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0 recommendations   50 downloads

Stewards of the Water

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
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Adult
Submitted By
melissa johnson harris - 3 months ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
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Adult
Submitted By
melissa johnson harris - 3 months ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices through art and placed based learning. It was part of a district wide Water Stewardship immersive workshop in May of 2019.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
environmental sustainability
aboriginal education
outdoor education
art
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 24, 2019
1 recommendation  

SOGI + Intersectionality learning module

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 7 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed f…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 7 months ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed for curious educators to understand what intersectionality and SOGI-inclusive education look like in the classroom. The 90-minute module includes a video, facilitation guide and PowerPoint and provides an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations on inclusive education and the ways in which educators can best impact their students. The module was created by ARC Foundation, with guidance from education partners, educators and parents in the community.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
ProD
Gender
Social Justice
URLs
https://bc.sogieducation.org/pro-d
Learning Standards
This 90-minute module is designed for educators who have completed the foundational SOGI 1 2 3 learning modules and are looking for a deeper SOGI-inclusive learning experience.
Duration
Varies
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 30, 2019
0 recommendations   164 downloads

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom - Resources

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Other
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pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 8 months ago
Description
This document provides a list of resources that t…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 8 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
0 recommendations   80 downloads

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

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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5
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7
Submitted By
Corrie - 10 months ago
Description
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanat…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
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5
6
7
Submitted By
Corrie - 10 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   106 downloads

Constructive Deliberations Tool Kit

Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Report/Study
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - one year 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 - one year 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
0 recommendations   141 downloads

Autoportrait sur le genre

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - one year ago
Description
Cette leçon permettra aux élèves d’exercer leur p…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - one year ago
Description
Cette leçon permettra aux élèves d’exercer leur pensée critique face aux différentes façons dont les attentes traditionnelles envers le genre peuvent limiter le potentiel d’une personne et son expression personnelle. Elle leur permettra également d’explorer la douleur, la stigmatisation et le harcèlement des personnes qui vont à l’encontre de ces attentes.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
SOGI
LGBTQ
identité de genre
expression de genre
stéréotypes
discrimination
l’intimidation
Learning Standards
Éducation artistique (5e, 6e et 7e année) * Explorer par les arts les relations entre l’identité, le lieu, la culture, la société et l’appartenance. Éducation physique et santé (6e et 7e année) * Décrire et évaluer des stratégies pour réagir à la discrimination, aux stéréotypes et à l’intimidation. * Les facteurs qui influencent l’identité individuelle, y compris l’identité sexuelle, le genre, les valeurs et les croyances.
Duration
60-90 min
Language
French
Date Created
Jun 23, 2018
2 recommendations   1243 downloads

A template for a Pedagogical Narration

Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
pre-K
K
Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
Do you want to make a parent cry when they get a …
Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
pre-K
K
Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
Do you want to make a parent cry when they get a report on their child, and cry in a good way? Want to honour a child and their family? Want to capture learning and make it visible? Want to be a reflective teacher? A pedagogical narration is something I wrote on each child in my classroom this year as a formal report. It is a story that allows one to see inside a child’s imagination and thinking. It allows teachers to link the demonstrated knowledge of the child to the curriculum and core competencies. It's a wonderful way to honour the child.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
reflective practice
child honouring
assessment
making learning visible
play based
Learning Standards
It is a way to make learning visible. It is a way to help teachers be more reflective in their work. It is a way to honor and better understand a child. It is a way for a teacher to communicate this understanding to children and their families. It is a story that allows one to see inside a child’s imagination and thinking. It allows teachers to link the demonstrated knowledge of the child to the curriculum and core competencies. Its a way to honour the child.
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 20, 2018
1 recommendation   1908 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedgagogical Narration

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Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
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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
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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
1 recommendation   385 downloads

Explain the Image

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Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by T…
Resource Type
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by The Critical Thinking Consortium (www.tc2.ca) students use visual clues to explain images. They develop an understanding of the importance of making plausible inferences about an image in order to gather information about a historical or contemporary situation or place. It includes instructional suggestions for teachers (learn about the strategy, practicing the strategy, independent student activities) and resources for students (data chart, rating scale, student guide, samples and self-assessment rubric). An additional 80 Tools for Thought lessons are available to either individual members of Partner schools, boards and/or districts.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Research
Keywords
visual literacy
critical thinking
inferences
images
media literacy
visual analysis
URLs
https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/t4t-tools-for-thought/
Learning Standards
- visual literacy - plausible inferencing - visual analysis - differentiating between observations and inferences - inquiry-based learning
Duration
Adaptable - 30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 19, 2017
1 recommendation   449 downloads

