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JABC TechWorks

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JA British Columbia - one month ago
Description
JABC TechWorks is an exciting multi-school progra…
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JA British Columbia - one month ago
Description
JABC TechWorks is an exciting multi-school program experience that introduces B.C. students to a variety of tech and tech-related careers. Because technology is a leading economic driver of growth, the demand for skilled employees is sky high. In 2021, JABC is converting the traditional one-day JABC TechWorks program into an interactive online program that will reach approximately 2,000 students province-wide— more than ever before. JABC TechWorks 2021 will: Be comprised of high production quality digital content aimed at student learners in grades 9-12 Be focused on a variety of technology sub-sectors to ensure that the breadth of career opportunities related to tech in B.C. are well represented Include live Q&A sessions between the presenters & students that accompany the digital content Offer the digital content on-demand after their initial release, so more students will have an opportunity to learn about tech related career opportunities in B.C
Subject
Applied Skills
Business Education
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Keywords
event
career education
jobs
mentors
URLs
https://techworks.jabc.ca/
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ci4bROUPFkmvTxF7nKGUtSAH4mhFC0dPhewhVHhGCjJUM0paREVZM0RGN0ZRSlRCMUFaQU5OSk9FSC4u
Duration
60 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 21, 2021
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Safe YouTube Search Lesson

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joe.huffman - 2 months ago
Description
In this activity students will learn strategies t…
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Activity
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joe.huffman - 2 months ago
Description
In this activity students will learn strategies to safely use YouTube, and then create a collaborative slide show highlighting safe sites that they found.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Technology
Learning Standards
BC Curriculum Learning Standards from Grade 6 ADST Outcomes Curricular Competencies: • Applied Technologies- Select, and as needed learn about, appropriate tools and technologies to extend their capability to complete a task Curricular Content: Digital Literacy • Internet Safety • methods for personal media management • search techniques, how search results are selected and ranked, and criteria for evaluating search results Core Competencies: • Collaboration: I contribute during group activities with peers and share roles and responsibilities to achieve goals.
Duration
~ 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 2, 2021
2 recommendations   104 downloads

Granny's Clan, A Tale of Wild Orcas

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Inspired Learning International - 3 months ago
Description
This lesson about orcas was designed for grades 4…
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Inspired Learning International - 3 months ago
Description
This lesson about orcas was designed for grades 4-8 but can be adapted for primary grades and covers many curricular competencies in Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Art. The cognitive strategies suggested are engaging and motivating for learners with a variety of learning needs and can also be applied to most learning sequences across the curriculum. They also include practice with the core competencies. These will provide many entry points for learners to explore the life, environment and struggles of the orcas. Granny’s Clan is an engaging story about an orca family. Students will instantly connect too many similarities between their family and Granny’s.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Special Education
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
diversity of ecosystems
stewardship
life cycles
human encroachment
comprehension strategies
writing from a perspective
Learning Standards
English Language Arts and Writing gr. 3-8, First Peoples Learning Principles, all Core Competencies, Social Studies inquiry processes and skills, Science 4-7 All livings things sense respond to their environment,
Duration
3 hours or at teachers discretion
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 17, 2021
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Ocean Watch Education Kit Átl’?a7tsem - Txwnéwu7ts Howe Sound Edition

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Classroom printable
Handbook/Resource guide
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Ocean Wise - Danika Strecko - 4 months ago
Description
Here you'll find free education kits full of less…
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Classroom printable
Handbook/Resource guide
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4
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Ocean Wise - Danika Strecko - 4 months ago
Description
Here you'll find free education kits full of lesson plans, activities and resources to bring ocean literacy to the classrooms to educate, equip and empower students to be ocean stewards. The Ocean Watch education kit includes 7 lessons for grades 7 & 8. Each education kit is accompanied with a custom made student workbook and additional resources.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Science
Biology
Keywords
research
biodiversity
Indigenous Knowledge
URLs
https://ocean.org/our-work/education/ocean-watch-education-kit-howe-sound/
Duration
60 minutes & 7 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 9, 2021
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Ocean Plastic Education Kit

