- Critical Thinking
- Thinking about Thinking
- Human Rights
- Gender Identity
- Physical Education
- The Arts
- Reading & Connecting Through Stories (LITERACY)
- Spanish & Language Acquisition
- Novel Nook: chapter books for guided reading / lit circles
- Educational Technology & Digital Leadership
- Field Trip Ideas
- The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2)
- Teaching & Learning Resources
- Visual Litercy
Canadian Human Rights Toolkit: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Institute for Humane Education: a comprehensive humane education movement linking human rights, environmental sustainability, and animal protection and empowering people of all ages to be solutionaries for a more just, healthy, and peaceful world.
The GLOBAL GOALS: In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.
Picture Books to Support Sustainable Development Goals: love this one!
Magic Storybooks: Stories about the GLOBAL GOALS related to the PYP
The Art of Ed: One of Ms.Soderholm's favs!
The Art of Education (AOE) is an innovative higher learning institution committed to delivering amazing professional development to art educators everywhere.
The Art Curator: This website is dedicated to empowering you to embrace teaching art with works of art.
National Gallery of Canada: Teacher Resources
Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG): Teacher's Study Guides
MoMA: K-12 Teacher Resources
The Smithsonian: Educators
The Getty: Resources for Students
The National Portrait Gallery: Learning
The EXPLORATORIUM: The Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception
How Stuff Works: Science
Science News for Students: Founded in 2003, Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators
Teachers Try Science: This site provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
Science Toys: This site has instructions for crafting all manner of amazing gadgets from a solar-powered marshmallow roaster to the "World's Simplest Steam Boat." Most of them seem best for high-school and above, but projects may inspire teachers to build something to use in the classroom as a learning resource
American Museum of Natural History: Explore
The Smithsonian: Educators
National Geographic: Primary Resources
The Global Read Aloud : The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.
Pernille Ripp: Teacher, Author , Creator, Speaker
A Mighty Girl: The world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!
Nancy Young's Blog: Nancy Young is an experienced educator and speaker with extensive knowledge of evidence-based approaches to teaching reading, spelling and writing for both the general classroom and intervention programs.
Brain Pickings: One of Ms. Tatjana's favourite book blogs too!
We Need Diverse Books: A non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Our aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honours the lives of all young people.
Bringing Literacy To Life Through Making: A Padlet used to collect picture books titles that connect to all forms of making and Makerspaces.
ALSC Tough Topics Reading List 2019: The books on these lists are to help inspire conversations with children going through challenging situations like the death of a loved one, an unexpected move, natural disasters and more. They are available for grades K-2nd, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. Resources for adults are also included.
Media Smarts: Canada's centre for digital and media literacy
Common Sense Media: K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum
Kathy Shrock's Guide to Everything: Educational Technologist Kathy Shrock has developed a wealth of educational technology teaching resources, ideas and tricks that she has shared on her website
The TPACK Model: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge
SAMR Model: SAMR is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. As instructors integrate technology tools into instruction, the model can be used to determine whether the technology application is enhancing or transforming the learning
Hour of Code: The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.
Carousel for Young People
Vancouver Writers Fest
Richmond Art Gallery School Art Program
Vancouver Art Gallery
Burnaby Art Gallery
Vancouver Public Libraries
B.C. School Destinations Directory
Vancouver Police School Liaison
Travel Smart for Schools
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Fraser River Discovery Centre
Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.
Port Metro Vancouver (Discover Canada)
Burns Bog Conservation Society
Museum of Vancouver (MOV)
UBC Museum of Anthropology
North Vancouver Museum & Archives
Burnaby Village Museum
Family Treasures (Gr. 1 Symbols)
Tuckkwiowhum Village (Gr. 4)Heritage Fairs Program in B.C. - Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We all have free access to TC2 and some of their resources as paying partner members. Note that some resources require additional subscription fees.
You may access this by creating an account here – your Stratford Hall email address is the key that unlocks the member benefits.
We also have many print resources, which include e.g. blackline masters, from TC2 in our Professional Development Libraries (located in the PYP staffroom and DP library). See a list of what we have here.