In today's world, 21st century skills are crucial for our learners as they provide the foundation for success in a rapidly evolving society. These skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration, and digital literacy, equip children with the abilities to navigate complex challenges, adapt to change, and thrive in a globalized world. By nurturing these skills, we empower our learners to become agile, innovative, and socially responsible individuals who can actively contribute to the progress and well-being of our society.This resource has a 21st Century Skills poster, a big view 21st Century Skills Scope and Sequence document for grades 1-12, and a more focused view 21st Century Skills Scope and Sequence document for each of the following grade groupings 1-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12. This resource also has Digital Literacy Scope and Sequence documents for each of the following grade groupings 1-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 (linked in each of the previous documents).
- 21st Century Competencies
- Agriculture Equipment Technician
- Agriculture Production
- Agriculture Studies
- Agriculture, Food Sustainability & Security
- Arts Education
- Communication Media
- Computer & Digital Technologies
- Creative Writing
- Dairy Production
- Early Childhood Development
- Educational Technology
- Elementary Education
- Emotional Wellness
- English Language Arts
- Equine Studies
- Faith Studies
- Health & Fitness
- Health Science
- Indigenous Perspectives
- Information Processing
- Life Transition
- Media Studies
- Mental Wellness
- Network & Systems Operation
- Physical Wellness
- Pork Production
- Practical & Applied Arts
- Sheep Production
- Social Studies
- Special Education
- Material Type:
- GAP 4
- GAP 5
- GAP 6
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- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Correne McJannet
- Melissa Lander
- Kelli Boklaschuk
- Arlene Low
- Heather Phillips
- Nicole Francoeur
- Crystal Johnson
- Terry Epp
- Gary Vrinten
- Jade Ballek
- Kimberley Hobbs
- Meaghan Friedrick
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Estimation Meets Math Mysteries
Introducing Esti-Mysteries! Each image invites students to wonder what number is represented by the image. As you click through the each Esti-Mystery, clues will appear that will allow the students to use math concepts to narrow the set of possibilities to a small set of numbers. In the end, the students will need to call upon their estimation skills to solve the mystery and find the missing number.
Level 100 (Grades K-2)
Level 200 (Grades 1-3)
Level 300 (Grades 3-8)
Level 400 (Grades 3-12)
This resource is one of the "Best Typing Apps for Students in Elementary School". Inspired by Atari’s classic game, Space Invaders, kids will target little pixel aliens by typing the letters that appear above them. There are multiple levels of difficulty, making this a good choice for elementary kids of all ages. Adobe Flash Player required.
The 6 minute video and accompanying document will show early years educators how to access resources and workshops using the Saskatchewan EdOnline site.
Active Kids + Minds is a free physical activity program for kids of all ages and abilities. The BOKS program includes lesson plans, training, and support needed to get kids moving for up to 45 minutes a day. It also includes shorter movement breaks, games, and activities tailored to your needs as an educator or parent. Resources include full unit plans for Phys. Ed. Another great feature of this website are the monthly calendars with daily movement breaks. The calendar links to videos showing how to complete each activity.
"At My Best (AMB) is a free, curriculum-linked program designed to support children’s optimal development by inspiring and motivating them to make healthier choices and develop lifelong healthy habits. This goal is achieved when students recognize the holistic benefits (i.e., emotional, physical, mental and spiritual) associated with enhancing their personal health and supporting others. At My Best has been designed for teachers working with students in Kindergarten to Grade 6. It focuses on a variety of topics related to emotional well-being, physical activity, and healthy eating."
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Sign up for a 45 minute virtual field trip, and follow it up with a classroom unit about human rights and being an upstander. The classroom unit includes an inquiry project.
Virtual Field Trip:
Students will learn how to be human rights upstanders by discovering the stories of people who used their personal strengths to take a stand to protect their rights and the rights of others, creating change.
1. Learn to identify traits all upstanders possess and understand that each of us also possess these traits in our own unique way.
2. Experience exhibits and the inspiring Museum architecture as if they were at the Museum in person.
Interact with a Museum guide and ask questions to better understand how they can take action for positive change.
3. Engage in discussion, critical thinking and reflection on their role in the protection of their own rights and the rights of others.
