SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre resources

Empower MEdia curriculum package

Empower MEdia is a digital citizenship curriculum package designed for children in grades 5-7 with a vision to equip them with knowledge and tools to respond to the challenges of the digital world, and empower them to become responsible digital citizens. If you are an educator interested in applying digital literacy and citizenship curriculum into your classroom or after-school program, this resource is for you!

Through a partnership between the SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre, SFU's Faculty of Education and the Surrey School District with funding through CIRA's Community Investment Program, we developed and implemented the Empower MEdia program in Surrey between January-June 2023, and created a Curriculum Package to share our program plans, materials and learnings.

Click here to access the weekly lesson plans, materials and reflections: https://shorturl.at/nrxZ3

Other Resources

Looking for learning activities to do at home or in your program? Below are a variety of resources that children can engage, grow and play with.

Mini Courses Mini Astronomy Science
Lessons and Curriculum THESA Food Studies
Language Learning games and activities First Voices Indigenous
Math websites that lead to teaching resources Mr. Matthew's Math Recomendations (SD36) Math
Canadian stories/literature Read Aloud Canadian Books Program Literature
Story/Guide to explain COVID-19 to kids Social Story on Social Distancing and COVID-19 Literature
Science videos/lessions Mystery Science Science
Teaching remotely for Grade K-12, Lesson plans including story, book, video and activites on certain topics Scholastic Classroom Magazines English, readings
Worksheets Teachers Pay Teachers Mixed Education
Poetry Activities Read Write Think Writing poetry
DIY projects and printable worksheets Trend Enterprises - Making Learning Fun Art
Learning activities for kids Khan Academy Mixed Education
Basic Math activities Extra Math Math
Creating science experiments Google for Education - Science Journal Science
Computer Science Cirriculum for kids Google for Education - CS First Computer Science/Coding
Interactive E-books - listen and read a story, worksheets on the story and quizzes Raz-Kids Literacy
Early Reading and comprehension episodes Headsprouts Literacy
levelled reaching topics for K-12 Newsela Mixed Education
Movies, quizzes, activites, and games for english language learners BrainPop ELL, tutorial Literacy/Mixed
Reading skill building for ages 3-8 and reading comprehension for 8-15 Reading Park Literacy
text/curriculum for teaching objecives/ make a class Readworks Mixed Education
reading program for gr. 3-12 Commonlit Literacy
digital and surrey school resources, lessons sets Surrey School One Mixed Education
curriculum by subject BC's New Curriculum Mixed Education
fun interactive math games for students based off of topic and like grade range Steve Wyborney's Blog Math
Numeracy tasks/activties for K-12 SFU faculty of Education - Peter Liljedahl Numeracy
STEM Curriculum for K-12 (Activities, Lessons, Curricular Units, Maker Challenges, and Sprinklers) Teach Engineering Science
Energy/Sustainability Based curriculum for K-12 (lesson plans, activites etc.) BC Hydro  
Lesson plans and teaching resources ages 4-16 Government of Canada Indigenous
Green/Envrionmental activities and resources Teacher Vision Envrionment
Health lesson plans for PreK-12th grade KidsHealth Health/Wellness
Teaching guides for k-12 character and social emotional learning Good Character Social/Life Skills Learning
P.E Activities P.E Central Physical Education
Physical Education Lesson Plans Teacher.org, lesson plans Physical Education
Life Skills and Transition Curriculum - Grade 7 Nishnawbe Aski Nation - EDU partnership program  Life skills
Storybooks Canada Storybooks Canada Literacy/Literature
How to use Zoom (with different languages) Friends of Simon Zoom Tutorial  
Writing, Listening, Vocabulary, Reading, etc SFU English Language Resources English/ Literacy
Tutoring, Reading, Homework and English Support SFU TD CEC Programs Mixed Education