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:

-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

* 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



Core Competency Ideas


As we explore the New Curriculum we will be weaving in and supporting our students with the Core Competencies. These are essential elements that the students will need to be reflecting upon within their learning. The core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning.

Here is the Ministry page to the Core Competencies, HERE

Where could we start?

Many teachers are wondering how that can support their students in starting to understand what the core competencies are so that the students can communicate where they are at within these.

Here are some ideas of where you could start:

  1. Student Reflection Sheet: Core Competencies- Self-Reflection
  2. Go over the core competencies with the students. In small groups have them create their own language around what they mean  (Kid Talk). Create a one-pager of the core competencies using the ‘kid talk’ language for them to reflect upon as they learn. Here is an example from Jill Fader’s Grade 8 class, core-competencies-j-fader-class. Then weave these into the learning, using the language.
  3. Go over the core competencies with students, create a word wall for the students to look at and reflect upon as they learn and grow. Provide reflection time for this throughout the year.
  4. Go over the core competencies with your class, when they are learning try the “notice it, name it” strategy. When you see them being Critical Thinkers or Creative thinkers point it out to them = “notice it, name it” to help them recognize when they are doing it.

ADST K- 12

White capital letters ADST on top of a small red square

K- 5 Foundations: These students will have the ability to develop foundation in ADST  within the context of existing curricula. ADST content is woven into classroom activities.

6- 9 Explorations: These students will have the opportunity to explore specific areas of ADST while continuing to build their design thinking and foundational skills. Teachers do have to report out on these at the end of the year with a grade. Many schools do these as exploratories.

10- 12 ADST: Students take electives that are under the ADST umbrella on the Ministry’s curriculum page. Students will have to experience, at minimum, 15 hours of Coding before they graduate.

For further information from the Ministry on ADST please click HERE

Drafts to the K- 9 ADST Curriculum HERE


STARTING PLACE: *Ministry Resource: Introducing Computational Thinking into the Classroom: Student Learning Module, Student Learning Modules MOE

Teacher Guide, Teacher Training Package MOE


Learning to Code Resources

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Code BC link here


Code Academy (for Teachers): HERE  Account needed. Learn how to code and find ideas for your class.


CSL JS Bin (for Students):

Sandbox for typing html where you instantly see your results. No account needed, great place to try.

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access it HERE:,output


Twine (fun activity for students)

Twine: Twine is an open source tool that empowers users to create their own stories using a simple drag and drop interface. Access it HERE

You can download it or use the online version. No account needed.