Intro to the Renaissance Through Art (ELL)

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
Mr.Zed - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissanc…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
Mr.Zed - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissance by focusing on art history and important innovations in the art world. Students learn to define a variety of art terms associated with the Renaissance and the Middle Ages and engage with the concept of visual symbolism. Students work towards writing a structured, descriptive paragraph outlining their own imagined symbolic Renaissance Portrait. By using writing planners and scaffolds, students write how they use symbolism to represent 5 of their personality traits in their Renaissance-inspired portrait. This lesson was originally designed for use in a Humanities 8 class (with scaffolding for ELL students). This lesson could be adapted for use in a variety of Art, Social Studies, English, and ELL contexts.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Renaissance
Art history
descriptive paragraph
symbolism
humanities
ELL
paragraph writing
Duration
70 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 29, 2017
1 recommendation   166 downloads

Steps of Settler Decolonization

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
NGZ - one year ago
Description
These steps document the journey which I undertoo…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
NGZ - one year ago
Description
These steps document the journey which I undertook (and am still undertaking) to understand my emotional reactions and growth to the idea of decolonizing my thinking teaching, and classroom. Moving from ignorance to denial to communication, the steps are a reminder to me that I have come a long way in imbuing Indigenous content and ways of knowing in my French classroom, but I still have a long way to go.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Reflective practice
Keywords
superconference
colonization
indigenization
settler
Learning Standards
This section of a presentation which I gave at the Superconference in Vancouver at the end of October supports the Social Responsibility core competencies.
Duration
15 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 19, 2017
0 recommendations   2760 downloads

Makerspace in the classroom

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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Dereck Dirom - one year ago
Description
Resources shared are from the PSA Super Conferenc…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Dereck Dirom - one year ago
Description
Resources shared are from the PSA Super Conference 2017 - Makerspace in the classroom workshop. Provides a big picture perspective of how MakerED connects to the new curriculum and ADST. Participants in this workshop will learn how the MakerEd movement with a STEAM focus is an effective way to integrate the Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) curriculum into their classroom or school. We will explore the various buzzwords, resources, tools, technologies and potential assessment strategies found in classroom based makerspaces. Participants will have a hands on opportunity to explore littleBits (http://littlebits.cc/), Makey Makey (https://makeymakey.com/) and Micro:Bit tech (http://microbit.org/) and discuss strategies on how to connect ADST to a language arts/aboriginal unit.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Keywords
Superconference
littlebits
STEAM
STEM
ADST
Duration
Unit plan with many lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   232 downloads

Library Supported Inquiry, Superconference 2017

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
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Submitted By
Library Supported Inquiry - one year ago
Description
This project was created by Martha Cameron, Leigh…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
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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   95 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
0 recommendations   110 downloads

Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: 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 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
0 recommendations   506 downloads

Supporting Grieving Children and Youth

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Langley Hospice Society - one year ago
Description
How caring adults can support students who are ex…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Langley Hospice Society - one year ago
Description
How caring adults can support students who are experiencing the loss of a significant person.
Subject
Reflective practice
Keywords
superconference
grief
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 24, 2017
5 recommendations   1538 downloads

Core Competency Book List and Suggested Activities

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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
This suggested book list and corresponding activi…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
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2
3
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
2 recommendations  

The Power of Breathing

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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
2 recommendations  

Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

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Activity
Grade Level
8
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12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
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Activity
Grade Level
8
9
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11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/step-into-the-circle-promoting-safety-and-respect
Learning Standards
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others. To highlight the similarities between students. To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school. To encourage student-led changes in school culture.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
4 recommendations   338 downloads

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

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Classroom printables
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-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
3 recommendations  

Core Competencies My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlist

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Activity
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
K
1
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Adult
Submitted By
Victoria Woelders - 2 years ago
Description
Here are My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlists I crea…
Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
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
1 recommendation   1213 downloads

