• B.C. grads, students to be celebrated by local artists, performers May 25, 2020
    British Columbia’s 61,000 Grade 12 graduates, along with kindergarten to Grade 11 students, will be the guests of honour at a special virtual graduation and end-of-school celebration.
  • Free, live coding workshops for kids May 24, 2020
    From creating online games to building websites, students now have access to free, live online coding workshops through the Ministry of Education website Keep Learning BC.
  • K-12 students to have optional in-class instruction on June 1 May 15, 2020
    Parents will have the choice of bringing their children back to class on a part-time basis this school year as part of BC’s Restart Plan, with the goal of returning to full-time classes in September 2020, provided it is safe to do so.
  • Joint statement on Child and Youth Mental Health Day May 7, 2020
    Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions; Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development; and Rob Fleming, Minister of Education; have released the following statement in recognition of National Child and Youth Mental Health Day:

 

 

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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  • March 17 - The provincial government suspended in-class instruction in all BC schools until further notice to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • May 6 - Education Committee Meeting (cancelled)
  • May 13 - Business Committee Meeting (rescheduled date)
  • May 18 - Victoria Day Holiday
  • May 27 - Cancelled Regular Public Board Meeting
  • May 29 - Professional Development Day