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Classroom printable
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Ocean Wise - Danika Strecko - 4 months ago
Description
Here you'll find free education kits full of less…
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Classroom printable
Handbook/Resource guide
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4
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Ocean Wise - Danika Strecko - 4 months ago
Description
Here you'll find free education kits full of lesson plans, activities and resources to bring ocean literacy into classrooms to educate, equip and empower students to be ocean stewards. The Ocean Plastic education kit includes 7 lessons per age group: elementary, middle years and secondary. Each education kit is accompanied with a custom made student workbook curriculum guide and unit plan.
Subject
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
URLs
http://plasticedkit.ocean.org/
Duration
60 minutes & 7 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 9, 2021
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Learning About Privacy and Data Collection Online

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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Multimedia
Grade Level
8
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Submitted By
Zakir Suleman - 5 months ago
Description
The lesson will start with a discussion of how st…
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Multimedia
Grade Level
8
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Submitted By
Zakir Suleman - 5 months ago
Description
The lesson will start with a discussion of how students use their smartphones, then students will play the game and analyze the main character’s choices. Students will brainstorm examples outside of the game of how data collection influences their online habits. From there the class will segue into a discussion of how privacy and convenience become a “tradeoff” at levels of smartphone use, and how comfortable we as smartphone users are in making that trade. After this discussion, students will write a short reflection of roughly 3–5 sentences about which tradeoffs, and to what degree, they feel comfortable making in their smartphone use.
Subject
Applied Skills
Library and Information Systems
Keywords
Social Media
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Data
Privacy
Technology
Smartphone
URLs
https://supernovahigh.itch.io/theyve-got-mayl
Learning Standards
This will be an introductory lesson to issues with smartphone usage, focusing on online privacy and data collection. This lesson uses a game to introduce these concepts, and possible actions to take to protect oneself. The game covers the themes of privacy, surveillance, and online safety, while being short and accessible. It is designed to be accessible, but teachers may need to make additional accommodations or construct a different activity for ELL students, depending on the situation.
Duration
75 Minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 19, 2021
2 recommendations   103 downloads

Rocks 'R' Resources

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Dan - 8 months ago
Description
A grade 5 level, 7-8 lesson Earth Science unit pa…
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Dan - 8 months ago
Description
A grade 5 level, 7-8 lesson Earth Science unit package focused on the rock cycle and how materials from the earth are used as resources to build homes, roads and other things in our communities. Includes a section on the importance of reclaiming land after mines are closed, and exercises for students to do inside (some requiring parent or teacher supervision) and outside the classroom (suitable for online education). This package was produced by the BC Stone Sand & Gravel Association (a registered non-profit) with thanks to a generous donation from Summit Materials that allowed us to build the package with assistance from the Ontario Stone Sand & Gravel Association. Many thanks also to the volunteer members who spent many hours reviewing and revising the materials to ensure they are ideally suited for use here in BC.
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Keywords
Rock Cycle
Natural Resources
Geology
Transportation
Infrastructure
Construction
Learning Standards
Science 5 Big Ideas: Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
Duration
7 to 8 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 23, 2020
2 recommendations   168 downloads

Racism and COVID-19 - Supporting IBPOC teachers

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BCTF PSID - 10 months ago
Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately shone a s…
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BCTF PSID - 10 months ago
Description
The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately shone a spotlight on the multiple forms of racism that were prevalent in Canada long before the onset of the pandemic. If you are a teacher who identifies as Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Indigenous, Black or a Person of Colour (IBPOC), your union has multiple support available to you to address both the individual and structural impacts of racism.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
Social Studies
Research
Keywords
Aboriginal
First Nations
Metis
Inuit
Indigenous
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 29, 2020
1 recommendation   106 downloads

COVID-19 and the brain

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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
How does stress affect the brain? BCTF Research a…
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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
How does stress affect the brain? BCTF Research asked Dr. Hagar Goldberg, a neuroscience researcher at the University of British Columbia, to answer our questions.
Subject
Health and PE
Research
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
covid-19
well-being
brain
student-learning
pandemic
behaviour
learning engagement
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 25, 2020
1 recommendation   177 downloads

Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Youth During COVID-19

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Presentation
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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
The BCTF is a strong supporter and partner of SOG…
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Presentation
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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
The BCTF is a strong supporter and partner of SOGI 1 2 3, a provincial program that helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Within the context of COVID-19, critical social distancing measures have distanced teachers and students from their physical school communities. We asked Scout Gray, SOGI 1 2 3 Program Lead for BC and Alberta, to share what impact the pandemic is having on youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and what teachers can do to support them.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
Health and PE
Research
Pedagogy
Keywords
LGBTQ2S+
SOGI
social distancing
COVID-19
pandemic
community
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 16, 2020
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Assessment during the COVID-19 pandemic

