Our district’s website are in a process of change, so we are doing a little housekeeping and moving pieces from this site to our new external and internal webpages! Please email if you cannot find what you are looking for or have previously bookmarked 🙂
Contact: Melissa Horner, mhorner at sd62.bc.ca
Join colleagues (K-12) in a Book Club with a twist –
5 Book Clubs, one Dinner!
● Choose a book from an assortment of titles
● Meet with your ‘Book Club’ while other meet with theirs
● Finish discussions over Dinner!
Where: Curriculum Annex, behind Board Office (3143 Jacklin Road)
When: Oct. 3rd, 4:30 – 5:30 to choose books (dinner meetings TBA)
See flyer for list of books: Book Club Buffet
The SD62 Curriculum and Learning Team has created a monthly newsletter; it’s a quick review of our department, workshop opportunities, DRC info and Ministry updates. We aim to send this out at the beginning of each month.
Check out the first one! Newsletter #1
We are hosting our 2nd annual free resource giveaway!
For those of you who have a new classroom next year … this is for you!
We have many great books for classroom libraries, DVD’s and other resources to GIVE AWAY!
Join us behind the School board office (3143 Jacklin Road) in our District Resource Centre Annex on
June 5th, 3:30 – 5:00!
Poster: 2nd Annual DRC GIVEaway
Are you looking for a community resource to supplement your school or classroom’s learning experience?
Check out our newest VLC page, under Teaching and Learning Resources: learningcommons62.sd62.bc.ca/information-centre/community-resources/
If you have a recommendation for an addition, please email Melissa Horner, firstname.lastname@example.org
This learning session is for all teachers of all grades and subject areas!
Join Melissa Horner and learn more about:
● The SD62 District Resource Centre (DRC)
● Resources available through the Public libraries (GVPL and VIRL)
● SD62’s Virtual Learning Commons (VLC)
● ERAC – evaluated resources, curriculum starting points and the digital classroom
Time: 3:45 – 4:45
Where: SBO Annex meeting room
K-2, March 11
3-5, April 1
6-8, April 3
9-12, April 8
Please RSVP to email@example.com before noon on the day of the session (or earlier). You will need to bring a device.
Resource Review (3)
The Workshop Model is a way to organize your lessons and class time that is student centered. It maximizes student work and practice time, focusing on practice, growth, and reflection while minimizing the amount of time the teacher spends in the front of the classroom. The Workshop Model’s focus on the student, allowing time for students to “get messy with learning,” reflect on their learning, and pursue self-driven inquiry. Not only that, the workshop might very well be the best classroom routine we have for building student independence an self-regulation.
The SD62 Curriculum and Learning Team is offering a series of 6 Classroom Workshop sessions:
Implementing Math Workshop in your K-3 Classroom: Feb. 20, 3:45-5:30
Implementing Math Workshop in your 4-7 Classroom: Feb. 27, 3:45-5:30
Building Thinking Classrooms in your 8-10 Math Class: April 17, 3:45-5:30
Implementing Reading Workshop in your 4-9 Classroom: March 7, 3:45-5:30
Implementing Writing Workshop in your K-3 Classroom: March 11, 3:45-5:30
Implementing Writing Workshop in your 4-8 Classroom: March 14, 3:45-5:30
More information here: Workshop series
We are adding some exciting learning resources to our DRC and will be sharing a few at our Sip and Sees over the next few months. Sip and Sees are held from 3-4 with demos from 3:30-4:00.
Dates and topics:
Monday, Jan. 28 – Bee Bots and Cubettos
Monday, Feb. 11 – Math manipulatives
Wednesday, Mar. 6 – ADST: Using picture books to inspire design thinking (K-5)
New DRC kits that will be released this spring: math manipulatives (K-3, 4-6, 8-10), Makey Makeys, additional Edison robots with EdCreate packs, Ozobots, Hop Scotch coding, and more!
Stay tuned for April and May Sip and See events as well!
The Ministry of Education is hosting a webinar series focused on Assessment within the context of the redesigned curriculum and facilitated by Tom Schimmer. The focus will be on secondary schools.
The SD62 Learning Team invites you to join them in live streaming and participating in the series. Please note that you do not have to attend all three sessions.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Thursday, April 11
3:45 – 5:30
Please register with Bree, firstname.lastname@example.org, to join us in the SBO Annex meeting room.