FAST FACTS

FAST FACTS

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FAST FACTS

WHEN?

  •  JANUARY 1st 2017 – JUNE 30th, 2018  (further extension pending)
  •  Timing and length of participation is up to each teacher and school

WHO?

  •    ALL  JK-8 TEACHERS and STUDENTS within Canada’s borders
  •    Speakers of French, English, and Indigenous languages
  •    Teachers must provide a verifiable educational email address
  •    Important: Project provides no student accounts and no access to students 

 WHAT?

  • A  CREATING  A KIDS’ GUIDE  CONTENT          
    • Students inquire into the land and people of their school community
    • Students create introductions using hand-made or digital tools of their choice, and in a language of their choice
    • Teachers post student artifacts on AKGTCanada website (not students)
  • B  CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: PARTICIPATING in a 21st C MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
    • Students learn digital citizenship skills required to do this in an online world.
    • Students can explore #KidsMatter: Personal identity and value, How to Choose to Matter and make a difference
    • Students can explore Cross-Cultural Communication: creating relationships with peers of different cultures
  • C  CROSS-CANADA CLASS CONNECTIONS
    • Teachers use Digital Human Library to find other teachers across Canada
    • Teachers connect classes for inter-cultural conversations and deeper learning
    • Classes connect using any method available to them: phone, snail mail, parcel post, email, radio, audio and video recordings, video conferencing and online collaborations if possible.

WHERE?

  • Every community in every part of Canada

HOW? 

  • ***  NO COST to participate ***
  •  Leadership provided by elementary classroom teachers in every province and territory across Canada
  •  Interactive website and tech support provided by Esri Canada
  •  Teacher registry provided by Digital Human Library
  • This project was supported in part by the Government of Canada (Canada150, 2017)
  •  Financial accounting provided by Educational Computing Organization of Ontario (ECOO)
  • AKGTCanada website, registration, and organizational support provided by District School Board of Niagara, ihub Niagara, chalk.com, BonZa Global Inc., and Drupal Wizards Inc.
  • Student safety and digital citizenship support provided by Media Smarts
  • Organizational support and sponsorship provided by Canadian Education Network, formerly Canadian Education Association (CEA-ace)
  • Project development and promotions provided by Canadian Geographic Education
  • Free teacher resources and student activities provided by Angela Maiers, Choose2Matter
  • Technology and networking support provided by ORION Network, Contact North, Field Trip Zoom