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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
A guide to what the COVID-19 pandemic means for a…
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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
A guide to what the COVID-19 pandemic means for assessment.
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Keywords
assessment
reporting
COVID-19
professional autonomy
literacy
numeracy
K–9 Student Reporting Policy
Language
English
Date Created
May 5, 2020
5 recommendations   457 downloads

Continuity of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
This resource outlines general principles to keep…
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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
This resource outlines general principles to keep in mind as you create learning opportunities for your students.
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Keywords
continuity of learning
COVID-19
curriculum
core competencies
professional autonomy
technology
Language
English
Date Created
May 5, 2020
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Inclusive Education:Supporting students with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

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BCTF PSID - one year ago
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This resource provides tips for how you can conti…
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BCTF PSID - one year ago
Description
This resource provides tips for how you can continue to support students with special needs and ensure that continuous learning is inclusive
Subject
Research
Special needs
Keywords
inclusive education
COVID-19
special needs
continuous learning
Language
English
Date Created
May 5, 2020
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Home Economics - Home Learning Activities

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BCTF TeachBC - one year ago
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THESA has taken some time to create some weekly l…
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BCTF TeachBC - one year ago
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THESA has taken some time to create some weekly lessons that can be used directly or adapted to suit the needs of your learners. The focus of the lessons is to use the home as the space for learning. The possibility of running out and purchasing supplies, ingredients, or material may not be feasible for students and their families during this pandemic time. However, the rich experiences that already exist in the home have the potential to be amplified through intentional activities, reflection, and design. You will notice that our lessons are directed at students. We have created resources that speak directly to students so that they can be adapted readily for your classes.
Subject
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Keywords
ADST
covid-19
cooking
textiles
foods
family studies
URLs
https://www.thesa.org/courses
Learning Standards
ADST: Home Economics
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 24, 2020
2 recommendations   631 downloads

Mental Health - Professional supports for teachers during COVID-19

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Chris - one year ago
Description
As you connect with your students and their famil…
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Chris - one year ago
Description
As you connect with your students and their families, you may hear the stress and anxiety in their voices. Students and families may share struggles with you and look to you for support and answers. This short guide, produced by the BCTF, provides you with information related to mental health and COVID-19, as well as contact details for organizations that can provide further support.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Research
Keywords
Covid-19
Student Mental Health
community supports
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 23, 2020
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Shark or Turtle informational game design - free, distance learning

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Ocean School - École de l'Océan - one year ago
Description
Students are asked to make a game to play that wi…
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Ocean School - École de l'Océan - one year ago
Description
Students are asked to make a game to play that will teach others about the perils faced by a white-tipped shark OR a green sea turtle.
Subject
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Science
Keywords
Ocean
conservation
habitats
Reproduction
Inquiry
marine education
climate change
URLs
https://oceanschool-xp.nfb.ca/learning-object/where-do-babies-come-from?dev=true&intro
https://oceanschool-xp.nfb.ca/
https://bit.ly/SharkTurtleBabies
Learning Standards
Comprehension - retrieving and recording information from the video to use in activity
Science - learning about green sea turtle and white tip shark habitats
Creativity- design a game
Logic- Creating rules for a game
Writing - creating game and reflection on the game
Duration
90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 23, 2020
1 recommendation   119 downloads

Climate Change & Tipping Points: Cascading Events onto Hothouse Earth or Stabilized Earth

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Submitted By
Harold Gopaul - one year ago
Description
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding an…
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Submitted By
Harold Gopaul - one year ago
Description
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and avoiding an increase of 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 is our goal. By continuing to increase fossil fuel consumption and not advancing renewable energy our civilization would be a risk. Tipping points and cascading events become more likely.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Climate change
Projecting Environmental Impacts
Learning Standards
Environmental and Climate Change education for Sciences 8-12, Social Studies 8-11, Earth Science 11, Geography 12
Duration
2-4 Hours
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 21, 2020
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Remote learning: Climate and Connection Unit (Free!) (15 Action Packs)