The Be an Upstander resource is a project-based learning unit designed to complement the “Be an
Upstander” school program. This resource targets students in middle years and encourages inquiry and
action on human rights issues. Students will examine the traits of human rights upstanders and follow
their example. By the end of the project, students will have had the opportunity to explore an issue they
are personally passionate about, share their knowledge and lead others toward action.
The Be an Upstander website is a digital student experience designed to support student learning as part
of a larger human rights themed, project-based learning unit. Students developing upstander projects
will engage in personal inquiry and action on human rights issues that matter to them. Students will learn
about the traits of human rights upstanders, be introduced to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and examine their personal strengths. Following the example of the upstanders they learn about,
students will be challenged to take tangible steps to becoming human rights upstanders themselves.
If you need this resource in a different format for accessibility purposes, please contact
Be an Upstander website: https://humanrights.ca/upstander/#/
Complementary teacher's guide https://humanrights.ca/upstander/#/teacher-guide
Sara Metz, Kindergarten Teacher at Explore Elementary in Thornton, Colorado, gives us a window into her purposeful planning and delivery of a Close Read-Aloud. She takes us through her process of analyzing the curriculum's Close Read-Aloud guide, planning based upon the needs of her students, and responding in the moment. We see Sara analyze student work and plan for future instruction. This video is part of the "Behind the Practice" series and is also a companion to the two-part video series Close Read-Aloud in the Primary Grades, which features Sara and her students in action.
This article describes the best web tools currently around to build fast formative assessment. The article is from the Global Digital Citizen Foundation by Lee Wantanabe-Crockett.
Quick feedback tools
Live quiz tools
Presentation and quiz tools
No tech tools
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.
This resource encourages students to deepen their understanding of global poverty—to see our connections to the rest of the world, to explore the roots of inequities and to understand the importance of assistance that preserves human dignity, values diversity and unleashes the inherent power of community.
Experience has shown that successful development is possible—if initiatives invest in people and ensure that beneficiaries over time become the owners of the development process. This means addressing the intertwined causes of poverty and helping communities mobilize their resources so that they can help themselves. ultimately, it means providing a hand up instead of a handout. The stories contained in this resource draw on the long-term experience of Canada and Canadians in the developing world, and encourage students to see themselves as part of the bridge of hope that unites us as global citizens.
Tips for using this resource:
The lessons in this resource have been created as a unit that builds foundational understanding and encourages exploration of key concepts and critical global issues to allow for deeper learning and meaningful attitudinal change. While we recommend that the lessons be used together, each set of lesson activities can also stand alone to provide learning opportunities around a particular aspect of international development. The term “lesson” does not imply that it can be completed within one class. Class periods vary with timetables, and experience in co-operative learning, language levels and group dynamics can all affect the time needed to complete these activities. The teacher is the best judge of these factors.
The themes and concepts presented provide excellent links to Ministry of Education curricular objectives/
expectations in Social Science, history and Geography programs across the country. activities also maximize a
variety of specific skill-based objectives/expectations and competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, social skills and map analysis. Each lesson outlines general objectives/expectations to assist teachers in program planning. The activities can easily be adjusted for grade and level by providing varying degrees of support, allowing additional time and adjusting expected outcomes.
Child-Led, Hands-On, Active Learning for Kids including:
Sports and Recreation
Multilingual Teaching Tips (lots of Chinese resources)
CK-12 Physical Science for Middle School FlexBook® covers core physical science concepts and includes SIMs, PLIX, real world examples, and videos.
This is an extremely comprehensive unit on Physical Science (covering the Electricity outcomes for Grade 6). Some of the chapters are not aligned directly with grade 6 outcomes, but have the potential to be used for enrichment activities. In addition to what is listed above, this resource also includes online practice quizzes for students. Teachers can download printable versions of the quizzes, along with an answer key.
*You will have to sign up to ck12.org to access everything, but it is completely free!