Call Me Tree

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - 2 years ago
Description
This is a lesson plan for teachers who may be new to teaching about gender identity and are looking for a safe way to look at individuality as a starting point. This activity is about showing diversity and showing that it is ok to be different.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Keywords
self discovery
diversity
gender
inquiry
feelings
identity
exploration
Learning Standards
Communication I can understand and share information about a topic that is important to me I communicate effectively in well-constructed forms that are effective in terms of my audience and purpose. Creative Thinking I deliberately learn a lot about something (e.g., by doing research, talking to others or practising) so that I am able to generate new ideas or ideas just pop into my head. I can get new ideas in areas in which I have an interest and build my skills to make them work.
Duration
2-3 classes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 16, 2017
4 recommendations   864 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedagogical Narration

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Journal Article
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pre-K
K
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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
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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
3 recommendations   478 downloads

Bag it up!

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
1
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Submitted By
CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
Students will decorate grocery bags donated by a …
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
1
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Submitted By
CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
Students will decorate grocery bags donated by a local grocery store with sustainability messages. These bags will be used in the grocery store on Earth Day. This is an updated lesson plan from the BCTF/CIDA Global Classroom Initiative.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
environment
Earth day
climate change
desertification
deforestation
recycling
Duration
Three or more class periods.
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2016
1 recommendation   284 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
0 recommendations   293 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
2 recommendations   1597 downloads

Gender Self-Portrait

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will help students to think criticall…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
Submitted By
Steve Mulligan - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson will help students to think critically about the ways that traditional gender expectations limit a person’s potential and self-expression. It will also explore the harm, stigmatization and bullying of people who challenge gender expectations.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
Gender Identity
sexuality
sexual orientation
bullying
stereotypes
discrimination
gender diversity
URLs
http://www.sogieducation.org
http://pridenet.ca/wp-content/uploads/the-gender-spectrum.pdf
http://www.transstudent.org/gender
Learning Standards
Arts Education 5/6/7 – Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through the arts PHE 5/6/7 - Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying - Influences on individual identity, including sexuality and sexual identity
Duration
60 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
1 recommendation   1787 downloads

Métis Sash Weaving

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Activity
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3
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Submitted By
S.Kumar - 3 years ago
Description
A lesson on weaving a miniature Metis sash with a…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
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Submitted By
S.Kumar - 3 years ago
Description
A lesson on weaving a miniature Metis sash with an introduction to the history of the sash. (Detailed weaving instructions included)
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Learning Standards
Create images using a variety of materials, technologies, and processes Create 2-D and 3-D images that incorporate the styles of selected artists from a variety of social, historical, and cultural contexts Distinguish characteristics of various Aboriginal cultures in BC and Canada
Duration
varies depending on age level (approx. 60-90 minutes)
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 1, 2016
0 recommendations   3075 downloads

Aboriginal Education Activities K-7

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Activity
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Doni Gratton - 3 years ago
Description
Curricular links to new AbEd learning standards
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
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7
Submitted By
Doni Gratton - 3 years ago
Description
Curricular links to new AbEd learning standards
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Keywords
K-7 Learning Standards
Art
MAth
Science
Socials
LA
Aboriginal Education
Learning Standards
K-7 AbEd links (Math, Science, Socials, Art, LA)
Duration
Year at a glance, new learning standards links: Ab Ed K-7 Math, Science, LA, Socials, Art
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 23, 2016
0 recommendations  

Kids can't wait for solutions to child poverty poster

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Other
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pre-K
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Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your …
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Other
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pre-K
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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
3 recommendations  

Free K-12 Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan
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K
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Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by …
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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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
0 recommendations  

Khari McClelland of The Sojourners performs songs from the Underground Railroad

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Other
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6
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Submitted By
Nassim - 3 years ago
Description
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter performs songs …
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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 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
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
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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
1 recommendation  

smoothrunnin' classrooms

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Other
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pre-K
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Submitted By
smoothrunnin - 3 years ago
Description
This is a blog which focuses primarily on classro…
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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
smoothrunnin - 3 years ago
Description
This is a blog which focuses primarily on classroom management techniques and strategies.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
Research
Reflective practice
Keywords
classroom management
URLs
https://smoothrunnin.wordpress.com/
Learning Standards
classroom management
Duration
ongoing
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 30, 2015
3 recommendations   3472 downloads

