Lesson: Cells as basic building block of life
Lesson: How do decomposers work? Experiment
Lesson: Animal Adaptation
Lesson: Biodiversity-blanaced ecosystems
Lesson: Conservation and protecting plants, animals and the environment
Lesson: Animal Research
The purpose of this lesson is to explore strategies to solve word problems - specifically "keeping an organized list".
Included is a YouTube video to support Grade 6 Blended Learning Math - Unit 2.6: Understanding Numbers - Strategies Toolkit.
The purpose of this lesson is to explore combining transformations.
Included is a YouTube video to support Grade 6 Blended Learning Math - Unit 8.4: Transformations: Combining Transformations.
In this Help and Information video, I will walk through Appearance and Formatting in Microsoft Excel.
In this Help and Information video, I will walk through creating a PDF file from a document, using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word Online, and Google Docs.
In this Help and Information video, I will walk through Manipulating Data in Microsoft Excel.
In this video, Senior Art teacher Ashley Clarke and Mr. Cates discuss some key elements of good visuals. Covers the topic of what types of images to put into your poster, how to organize your title, fonts, and colour
Using Written Communication Outline: Times when written communication is used, Difference between formal, casual, and slang diction in writing, Times when written communication should be formal, Importance of checking spelling and grammar, Understanding your audience, Self and peer assessing your written work.
Developing Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Computer and Digital Technologies.
During the 2013-2014 school year, teachers in the Sun West School Division accessed
four half days of professional development in their own schools to create awareness of
the 21st century competencies in order to prepare our learners for an ever-changing
In each school, Learning Coaches will facilitate the days, working with teachers to
explore the seven competencies and to assist educators in implementing critical
thinking and collaboration strategies into classrooms.
The days are intended to provide engaging, hands-on, authentic learning experiences
that allow each teacher to “start where they are”. The half day workshops have been
designed to bring teachers together, both face-to-face and virtually, to learn with and
from each other. As a community of educators, we will work collectively to shift
teaching practices to reflect 21st century models of education.
This is not “one-size fits all” professional development. Instead, these days will provide a
flexible learning environment where teachers will be able to explore aspects of critical
thinking and collaboration that has meaning for them and their classrooms.
SMART Goal: By June 2014, Sun West School Division teaching staff will:
1. Demonstrate personal growth in the understanding of critical thinking and collaboration.
2. Apply understandings of the competencies (critical thinking and collaboration) to reflect
21st century models of learning.
3. Use technology tools purposefully for teaching and learning.
4. Demonstrate a positive impact on student learning in the classroom.
5. Share publishable artifact(s).
Learning how to use a table of values to display a relation. We can use a table of values to show how a variable relates to an expression. Input and Output tables
3 part youtube playlist. A school classroom interview with local artist, Mandy Ringdal. 2 performaces of Bobby's Drums and Find the Good.
Many parents and teachers are wondering what to say to kids during these extraordinary times. We don’t want to scare kids, but we must be truthful and find ways to talk to them honestly and hopefully about COVID-19.
Dr Phil McRae of the Alberta Teachers’ Association invited his friend and colleague, Dr Michael Rich—Pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor at Harvard Medical School and School of Public Health—to discuss how parents and teachers can get through this together with our kids.
The resulting interactive PDF and online resource provide suggestions on what might be said to children and youth during the pandemic, what can be done to support our public health care system, and how we will get through this together.