Updates from the Learning Office - April 21, 2020

21 April 2020

We are excited to begin planning the ISG Fall 2020 Book Clubs. We are currently seeking book club hosts. If you are interested in leading a group of colleagues through book club discussions, please sign up here


Are you interested in virtual peer coaching? Please contact Eric, Richard, or Uzma if you would like to explore peer coaching opportunities in the online environment through observation of teacher or student work. 


How can we celebrate student and teacher successes?  Consider submitting to the ISG Learns Blog by clicking on this link.  


Covid Commercial Break provided by Taf Flanders (Year 10 Business Studies student at DBGS)


Check out these creative submissions from the ISG Quarantine Scavenger Hunt.


Here are the Learning Office’s favorite articles, webinars, and videos for the week:









  • Feel like you’re running round in circles and going nowhere? Why not challenge yourself to a Virtual Mission. Andy Hepworth, Ewould Botha and Liam Smith are road biking the 1083 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats, Richard Charlesworth is mountain biking the 280 mile Grand Canyon and Jerry Flynn is running the 90 miles of Hadrian’s Wall.  There’s also the 149 mile Great Ocean Road in Australia or the 26 mile Inca Trail of Peru. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous you could do the 2280 miles of Route 66. Run, cycle, walk, swim or crawl - for about $30 you get a motivational boost and a really nice medal for completion.





  • Scholastics Learn at Home site has four weeks worth of engaging lessons including activities and books for preK to Grade 9 /Year 10. 


  • Access all of the resources on Twinkl (Primary/elementary resources site) for free for one month using the code CVDTWINKLHELPS. For Arabic resources, use the code كود العرض المجاني (Thanks to Sylvia Hayles for this)


  • For those on Facebook, check out the group Global Educator Collective. There are now over 127,300 members all tackling distance learning and sharing resources.