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Be the Change Earth Alliance (Jake) - one year ago
Description
Be the Change Earth Alliance (Vancouver-based Cha…
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Be the Change Earth Alliance (Jake) - one year ago
Description
Be the Change Earth Alliance (Vancouver-based Charity) Climate and Connection Unit with 15 Action Packs focused on Environmental and Social Justice, which any teacher can access for free when they sign up online. Where these come from our Student Leadership for Change suite of 40 Action Packs, teachers in your district already using them can update their account to access. Each Action Pack includes a fillable PDF students can work on and send back and can easily be distributed through platforms such as Microsoft Teams. Students explore their world views, connect global issues to a local context and take action appropriate for social distancing before tying it all together through critical reflection. Our curriculum embraces First People’s Principles of Learning and Teachers can see BC course connections and how each pack meets Core Competencies. The revisions attempt to reduce screen time and encourage experiential learning and social connection.
Subject
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
sustainability
environment
inquiry
ecology
transportation
energy
nature
URLs
https://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/climate_connection_unit
Learning Standards
BC Curriculum alignment, Core Competencies and First Nations Principles of Learning integrated
Duration
1 lesson to 4 weeks (adaptable)
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 21, 2020
3 recommendations  

List of Awesomeness

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Sarah Moore - one year ago
Description
This is a list that I publish to our class One No…
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Sarah Moore - one year ago
Description
This is a list that I publish to our class One Note, curated for interesting links, special ideas, mental health & wellness, connection opportunities, check in games.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
remotelearning
student communication
Daily Schedule
mental health
URLs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17ufc3ttaRxfPefPgdXiCCzQUVabmG-IyWGSOtxm1E6w/edit?usp=sharing
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 9, 2020
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Typing/Keyboarding Practice

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Monika Hamilton - one year ago
Description
Free, easy to use keyboarding/typing lessons and …
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Submitted By
Monika Hamilton - one year ago
Description
Free, easy to use keyboarding/typing lessons and practice for all ages. No account required.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Keywords
typing
keyboarding
touchtyping
URLs
https://www.typingclub.com/
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 9, 2020
2 recommendations   473 downloads

Template for Home Learning thinking of the Whole Child in the Primary Years

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BCPTA - one year ago
Description
Please feel free to use this template when aiming…
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BCPTA - one year ago
Description
Please feel free to use this template when aiming to plan meaningful and balanced tasks for your students during this time of learning at home during the covid19 pandemic. Planning with your aboriginal support teacher is advised as well as collaborating with others to make the tasks authentic, meaningful and supportive at this challenging time.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
whole child
Learning Standards
You can use this template to plan meaningful activities for your primary classroom each week during the cover 19 pandemic when learning at home is replacing face to face instruction. Using the Circle of Courage as a template ensures focus on the whole child and gaining strengths in all areas during this stressful time.
Duration
1 hour per day
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 6, 2020
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Remote Learning Resource

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Handbook/Resource guide
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Isabella MacQuarrie - one year ago
Description
This is a Wakelet collection to help teachers wit…
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Handbook/Resource guide
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Isabella MacQuarrie - one year 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
Cross-Curricular
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
4 recommendations   213 downloads

Night at the Wax Museum

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Annie Macintosh - one year ago
Description
This activity hopes to bring to life some of the …
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Annie Macintosh - one year ago
Description
This activity hopes to bring to life some of the many immigration stories that contribute to Canada's past, present and future. With research, art and some level of performing arts, this activity is designed to be interdisciplinary and engaging for students to understand perspective, and how the change and continuity of Canadian immigration patterns have helped shape our nation. In addition to various assessments that will accompany this activity, students will be given a reflection sheet after the presentations. This will allow them to voice any strengths or stretches they encountered during the activity, and provide their teacher with any mitigating factors that they think should be taken into account during assessment.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Research
Learning Standards
Curricular Competencies (BC): “Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to — ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.” (Social Studies 5 Curricular Competency) “Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective).” (Social Studies 5 Curricular Competency) Content Standard Connections (BC): “The changing nature of Canadian immigration over time.” (Social Studies 5 Content) “The development and evolution of Canadian identity over time.” (Social Studies 5 Content) “Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.” (Social Studies 5 Big Ideas)
Duration
approx. 10-12 hours of instructional time
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 10, 2020
3 recommendations   137 downloads

