E NLIVEN THE G RADE 4-6 C URRICULUM WITHOUT S TRETCHING R ESOURCE D OLLARS WITH THE ORC Central East Alberta Teachers’ Convention March 6, 2015 Jamie Davis,

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> E NLIVEN THE G RADE 4-6 C URRICULUM WITHOUT S TRETCHING R ESOURCE D OLLARS WITH THE ORC Central East Alberta Teachers Convention March 6, 2015 Jamie Davis, ORC Coordinator </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> W HAT IS THE ORC? A $1.7 million collection of curricular-aligned, authoritative digital resources licensed on behalf of all Alberta: K-12 students and their parents School staff Pre-service teachers Public library staff * Funded by a yearly Grant-In-Aid from Alberta Education to The Alberta Library (TAL) Return on Investment (ROI) calculation of 3:1 for Alberta Schools *for the purposes of supporting K-12 patrons </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> W HY S HOULD STUDENTS ACCESS THE ORC? ORC Resources: Provide authoritative, age appropriate, engaging, curricular- aligned content Allow students to become familiar and comfortable with the kinds of resources and searching practises that are an integral part of 21 st century learning Google &amp; Wikipedia are the tip of the searching and information literacy iceberg Are time savers once you are familiar with using them Include embedded supports for diverse learners like listen, text translation, citation tools, vetted websites, copyright friendly pictures and videos Provide anytime, from anywhere with Internet access </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> W HY S HOULD SCHOOL STAFF ACCESS THE ORC? ORC Resources Provide: Access to ready-to-use or customizable lesson plans, teaching materials and direct curricular correlations Access to journals like Walrus, National Geographic, National Geographic Kids, Mens Health, School Library Journal, Canadian Libraries and Macleans just to name a few (RSS feeds available) Consistent and explicit update schedules Access to vetted websites Ability to create permalinks that can be posted on a website or in an email blast </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> A CCESSING THE ORC Go to LearnAlberta.caLearnAlberta.ca Select English or French Click on Online Reference Centre in the tab along the top of the screen In school automatic authentication Access outside of school requires a remote district username and password combination Share your district username/password using low tech methods Email jdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca for your remote username/passwordjdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> A NY Q UESTIONS ? </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> R ESOURCES TO S UPPORT L ITERACY AND L ANGUAGE L EARNING S KILLS </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> T RUE FLIX Newly created sister resource to BookFLIX designed for grades 3-6 Nonfiction content divided into 2 broad themes with 3-5 subthemes Each ebook includes an introductory video to help build background knowledge of topic and improve student comprehension Human voice read along feature to support emergent/struggling readers Interactive table of contents for each ebook, in addition to a glossary and index Essential inquiry questions and project ideas for every ebook </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> T EACHING B OOKS. NET Bring an author into your classroom any time you need Search for Meet-the-Author Movies or Book Readings, Author Audio Name Pronunciation, book guides and lesson plans Access Alberta specific booklists: Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award (YRCA) ELA Authorized Novel and Nonfiction Reading Lists grades 4-12 Meet-the-author book readings in French Canadian Book Award Winners/Canadian Book and Author Resources Personalized Book Lists upon request </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> M UZZY O NLINE Recommended for students in K-6 Immersion language learning program Languages taught in the context of a story Hundreds of words and phrases embedded in the learning stories Six movies in each language level with a subtitle option for all of the languages offered 101 thematic video lessons with embedded language learning games divided into level I &amp; II All new 3D animation All new teacher materials for Complete Elementary Spanish and French, as well as Classroom Editions for Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and English (See additional slides for access information) </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> M UZZY O NLINE C URRICULUM R ESOURCES Step 1: Log In User: alberta Password: alberta4MuzzyOnline! (You may wish to copy and paste the password for this as it is long.) </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> R ESOURCES P AGE A FTER L OG I N Step 2: Click On Curriculum Materials </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> C OMPLETE E LEMENTARY S PANISH AND F RENCH Step 3: Choose between: Complete Elementary (Spanish and French) OR Classroom Edition (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese and English) What the Difference? Complete Elementary curriculum moves at a slower pace and is appropriate for pre and early readers Classroom Edition curriculum moves at a faster pace, covering more vocabulary per lesson. All lessons expand and contract to fit variable session lengths and all are based on watching a clip from the MUZZY stories or vocabulary builder. </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> S TEP B Y S TEP L ESSON PL ANS Step 4: Choose from a wide selection of lessons complete with lesson materials, activity sheets and teacher masters. </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> L ESSON P LANS C ONTINUED Easy to follow, step by step lesson plans designed for teachers who are not specialized in teaching languages. </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> A CTIVITY S HEETS FOR T EACHER MASTERS </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> R ESOURCES TO S UPPORT THE S CIENCE C URRICULUM </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> P OWER K NOWLEDGE S UITE Recommended for grades 1-6 Content divided into 3 databases: Earth Space, Life Science and Physical Science Includes a customizable read aloud feature Short, segmented articles with introductory videos to build background knowledge Embedded science experiments, projects and educational games related to the content of the database Aligns with 95% of the grade 3-6 science curriculum and 87% of grade 1-6 science curriculum </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> P OWER K NOWLEDGE E ARTH S PACE S CIENCE Science Units Supported: Grade 4 Light and Shadows, and Waste and Our World Grade 5 Weather Watch, and Wetland Ecosystems Social Studies mapping skills Grade 6 Sky Science *Curricular mapping available for the K-6 Science curriculum on the ORC Support Site ( www.onlinereferencecentre.ca ) www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Grade 1 Seasonal Changes Grade 2 Exploring Liquids Grade 3 Rocks and Minerals </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> P OWER K NOWLEDGE L