursue other questions that might present themselves or experiment with other activities. The important thing is to engage with the ideas through an intentional process of inquiry. The material is arranged as a 4-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs.
Subject
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning resource
nurturing resilience
philosophical inquiry
inquiry guide
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-resilience-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It is about the concept of resilience, and it helps build the capacity to nurture students’ (and others’) ability to adapt to adversity. The readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. The suggested discussion questions and activities are designed to help you engage with the material. You are encouraged to pursue other questions that might present themselves or experiment with other activities. The important thing is to engage with the ideas through an intentional process of inquiry.
Duration
Several hours (with potential for more)
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
2 recommendations   13351 downloads

Pop Music Inquiry project for Modern Languages - French, Spanish, Immersion, etc.

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 4 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and a…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 4 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and adapted it to both French Immersion 8 and Core French 11. A few years later a colleague adapted it for Spanish 10. I'm uploading it to share with others on behalf of my Professional Specialist Association: the BCATML. Please join us! www.bcatml.org
Subject
Arts Education
Music
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Languages
Cantonese
French
Italian
Japanese
Punjabi
Spanish
Keywords
music
poetry
language
french
lyrics
URLs
http://mmejarvis.weebly.com
http://http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/cultur/cultur.htm
http://www.bcatml.org
Learning Standards
• recognize known French and cognates in new contexts • listen to and practise pronunciation of the written word • group new items into categories that are personally meaningful • continue to record new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • adjust the message in order to use known expressions and vocabulary (presentation) • use word webbing charts, tables, and other graphic organizers to support oral and written expression • reflect on learning by recording personal goals, successful strategies, and new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • listen, view, or read selectively to focus on key information • tolerate ambiguity of meaning when unable to understand fully • transfer and adapt known structures to convey meaning in new contexts • plan ahead for communicative activities by anticipating language and resources needed • take risks with the language to extend language boundaries • use a variety of reference materials, including dictionaries, for comprehension and production • set personal goals in language skills and monitor their progress • make personal notes to use as a reference for oral and written productions • actively review common, useful expressions and patterns to refine communication • self-monitor and correct recurring or significant errors in communication • negotiate meaning by using questions in French and other techniques for clarification • summarize information in oral, graphic, and written form • use dictionaries, grammars, and other reference materials for clarity of comprehension and expression • seek out and create practice opportunities in and out of the classroom (IDEA: go to a concert, invite someone to perform, or go on a field trip to present a few songs to younger classes, maybe core french 11 students present to Immersion french 8 students)
Duration
Multi-week unit (parts can be adapted for a few lessons)
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 18, 2014
2 recommendations  

The Power of Breathing

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Help children connect breathing, practiced throug…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Help children connect breathing, practiced through yoga poses, to physical and emotional benefits. This lesson plan uses a child-friendly illustrated book of yoga poses but it could also be paired with another Heart-Mind Online resource, Yoga in the Classroom for a more formal routine using mats.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Competencies
Mindfulness
Self-Regulation
Yoga
Stress
Anxiety
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-the-power-of-breathing
Learning Standards
Students will be able to: identify what happens to their body when stressed or anxious (physically and emotionally), practice deep breathing techniques (using yoga poses), recognize how and when deep breathing can be used to calm the body and mind
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
10 recommendations  

Project of Heart – Illuminating the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools in BC

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Chris - 3 years ago
Description
This resource is a visual journey to support clas…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Chris - 3 years ago
Description
This resource is a visual journey to support classroom teachers, post secondary and adult educators to understand and learn about the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools. This document can be used towards developing self awareness in every discipline. Developing self awareness is a key element on the journey towards reconciliation. This resource can be used from K to post secondary in a diverse manner. E.g group discussion and exploration towards self awareness, whole class investigations and supports project base learning etc.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Social Studies
History
Law
Keywords
Aboriginal
Indian Residential School
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/HiddenHistory/
Learning Standards
Learning more about Aboriginal history, specifically colonization and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools.
Duration
This resource is a life long journey.
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 14, 2015

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