Intermediate Resources


How can we provide meaningful home learning experiences that are engaging, equitable, and promote inquiry? How can we be sensitive to the needs and situations of all students and families?

Getting Started

Tech & Learning Support for Resources – Includes how-to videos for Zoom, O365, iMovie, etc.

Planning & Curriculum Support – Advice on how to make the pivot to Emergency Remote Teaching

Professional Support During COVID-19 – Advice on how to teach during COVID-19 and other helpful articles


District Pages & Playlists

Hello Dolly! – Our own District Elder and Knowledge Keeper, Dolly Sylvester, answers your questions.

Hul’q’umi’num’ Word of the Week – Cultural Teacher, Claudia Sylvester, teaches kids new words in Hul’q’umi’num’.

Indigenous Education Department – SD79

Indigenous Resources Page – DLC

Curriculum Resources K-12 – SD 79

Early Learning – SD79

Numeracy – SD79



For those teachers who wish to record and post read-alouds, click here for information about relaxed Fair Use regulations and a list of publishers.

My Hero Is You by Helen Patuck – Download this free book about live in the pandemic.

Ma Héroine C’est Toi par Helen Patuck – Download the French language version of this book.

Coronavirus: A Book For Children – This book is free for download.

Kiddets: Stay Clear, Stay Clean, Stay Kind by Martin Baynton — This book is free to view online or download.

Kiddets: Reste propre, reste à l’écart, reste gentil par Martin Baynton — This French language book is free to view online or download.


Getting Started

Zoom 101 For Teachers – Tips and tricks for teachers from teachers.

Office Basics – Video tutorials

Remote Teaching with O365

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching Through Coronavirus –  Article


Free Online Resources

Click here for a list of free online resources.


Licensed Resources

Focused Education Resources (formerly ERAC) – (K-12+) Subscription databases: EBSCO, Gale, National Geographic, World Book, and more!

National Film Board of Canada – NFB Campus is now free to all teachers. Please use the following links to access our subscription.

ACF-Film Video Streaming (for teachers)

  • At school on computer, click on the blue “streaming” icon, then choose “Login IP”. Continue to choose video.
  • At school on device, download the Swank Media app and launch the app.
  • At home on computer, click on the blue “streaming” icon, then choose “Login Password”. Continue to choose video.
  • At home on device, download and launch the Swank Media app, then log in using the username/password given to you by the DLC contact or your teacher-librarian.

Note: ACF-Film monitors our account. This license is for teachers only, not for students. Do not give students login information. This is for educational use. While previewing at home is fine, please do not use for home entertainment.


Networks & Other Districts’ Sites

BC Numeracy Network

Vancouver Island Numeracy Network

Vancouver Island Network – (SD 79 + partner districts) ADST info and activities



Central Okanagan

Prince Edward Island – (K-12) Home learning resources from PEI, including French Immersion.

Saskatoon Public Schools – (K-8) Comprehensive site from our Prairie neighbours that includes French Immersion.

Learn 71  – SD 71 (Comox Valley)