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)
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!
This month’s session focusses on using picture books across the curriculum with ten minute Ignite sessions:
Kara McPherson: Big Books
Jeannie DeBoice: Problem solving with math picture books
Enjoy delicious Christmas snacks and eggnog while you browse! There will also be give aways 🙂
Please RSVP to Bree, firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending
The District Resource Centre (DRC) is located in the annex behind the Sooke School Board Office: 3143 Jacklin Road
The DRC contains a range of resources to support innovative teaching and learning. Any SD62 staff member can access items from the DRC.
Two Ways to Order Materials
1. DRC website: library.sd62.bc.ca/
-Click on your school name
-Click log in on the top right corner
* Username is your SD62 username
* Password is your SD62 password
2. Email DRC at SD62.bc.ca
* Include order number and title. (Ex. LCN OCO – How to Steal A Dog)
Orders will be sent out in the next green DRC courier bag delivery. Return materials in the green courier bag directly to the DRC.
Brianna Seal – DRC Clerk
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 – 5:00
Tuesday and Friday 7:00am – 2:30pm
Help document: District Resource Centre (DRC) How to Guide for Destiny Follett
Looking for information on Careers, Training, and Learning information and opportunities in SD 62?
Check out the comprehensive website:
Topics include: CLE, CLC, ADST, SIP, and more!
ERAC Digital Classroom
You can access these resources through
Quick link: HERE
Here are all of the resources that are part of the BC Digital Classroom Bundle. You may use these portals or create your own on your own website.
Here is the “How To” guide: HERE
World Book Online:
Teacher: Go HERE
Media Smarts: French Version
Teacher: Go HERE
Gale: (*working on getting these to your school’s webpage)
The schools in SD62 can get direct URLs to each product, widgets/icons for their website(s), title lists and more here: support.gale.com/
The main URL for each school is infotrac.galegroup.com/default/(their Location ID)
(for example, Belmont Secondary’s main url is infotrac.galegroup.com/default/62bess)
Tutorial Video for Gale: HERE