IFE S CIENCE Science Units Supported: Grade 4 Plant Growth and Changes, Wetland Ecosystems and Waste and Our World Grade 6 Trees and Forests *Curricular mapping available for the K-6 Science curriculum on the ORC Support Site ( www.onlinereferencecentre.ca ) www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Grade 1 Needs of Animals and Plants Grade 2 Small Flying and Crawling Animals Grade 3 Animal Life Cycles and Hearing and Sound </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> P OWER K NOWLEDGE P HYSICAL S CIENCE Science Units Supported: Grade 4 Wheels and Levers Grade 5 Electricity and Magnetism and Classroom Chemistry Grade 6 Trees and Forests *Curricular mapping available for the K-6 Science curriculum on the ORC Support Site ( www.onlinereferencecentre.ca ) www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Grade 1 Needs of Animals and Plants Grade 2 Hot and Cold Temperatures and Magnetism </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> S CIENCE I N C ONTEXT Recommended for grades 6-12 Customizable listen feature, articles can be downloaded to MP3 format Text translation to 13 languages Share or permalink capabilities (Bookmark) Featured videos, news, and stories on homepage Jump to related articles within the article Advanced search allows for Boolean, and content selection (basic/intermediate/advanced) Search specific learner outcomes from a variety of Alberta curricula to find supporting articles in Curriculum Standards Featured videos, news and topics on homepage (clickable navigation) Access thousands of newspaper articles, magazines, reference materials, videos, images and websites Same publisher (same functionality) as other In Context resources </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> R ESOURCES TO S UPPORT THE S OCIAL S TUDIES C URRICULUM </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> T HE C ANADIAN E NCYCLOPEDIA Recommended for grades 5-12 New updated interface very aesthetic and functional Multiple pathways to accessing content View personal accounts from veterans, view videos, articles, images, and digital exhibits Wealth of Canadian content to support the Social Studies curriculum: Grade 4 - Geography, Geology, Natural Resources, Provincial &amp; National Parks, Hoodoos, Dinosaurs in Alberta, Foothills, Rocky Mountains, etc. Grade 5 - WWI, WWII, John A. Macdonald &amp; George Etienne Cartier, Confederation, Canadas National Railway, Great Depression, Famous Five, Lester B. Pearson, Statute of Westminster, Potlatch, etc. Grade 6 - Local Government, Lieutenant Governor Check the Historica Canada icon for extra content </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> C ANADA I N C ONTEXT Recommended for grades 6-12 Includes Canadian content! Featured videos, news, and stories on homepage Customizable listen feature Articles downloadable to MP3 Text translation to 13 languages Share or permalink capabilities (Bookmark) Featured videos, news, and stories on homepage Jump to related articles within the article Advanced search allows for Boolean, and content selection (basic/intermediate/advanced) Search specific learner outcomes from a variety of Alberta curricula to find supporting articles in Curriculum Standards Same publisher (same functionality) as other In Context resources </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> C ANADIAN R EFERENCE C ENTRE Recommended for grades 7-12, although have used this resource to support the grade 5 and 6 Social Studies curriculum Customizable listen feature (where HTML format available) Text translation into 32 languages (where HTML format available) SMARTTEXT searching capabilities to find similar articles Create notes within an article and save to an account Create article permalinks for sharing Search for professional Publications including Canadian Libraries, School Library Journal, and Walrus with a subscribe to RSS feature </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> C ULTUREGRAMS Kids and Provinces Editions ideal for students in grades 2-6 Detailed information on more that 200 countries Includes articles written by in-country consultants with information about: country background, people customs and courtesies, lifestyle and society Customizable read aloud feature Photo and video gallery included, in addition to interviews from individuals of varied ages, and information about the famous people Cultural recipes included for each country and province Create customizes graphs and tables using current data from the countries and provinces Tools include world time, distance calculator, and currency converter </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> A NOTHER E NGAGING R ESOURCE TO C HECK O UT </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> W ORLD B OOK S TUDENT Recommended for grades 4-9 Ability to simultaneously search World Book Kids and World Book Student for struggling readers Text to speech feature General encyclopedia that includes atlas, dictionary (with voice pronunciations), images, web links, and charts "My Research" option for students to track and save their research online Embedded timeline feature, in addition to a citation builder How to do Research guide on homepage Available on iPads Online Training Available </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> S UPPORT FOR S CHOOL S TAFF USING THE ORC </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> ORC S UPPORT S ITE www.onlinereferencecentre.ca Resource training materials - podcasts, videos, archived webinars, and guides Information about upcoming free ORC PD opportunities Information about province-wide resource trials and surveys Online booking system for ORC sessions Calendar of ORC Events Links to ORC Twitter and Facebook accounts </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> C URRICULAR M APPING FOR D IVISION II S CIENCE Along with training materials provided by the vendors, the ORC Support Site also includes curricular mapping documents for the division II Science Curriculum at: http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/curricular- mapping-for-division-ii-science.html Social Studies will be coming soon. </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> ORC L ISTSERV Weekly email updates organized by E/J/S: O New resources and features O Province-wide trials O Surveys O Free PD opportunities O How to guides and tips No emails during school breaks Membership has its benefits joining incentive Email jdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca or visit the ORC Support Site to join todayjdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> C ONTACT For more information or to schedule a school presentation please contact Jamie Davis, ORC Coordinator Call 780-414-0805 ext.229 OR Email: jdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.cajdavis@thealbertalibrary.ab.ca </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> L INKS TO C HECK OUT ORC Support Site http://www.onlinereferencecentre.ca/ ORC ListServ https://lists.talonline.ca/listinfo/orc ORC Facebook http://www.facebook.com/OnlineReferenceCentre Twitter @ORC_AB </li> </ul>

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