BC Digital Classroom

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).

Please contact Scott (sbelshaw@sd62.bc.ca) if you need a user name and password

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Grades 5-8 Curriculum

Free, ERAC approved teaching resource has videos, lessons and activities to discuss racism, bullying and our fight for equality. Powerful!
www.chooseyourvoice.ca

Grades 8 – College Humanities Resource 

Free, online and informative. Curriculum-based, it broaches topics of historical oppression, hatred, discrimination and heroism. Videos, lessons, activities and discussions.

www.voicesintoaction.ca

Feel free to browse our websites – they are contemporary and rich with historical facts to help you navigate these troubling times.

Register for Free to access your Teacher Dashboard.

Reach out to us for support as you engage in discussions about race, Indigenous history, The Holocaust, white privilege, Black Lives Matter, white supremacy, immigration, Islamophobia, antisemitism, media bias and so much more! 

GOOD LUCK!

Please share this with colleagues who can use our resources!

Core Competency Ideas

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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.

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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