How can we provide opportunities for home learning that may not require internet connectivity and include playful inquiry? How can we be sensitive to the needs and situations of all students and families?
Everyday between 1 and 2 p.m. members of the Learning Team will be available in a Zoom chatroom to take suggestions, answer questions, share ideas, and problem-solve. Check your email for Zoom Room link. We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Also, you can contact us at any time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminders from our District Continuity of Learning Plan
- 2 – 5 hours of learning opportunities per week, per student
- Do not overwhelm students / families
- Reminder ‘less is more’
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.
Free Online Resources
Click here for free online resources.
Focused Education Resources (formerly ERAC) – 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
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)