PLC Created Resources

This collection features resources created by the Sun West School Division PLCs from the 2019-2020 academic year, and the Covid-19 Response PLCs (Phase I & II).  

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21st Century Competencies Exemplar Rubrics (Factors Affecting Student Achievement) K-12
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The following zipped folder contains example rubrics for each of the 7 Competencies (Character, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Computer & Digital Technologies, Cultural & Ethical Citizenship) for grades K-5, 6-9 and 10-12 grade level.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
02/26/2020
Chocolate Chip Mining Activity - SP 4.1
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Before completing this assignment, the students must work through their outcome-based work booklets in order to gain some background information on graphs. The booklets include mini assignments from the Math Makes Sense textbook and other digital resources.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Allison Johnson
Leanne Heath
Jennelle Minish
Derek Doll
Timothy Hom
Jaclyn Moore
Lisa Richardson
Timothy Hom
Date Added:
03/11/2020
Grade 1-3 Student Choice Boards
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The Grade 1-3 PLC team has created a choice boards for students learning from home in response to COVID-19.
The areas addressed include Reading, Writing, Math, Get Moving, Get Active, and a subject area project.

Subject:
Choral
Visual Arts
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Math
Physical Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Abigail Mahoney
Erin Trytten
Melanie Kerpan
Date Added:
06/23/2020
Grade 4 - 6 Addressing Math Gaps
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Help my class has GAPS! Considering supplementary learning your new students may be in differing places. If your grade 4-6 students are behind, please use these planners to combine outcomes. This will benefit both teacher and student. Planning your math this way will alleviate math anxiety and make things more manageable. There is a separate plan to address learning gaps in Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Nichole Bredy
Date Added:
05/29/2020
Grade 7/8/9 Learning At Home Resources
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Developed by the Middle Years PLC group, these resources are intended to support teachers in providing at-home learning experiences for their students. They may also be helpful for in-class planning. This set of resources will be updated and expanded as further development occurs. Areas of learning covered include reading, writing, movement, creativity, mathematics, and social studies/science.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Physical Education
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Stephanie Ives
Elaina Guilmette
Melanie Nattrass
Megan Donald
Jessica Ross
Ian Osmond
lindsay johnson
Paul Stinson
Diedra Whitell
Jaclyn Moore
Kristin Dolman
Hallie Ayers
Mitchell Peterson
Susan Oxman
Timothy Hom
Kathy Kendrick
Date Added:
06/16/2020
How to Teach Reading - Continuum
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During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.
This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Allison de Hoop
Anna Marie Cressman
Bekki Burton
Debbie Peterson
Rebecca Epp
Date Added:
06/01/2020
How to Teaching Reading Webinar & Resource
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During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!Find the resource and a short webinar on how to use the resource here.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Date Added:
06/18/2020
Living at Home and Abroad Project
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The purpose of this project is to allow students to calculate their net and gross salary and living expenses in both Canada and a foreign country. The project is divided into three parts - calculating salary, calculating living expenses and comparing the two. The teacher may chose to do only some of the parts depending on time and interest.

The project will cover the topics in the following outcomes: WA 10.10 Apply proportional reasoning to problems involving unit pricing and currency exchange; and WA 10.11 Demonstrate understanding of income.

Students will need to the following background skills:
1. How to research and write a bibliography.
2. Familiarity with the concept of gross income, deductions and net income.
3. Familiarity with the concept of exchange rates.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Janet Warren
Michael Hoult
Tami Reichert
EUGENE BUCKO
Keisha Padayachee
darren.kurulak@sunwestsd.ca Kurulak
Nathan Herrem
Shannon Stephenson
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Math PLC Grade 5 and 6 Project
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This resource can be used to further students understanding of area and perimeter (including volume as an extension) using real life examples of planning and designing spaces.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Simulation
Author:
Allison Johnson
Leanne Heath
Jennelle Minish
Derek Doll
Timothy Hom
Jaclyn Moore
Lisa Richardson
Date Added:
04/03/2020
Middle Years Accountability Resources
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This is a collection of resources to be used for the purpose of strengthening students' organizational skills to help them take more ownership of their own learning. We have included possible resources for tracking assignment submission, study skills, and goal-setting.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Amanda Harle
Kailyn Smith
Ian Osmond
Paul Stinson
Kathy Grad
Mitchell Peterson
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources
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Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources includes Sun West lesson plans, resources, and assessments for grades 1-12! Teachers in the 2019-2020 Writing Alignment PLC created these ready to use materials for educators. We hope you find them useful!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Stephanie Ives
Jessica Ross
Tatum Schneider
Shauna George
Mack Francis
Virginia Mireau
Helena Olson
Date Added:
05/27/2020
Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources Webinar
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The Writing Alignment PLC has created a short video sharing the "Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources" resource that they created this year! The video explains their PLC goal and then takes viewers through the resource bank to view the lesson descriptions, as well as the elements of the resource itself. A must see video for ELA teachers grades 1-12!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West
Date Added:
05/29/2020
Personal Budgeting Project
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In this project students will use their math skills to determine how much money they can make in a minimum wage job, and are then given the opportunity to try to build a budget based on their income.

This project will also give students an opportunity to reflect on some of the difficulties that may occur as they try to budget based on minimum wage and the choices and sacrifices that may need to be made.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Janet Warren
Michael Hoult
Tami Reichert
EUGENE BUCKO
Keisha Padayachee
darren.kurulak@sunwestsd.ca Kurulak
Nathan Herrem
Shannon Stephenson
Date Added:
05/19/2020
SP 3.1 Graphing with Skittles
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Before completing this assignment, the students must work through their outcome-based work booklets in order to gain some background information on graphs. The booklets include mini assignments from the Math Makes Sense textbook and other digital resources.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Allison Johnson
Leanne Heath
Jennelle Minish
Derek Doll
Timothy Hom
Jaclyn Moore
Lisa Richardson
Timothy Hom
Date Added:
03/11/2020
SUMMER FUN CHOICE BOARD (Grades 1-3)
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This choice board offers students and families a menu of options for some fun summer learning. There are some attached documents to support the choice board. Have fun! 

Subject:
Arts Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Math
Physical Education
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Primary Source
Simulation
Author:
Erin Trytten
Date Added:
06/22/2020
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Supplemental Learning Packages for High School Mathematics
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These supplemental learning packages were designed to help address gaps in prerequisite knowledge resulting from school closures due to the 2020 pandemic. Each page in the package covers a single topic, and features a QR code and link to a video playlist with lessons and examples. A selection of practice questions are included on the page. An answer key is included at the end of the package. Coming soon: Trigonometry (Foundations and Pre-calculus 10).  

Subject:
Foundations
Pre-Calculus
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Carla Lorer
Date Added:
06/11/2020
Surface Area Project
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Student will choose a three-dimensional object that is of interest to them and calculate its surface area and volume, in both the metric and imperial systems of measurement. Students will then create a scale model of the object.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Janet Warren
Michael Hoult
Tami Reichert
EUGENE BUCKO
Keisha Padayachee
darren.kurulak@sunwestsd.ca Kurulak
Nathan Herrem
Shannon Stephenson
Date Added:
05/19/2020