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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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
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Aquatic Species at Risk Workshops

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Willow Beck - one month ago
Description
Species at Risk Workshops are fun, hands-on, and …
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Willow Beck - one month ago
Description
Species at Risk Workshops are fun, hands-on, and solutions-oriented conservation workshops that focus on four species at risk in the Salish Sea: Southern Resident Killer Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Basking Sharks, and Leatherback Sea Turtles. These are a series of three inquiry-based workshops, that can be delivered virtually (the educator live streams to a class) or in-person for Grades 4-12. Students brainstorm and implement impactful stewardship projects to engage their schools and communities in aquatic species conservation. Workshops are designed to encourage critical thinking, personal awareness, and social responsibility. For virtual delivery, students are engaged through interactive tools such as Kahoot.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Keywords
stewardship
ocean
environmental
virtual workshop
leatherback sea turtle
plastic pollution
climate change
URLs
https://seasmartschool.com/speciesatrisk
Learning Standards
Students are empowered to make changes in their everyday lives to help reduce human-caused threats to species at risk and our oceans. Through their Youth Action Team projects, they are able to see how their actions have real-world impacts. Students learn to be aware of the personal choices they make in their daily lives, and how they can contribute to their communities and make the world a better place. This is all taught through the lens of ocean conservation, with a focus on four species at risk that live in the Salish Sea. Students learn how their actions can impact these animals. Creative/Critical Thinking - I can learn a lot about something new, consider different perspectives, generate and develop new ideas, and implement them in real life (students brainstorm and participate in group discussions about solutions to threats to species at risk) Communication - I can share and develop ideas with others, take on roles and responsibilities with a group, summarize key ideas and present what I have learned (achieved through Youth Action Team projects and presentations in Workshop 3) Personal & Social Responsibility - I can explain what my values are and how they affect the choices that I make, I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the wellbeing of myself, my community, and the natural world (achieved through Youth Action Team projects that are implemented in the community to benefit the natural world)
Duration
60
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 27, 2020
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The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

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E. Comtois - 3 years ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity …
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E. Comtois - 3 years 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
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'Green Reads' and Springboard Activities for Children - Book List 1

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Barbara Hinson - 2 years ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
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Barbara Hinson - 2 years 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   317 downloads

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

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Barbara Hinson - 2 years ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
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Barbara Hinson - 2 years 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
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Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Maria Dawson - 2 years ago
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Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
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Maria Dawson - 2 years 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
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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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/sites/default/files/uploads/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
2 recommendations  

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
Open links in Chrome.
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
Open links in Chrome.
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.
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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
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Laura Candler's Cooperative Learning Cabinet

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BC Cooperative Learning PSA - 6 years ago
Description
Link to Laura Candler's File Cabinet on Cooperati…
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BC Cooperative Learning PSA - 6 years ago
Description
Link to Laura Candler's File Cabinet on Cooperative Learning: Cooperative learning is a powerful teaching strategy that's more than just a passing fad. Research has shown that when implemented properly, students in cooperative learning classrooms outperform their peers in traditional classrooms. The key is knowing how to implement the strategies to foster interaction while making sure all students are held accountable. Dr. Spencer Kagan developed the "structural" approach to cooperative learning, and I've found it to be extremely effective. I highly recommend his book Cooperative Learning which is available from Amazon.com.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Special Education
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Keywords
cooperative learning strategies
URLs
https://www.lauracandler.com/cooperative-learning/
Duration
varies
Recommended By
BC Co-operative Learning PSA
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 3, 2014
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Mental Health Issues in the Classroom - Resources

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BCTF - one year ago
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This document provides a list of resources that t…
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BCTF - one year ago
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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  

Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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
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Remote Learning Resource

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Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Isabella MacQuarrie - 8 months ago
Description
This is a Wakelet collection to help teachers wit…
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Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Isabella MacQuarrie - 8 months ago
Description
This is a Wakelet collection to help teachers with moving to online instruction during the Covid 19 Pandemic. It covers getting started with a LMS, direct online instruction, supporting vulnerable learners, and sourcing out good content.
Subject
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Special Education
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Geography
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Special needs
Technology
Keywords
Distance Learning
Online Instruction
Teacher Resource
Microsoft Teams
Google Classroom
Flipgrid
URLs
https://wke.lt/w/s/e_4kzX
Learning Standards
Cross Grade Cross Curricular
Duration
60-120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2020

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