The Careers team has been working hard to create Jr. ADST Toolboxes for all of our elementary schools. Each toolbox has 12 totes, each tote contains all of the tools needed to complete all of our Jr. ADST activities. All resources needed for building can be ordered from Dawn Anderson or Steve Claassen and any additional in class support or guidance is available upon request.

Video Tutorial: What’s in Your Tool Box? 

In addition, Steve Claassen has been working with interested Grade 7 teachers to support knowledge and skill acquisition with more advanced and alternative tools so students can have additional learning opportunities that allow them to use tools and collaboratively work with peers at higher levels.
ADST Projects package October 2020

Contact Information:

Dawn Anderson 

Steve Claassen

Design Thinking Resources: Please see our “Sustainability” SDG teacher resources under “Elementary”. 

Assessment, Reflections and Core Competencies

Here is a project reflection sheet that encompasses the curricular competencies, Core Competencies and personal reflection.

Thank you to Nick Moore and Katie Leith-Mills who have supported the creation and development of this document.

It is posted in word for you to modify to fit your projects and curriculum.

ADST Criteria and Reflection

ADST french Reflection

Career People (Gr. 1-3)

Instruction book coming soon

Sewing Kit  (Grade 2-4)

  Sewing Kit Instructions

Makedo Cardboard Construction (Gr. 2-5)

Makedo Instructions

Grade 6

Bird House

Bird House Workbook

Festive Pumpkin

Festive Pumpkin Booklet

Additional ADST Projects

Infinity Cube

Infinity Cube Instructions

Shut The Box (Math Game)

Phase Two: Students Designing and Building

Once students are comfortable with using hand tools you can request materials and have students design and build their own projects.

Students will be given a project goal and they will need to design and share out their ideas. Students will need to focus on  finishing details to make a final product square, smooth, accurate and fit the design purpose.

Dawn Anderson (if requested) will come in, listen to, and provide feedback on project ideas. Dawn will provide building materials based on student designs.

Here is a sheet to help them plan: Student Design Thinking Planning Sheet

Here is the assessment and self assessment sheet: ADST Criteria and Reflection