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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.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
2, 3, 4
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Offered In French: 
Yes
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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
For Grades: 
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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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
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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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
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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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Invertebrates make up over 90% of animal life on the planet!

Join us as we explore common marine inverts using our own collection! Students will learn about their classification, specilaized adaptations, and more.

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Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
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.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
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Program Description & Details

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.

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
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This 45-minute live digital program is adapted from MOA’s in-person Kwakwaka’wakw Potlatch school program, developed in collaboration with Chief Robert Joseph. In the live digital component, students will explore key themes of transformation, ancestry, oral history, and rights and privileges as knowledgeable facilitators share cultural belongings from MOA’s teaching collection. The live digital component is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that offer Indigenous voices and perspectives, as well as in-class activities. These prerequisite lessons accompany the live digital component.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan (PDF document) by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.

https://moa.ubc.ca/kwakwakawakw-potlatch-live-digital/

City: 
Duration: 
45
For Grades: 
4, 5
Days Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

This 30-minute live digital program is adapted from MOA’s in-person Cedar: Tree of Life school program. In the live digital component—presented by knowledgeable, trained MOA facilitators—students will learn about the deep significance of the cedar tree for Northwest Coast Indigenous peoples, illustrated through cultural belongings in MOA’s teaching collection. The live digital component is part of an overall unit plan, with prerequisite lessons that offer Indigenous voices and perspectives, as well as class activities. These prerequisite lessons accompany the live digital component.

Once you book this school program, you will receive the complete unit plan (PDF document) by email, along with confirmation of date and time of the live digital component.

To book this program, please submit a booking request.

https://moa.ubc.ca/school-programs/types/cedar-tree-of-life-live-digital/

City: 
Duration: 
30
For Grades: 
3, 4, 5
Days Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Visit us from your classroom or home and learn about Maillardville and Coquitlam. Book our Mackin House Tour and learn about Edwardian era homes. Learn about the history of transportation in Canada with our Fraser Mills Train Station and CP Rail Caboose Tour. Go back in time to Coquitlam in the 1940's and learn what life was like for those who stayed behind in Canada during WWII.

Or take a look at Deconstructed: The Hidden History of Everyday Objects our newest exhibit for 2020.

City: 
Duration: 
70
For Grades: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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Offered In French: 
Yes
Program Description & Details

Gain a new perspective as you see the war through the eyes of Canadians who lived through internment, occupation and battle. Learn about the changing nature of warfare and the development of new technologies as you discover Canada’s naval contributions to World War II and the importance of the St. Roch to Canadian sovereignty and the war effort.

*Available starting January 2021

Big Ideas

Social Studies

  • 10 - Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities.
  • 11 - The rapid development and proliferation of communication and transportation technologies in the 20th century led to profound changes in personal and national identities.
  • 12 - The rapid development and proliferation of technology in the 20th century led to profound social, economic, and political changes.
City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
10, 11, 12
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Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Ever wonder what it would be like to navigate the open ocean with GPS? Learn how sailors in the past found their way using mathematics, science, and basic observations. This program is also available as an education kit!

*Available starting January 2021

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
8, 9
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Times Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No
Program Description & Details

Do you have what it takes to become a successful Arctic explorer? Hear fascinating stories of  seafarers who succeeded (and those who failed). Learn how the traditional knowledge and lifestyle of the Inuit could improve your chance of survival in the unique and challenging Arctic environment. Then virtually climb aboard the famous RCMP vessel St. Roch to discuss the experiences of Captain Henry Larsen and his crew.

*Available starting January 2021

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Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
4, 5
Months Available: 
Days Offered: 
Times Offered: 
Maximum Students: 
Offered In French: 
No
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Discover what it takes to be an extreme explorer in one of the last unexplored frontiers on earth! Learn about the history of deep ocean exploration and how technology can be used to overcome challenging conditions, drawing on the experiences of the PX-15 Ben Franklin.

City: 
Duration: 
90
For Grades: 
5, 6, 7
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Times Offered: 
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Offered In French: 
No

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