Online Resources

Youth on computer

Program Planning

Why?

Studies have shown the best after school programs have planned learning activities and structures of learning (Harvard Family Research Project (2008): After School Programs in the 21st Century ). This requires the Education Manager and Mentors prioritize and discuss learning plans for individual youth or small group projects and/or workshops for the larger youth group. Mentor’s can also work with another mentor to design and co-facilitate a workshop. You may get ideas from your EM’s calendar amalgamating possible themes for each month. There is also an abundance of programming ideas on the program planning portal on the RTG website.

Introduction: How To Access And Use The Program Plan Area Of The Portal

RTG has structured the program around specific “essential” components and study areas. But, in order to simplify the process for mentors only 2 streams will be available for you – Academic Success and Life After School on the program plan portal on the RTG mentor site. Plans will be available from 35 clubs across Canada!

There are also filters for 1-1 activities and group activities.

If you want to make a new program plan please discuss with your EM who will provide the template for design and post for you on the portal.

You will also be able to peruse monthly calendars from 35 clubs by going on All Clubs icon on RTG site and viewing a calendar icon beside the club name. Please click on the icon and a calendar will appear.

Happy Planning!


Why icebreakers?

Icebreakers can play an important role in helping young people integrate and connect with one another in a group environment. Icebreakers can also enhance your teaching by helping to stimulate cooperation and participation. They can provide positive momentum for small group study and discussion by:

Icebreakers and you

A 10 SECOND CHECK LIST!
Icebreakers
Description
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Funny icebreakers for kids, adults & teens icebreakerideas.com
Icebreaker Games for Teens www.greatgroupgames.com
Icebreaker Games via Pinterest www.pinterest.com/explore/ice-breaker-games
Icebreaker Questions Icebreaker questions chart
Icebreaker brain teasers Brain teaser chart

Online Resources for Mentors

Literacy/English
Description
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Reading comprehension www.Readtheory.org
Vocabulary comprehension freerice.com
Practice English Language Arts, separated by grade level(JK-Grade 12) ca.ixl.com
TedEd Lessons – Lessons worth sharing Ed.ted.com
Games
Description
Link
English Online www.english-online.org.uk
Anglomaniacy – English for Kids www.anglomaniacy.pl
Games to Learn English gamestolearnenglish.com
Worksheets
Description
Link
English For Everyone www.englishforeveryone.org
Using English www.usingenglish.com
English Worksheets http://www.englishwsheets.com
Social
Description
Link
TedEd Lessons – Lessons worth sharing Ed.ted.com
CNN Student News www.cnn.com/studentnews
Huffington Post Teen News Huffingtonpost.com/teen
Math
Description
Link
Khan Academy Khanacademy.org
TedEd Lessons – Lessons worth sharing Ed.ted.com
Math Worksheets
Description
Link
IXL Learning ca.ixl.com
Math Drills www.math-drills.com
Basic Mathematics www.basic-mathematics.com
The Teachers Corner worksheets.theteacherscorner.net
Science
Description
Link
Khan Academy Khanacademy.org
TedEd Lessons – Lessons worth sharing Ed.ted.com
IFL Science! – environment, technology, apace, the brain, plants & animals, physics and chemistry www.iflscience.com
The Eyes of Nye, Bill Nye the Science Guy, YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4vOPaonZng
Periodic table song www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cqauZq4uYM
Science Worksheets
Description
Link
The Teachers Cafe theteacherscafe.com
French Language Arts
Description
Link
French Worksheets www.qcfrench.com/worksheets
Covering All Subject Areas
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Link
All subject areas; at an Intermediate focused level www.ck12.org
Excellent Academic Source for all subjects Grades 1- 12 www.khanacademy.org
Crash course- network of YouTube channels with professionally done lessons covering a spectrum of subjects www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse
Wolfram Alpha – Computational knowledge engine- covering all subject areas and more www.wolframalpha.com
Career Tests
Description
Link
University of Waterloo-Career test/quizzes, general career search, affiliations with University of Waterloo, University of Guelph and Queen’s University uwaterloo.ca
Learn about a career, choosing a school, what your dream job may be, take a career test salary.com/demographic/Student
Extras
Description
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High School Teen/Youth Mentoring Handbook Alberta (Online Version) Mentor Handbook PDF
Ontario Curriculum Documents – Primary/Junior (JK-Grade 8) www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary
Intermediate (Grade 9-12) www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/subjects.html
Downtime educationally appropriate websites
Description
Link
Math game website www.mathisfun.com
Math game website www.math-games.org
Math game website www.coolmath-games.com
Sploder – Where games come true. Creating / Building your own game www.sploder.com
Teen Reads – The ultimate reading list. Over 400 titles www.teenreads.com
Brain Den- puzzles, riddles and brain teasers www.brainden.com
An Online Calendar
Description
Link
Similar to a word document calendar, to help students organize their time and projects, particularly for exams www.calendarsthatwork.com
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