Making a Budget - video

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JA British Columbia - one year ago
Description
Making a Budget is a conversational style video t…
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JA British Columbia - one year ago
Description
Making a Budget is a conversational style video that students will find engaging and entertaining. At just over eight minutes long, this video has natural pause points that lets students work on their own budget, including brainstorming their own needs, wants and goals.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Business Education
Mathematics
Economics
Keywords
budget
financial literacy
URLs
https://jabc.ca/programs/dws/
Duration
30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2019
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Le Canada et les conflits : Une perspective humanitaire

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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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Le Canada et les conflits : Une perspective human…
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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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Le Canada et les conflits : Une perspective humanitaire : Mise au point par les enseignants de niveau secondaire à l’intention de leurs homologues, cette ressource éducative a pour but d’informer les jeunes et de leur donner les moyens de passer à l’action en vue d’atténuer la souffrance humaine. Illustrée au moyen d’exemples propres au contexte canadien, la nouvelle version 2016 comprend six modules qui abordent divers sujets liés au droit humanitaire international, dont les crimes de guerre, les réfugiés, les crises négligées, les inégalités entre les sexes, les principes humanitaires ainsi que les mécanismes favorisant la justice et l’engagement des jeunes. Offerte en français et en anglais, la ressource « Le Canada et les conflits » complète directement certaines matières scolaires, comme l’instruction civique, les sciences sociales, l’histoire, la géographie, le droit, les études linguistiques et les sciences humaines.
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Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Social Studies
Geography
Law
History
Keywords
droit humanitaire international
crimes de guerre
refugies
justice
engagement des jeunes
URLs
https://www.croixrouge.ca/crc/documentsfr/7110_RedCross_CanadaConflict_FR_F-WEB.pdf
Language
French
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019
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Canada & Conflict: A Humanitarian Perspective

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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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Canada & Conflict: A Humanitarian Perspective: De…
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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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Canada & Conflict: A Humanitarian Perspective: Designed by and for high school teachers, this educational toolkit was developed to inform and empower youth to take action toward alleviating human suffering. Using Canadian examples, the revised 2016 edition is a complete toolkit comprised of 6 modules that touch on issues of International Humanitarian Law such as war crimes, refugees, neglected crises, gender inequality, humanitarian principles, mechanisms for justice and youth engagement. Canada & Conflict is directly complementary to academic subjects such as civics, social studies, history, geography, law, language arts and the humanities and is available in both English and French.
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Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Geography
Social Studies
Economics
Law
Keywords
International Humanitarian Law
armed conflict
Canada
war crimes
refugees
justice
youth engagement
URLs
https://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/Canada-Conflict-April-29-2.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019
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Explorons le droit humanitaire – Campus virtuel

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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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Explorons le droit humanitaire – Campus virtuel :…
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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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Explorons le droit humanitaire – Campus virtuel : (EDH) est un programme éducatif destiné à sensibiliser les jeunes de 13 à 18 ans aux règles et aux principes essentiels du droit international humanitaire (DIH). Les méthodes d’enseignement utilisées exigent des élèves qu’ils participent activement au processus d’apprentissage. Cela leur permet d’acquérir une « perspective humanitaire » et de bien appréhender une matière aussi austère et complexe que peut le paraître le DIH.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Social Studies
Law
History
Keywords
droit international humanitaire
guerre
URLs
https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/what-we-do/building-respect-ihl/education-outreach/ehl/exploring-humanitarian-law.htm?option=com_content§ionid=15&task=view&hidemainmenu=1&id=548
Duration
36 heures
Language
French
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019
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Exploring Humanitarian Law Virtual Campus

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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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This web-based resource centre and online communi…
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Canadian Red Cross - one year ago
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This web-based resource centre and online community for the exploring humanitarian law education program helps teachers as they introduce the basic principles of international humanitarian law to students in secondary schools. A wide range of teaching resources is available on the website, such as learning modules, workshops, training videos and an online discussion forum.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Social Studies
Geography
Law
History
Keywords
Law
International Humanitarian Law
Armed Conflict
URLs
https://www.icrc.org/en/doc/what-we-do/building-respect-ihl/education-outreach/ehl/exploring-humanitarian-law.htm
Duration
36 hours of activities
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019
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Fun Science Experiments

