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:
- More sportscasters are doing play by play from home of just about anything.
- Young and old, here are 52 Drawing Challenges.
- Young and old, here is a 30 day Lego Challenge.
- The world needs more John Krasinski (Some Good News - Episode 4).
- Google has new updates for Google Meets with some new great features to help us all out.
- Inquiry educators Trevor McKenzie, Kath Murdoch, and Kimberly Mitchell have created 130 Ideas for Check-In Questions during Remote Learning they created after their #inquirybythefire webinar.
- You can now download over 300,000 books from the New York Public Library for free.
- 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.
- Zena Sakr at DEMS has created this handy Science Virtual School Resources guide.
- The educators at ZestEd Consulting have put together an excellently designed and curated collection of resources they call O.W.L.S. (Online Working and Learning Student Resource Center).
- Kelly Gallagher has created some lessons for high school ELA teachers you can access.
- 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.