Animation in art education: the animated classroom by Pawlivsky-Love, Lorraine Yvette

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Report/Study/Thesis
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pre-K
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Submitted By
LYPawlivsky-Love/SilverQuillCreative - 4 years ago
Description
Animation is a relatively overlooked area of art …
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Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
LYPawlivsky-Love/SilverQuillCreative - 4 years ago
Description
Animation is a relatively overlooked area of art education and educators are not likely to have experience with the positive learning prospects that can be incorporated into the classroom. This medium proposes to encompass all teaching areas to broaden the spectrum of educational possibilities of all types of learners, including those with learning disabilities. Students and teachers show an enthusiasm for the medium but may lack the educational tools or, hold certain assumptions about animation that may make it a difficult medium to use within the confines of the classroom or institution. The intent of this project is to supply the reader with concrete forms and ideas that can assist educators in their attempts to integrate art education with different subject matter. Teaching aids such as simplified lesson plans for animation projects are included as well as discussions surrounding the benefits gained through using animation techniques and its historical development.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Keywords
animation communication
creating animation visuals
animation
art education
multimedia education
URLs
https://dspace.library.uvic.ca/handle/1828/2388
http://www.silverquill.org
Learning Standards
British Columbia, Canada/International
Duration
30 - 60 minutes +/-
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 24, 2015
2 recommendations   687 downloads

You Can Make a Difference

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Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
BCSPCA - 4 years ago
Description
You Can Make a Difference includes lesson plans f…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
BCSPCA - 4 years ago
Description
You Can Make a Difference includes lesson plans for seven projects students can do to take action for animal. Projects include speeches, presentations, displays, posters, petitions, letters, videos/skits and fundraisers. Each is outlined in a lesson format for teachers and worksheet/tip sheets for the students. Developing skills in responsible advocacy will give students confidence to make changes for causes in which they believe.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
social responsibility
letter writing
speech writing
posters
critical thinking
media
video project
URLs
https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/leaders-in-our-field/professional-resources/for-teachers/
Learning Standards
English Language Arts - grades 6, 7 Social Studies - grades 6, 7 Visual Arts - grade 6, 7
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 16, 2015
0 recommendations   12 downloads

BCATML Ministry of Education - Workshop Presentation

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Conference Paper
Grade Level
5
6
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Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This document is a PDF version of the Ministry of…
Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
5
6
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Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This document is a PDF version of the Ministry of Education's PowerPoint Presentation shown on October 24, 2014 as part of the BCATML Celebrating Languages Conference. It reviews the direction the province is currently taking with the re-writing of the Core French curriculum. This document is graciously shared by Laura Hawkes, Brent Munro and Claire Guy.
Subject
Languages
French
Research
Curriculum
Keywords
Français
FSL
Core French
French Curriculum
Learning Standards
This document provides an overview of the structure of the new Core French curriculum.
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 15, 2014
1 recommendation   14 downloads

T'was the night d'avant Noël

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Activity
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6
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Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This fun-filled activity allows students to put o…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
6
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Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This fun-filled activity allows students to put on a simple production of "T'was the night before Christmas" in both French and English. In order to provide maximum participation, a teacher may wish to divide the lines of this classic poem so that each student recites 2 or 3 lines at a time. Each student would bring props, costumes and any set designs they wish. Be sure to allow students to take ownership of all aspects of the production (casting roles, direction, costumes, speech coaches, props manager, etc.). In the end, be sure to invite other classes to come watch this 5 minute performance. It's sure to put a jolly smile on students' faces.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Languages
French
Keywords
BCATML
Français
FSL
Core French
Christmas
Saynette
Learning Standards
This activity meets many of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes for Core French relating to understanding cultural influences, spoken production, reading comprehension, and expressing acquired information in oral and visual forms.
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 6, 2014
2 recommendations  

Global Classroom

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Other
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K
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Submitted By
BCTF - 4 years ago
Description
This website contains unit plans designed for tea…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
BCTF - 4 years ago
Description
This website contains unit plans designed for teachers, by teachers. The units explore the themes of global education across the grades and across the curriculum. The units contain all of the necessary handouts and materials to be easily utilized in the classroom setting and are consistent with the outcomes of the BC Curriculum. The creation of this site and the units were made possible through a joint CIDA and BCTF project.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Business Education
Home Economics
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Science
Keywords
global education
BC Curriculum
gender equality
human rights
democracy
good governance
peace
health
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=6218
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 5, 2014
2 recommendations   13659 downloads

