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Saturday, October 20 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Pairing Science with Global Citizenship

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COME FOR DOOR PRIZES!! See how fun this grade 5-9 program is for students, and easy for teachers. Everything, even assessment of student learning is built into the program as students earn vaccines through UNICEF by correctly answering quiz questions. And if you're really feeling like "geeking", you can become a student yourself by trying the lessons on your phone or mobile device. But definitely not necessary to get the full experience.

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free, online educational resource for grade 5-9 teachers of science and health & life skills. It is funded by government health organizations and co-developed by teachers. Lessons for grades 5-6 cover basics about germs and infections, how to prevent getting sick, how vacccines work, and the vaccines they'll receive at that age. Grade 8 science lessons cover the the immune system, when to use antibiotics, more detailed lessons on how vaccines work, and the vaccines students received in school. For grades 5-9 techers there are lessons on evaluating online information to help identify 'misinformation'. Students become global citizens by earning vaccines for children in developing countries when they correctly answer quiz questions.  

The presentation will explain about Kids Boost Immunity (KBI), why KBI works for teachers and students, and there'll be a live demonstration on the KBI site. You will have a chance to actually try it if you are able to go online using a computer or mobile device in the session. Or you can just watch the demonstration. You'll see the game format which allows for schools/classrooms to compete with other schools across Canada (this is optional for teachers). Curriculum links will be outlined, and you'll get a sense of the 30+ lessons available. We even have lessons for outbreaks and pandemics (always a common theme for movies/TV), inquiry learning opportunities, as well as First Nations indigenous content. 

Students and teachers across Canada are enjoying KBI. For teachers, KBI takes care of everything and it's free. The health information is current and accurate, the lessons and quizzes are designed to be interesting, and teachers receive assesssments for the individuals in their class on a continuous basis.  

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Kathy Miller

Educational Curriculum Specialist, Kids Boost Immunity
Kathy Miller has 30+ years of experience as a classroom teacher (grades 4-12). With post-graduate training in curriculum (UVic) and technology education (SFU), Kathy currently coordinates the online program Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) working with specialist teachers from Canadian provinces... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Top of the Inn - Delta