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THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF CODING BY USING A VIRTUAL OZOBOT EMULATOR.  

This workshop introduces students to computational thinking and the technology computer programmers may use. Students work through a series of challenges on Shape Tracer, a simulated Ozobot environment. They will learn how to program the robot to change colour, use loops and move in the most efficient way. This workshop will cover basic coding practices, no coding experience is required. If students have a physical Ozobot they can flash their code to their robot to see it play out in real life.

Find out more about Discover Ozobots Virtual Workshop

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45
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4, 5, 6, 7
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THIS WORKSHOP, OFFERED VIRTUALLY, WILL INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO THE BASICS OF SCRATCH AS THEY WORK TO CREATE AN INTERACTIVE GREETING CARD.

In this workshop we will start with a discussion around what coding is and why it’s an important skill to learn. We will then do a brief introduction to the Scratch website and review all of the features before we begin coding. Following an I do – We do – You do model, we will work towards building an interactive greeting card that will use motion, looks, sound, backgrounds, and events. Students will leave the workshop with a solid foundation of Scratch coding skills so that they can continue to experiment with their own ideas!

Find out more about Say It With Scratch Virtual Workshop

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75
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4, 5, 6
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STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CODING AND HOW ROBOTS WORK BY PROGRAMMING A VIRTUAL BEE ROBOT AND THEN GETTING IT TO COMPLETE A SERIES OF CHALLENGES. FOLLOWING THE WORKSHOP, STUDENTS WILL 'BEE' CONFIDENT TO COMPLETE FURTHER CODING CHALLENGES INDEPENDENTLY.

Intended for and geared towards overall early learners and newcomers to computer programming, students will be introduced to coding and robotics. In small groups, students will learn how to program a robot bee to execute a series of commands.

Students are introduced to computational thinking through offline coding. Students will discuss coding as a language and learn how to write and to follow a code using symbols. With these coding skills, students will be presented with a series of challenges and program a virtual bee robot to solve them. By the end of the workshop, students will understand how robots read code to perform a task. They will also be able to independently explore with the virtual robot platform after the workshop ends.

Find Out More about Bee Bot Bop Virtual Workshop

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45
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2, 3, 4
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Written to support distance learning but also useful for physically distanced teaching, a Tech-Up Learning Kit contains resources for both synchronous and/or asynchronous lessons. The teacher guide walks you through leading student activities over a series of sessions of approximately 30-45 minutes. Student activities are handouts for students to work through on their own as assigned, according to your own timeline and discretion.

In these activities, learners in Grades 4-6 will explore how binary code can be used to represent images while exploring reflections and transformations. They will be invited to share their binary code with their peers and work from each other’s codes. They will start with binary code for simple two-toned images and then work their way into coding four-toned images with possible extensions into how all colours are coded in binary for computers to use.

This kit contains resources for both synchronous and asynchronous lessons.

Tech-Up Learning Specialists are available to support you with these kits.

Find out more and request Coding Math Learning Kit

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Duration: 
90
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4, 5, 6
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What exactly is plankton? We will collect a sample right from outside our front step and show you another world! These tiny creatures are found in all waters and have very cool life histories.

This one is a great follow up to the Oceanography trip!

 

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45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Ever wonder about the life inder the dock? All maner of creatures attach themselves while drifting around. We will send a camera below the surface and examine what's there.

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45
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5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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We will leave the dock in our skiff and study the ocean! Students will learn about the factors that influence water density (temperature and salinity), as well as basics of physical and biological oceanography.

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45
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6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Explore at Home!

https://bardonthebeach.org/education/explore-at-home/

Although we can’t gather right now to experience Shakespeare through performance, there are other ways to discover the vast and varied worlds of Shakespeare! We’ve created these free resources to help you and your students playfully explore Shakespeare’s language, characters, imagery, and plays. Each resource includes a series of asynchronous activities that can be adapted to fit your class's needs.

Explore at Home is hosted on Google Classroom, and can be accessed with a free Google account. Please see our website for instructions on accessing the Classroom. New content is added regularly, so check back often!

Explore at Home is also a great resource for preparing or following up one of our FREE Bard in the (Virtual) Classroom sessions.

Happy exploring!

https://bardonthebeach.org/education/explore-at-home/

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will look at a speech with your class, showing your students how they would work on the text as actors. This interactive close reading will pay attention to the different features of Shakespeare’s language that inform a performance. If time permits, the actor will demonstrate different ways of delivering the speech, with input from the students.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

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45
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Bring an engaging, interactive experience with Shakespeare to your online classroom! In this session, a Bard Teaching Artist will share their experiences as a Shakespeare actor, answering students’ questions about the language, characters, and plays, and what it’s like to bring them to life on stage. This free-form discussion can focus on a specific play or support an introduction to Shakespeare.

  • Where: On your school’s preferred video conferencing platform. Bard Education may also be able to host the session on Zoom; please inquire.
  • When: available school days, between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes long
  • Cost: FREE! (Workshops are valued at $125, and all fees are covered by the Bard Education Bursary Fund for the 2020/2021 school year)

To request a session, please see our website or contact us at workshops@bardonthebeach.org.

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Duration: 
45
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Co-Presented with the North Shore Black Bear Society

British Columbia is bear country! Learn about these magnificent animals that are icons of the wilderness. Discover basic bear biology and learn about a black bear's life cycle and seasonal habits. We share the best practices for exploring in bear habitat, how to identify the signs of bears and what to do in an encounter. Your class will also learn how to responsibly coexist with one of BC's largest mammals.

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60
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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Soil is much more than rocks and old leaves - it's a vibrant ecosystem. Since people walk on top of the soil, we often don't consider what's underneath. Your students will explore how soil is made, the layers of the soil, and the animals, plants, and fungi that both rely on and help create a healthy ecosystem.

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60
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Hop, dive, and flutter your way to this on-line workshop about birds! In this program, you'll learn about the evolution and adaptations of birds. We'll discover the feeding and nesting habits of local birds and the remarkable ways that different birds find niches in the temperate rainforest ecosystem.

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60
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4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Discover the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. In this workshop, you'll take a close-up look at invertebrates and then look at the interesting features of vertebrate skulls, bones, teeth, and claws. You'll also learn about the adaptations that help temperate rainforest animals thrive in this cool, wet environment.

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Get excited about the tiny creatures that live in Lynn Canyon Park. This on-line program features a short introduction to invertebrate biology and a live video session with some local animals such as slugs, worms, and woodbugs. We'll also take a close-up look at a few of our tiny friends under a powerful magnifier.

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K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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