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

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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
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Report/Study/Thesis
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7
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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
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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
4 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for kindergarten

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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
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Other
Grade Level
K
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Dire…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
K
Submitted By
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
2 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades four to six

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Activity
Assessment
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Unit Plan
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Other
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4
5
6
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Tod…
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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
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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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
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
1 recommendation   1693 downloads

The Power of Stories

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
The Elders teach that balance comes from trusting…
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
The Elders teach that balance comes from trusting one’s intuition and one’s reason. Hear with open ears. See with clear eyes and a good heart. The Elders teach that a person is responsible for all the choices they make. Discuss the areas in the young lives where they can make positive choices for themselves.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
2 recommendations   1866 downloads

Stories of the Seasons

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
1
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Relationship to the seasons and seasonal cycles a…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
1
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Relationship to the seasons and seasonal cycles are foundational to many First Peoples cultures. This unit uses a range of resources and activities to introduce students to the many seasonal activities practiced by First Peoples. This unit is designed to be delivered incrementally over the course of the school year. In addition to addressing specific seasons in context, this approach also models a recursive approach to text, a key First Peoples learning methodology.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
English Language Arts
Science
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Learning Standards
Relationship to the seasons and seasonal cycles are foundational to many First Peoples cultures. This unit uses a range of resources and activities to introduce students to the many seasonal activities practiced by First Peoples. This unit is designed to be delivered incrementally over the course of the school year. In addition to addressing specific seasons in context, this approach also models a recursive approach to text, a key First Peoples learning methodology.
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
1 recommendation   6176 downloads

Stories from the Sky

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Long ago, First Peoples had an understanding of c…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Long ago, First Peoples had an understanding of celestial objects that allowed them to make decisions crucial to sustainability. Through storytelling, the people were able to explain that which might otherwise not be understood. The metaphysical existence of the sun, moon and stars was important and relevant to the people in ways that science today portrays on a different level. Long before modern day scientist and technology, First Peoples relied on celestial objects in many facets of life. These lessons will help students understand the importance of the sun, moon and stars to Aboriginal people.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Science
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
0 recommendations   1580 downloads

Our Animal Neighbours

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
In this unit, students will learn to identify how…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
In this unit, students will learn to identify how animals were and continue to be relied upon and an important part of the lives of First Peoples — furs and skins for clothing and shelter, meat for food, bone and antler for tools and weapons, etc. Sharing stories and teachings from various First Peoples of the province of British Columbia will shed light on the diversity of the peoples, as well as a range of concepts in understanding the important role animals played in the beliefs, traditions and lives of the peoples. The resources used in this unit represent a variety of regions, including the Northwest Coast, Shuswap (Secwepemc), and Nunavut (Inuit), and the relevance of different animals in each location. To supplement these resources, teachers are encouraged to look for relevant oral and printed texts from the local region.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Science
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
2 recommendations   646 downloads

Making Our Ancestors Proud

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Storytelling is a favorite way to develop persona…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
3
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Storytelling is a favorite way to develop personal and social responsibility. Stories teach by attraction rather than by compulsion. They invite rather than impose. Stories capture the imagination and stir strong feelings. Stories give hope and encouragement. They stir minds to think about other ideas and choices that are possible. The personal and social responsibility characteristics that form the basis of this unit are based on the Gitxsan understanding of seven foundation traits — the “seven Grandfathers shown on seven stones.”
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
0 recommendations   927 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
3 recommendations   961 downloads

Gifts from the Earth

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
K
1
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
This is a hands-on unit that focuses on living th…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
K
1
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
This is a hands-on unit that focuses on living things – specifically, plants. Students will learn about the importance of nature, to compare local plants, plant, harvest, and prepare a meal using their own vegetables, graph the growth of the plants, listen to an Elders’ stories, draw and paint their experiences with different mediums, and to learn the local Aboriginal tradition of saying “Thank you” for everything that has been provided.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Duration
15-20 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014

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