In light of current events many educators are wishing for more information and/or resources.
- NFB Campus: Anti-racism films
This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look at instances of racism in Canada, and support dialogue on equality and diversity. Age suggestions are listed for each film.
This collection looks at the fight against discrimination and racism in Canada. It includes examples of ongoing efforts across the country to remove barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion and to reduce inequities in all sectors of society.
4. @janemount created this graphic of anti-racist books:
Spring Scavenger Hunt:
“As you explore the outdoors … try to take a moment and really think about the world around you. Keep an eye out for details and see what you can find.” (SD 42 Aboriginal Education Department via Twitter)
(Shared by SD 42 Aboriginal Education, Created by Jessica Knott)
Monique Gray Smith, Susan Nielsen, and other Canadian writers share writing tips and perspectives.
Kids in the Know: K-12 safety education program uses age-appropriate lessons to increase children’s personal safety skills to reduce their risk of victimization online and offline. Lessons are matched to the outcomes mandated by departments of education across Canada and are purposefully designed to create a common language to help facilitate the way we teach kids about their own personal safety. Topics covered by KIK include safe and responsible use of technology, healthy relationships and boundaries, daily safety habits, as well as knowing when and how to seek help.
Grade 9/10 Digital Lesson: An engaging new lesson, includes videos and online activities, covers topics such as body and sexual boundaries, consent, and healthy and unhealthy relationships, as well as where to go for help. This lesson is free for educators for a limited time (in English and French).
Big Feelings Come and Go Storybook: Available for download in six different languages, as well as a read-aloud video series, this storybook teaches kids about freeze, flight and fight and helps them learn some basic self-regulation skills.
- More information here: https://resilienceproject.ca
FVRL – Mission Library
We’ve been busy getting ready for FVRL Express. We’ve pulled over 3,000 holds and packed 550 bags with full of people’s holds.
🛍️📚 Beginning June 1 you can start picking up library holds using FVRL Express – Click, Pick, Go.
The new contactless service offers customers a physically distanced way to pick up library holds and return items at all 25 locations.
YMCA Launches New Online Resource for Teachers: (available in English and French)
Looking for a fun way to keep your students active? The YMCA has launched YGym, a free virtual physical activity program for young people and families across Canada. Offered in both English and French, YGym includes a variety of physical activity and sports skills videos for students aged 5-9 and 10-15. A fundamental movement video will also be launched soon.
YGym is a great resource for teachers looking for ways to encourage their students to continue developing their physical literacy. Each video is instructed by a YMCA certified fitness coach and features content based on YMCA Canada’s Health & Fitness programs and Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines.
Please visit the YMCA’s YGym web page for more information.
Canada Learning Code: (available in English and French)
Canada Learning Code offers free, live workshops that students and educators can access that help students as young as nine years old learn how to code in different forms. This includes creating websites, online games and generative art, among others.
In addition, Canada Learning Code is also planning a virtual coding conference that students will be able to take part in this summer.
“We’ve reimagined our popular in-person learning experiences to create live online classes that are optimized for project-based, highly collaborative and interactive learning opportunities,” said Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of Canada Learning Code. “At each workshop, there is a team of instructors to help youth discover the power of technology to solve problems and become builders – not just consumers of technology.”
Along with learning resources, the website also includes helpful guides to maintain routines and stay safe online, giving parents information about how to talk to their children about COVID-19, along with other mental health resources to manage stress or anxiety. (Source: BC Gov News)