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Learning Resource Selection for K12 Educators Course

Educators and Staff of ERAC Members and Associate Members can access this course. Sign in using your district login or create an account using your district email address.


Pre-service teachers: If you do not have an email account with a school district, access the course by visiting Open School BC's website and registering for a free account: http://ocr.openschool.bc.ca/


Wondering How to Select Resources for Your Classroom?

The Learning Resource Selection for K12 Educators Course was developed by ERAC with support from Open School BC. The course is designed to support educators in making informed and thoughtful choices about the learning resources they select for use in the classroom.

The course introduces you to a model for considering the selection of learning resources. The format guides you through the decision making process, providing case studies and materials to illustrate the key understandings.

Who Should Take This Course?

It would be useful for anyone who selects learning resources for use with, or by, students, to be aware of selection criteria and considerations. New teachers, and pre-service teachers will find this a useful introduction to support them in their developing practice as new educators.

Experienced educators, including teachers, principals and vice-principals, might consider working through the course with a group of colleagues, to share your thinking and understanding.

After completing the Learning Resource Section for K12 Educators course, you will be able to:

  • State your responsibilities as they relate to learning resource selection
  • Understand ERAC's role in formal resource evaluation process
  • Access ERAC's K-12 Resource Collection
  • Apply the Learning Resource Selection Model
  • Make informed decisions when selecting learning resources for your classroom context

Course Sections

  • Introduction - Welcome
  • Module 1 - Discover the Learning Resource Selection Model
  • Module 2 - Check Reliable Resources
  • Module 3 - Learning Resource Selection Criteria
  • Module 4- Make Your Decision

COURSE FEATURES

  • Self-paced 45 min. online course
  • Addresses BC educators responsibilities related to learning resource selection
  • Introduces a Learning Resource Selection Model
  • Contains 4 modules, section quizzes and final quiz
  • Videos, illustrative case studies