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Science Made Fun - one year ago
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Simple and fun experiments for primary school cla…
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Science Made Fun - one year ago
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Simple and fun experiments for primary school classes with instructions, materials list and explanation of the science involved in the experiment
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Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Physics
URLs
http://www.sciencemadefunbc.net/experiments.cfm
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 8, 2019
1 recommendation   3551 downloads

Childrens Coding Lesson Textbooks

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Childrens coding lesson textbooks - 2 years ago
Description
These books should be read linearly through the e…
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Childrens coding lesson textbooks - 2 years ago
Description
These books should be read linearly through the entire preface and game guide. There is an included reference section at the end of each book that details major components or theoretical concepts that are introduced. Additionally, there are challenge questions at the back for further learning.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Keywords
Python
video games
adst
c#
Learning Standards
These textbooks will introduce participants to coding in Python and C# and how it can be used as an ADST activity for students to build their own video games.
Duration
17 weeks of 60 minute classes per textbook
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 25, 2019
1 recommendation   160 downloads

Rick Hansen Foundation School Program resources

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Marika van Dommelen - 2 years ago
Description
The Rick Hansen School Program resources are a co…
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Marika van Dommelen - 2 years ago
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The Rick Hansen School Program resources are a complete set of resources designed by educators, for educators to support them in teaching students about disability, accessibility and inclusion, thus empowering youth to become difference makers in their schools and communities. The Rick Hansen School Program is: - a comprehensive bilingual collection of lesson plans, videos, and books; - available for FREE to all educators across Canada; - flexible and aligns with lessons and curriculum that are already being taught in the classroom Participating teachers and administrators agree that the program makes classrooms and schools more inclusive, decreases bullying, empowers students to create positive change, and raises student awareness of the potential of people with disabilities.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Leadership
Social Justice
Special Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Special needs
Keywords
Accessibility
inclusion
equity
URLs
https://www.rickhansen.com/schools-communities/school-program
Learning Standards
Lessons and activities align with curriculum, can be used cross curricularly and support BC Educational Priorities
Duration
30 - 90 minutes per lesson
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 18, 2019
1 recommendation  

SOGI + Intersectionality learning module

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed f…
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Activity
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Adult
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years 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   275 downloads

Three Ss Lesson Plan: Social Responsibility, Social Service and Social Justice

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CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
These two lessons help students to reflect on the…
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CASJ - 2 years ago
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These two lessons help students to reflect on their understanding of social responsibility, social service and social justice and to delve deeper through a jigsaw activity into the differences between these three approaches. Through these lessons, students develop the necessary understanding to critically analyze actions they may take to assess whether they will have an immediate or systemic impact on the underlying issue.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Keywords
charity
critical thinking
systemic change
Duration
One 60 - 90 minute lesson and one 20 minute review lesson
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 14, 2018
0 recommendations   274 downloads

Promoting integration of migrants and refugees in and through education

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
The past years have seen large numbers of refugee…
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
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The past years have seen large numbers of refugees moving to Europe. This, and the rise of populist movements in Europe and North America, has led unions to develop activities engaging schools, local communities, authorities, etc. to promote the rights of migrants and build inclusive schools and communities. With the support of Education International (EI), exchange visits, information sharing and peer-learning activities allowed education unions to inspire each other and explore synergies across borders. This toolkit aims to build on these experiences and facilitate education unions to develop their work in this area. It also assists unions by exploring the issues around integrating migrants and refugees in education and sharing what others have been doing in this domain.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Pedagogy
Keywords
education international
URLs
https://www.ei-ie.org/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2018
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My Name Was January

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
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DVD with study guide that tells the story of Janu…
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
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DVD with study guide that tells the story of January. January Marie Lapuz was a transgender woman of colour who was murdered in September 2012 in New Westminster, British Columbia. She was an advocate for trans rights and was known as the “bright light” among Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. This documentary feature film is a celebration of January’s life, among other trans women of colour. This film is about remembering the impact that January had on the lives of everyone she encountered. This film is about uplifting the narratives and lived experiences of trans women of colour. This film is about collectively liberating all marginalized and oppressed people.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Social Studies
Law
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
Trans
social justice
gender
sogi
URLs
https://januarylapuz.net/
https://bctf.ca/videos.aspx
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 16, 2018
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Day of Pink

