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Aski's World
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Aski's World is an oral language program for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students as well as a math program for Grade 1 students. Developed by the Government of Saskatchewan , this program is linked to curricular outcomes, includes resources, activities, apps for download, and assessments. Contact your Sun West coordinator to get in touch with the Ministry if you would like more information on these programs.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Assessment
Module
Date Added:
02/16/2022
The Brain on Reading
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This is a video recording of the lunch and learn session from October 21st, 2021 on how the brain learns to read. Session Description: Do you wonder how our students brains learn to read? Join this session for an overview of what the scientific field has discovered and uncovered about our brains and the process the brain goes through to learn how to read. This will have a significant impact on how we plan to teach reading, writing, and spelling in the future.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sandra Lutz
Date Added:
10/26/2021
‎Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
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Sesame Street's newest human resident, Mando (introduced in the fall of 2013), narrates while kids and a blue monster together tackle everyday frustrations -- like struggling to tie shoes, dealing with separation anxiety, taking turns, and going to bed -- and learn how to deal with them. Students must work through one problem before unlocking the next. Animated video clips show the blue monster's problem, then kids tap his belly to help him breathe deeply and calm down. When the monster is calm, students tap thought bubbles, which produces three possible strategies. Students get to choose which strategy the monster will try and then see him do it in another animated video clip. The technique of breathing, thinking, and doing is reinforced throughout.

This is a free app available from: (copy and paste URL into your browser)
Apple - https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id721853597?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sesameworkshop.ResilienceThinkBreathDo
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H56X50O?tag=comsenmed07-20

Subject:
Education
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Sesame Street
Date Added:
06/13/2022
Creating a Playful Classroom
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Our classrooms must be meaningful, relevant, and fun.

The Playful Classroom shows readers how to reconnect with students, parents, and your profession. In this mini course, join The Playful Classroom co-author Jed Dearybury as he takes you through some of the best take-aways from the book.

You'll see the research behind the power of play.
You'll see some real-life examples you can use right away.
You'll learn how to continue growing in your ability to create a playful classroom.
This FREE mini course includes an hour of video instruction from Jed himself as well as additional resources and a certificate of completion for ONE HOUR of professional development credit.

The accompanying book can be purchased at: https://theplayfulclassroom.com/

Subject:
Education
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Jed Dearybury
Julie Jones
Date Added:
06/13/2022
EYE Online Data Entry Site
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Use this website to:
Login to your EYE-TA account
Confirm each student's details
Print class lists for observation of the EYE-TA
Access the 100 Activities
Access frequently asked questions and responses
Enter your EYE-TA data
Run the reports for your class
Run the individual student report

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Early Years Evaluation
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As stated on the website, "The Early Years Evaluation – Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA) measures a variety of items and provides a holistic picture for school leaders." This link will provide an overview and explanation of each component of the assessment as well as the research behind it.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
02/14/2022
Emily Hanford Podcasts- APM documentary trilogy
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Emily Hanford discusses the broken education system and what the problem is. She also discusses what is being done to fix it. This is a link to her three-part documentary and what opened the door to the science of reading movement.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
APM Reports
Emily Hanford
Date Added:
12/02/2021
Horizon School Division Early Learning Cultural Project
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CC BY
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This project was created in conjunction with the McDowell Research project - Decolonizing curriculum. It was designed collaboratively with Indigenous teachers and is intended for Indigenous students. It is place based on Treaty Four, George Gordon First Nation. It is based on a holistic planning and assessment foundation. 

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Katherine Oviatt
Date Added:
07/08/2022
Open University - Free Courses
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"Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas. Our courses are available to start right away."

Explore by:
Free courses *including courses for TEACHERS
Subjects
For Study (learn to learn!)
For Life (life skills)

You can access all content without an account. However to save progress and make an account you need to be at least 13 years old. Students ensure you have teacher and parent permission to make an account.

Courses in: Health, Sports & Psychology; Education & Development; History & The Arts; Languages; Money & Business; Nature & Environment; Science, Math & Technology; Society, Politics & Law.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Communication Media
Financial Literacy
Marketing
Graphic Arts
Education
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Special Education
English Language Arts
Health & Fitness
Health Education
French
German
Spanish
Math
Foundations
Practical & Applied Arts
Life Transition
Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Forensic Science
Health Science
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Law
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
OpenLearn
Date Added:
10/18/2021
Personalized Goals Strategy Bank
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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Check out the coaches' curated collection of high impact instructional strategies. These strategies support reading, writing and math, as well as factors that affect student achievement. 

Subject:
21st Century Competencies
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Pamela Grasby Sawatzky
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Reading Rockets- Classroom Strategies
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"Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that offers a wealth of research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better. Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills." On this page, find a list of research-based reading strategies, including videos of how to use them, templates, and examples. Explore the rest of the website as well- it offers countless strategies and professional learning opportunities!

Subject:
Education
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Reading Roskets
Date Added:
09/20/2021
Smart But Scattered Kids
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Peg Dawson and Richard Guare are two of the leading experts on executive skills and how to teach them. This is their website, offering resources and information about professional development opportunities.

Subject:
21st Century Competencies
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Peg Dawson
Richard Guare
Date Added:
12/02/2021