New Physical and Health Education resource page!

The VLC has added a new page to help support K-12 teachers with Physical and Health Education: learningcommons62.sd62.bc.ca/information-centre/digital-text-books/physical-and-health-education/

Don’t forget to check our DRC catalogue: library.sd62.bc.ca/

And our ERAC digital collection! learningcommons62.sd62.bc.ca/2016/02/11/bc-digital-classroom/

Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Please email Melissa Horner, mhorner@sd62.bc.ca

 

2018 Tech for Learning Summit

SD 62 is co-hosting, along with SD 61, SD 63, and the EdTech team, a great professional learning opportunity this fall: the Tech for Learning Summit, Nov. 23-24, at Oak Bay High School. 
 
This 2-day summit focuses on the meaningful and effective use of technology for learning in the K-12 classroom. This summit is open for all, including educational assistants, teachers, and PVP.
 
The Tech for Learning Summit also includes two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session – plus 2 full days of hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable teachers. There will be over 60 sessions offered; sessions will cater to a range of comfort levels in using technology across all grade levels and subject areas, using a variety of devices and platforms. 
 
Sessions include: using iPads in primary, Chromebooks and G-Suite at various levels Grade 3-12, coding and their relevant peripherals (cubetto, scratch, micro:bits, etc.), ADST, core competencies and curriculum, eportfolios (freshgrade, myBlueprint, google sites, etc.), accessible technology (Read and Write for Google, Picto4me, etc), supporting both English and French Immersion tracks, and English language learners, inclusive learning, and more!
 
 
Are you interested in presenting?
If you present, you attend for free! We are looking for educators who are willing to present a one-hour, hands-on workshop with a focus on using technology to enhance learning. Submit a presentation proposal here. Proposals are due Friday, Oct 5th. 

Teachers Learn to Teach Code – Gr. 4-8

 

Are you interested in having your students learning to code?

Grade 4-7 teachers can learn how to engage their students in coding unit, based on provincial curriculum and using a critical inquiry process. In this coding unit, students learn fundamental coding skills and create a video game through this engaging, student-driven, unit. The Coding Quest facilitator will focus on STEAM education, 21st Century and computational thinking, while integrating learning in: Science, Technology, Mathematics, Language Arts, Visual Arts and Social Studies. This Coding unit culminates in a local Arcade hosted by Coding Quest and the Curriculum and Learning Team.

Coding Quest has a flexible curriculum framework that can be tailored to teachers’ preferences and levels of expertise. Teachers are assisted as they deliver an adjustable framework, through participation in this workshop and supported by online resources via The Learning Partnership’s eLearning Moodle.

FEBRUARY 15TH – 3:30-7:30 (Dinner included)

Here are a couple of graphics to have a look at if you are interested.

Coding Quest Brochure

Coding Quest Flowchart

Coding Quest Website

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