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New PIAs available for Access Learning, Rosetta Stone and EVERFI

PIAs for Access Learning, Rosetta Stone (French), EVERFI – Future Goals: Hockey Scholar and Ignition: Future Goals are available to download and personalize for your district.

Completion of these PIAs ensures Districts comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) when introducing new initiatives or programs.

You can download your PIA templates and access additional privacy and security information at pia.bcerac.ca.


Bringing Virtual Learning Experiences to Your Classroom

Explore the possibilities to engage your students in real-time learning. You can find a short video to inspire you and tips to get you started. Identify your learning purpose and connect with an expert to arrange a session or join a pre-arranged virtual learning experience.  You will find everything here.

Matific PIA

As of December 31, 2017, the Matific Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) template is revised to reflect the fact that all student data is hosted on Canadian servers located in the province of Quebec.

ERAC provides generic PIA templates to help Districts comply with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) when introducing an initiative or program(s).

ERAC members can download this PIA template and access additional privacy and security information at pia.bcerac.ca.

New! Learning Resource Selection Course

Wondering How to Select Resources for Your Classroom?

Whether you are a beginning teacher or a veteran, Learning Resource Selection for K-12 Teachers will support your decision-making process so you feel confident that you’ve exercised due diligence in choosing appropriate resources for your classroom. Developed by ERAC, in partnership with Open School BC (https://www.openschool.bc.ca/k12/), this course contains four modules and is designed to guide you through a resource selection process.

Create your ERAC account, and login to the course here.

Completing the four modules should take approximately 45 minutes.

IT4K12 Attendees

Here are your 2017 Post Conference Highlights

Thank you to all our members and exhibitors who attended this year’s IT4K12 event. It was another successful year of learning together and technology.

Our post conference website is now live! View recorded sessions, lists of exhibitors, prize winners and more. We have kept the program up, so you can identify sessions and presenters. Feel free to forward all this information to your colleagues who were unable to attend.

Whether you joined us at IT4K12 2017 or not, we hope you find this post conference material useful. We look forward to seeing you again at IT4K12 2018 which will be held November 22 & 23, 2018.

Trimble SketchUp License Change Notification

If your School District held a 2015 license for SketchUp Pro, please note that it expired November 20, 2017 and you will need to upgrade to a newer version. Either 2016 or 2017 version are still available and ERAC has provided a PIA template that you can personalize for your own district. SketchUp will be offering access to its latest version 2018, later this fall. Please note that the 2018 version has not been reviewed for Privacy Impact Assessment, and the deeper integration with Google Drive and Classroom will present complications for classroom use by students, under B.C. privacy laws.

Thanks to the PSA Superconference

Thanks for visiting us at the Superconference!

Congratulations to the educator from Armstrong Elementary in Burnaby who won a set of evaluated Aboriginal texts for their school!

We look forward to staying to connected with all of you who created an account with ERAC. Watch for our monthly newsletter with updates on new resources. Tell your colleagues about the BC ERAC app for easy searching of the K12 Resource Collection, and encourage them to create their ERAC account.

Follow us on twitter @bcerac where we highlight digital resources and curriculum connections.

Educators! Apply to Become an ERAC Evaluator

Posting deadline extended.  See more information here:

Consider applying to become an ERAC evaluator. Successful applicants are appointed to a 3 year term. Evaluators are trained in resource evaluation criteria and processes, and provided compensation for carrying out their assignments, from home. Provide value to your provincial colleagues while building your own professional expertise.

More Session Highlights

Sessions to Support District Strategies and Planning for Ed and Tech Professionals

  • Moving into 21st Century Infrastructure by creating a IT strategic plan that addresses the educational and administrative needs of a School District, with a focus on student learning and teachers enhancing classroom experiences. Find out how one district is developing a responsive approach to providing IT support and functionality to further ADST and other curriculum.
  • Get the Inside Look: Modeling Project Planning Through an RFP Process Planning for an RFP process related to technology infrastructure requires leadership from a multi-department team including technology and education. This session will provide practical tips and considerations for developing an RFP process, using a Wifi network upgrade as an example.
  • An Education on Privacy Risk


Sessions for Technology Infrastructure/Systems

  • Layer 3 Switches and LAN Topology Best Practices The demands on school district’s Local Area Networks are increasing as connectivity becomes critical to teaching and learning. Are your school LANs capable of meeting the challenge?
  • First Steps into the Cloud Building off the experiences that SD42 had in moving to the public cloud we will share our early easy wins, some of the issues we ran into, and how we solved them. Microsoft will bring similar stories from customers across Canada. You will bring your questions and experiences to share
  • Leadership on the Front Lines
  • Network Traffic Shaping for NGN QoS on Palo Alto Firewalls


Sessions to Support Curriculum Implementation and Innovation in the Classroom

  • Instructional Samples for K-12 Teachers – The Ministry of Education will showcase instructional samples that follow a pedagogical framework that includes: connections to the curriculum, First Peoples Principles of Learning, and classroom assessment. Also included is an overview of Taking Making into Classrooms, an online course that serves as an entry point into the ADST curriculum.
  • District Wide Implementation of Computational Thinking
  • Office 365 Cool Uses in the Classroom
  • LibGuides – Connecting Learning to Digital Resources

IT4K12 Conference – Program is Now Available

Check out the IT4K12 Program Page to view the most up to date program. Here you will find details on the many presentations and workshops being offered at this year’s event as well as presenter information. There are two views to choose from so you can easily plan your time at the conference.

Have you registered to attend this year’s IT4K12 Conference? Join your colleagues and ERAC members from across BC by registering now. Limited space remains available to attend the special pre-conference event Wednesday November 8th at Microsoft Vancouver. To reserve a spot, select the option to attend during registration.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special event rate being offered on guest rooms at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport hotel. Book by October 17th through the online reservation system. This special rate is available three days prior to and after the event.