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This collection features resources full of great ideas for your classroom (in person or distance education!).
You can download any of them for free!
This webinar will give you a refresher on top notch lesson planning criteria that we all know to be effective…except with a twist! The twist is sharing tips and tricks for doing this in an online environment! The tips are tricks will include how to:
-engage online learners
-create navigational patters and repeated routines for our learners
-connect with our students and families
-provide timely and meaningful feedback
-deliver content clearly and effectively
-activate prior knowledge
-apply new knowledge to their personal lives
Most of all, we will share templates, strategies, online tools to help us all create fun and engaging learning experiences for us all!
Building meaningful relationships with our students is essential whether you teach in a face to face environment or in an online environment. These relationships help to encourage students to feel valued and to keep motivated to learn. One of the best parts of being a teacher, is having the chance to get to know our students! A team of teachers from the Distance Learning Centre will share some of the successful ways they have built relationships with their students online.The topics will include:
-Tips for hosting online tutorials
-Creative ways to showcase student projects/learning
-Book Clubs for multiple age groups
-Using the Circle of Courage with students
-Read Alouds from teachers and guest readers
-Tips from a student support perspective
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These challenges are designed for staff to help build solid character and culture in their schools and classrooms. What a great resource to use to start your school year off on the best foot!
You will also find 100+ Student character dares!
...and Family character dares!
In this session, we explore four different choice menus you can do in your online classroom. These menus range from closed / teacher-centered to open / student-centered. I'll walk you step-by-step through each type of choice menu so that you can craft a practical choice menu for your students.
For the past two years, Dinsmore Composite School has been developing a mentorship program for K-8 as part of the school timetable. The purpose of the program was to provide opportunities for older students to develop leadership skills and to foster collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills among all students. The planning and implementation process as well as an overview of the learning outcomes and activities will be highlighted. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences with mentorship in their schools and classrooms.
• A resources section with handy links to our best stuff
• A page of all the free downloadable templates we've created
• A videos page with everything organized and easy to find
• A Google page with our most popular Google-related content
Includes: videos, podcasts, e-books, guides, templates.
This interactive notebook can walk teachers and students through the process of doing a Genius Hour project.
Students should download a copy and complete it with their own ideas.
This course is good for anyone over 13 years old!
"The How to Make a Comic Book online course is a project-centered course designed for all-age learners (ages 13+) who are brand new to the comic-making process. The course features a bevy of resources for new comic-makers including tutorials, models, comic industry guest speakers, and exercises.
The course walks participants through the full process of comic creation, starting at brainstorming and covering scripting, thumbnailing, penciling, lettering by hand, inking, and final assembly. The course culminates in the creation of a final 4-page comic."
Enroll in the course and the materials will be emailed to you.
The course is free, self-paced and should take 8-20 hours.
"In this e-mail based course, you will explore essential aspects of project-based learning design while also considering strategies for creating accessible and equitable online project-based learning experiences.
This course culminates in you creating an outline and planner to design and facilitate PBL in online spaces and for distance-learning."
This course is free and email based.
It should take teachers 4-10 hours to complete.
Come out ready to get your PBL rolling!
Integrating Computational Thinking and Coding in a Middle Years Classroom. A look at some resources and activities used in the classroom of Clint Hayes, a teacher in Eaton School in Eatonia.
"In this self-paced email-based course you will learn the basics of learning mindsets, and the important role they can play in your own academic environment. Learn what they are, how to properly identify them, and what you can do to integrate them into your teaching, classroom, and school."
Change your mindset, change your life!
Update your skills, learning and understanding and learn about how to use these great resources at your own pace.