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February 13, 2020

[L_OSBC_Announce] Spring Conference Reminder

Note this conference reminder…

Hello to all of our friends and colleagues in the DL Community, we just wanted to send out this quick little reminder about the upcoming learning conference coming this spring.

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Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC

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Attachment: DL Learning 2020.pdf

January 24, 2020

[L_OSBC_Announce] New Resources

This resource may be of interest to readers in British Columbia.

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Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC

As follow-up to our announcement at yesterday’s stand-up here are the links to our Compassionate Learning Communities – Supporting Trauma-informed Practice webpage and resources that have been published and are now accessible online:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase/mental-health

*   Click on drop-down ‘Trauma-informed Practice’
*   Click on ‘Ministry of Education: Compassionate Learning Communities – Supporting Trauma-informed Practice’

Cheers & many thanks again to all who contributed and cheered us on!
Sheena


The Compassionate Learning Communities – Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice site<https://mytrainingbc.ca/traumainformedpractice/> includes downloadable resource packages that can be used by individuals and training facilitators. Each package includes:

*   Presentation slide decks with embedded videos
*   Facilitator’s guide
*   Participant handout
*   Tip Sheet one-pager
*   Resources for further study

These resources are designed to increase general understanding of adverse childhood experiences and trauma and their impacts on learning. The resources are not about trauma-specific care, which is only provided by appropriately trained professionals.
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December 19, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] Instructional Samples Project

The folks at Open School BC sent this around a day or two ago.

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Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC

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Subject: Instructional Samples Project

Hi everyone,
After many starts and stops and hiccups, I am happy to report that the Instructional Samples project has been completed!

Many moons ago, the Curriculum and Assessment team approached Open School BC about helping to develop and layout sample lessons written by teachers as exemplars for the redesigned curriculum. S was the original project manager and needs to take most of the credit for this project. You should have seen the uber organized files and spreadsheets he created before he left on his S.E. Asia trip. Amazing! And yes, leave me he did. But somehow I managed to see the project to fruition with much help from:

*   J and S stickhandling communication with the upper echelons
*   F for organizing the production crew
*   A for doing a brilliant job with layout (even in French!)

The instructional samples live on the Curriculum website<https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/instructional-samples?field_grade_range_value%5B%5D=10>.

Thanks again, team!
L

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October 6, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] Great Bear

An item from the folks at Open School BC.

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Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC
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Breaking news!
Over the next year, OSBC will be working with BC teachers to develop a series of Activity Plans for grades 10-12 students for the Great Bear Rainforest educational website<https://greatbearrainforesttrust.org/>!
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October 3, 2019

[L_OSBC_Announce] New! French Inclusion Website

An item from the Open School BC folks.

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Thank you,
Michael Cochrane
Open School BC

Bonjour everyone,

I’m pleased to inform you that the French Inclusion website is now live!

https://mytrainingbc.ca/LIFT/

The Learning in French Together / L’inclusion en français pour tous (LIFT) website is a valuable resource with information on the role of inclusive education in all forms of K-12 French Education programming throughout the province of BC.
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