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
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These two posters come with lesson plans to help …
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
These two posters come with lesson plans to help celebrate diversity. One is elementary focused and the other is secondary.
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Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
diversity
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/2017%20Day%20of%20pink%20poster-Elementary-Web.pdf
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/2017%20Day%20of%20pink%20poster-Secondary-Web.pdf
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English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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That's so Gay is so Yesterday

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
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This BCTF poster comes with lessons and strategie…
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
This BCTF poster comes with lessons and strategies to help discuss and challenge the use of "That's so gay".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
social justice
bullying
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Resources/ThatsSoGayPoster.pdf
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English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Show Racism the Red Card

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
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The Show Racism the Red Card resource is a bookle…
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
The Show Racism the Red Card resource is a booklet full of lessons and resources to help you talk about racism with your students.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
antiracism
bigotry
stereotype
racialized
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Antiracism/2018%20Show%20Racsim%20the%20Red%20Card%2020180223-web-sm.pdf
Duration
Varies
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2018
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World Food Day lesson plan

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CASJ - 2 years ago
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This lesson is intended to encourage discussions …
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CASJ - 2 years ago
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This lesson is intended to encourage discussions on World Food Day (October 16). It includes short lesson ideas through which you can begin these discussions at any grade level. Beyond these initial ideas, some extension ideas are included that invite further discussions of food growth, access to healthy foods, food insecurity, nutrition, and poverty. Teachers can use these as a springboard and adapt them for their own use.
Subject
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
global education
culture
nutrition
food security
poverty
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/PAGE/World%20Food%20Day%20Lesson%20Plan%20Ideas%20Oct%202018.pdf
Duration
2 - 3 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2018
1 recommendation   341 downloads

Constructive Deliberations Tool Kit

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Adult
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Bruce Beairsto - 2 years ago
Description
This resource is a tool kit of short PDF files th…
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Activity
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Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 2 years 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
1 recommendation   171 downloads

Sport Education Model and Mental Health Education in Canada

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ML - 2 years ago
Description
Critical analysis of 2 resources
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Handbook/Resource guide
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ML - 2 years ago
Description
Critical analysis of 2 resources
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
URLs
https://www.csmh.uwo.ca/docs/publications/Mental%20Health%20Education%20in%20Canada.pdf
Learning Standards
Critical Analysis of 2 Resources: Sport Education Model and Mental Health Education in Canada
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 27, 2018
2 recommendations   499 downloads

BrainPOP Featured Movie App

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Alex S - 2 years ago
Description
BrainPOP Featured Movie app offers cross-curricul…
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Alex S - 2 years ago
Description
BrainPOP Featured Movie app offers cross-curricular animated movies and interactive quizzes for students in grades 3+. Its topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music.
Subject
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Français arts langagiers
Keywords
iOS
video
biology
chemistry
quiz
ipad
URLs
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352
https://fr.brainpop.com
Duration
10min
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
1 recommendation   194 downloads

Math/Science Resource

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Eric Lou - 2 years ago
Description
Report on two math/science apps on iOS/Android pl…
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Handbook/Resource guide
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Eric Lou - 2 years ago
Description
Report on two math/science apps on iOS/Android platforms.
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Mathematics
Science
Research
Technology
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
2 recommendations   241 downloads

Two Business Resources

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Handbook/Resource guide
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Nolan Irwin - 2 years ago
Description
These are two business resources for high school …
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Handbook/Resource guide
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Nolan Irwin - 2 years ago
Description
These are two business resources for high school business classes.
Subject
Applied Skills
Business Education
Learning Standards
These are two resources for any business class.
Duration
10-30 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
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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Activity
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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
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Outdoor 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
2 recommendations  

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

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Activity
Classroom printable
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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Activity
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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
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  

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

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Outdoor Education
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
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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
Classroom printable
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
K
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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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Activity
Classroom printable
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Grade Level
K
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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
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Outdoor 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
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Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Presentation
Grade Level
8
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Adult
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which studen…
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Presentation
Grade Level
8
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Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient. Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Place-based Education
Experiential Education
Climate Change
Project-based Learning
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shared_files/CEL_Designing_Resilient_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/designing-resilient-community
Duration
50-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
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Grade Level
K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Presentation
Grade Level
K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018

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