Curriculum Support For Young eLearners

For parents and guardians with school-aged children, transitioning to eLearning can be a challenging experience. We’re here to help. WPL staff have been hard at work collecting grade and subject-specific resources to support the content being distributed by schools.
It is all available on the WPL website under the Learn@Home tab.

“This unprecedented closure has forced many of us to assess and react to daily events. The Windsor Public Library is no different,” says Councillor Rino Bortolin, chair of the WPLB   “Staff has quickly pivoted to focus on enhancing online services, creating on-line story times and assisting customers with resources and materials questions. Additionally, a small group was tasked with supporting the school curricula by providing resources and materials to assist with eLearning.”

The resources are divided into three sections: Kindergarten; Curriculum Activities for Grades 1 through 8; and lastly, Curriculum Activities for Grades 9 through 12. Staff has made Kindergarten and Grades 1-8 a priority with new content added daily. High School resources are being finalized and reviewed. WPL will also support curriculum throughout the summer and concentrate on the summer reading program to ensure students are ready for school in September.

“Just as we would if you visited us in a library branch, we have gathered together a variety of resources from WPL’s digital collection as well as carefully curated and trusted online sources to support and supplement learning at home activities,” says Christine Rideout-Arkell, the public services manager heading up the initiative. “The resources are arranged by grade and subject and follow the curriculum guidelines mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Education.”

Additional information and the resources can be accessed here.

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4 Responses to "Curriculum Support For Young eLearners"

  1. Lorena Shepley says:

    I think it is fantastic that organizing resources to support elearning for school children. There is a significant population of children attending French schools in this area. Could supports be added for those children elearning in French?

    • Chris Woodrow says:

      Lorena, we’re happy that you approve of what we’re doing during these times of isolation and home schooling. I will talk with the curriculum team about future plans and email you directly.

  2. Alison Palmer says:

    In Premier Ford’s speech today it mentions Libraries will be open for pick up ( cbc news)Is that coming soon?

    • Chris Woodrow says:

      Thanks for your question Alison. WPL is committed to a safe and gradual return to pre-Covid 19 levels of service. In light of the recent provincial announcement allowing public library curbside service, we are fine-tuning a comprehensive plan which both ensures the safety and wellbeing of customers and staff and provides a secure means to return previously checked out books and materials. We are all anxious to open and see our customers again and we are working hard to provide a welcoming environment. Check our website regularly for information on the rollout of curbside delivery and updates on other services we offer.

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