Remote Teaching and Learning Resources

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In the spring of 2020 and 21, many teacher candidates were involved  in designing learning opportunities for students in remote or non-face to face environments. The following resources were rapidly developed to support this « new work ». Many linked resources and posts are relevant to in person instruction and/hybrid learning or home-school support. If you’re looking for something to support blended, hybrid or other online learning options, please be in touch.

from May 2020:

I wanted to provide you with some resources to support ‘Continuity of Learning’ in BC Education. These resources are aimed at assisting you as you work with your students and school advisor to develop and adapt curricular materials. In doing so you will continue to develop your professional competencies and understanding of media and digital literacies.

remote learning models

Click to expand!Graphical representation of some of the modes of learning in place across BC created on MindMup – YD

As guests in your school advisors’ learning environment or ‘classroom’, you will take your cues from them. They will determine the instructional model(s) for how learning will continue according to district directives, taking into consideration the individual learners and learning needs of their students and families during this unprecedented time.

As you are aware, learning in this new environment is an evolving process and is largely dependent on context (e.g., student access to resources, including books, technologies and wifi; experience and age level of students; parents’ and caregivers’ facilitation of learning). To this end, I’ve tried to provide high tech, moderate tech and, as much as possible, low to no tech suggestions within each resource. Your SA and FA are your guides and you will consult with them to ensure any activity, approach or tool suggested is appropriate for your learning context. While this is a most unusual practicum experience, it is also a unique opportunity to contribute, to demonstrate initiative, to create and to innovate! As always, please be in touch with your questions and to share your ideas. I would LOVE to add TC created content to the emerging set of resources below!

Thinking of you and ‘here’ to help,
Yvonne and the Scarfe Sandbox support team (students: Belen, Nashwa, Eric)
Register for Virtual Office hours Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays or email and we will be in touch:


Starting Points

Important background for TCs


  • Literacy:
    • Read alouds (free online and make your own using copyright appropriate resources)
    • Questioning – effective questions & provocations in remote teaching – how to propel critical thinking when you’re not ‘there’
    • Screen casting and video creation – tools, practices and potential uses
    • Media Smarts Canadian media literacy lessons & resources (sortable by province, grade level, curricular area, theme)




    • Assessment
      • How might students share their learning process and progress? Check out digital portfolios!
      • Self and peer assessment
      • Criteria and Rubrics
    • Nuts and Bolts – bits and pieces of digi tech stuff

Didn’t find what you need? Please let us know what you’re looking for: Suggest a Resource


    • Currently I physically sit and work on the unceded and traditional territories of the Semiahmoo people while the lands on which the student project team and this virtual space is housed is that of the Musqueam peoples. As always, I am privileged to live, work, play and learn (virtually or in person) on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
    • To my PLN – I am grateful for the ongoing support and sharing of hundreds of educators across BC, Canada and the world. I’ve found, curated, adapted and created resources specific to remote teaching through participation in social media and other professional channels. Link backs and individual credit provided in posts as appropriate. If I’ve missed credits, please let me know! ~ @yvonnedtechtalk