We are so excited to announce the opening of the new District Resource Centre (DRC). Located behind the School Board Office, the new modular building houses the DRC and the curriculum and learning team. There is room to spread out and look at resources in the bright and inviting space. The opening on the 3rd will have snacks, information, and demonstrations. Come by on the 3rd for a look and to see what the DRC has for you!
More information is available on the poster: DRC opening
Looking for information on Careers, Training, and Learning information and opportunities in SD 62?
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Topics include: CLE, CLC, ADST, SIP, and more!
Our district has purchased a vast set of ERAC websites and links that offer student centred ideas and resources for learners from K-12. Each database offers connections to the the Big Ideas as well as curricular and core competencies our new curriculum focuses on. There is a K-12 Resource Collection (link here) and The BC Digital Classroom (link here).
The BC Numeracy Network has put together a series of the most up to date resources for K-12 teachers. The website (bcnumeracynetwork.ca) provides usable tools for assessment, instruction, foundations, connections, engagement and environment.
Design Thinking, the Points of Inquiry and Spirals of Inquiry – Inquiry we have explored in SD#62.
Click here to see a great video on the power of Inquiry.
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:
- Student Reflection Sheet: Core Competencies- Self-Reflection
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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