This resource examines the biodiversity and the complexity of the various life forms that make up Canadian forests. The emphasis is on helping students appreciate the relationships and interdependence of all species in this ecosystem. Students learn how they can affect forests and understand ways to preserve and maintain their diversity. Themes include biotechnology, natural and introduced pests, species at risk, habitat loss and fragmentation, protected areas, climate change and traditional indigenous knowledge. Lessons can be summarized as follows:
Lesson One- It's What Inside That Counts ( 1x90min)
Students learn the basics of biodiversity by studying the arrangements of fauna and flora in a field investigation of the schoolyard. Teams will visit three assigned "habitat" sites and record living and non-living components. After discussing results, students are asked to create a poem or story about living in one of the habitat sites.
Lesson Two- Too Hot, Too Cold,...Just Right ( 2x45min)
This lesson focuses on how climate change impacts population numbers. After a discussion on how climate changes are driven by human activity, students are guided through a role play simulating the effects of rising temperatures on Arctic, Mid-latitude and Tropical biomes. After a wrap-up with discussion questions, students are asked to write a short story on an assigned topic.
Lesson Three- What Our Elders Say (1x60min, 1x90min)
After looking at how a Canadian Aboriginal legend relates to biodiversity, the students read and perform a play based on the "Legend of The Sky Sisters". Students then write their own legend incorporating an environmental message.
Lesson Four- Barrier To Biodiversity (2x60min)
After reviewing as a class how human activity can lead to habitat loss and fragmentation, students have to write and present stories in the form of a power point presentation, poster, public service announcement or skit describing how individual plants or animals are subject to, and respond to, stress in their habitat.
Lesson Five- Off Limits (4x45min)
Students investigate officially protected areas and create a class newspaper that contains articles which focus on the role of protected areas in helping maintain diversity. In this exercise they explore the social, economic, and environmental impacts of protected areas.
Lesson Six- To Be Or Not To Be (2x60min)
Students work in groups to produce a "species at risk" game board which focuses on the habitat impacts of: change/modification, over-exploitation of resources, poorly regulated commercial harvest, disruption of migration routes/breeding behaviors, contamination, and the introduction of exotic species.
Lesson Seven- Unwelcome Guests (2 x 60min)
Students develop a "Futures Wheel"(a graphic description of the inter-relationships and impacts of a single decision or event) focusing on exotic and invasive species in Canada.
Lesson Eight- Timberland ( 1x90min)
A role playing activity is used to show how biotechnology can be used as a tool to help maintain forest biodiversity. Using a timber-theft crime story students will complete a report (including a CSI sheet and victim profile) to assist them in understanding techniques used in biotechnology.
This resource can easily be adapted to include no technology.
Lessons are sequentially designed to build vocabulary, explain democracy, examine municipal, provincial/territorial and federal governments, and explore different levels of government in relation to health.
This unit plan overview provides links to all lessons along with links to accompanying teacher support materials that include: Student worksheets and answer guides for individual lessons and inquiry activities with support materials
In this interactive online activity, you will explore the Canadian Arctic, the history of the Northwest Passage and the importance of maintaining a strong Canadian presence in the northern region.
1. Identify four unique characteristics of the Canadian Arctic region.
2. Identify contributions made by some of the Arctic explorers who searched for the Northwest Passage.
3. To what extent did the Inuit culture in the Canadian Arctic help with the discovery of one of Franklin's lost ships?
4. What impact would climate change and the opening of the Northwest Passage have on the Inuit people socially, environmentally, and economically?
5. How might the opening of the Northwest Passage affect Canada’s claim to Arctic sovereignty and its relationship with other countries?
6. What are some of the ways Canada is getting involved in protecting the Arctic?
"Welcome to the Paralympic FUNdamentals Resource! This free resource is designed to help you teach fundamental movement skills and support inclusivity and integration in your classroom, gym, and community. In this resource, you’ll find interactive activity plans, video resources, and links to your province’s curriculum for grades 2-3 and 4-6. You and your students can enjoy creative and fun activities to try the Para sports of Para athletics, boccia, goalball and sitting volleyball."
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** The Careers in Education Course is designed to prepare students for professional or learning support positions in education, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Students study human development, standards, regulations and codes, positive guidance and counseling techniques, age-appropriate and grade-appropriate learning strategies, learning theories, and standards-based curriculum and instructional design. Students can apply and practice their knowledge and skills at a variety of elementary and secondary sites. The course prepares students for entry into college or university teacher-training programs.