First Peoples

  • 10 Beautiful Indigenous Children’s Books To Add To Your Library: Shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • 10 Books About Residential Schools: Shared by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  • The Blanket Exercise (Kairos Canada): This is an excellent teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Fireweed Canada: Educational resource kits integrated with Aboriginal content. The owners are Leona Prince and Gabrielle Astrope (sisters) from Prince George.
  • First Peoples Principles of Learning (Jo-Anne Chrona Blog): This site is created to help educators in British Columbia understand how they might incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL) into their classrooms and school.
  • FNESC: The First Nations Education Steering Committtee is focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners. Check out this site for current resources and news on Learning First Peoples.
  • Indigenous Films Online: This CBC article describes 6 indigenous films, part of a free catalogue from the National Film Board Indigenous Cinema collection.
  • Project of Heart: The purpose of this site is to inspire the building of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada based on mutual understanding, respect and collective action to create a different future.
  • Strong Nations: This BC company offers the best selection of indigenous, Native American, Aboriginal, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis books for all ages. The site also includes lesson plans based on the metacognitive strategies using aboriginal literature

General Curriculum

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • CR4YC: Changing Results for Young Children: Enter your email address to follow this blog about early literacy and numeracy in BC.
  • POPEI (Provincial Outreach Program for Early Intervention) Great website that supports the K-3 ELA Curriculum and the Core Competencies.
  • readingpowergear: Adrienne Gear is a well known BC elementary teacher and author. She is passionate about children’s literature and how to integrate books into all areas of learning.

MATHEMATICS

INVESTIGATIONS (SS AND SCIENCE)

  • Bamboo Shoots: Chinese Canadian Legacies in BC: Bamboo Shoots: Chinese Canadian Legacies in BC is an educational resource for teachers of Grades 5 and 10. This resource offers a rich gallery of historical photographs, and a wealth of archival documents and personal stories that accompany five lessons at each grade level.
  • Books on Refugee and Immigrant Experiences: Shared by School Library Journal
  • Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants: This site includes guest speakers and virtual field trips with leading experts from around the world
  • Mystery Science K-5: Mini-mystery inquiries that can be incorporated into science units
  • Science World: Online Science resources

ARTS AND DESIGN (ARTS ED/ADST)

  • CodeBC: This website aims to connect British Columbia teachers to a wealth of grade-level appropriate, cross-curriculum coding and computational thinking resources.
  • ERAC Digital Classroom Collection

HEALTH AND CAREER (PHYSICAL AND HEALTH ED/CAREER ED)

GENERAL

Inquiry and Thinking

  • Inquiry Teacher Blog: This is an excellent blog written by Rebecca Bathurst Hunt, co-author of the newly released “Inquiry Mindset”.
  • Misty Paterson: Misty is a consultant specializing in inquiry and concept-based pedagogy.
  • The Kid Should See This: Smart Video For Curious Minds of all Ages: The Kid Should See This connects busy teachers and parents to a growing library of smart, short, & super-cool, “not-made-for-kids, but perfect for them” videos that can be watched in the classroom or together at home. 
  • Wonderopolis: Everyday, expect a new wonder of the day question.
  • Critical Thinking Consortium: The TC² is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring critical, creative, and collaborative thinking.

Other Websites and Blogs

  • blogsomemoore: Shelley Moore is a well-known BC educator who focuses on diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Check out her resources and learning maps.
  • BCPVPA Webinars: In September and October 2017, the Miistry of Education and the BCPVPA presented a series of half-hour webinars designed to provide BCPVPA members and guests with current information and developments about specific Ministry initiatives.
  • Edutopia: This Foundation is dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives. Founded by innovative and award-winning filmmaker George Lucas in 1991.
  • ERAC: The Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium goal is to ensure that BC K-12 schools have access to appropriate learning resources at the best possible price.
  • Experiments in Learning: This is an interesting blog that includes formative assessment, inquiry, critical and creative thinking, social emotional learning, and educational leadership.
  • George Couros: A learner, educator, and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership consultant. He is also the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset”.
  • Piman: This site has been assembled and maintained by Marc Garneau, Helping Teacher, SD36.
  • Surrey School Core Competencies: The purpose of this resource is to provide support for teachers in assisting students to meaningfully self-assess the Core Competencies
  • TeachBC: Your go-to site for BC Resources.
  • TeachThought: This is an amazing website that covers a variety of relevant topics.
  • Teaching and Learning With Heart: This blog is a must-read by a prominent BC Educator, now the Principal of Jessie Lee Elementary in Surrey.
  • Teaching With Smiles & SEL: Lindsay James has provided an excellent booklist resource on Social Emotional Learning.