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
Dawn Anderson Dawn.Anderson@sd71.bc.ca
Steve Claassen Steve.Claassen@sd71.bc.ca
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.
Career People (Gr. 1-3)
Instruction book coming soon
Sewing Kit (Grade 2-4)
Makedo Cardboard Construction (Gr. 2-5)
Planter Pollinator Box Instructions
Video Tutorial- Dawn’s YouTube Channel
The Cabin Tray
Mason Bee House
Video Tutorial – How to Build the Mason Bee Home
Caring for Your Mason Bees By the Season
Student Review Sheet – Suzanne Rae
Additional ADST Projects
West Coast Tree
Skills Canada Competition
Spaghetti Bridge Teacher Lesson and Resource
Skills Canada Competition
Wind Turbine Teacher Lesson and Resource
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