New Applied Design Skill and Technologies (ADST) eBooks!
ADST came into effect with BC’s New Curriculum in 2016 and in grades K – 5 is meant to be addressed “in combination with grade-level content from other areas of learning in cross-curricular activities to develop foundational mindsets and skills in design thinking and making” (BC’s New Curriculum).
ADST Big Ideas for Grades K – 3:
- Designs grow out of natural curiosity;
- Skills can be developed through play; and
- Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
ADST Big Ideas for Grades 4 – 5:
- Designs can be improved with prototyping and testing;
- Skills are developed through practice, effort, and action; and
The Maker Education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math), and Project-Based Learning models offer excellent avenues for integrating the required ADST skills into our grades K – 5 teaching and learning.
To find relevant K – 5 ADST resources on OverDrive, select “Teacher Resources” from the Collections menu on the main page …
… then select, Creative Thinking Competency; MakerEd/STEAM Education:
From here, you can filter your results to only see juvenile titles, which will weed out some of the books for older students for you.
ADST Resources for Grade 6 – 9 on OverDrive
Did you know we have over 120 books in our ADST collection on OverDrive?
In Grade 6 and 7, students can choose a minimum of 3 specific disciplines such as Computational Thinking, Computers and Communications Devices, Digital Literacy, Drafting, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Food Studies, Media Arts, Metalwork, Power Technology, Robotics, Textiles, and Woodwork.
In Grades 8 and 9, students have the option to focus on one or more of the aforementioned areas of learning, provided that the culmination of the learning in these areas equates to a full year course.
To find ADST Resources on OverDrive, select “More Collections” from the main menu …
… and then scroll down the page until you find, ADST – Applied Design, Skills, and Technology:
For more information about ADST and resources available to you through our Learning Commons, please refer to this page.
New! eBook Collections to Address the Core Competencies of BC’s New Curriculum
We are very pleased to announce all new Core Competencies Collections on OverDrive!
What are the Core Competencies all about? Here is a brief description:
Communication -The communication competency encompasses the set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences, and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media. View the Communication Profiles and Illustrations »
Thinking – The thinking competency encompasses the knowledge, skills, and processes we associate with intellectual development. It is through their competency as thinkers that students take subject-specific concepts and content and transform them into a new understanding. Thinking competence includes specific thinking skills as well as habits of mind, and metacognitive awareness.
- View the Creative Thinking Profiles and Illustrations »
- View the Critical Thinking Profiles and Illustrations »
Personal and Social – Personal and social competency is the set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society. Personal and social competency encompasses the abilities students need to thrive as individuals, to understand and care about themselves and others, and to find and achieve their purposes in the world.
To view our Core Competencies Collection on OverDrive, first select “Teacher’s Lounge from the main menu …
Then, select the Core Competency of your choice:
From here, you will be able to sort and filter your results from the options on the left of the page.