This page contains information and resources to support district development of policy, process and practice for the evaluation, selection and acquisition of learning resources for use in the classroom. Click on the hyperlinks or images below to open the document/URL.
Schools and individual educators are responsible for selecting and acquiring resources in accordance with: Ministry policy; local Board policy and/or procedures/guidelines.
* Summary of Board Responsibilities.
– includes sample language for policy, procedures and challenge of a learning resource
Process: Identifying Information Sources
– Click link above and log in for full evaluation review
– Curated Website List – for direct access to evaluated sites with curriculum match
– Health curriculum Evaluated resources
Indigenous Education Resources
– K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection – Indigenous/Aboriginal
– Ministry of Education Indigenous Resources Link
– App Privacy Reference Guide – example of considerations for app use. Revised and expanded May 2020
Process: Tools for Local Resource Consideration
The purpose of this information is to support selection of resources for classroom use. Teacher-librarians may refer to these resources, but their role, and the function of resources within a library collection or learning commons is broader than for classroom instruction.
Understanding Your Learners’ Needs
BC Healthlinks information – search Growth and Development Milestones (Physical growth, cognitive development, emotional and social development, language development, and sensory and motor development)
Process: Building Awareness and Understanding of Review Processes
– Take the introductory Moodle 1-hour course * on Selecting Learning Resources for the Classroom
– Learn to Use the Copyright Fair Decision Making Tool
– Develop Awareness of Privacy Practices for Educators
Note: * the Moodle course is available now. A revised version will be available Spring 2020.
Establish Priorities (example of prioritization list below)
New grades or class configurations
Identifying funding sources
Allocating budgets to priorities
Establishing acquisition guidelines and procedures
Proactive, not reactive
Communication to staff