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Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Maria Dawson - 3 months ago
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Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
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Maria Dawson - 3 months ago
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Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Research
Reflective practice
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Worm Bin
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Environmental Education
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
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English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018
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'Green Reads' by thematic themes for Children - Book and Media, List 2

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

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Barbara Hinson - 4 months ago
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My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
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Barbara Hinson - 4 months ago
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My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children Book List 1' was developed through the casting of a large net, taking into consideration suggestions from the BCTF PSA groups (2015, 2016), my fine colleagues at DLG and Champlain Annex in Vancouver, literary reviews on the web, and the Vancouver and Delta libraries, as well as parents and children. These 13 books are my personal outdoor education / spiritual "gems".
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Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
Read-Alouds
excellent children's literature
outdoor education
science observation skills
identity and awareness
Learning Standards
A 'Book List' with suggested Springboard Activities that flow out of the reading of a "green" literature. Each book is quickly reviewed by its special features of both language and perspective. Suggested follow-up activities and related reads are listed. This Book List and was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members.
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
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Makerspace in the classroom

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Dereck Dirom - 7 months ago
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Resources shared are from the PSA Super Conferenc…
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Dereck Dirom - 7 months ago
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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.
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Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Technical Education
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Research
Technology
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Superconference
makerspace
littlebits
STEAM
STEM
ADST
Duration
Unit plan with many lessons
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English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
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"And Tango Makes Three" Same-sex family lesson plan

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Kate Paterson - one year ago
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Everyone has a unique story to share. Stories hel…
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Kate Paterson - one year ago
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Everyone has a unique story to share. Stories help us learn about ourselves, our families, and other people. Curiosity and wonder leads us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us. By reading “And Tango Makes Three”, we not only learn about penguins and the penguin life cycle, but about other family structures (i.e. same-sex families) and how same-sex couples can become parents. This lesson plan can be used cross-curricula with Socials, PHE, ELA, and may also be used in Science (i.e. if combined with a stronger focus on the penguin life cycle, habitat, etc.)
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
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SOGI
LGBTQ
Same-sex families
human rights
Social Justice
Sexuality
Learning Standards
Socials K-3: Explore the ways in which individuals and families differ and are the same; diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within the local and other communities; aspects of life shared by and common to different people (i.e. same-sex family structures/sexual orientation and identity) PHE K-3: Caring behaviours in groups and families; develop and demonstrate respectful behaviour when participating in activities with others; identify personal skills, interests, and preferences and describe how they influence self-identity ELA K-3: Recognize the importance of story in personal, family, and community identity; demonstrate awareness of the role that story plays in personal, family, and community identity; use personal experience and knowledge to connect to stories and other texts to make meaning; recognize the structure and elements of story; engage actively as listeners, viewers, and readers to develop understanding of self, identity, and community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
May 23, 2017

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