October 2020 Musts
This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of October and beyond.
"Giving students good feedback is crucial, but it can also be incredibly time-consuming. So we went straight to the source—experienced teachers—and identified some of the best advice we could find for striking the right balance between effective assessment and a reasonable workload."
This short video is excellent and provides 6 awesome tips for assessment!
"Life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism. Setting positive goals for the future gives our lives a sense of direction and purpose. And although we face many challenges there are also lots of reasons to stay hopeful. By consciously choosing our priorities we can overcome issues, make progress and focus on what really matters."
One Kindness practice a day right is introduced here with a short video for 30 days total.
On this page, you can download a journal page, a socially shareable image, and watch the daily video.
Tag your posts with #deepkindness so we can follow your magic!
You can also sign up and have days sent to you.
Students can solve problems and create computational representations of mathematical situations using coding concepts and skills.
Activities are organized by grade!
This website has various video challenges with accompanying PDF's for student use . Students are able to post their own videos of how they solved the challenge, and take a look at how others solved it as well.
"CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
Created by teachers, for teachers.
They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever." (CommonLit site)
You can learn pretty much anything with these videos!
Science, History, Language Arts, & Study Skills, Games & More!
These projects for grades 4-12 are designed to last 1-2 weeks.
The projects are cross-curricular and could be done via distance learning or in classrooms using technology.
Click the blue box that says "Start Teaching from the Catalog" to get started!
"These courses offer flexibility; you can start using a course immediately, or you can modify a course (adding content or changing the duration) to fit your context and need. See below for more details about the courses. We hope you'll be able to use them to support your students during distance learning.
-Your friends at the Deeper Learning Hub at HTH GSE"
They are currently free but this could change (if you are here and they are no longer free, please let go to the help centre (click your profile in the top right corner and select help centre) and add a ticket to let us know).
More From the Creators...
Want to learn more about the DL Hub Courses? Read on!
Who designed these courses?
"The DL Hub partnered with a talented group of instructional designers who built each project based course. Course designers work as High Tech High teachers, High Tech High Graduate School of Education faculty, and nationally recognized PBL consultants, and curriculum designers. More details about each course designer are available on the about page of each course.
How do I assign a course to my students?
To assign a course to your students, make a copy by clicking "Take With Your Own Group." You'll need to create a free Pathwright account so that you can tweak the course or add elements, and then invite your students to take the course.
Who can see my students' work?
The DL Hub is committed to protecting the privacy of student data. When a teacher makes a copy of a course they have created a private version of that course. Only the teacher and other students enrolled in the course will have access to the data. The agreement with our platform partner details that Pathwright ensures compliance with all applicable federal and California laws and regulations regarding collection and maintenance of student data, including, but not limited to, Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act.
Can I use these courses to inspire my own curriculum?
Yes! We hope these courses can serve as a model of deeper learning through distance learning. Feel free to take inspiration from the courses and create your own curriculum that connects students to their learning in meaningful ways."
"This action toolkit contains a variety of resources:
*Short sample introductions to use during announcement time, at a display table or in one-on-one conversations
*A two-hour workshop to introduce your community to the campaign
*Winds of Change Series (If you have a full day or 3 sessions)"
*** All products including free downloads must be added to the shopping cart by clicking on the ‘Add to cart’ button.
"Explore History is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits and more.
Explore the lives and history of Indigenous Peoples, British actors and musicians, as well as members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Check out periodicals such as The Economist and The Times. This initiative will further research, teaching and lifelong learning in Saskatchewan.
All Saskatchewan residents enjoy unrestricted access to these collections thanks to the Dr. John Archer Library, University of Regina with the assistance of the University of Saskatchewan Library and the Regina Public Library.
If you have questions about these resources, contact your local library."
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.
Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky - one of the world's leading Positive Psychology experts - shares the latest insights from her ground-breaking work on happiness....
She focuses on three main habits in this webinar...
2. Acts of Kindness
3. Social interactions and connections
A full unit from teachers.plea.org about our provincial government and the election process. Visit the bottom right of the page to download the full resource in PDF.
16 lessons are included, as well as answer keys.
Section 1- The purpose of government (includes democracy, laws, services and revenue)
Section 2 - The mechanics of government (includes legislature, creating laws, opposition, media, citizens)
Section 3 - The election of government (includes voting, parties, candidates, results)
"A thoughtful, ready-to-go platform that facilitates authentic, cross-cultural collaboration". (Common Sense Media)
This resource contains full online modules for wellness related to Covid. There is a module for students and a module for teachers. Please open the resource for more details.
This video series from The Sun West DLC examines several simple tips and tricks that students, parents, and teachers can use to assist with their emotional, physical, intellectual, spirtual and social wellness. Each video is approximately five minutes in length.
This resource contains a collection of excellent writing prompts for elementary students. The prompts are specifically listed until Grade 4, but many of these are great prompts that could be used with any age student!