Educator Virtual Webinars: Friday, September 22, 2023
1. Digital Classroom 2023 Overview (10:30-11:30am OR 1:00-2:00pm PDT)
This session will be offered at two times. The Professional Learning Team will highlight changes to the core resource collection including NFB Campus, Twig Science Gr. 6-9 (with direct access), and upcoming Live it Earth project launch. All three of these resources have English and French language content.
2. Live it Earth (10:30-11:30am PDT)
The Live It Earth resource is available to all K-7 English and French teachers through membership in Focused Education. The bilingual suite focuses on place-based, hybrid learning experiences. It offers hours of cross-curricular programming, informed by Indigenous perspectives and supplemented by extensive instructional supports. It includes how-to videos, inquiry guides, slide shows and pro-d materials, and allows for the customization of presentation materials. The website search engine allows teachers to filter resources in relation to BC Curriculum. Eight new programs are added annually in French and English.
3. National Film Board (NFB) Campus (1:00 - 2:00pm PDT)
New to the Digital Classroom collection, this orientation session will explore CAMPUS, the NFB’s education streaming site. Discover the NFB’s enormous catalogue of Canadian films, interactive lessons, teacher guides and digital storytelling workshops, all designed to explore issues impacting communities across BC, and beyond. Learn to edit short clips from longer films. Curate your own thematic playlists to share with your students.
The NFB has one of the world’s largest Indigenous-made film offers, and this session will highlight resources that teach about Indigenous Reconciliation, justice, activism and colonialism, from an authentic lens.
All NFB films and resources are available in English & French.
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Book a Session for Your District Pro-D Day
Focused ED is available to offer sessions for educators on district professional development days. Contact us to arrange topics and times, including options for members in MST time zones.