New! Elementary ADST Design Thinking Book Packs

New! ADST Design Thinking Book Packs

Our DRC has created a number of picture book packs focussed on different Elementary ADST Design Thinking themes.

Each kit contains:

-a number of picture books,

-general information about Design Thinking: Design Thinking book pack general handout (1),

-information on using pictures books with Design Thinking: Design Thinking Using Picture Books (1), and

-a Design Thinking template, from pages 92-94 of the Ocean Toolkit.

Book pack lists

 

Resource Review

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

When:

K-2, March 11

3-5, April 1

6-8, April 3

9-12, April 8

Please RSVP to mhorner@sd62.bc.ca before noon on the day of the session (or earlier). You will need to bring a device.

Resource Review (3)

Upcoming Sip and Sees at the DRC!

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!

 

SD62 District Resource Centre (DRC)

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.

Resources include:

-Professional learning

-Inquiry kits

-Book packs

-ADST/Coding items

-Big Books

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.

Staff
Brianna Seal – DRC Clerk

Hours 
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

VLC link:learningcommons62.sd62.bc.ca/information-centre/digital-text-books/district-resource-centre-drc/

 

ERAC Digital Classroom

ERAC Digital Classroom

You can access these resources through

  • your school’s Learning Commons website
  • ERAC links: bcdc.bcerac.ca/district-access/ OR bcerac.ca/bcdc-access/ (we might not have access everything listed)
    If you’re connected to the SD62 network, you shouldn’t need a password, but just in case … the ## represents the usual numbers our district would use.Username: ##SBO (‘O’ not zero)Password: ##SBO

 

Quick link: HERE

District Online Resources

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:

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EBSCO Host:

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Know BC:

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Media Smarts:

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Teacher: Go HERE

Media Smarts: French Version

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Teacher: Go HERE

Gale: (*working on getting these to your school’s webpage)

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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

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My Blueprint:

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