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How Cyber Threats Affect You

It’s week two of Cyber Security Awareness Month and the theme is How Cyber Threats Affect You. In a digital world, many of us have had experience with cyber threats. Do any of these sound familiar? Learn more in these BC infosheets: Social Engineering Infosheet Fraud Identity Theft Infosheet Internet of Things Thought Paper Not… Read more

Break the Fake

Today is the start of Media Literacy Week. From October 7th to 11th, Canadians are invited to Break the Fake by stopping the spread of false information. MediaSmarts has brought back the house hippos for this campaign. How can you figure out what’s real and what’s fake? You can also get individual videos for each… Read more

Dyslexia Myths

Did you know that October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month? It’s a great time to become better informed about dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Five places to get more facts about dyslexia: 7 Common Myths About Dyslexia Debunking the Myth about Dyslexia Dyslexia FAQ from The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity International Dyslexia Association… Read more

Canadian Library Month

October is Canadian Library Month! More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. This year’s theme is “A Visit Will Get You Thinking“. The following video highlights some of the great work being done in BC… Read more

How Cyber Threats Work

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! This annual event is focused on the importance of cyber security and the simple steps you can take to protect yourself, your family, your workplace and your devices. The month is divided into weekly themes, and the first week’s theme is How cyber threats work. You can find more… Read more

And the winners are …

Thanks to everyone for submitting wonderful entries to the Decoda Literacy Month Photo Contest. The random draw was held today and we are happy to announce the lucky winners: Rebecca Vassilakakis from Castlegar for the individual prize and the LINC 7 morning class S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC, Richmond – Instructor April Toh for the class prize. Congratulations!… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – October 2019

The October issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It contains articles about the October election, spooky places, a rainbow crosswalk, and more … You can find the Teacher’s Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive the newspaper for free, click here.  Now,… Read more

Decoda Plays Literacy Month Bingo – I Spy

Today is the last day of Literacy Month 2019. We’re playing ‘I Spy’ on the Literacy Month Bingo card! Since the signature colour for Literacy Month is purple, we’re focussed on looking for purple. There’s lots of it in the entries for the #PutonYourPurple photo contest. Here’s a sample: Even more purple to see in… Read more

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is an annual event held each September 30th in remembrance of the Canadian Residential School system and the impact of this government policy on First Nations. Phyllis Webstad presents her memories of Residential schools and the meaning of Orange Shirt Day. The Orange Shirt Day website now includes links to resources for… Read more