• Orientation week ensures a safe, ready and welcome return to school August 12, 2020
    To ensure schools are ready to welcome students into classrooms for the week of Sept. 8-11, 2020, there will be a gradual restart to allow extra time to orient students and staff on the new health and safety measures in place.
  • Plan to safely bring K-12 students back to class full time July 29, 2020
    Enhanced safety measures and additional resources will enable most students in grades K-12 to return to school on Sept. 8, 2020, with full-time in-class learning as the province moves to Stage 2 of B.C.’s Education Restart Plan.
  • Safer schools on the way for Vancouver students July 28, 2020
    Six safer schools are under construction in Vancouver, as students and families benefit from record investments in seismic upgrades and replacements in neighbourhood schools.
  • Minister and K-12 education partners’ statement of support for anti-racism July 24, 2020
    The following is a statement of support for anti-racism from Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, and the First Nations Education Steering Committee, First Nations Schools Association, BC School Trustees Association, BC Teachers’ Federation, CUPE BC, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, BC School Superintendents Association, BC Association of School Business Officials […]

 

 

Explore some of these great resources!

Websites

Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a collection of learning activities for students and for teachers.

Khan Academy – Secondary students can navigate this site, but younger kids may want to wait for teacher direction.

Rick Steeves Classroom Europe+ – This is a free resource allowing teachers to share the best of European art, history, and culture with their students.

Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas

Open Culture – Free videos, books, lectures, and courses

 

Free Videos

P.E. With Joe – Get moving with these fun routines!

We Are Teachers – A huge list of authors and celebrities reading and sharing activities. Scroll down the list to see the offerings for older kids and young adults.

Kenneth Oppel reads –  Canadian children’s author Kenneth Oppel reads from his novels.

Storyman Virtual Reading Series – Neal Shusterman reads his short stories.

 

Subscription Videos

150+ Educational Shows on Netflix – Homeschool Hideout’s list

 

Virtual Field Trips & Live Cams

Ocean’s Iniatives – Weekly virtual marine biology camps

5 Canadian Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums

30+ Virtual Field Trips For Kids

Live Cams – from the Vancouver Aquarium

Explore Live Nature Cams – Subscribe to this free Youtube channel.

Eagle Live Cams – The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s eagle cams

 

Fine Arts

15 Broadway Plays & Musicals Online – This is a mix of free and subscription.

Sir Patrick Stewart reads a Shakespearean sonnet a day on his social media channels: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Cirque de Soleil – Enjoy from your livingroom!

 

Fun

Hogwart’s Digital Escape Room

Watch penguins explore the aquarium

Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!

Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel

Office O365 Basics — Tutorials

 

 

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