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EduGAINS is a website that houses ministry developed resources to support policies and programs related to improved learning and teaching - Kindergarten to Grade 12 - in Ontario schools.


The key audience for this website is the classroom educator and those in roles with the responsibility to support them, including:
- School Leaders
- System Leaders
- Professional Learning Facilitators

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ELL  

ELL Twitter Chat

Welcome to the @ELLontario twitter chat. It is a learning tool that will inspire educators of English language learners (ELLs) through the sharing of innovative ideas and strategies that support their students. The hashtag, #ELLontario will allow you to connect and engage with educators on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:30- 8:30pm EST. Join our first twitter chat on Wednesday, October 26th on Supporting ELLs in Math.

 

Literacy K-12  
Student Achievement Literacy Planning Resource

The Student Achievement Literacy Planning Resource is a tool that supports the collaborative efforts SSLs, system and school leaders and teams to plan for and implement deep, precise and targeted actions that support literacy instruction and achievement.  This resource consolidates effective practices from Ontario boards, schools and classrooms for identifying and addressing the needs of students facing literacy challenges.

 

Literacy K-12  
Adolescent Literacy

A revised and updated Adolescent Literacy Guide has been released! In addition, an online professional learning module is now available to support self-directed professional learning about Adolescent Literacy.

 

Differentiated Instruction  
Knowing and Responding to Learners in French as a Second Language (FSL) – Core French

This new professional learning resource provides an “at a glance” look at effective and differentiated instruction in Core French. It contains three classroom scenarios: Grade 8, Grade 9 Applied, and Grade 11-12 Open. The scenarios illustrate how teachers assess, plan and adapt their instruction to determine and address the interests, learning needs and preferences of students. The resource is intended to stimulate educator discussion and reflection on classroom practice.

Click on < Knowing & Responding Series > in the left menu on the DI home page.

 

Literacy K-12  
Webinar Series: Going Further With Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers

This three-part series builds on the previous webinar series: Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers. This series will provide opportunities for discussion and further learning about how classroom educators can support students in grade 7-12 classrooms who struggle with reading.
Click < here > for additional information and registration.

Early Primary  
Supports for the Kindergarten Addendum to Growing Success

Materials from Provincial Training for The Kindergarten Program 2016, Growing Success: The Kindergarten Addendum, and the Communication of Learning Templates

Included are:

  • the slide deck, which has been modified to indicate (in red) where discussions and activities took place during the sessions
  • the fundamental principles of play from the front matter of the Kindergarten program document
  • the Appendix from the Kindergarten program document which lists all of the overall expectations with their related specific expectations
  • side-by-side charts showing changes in the expectations between the 2010 version of the document and the 2016 version
  • key definitions related to the Communication of Learning templates
  • sample comments for the Communication of Learning templates
Click < here > to access the training materials.
 

Mathematics K-12  
Mathematics K-12 Reorganization

Come and check out EduGAINS Mathematics K – 12 !

With this reorganization, the buried treasures are now easier to find.

 

Differentiated Instruction  

New DI FSL Resource

Knowing and Responding to Learners in FSL
Listening to Learn Module

The Listening to Learn module presents a differentiated approach to teach listening in FSL, by identifying six key factors that influence the difficulty level of oral texts. These factors are demonstrated through a series of teaching/learning samples, each of which describes a listening activity, the context in which the activity might be used, and strategies that can be used specifically to differentiate for varying degrees of competency in listening.

Click on < Knowing & Responding Series > in the left menu on the DI home page.

 

Mathematics K-12  
Web Conference – Focus on Unit Fractions - February 2016

6 one-sevenths, 7 one-sevenths, 8 one-sevenths… Counting by unit fractions is one strategy that helps us to focus on what we are counting. This webinar will look more closely at the importance of unit fractions in understanding fractions overall.
Presenters Dr. Cathy Bruce and Shelley Yearley will take participants through some of the key research and classroom-based activities that focus on unit fractions in order to help students gain the foundations they need not only for working with fractional amounts but also for understanding and performing operations with fractions.

Click on <  Professional Learning / Fractions: Learning and Teaching > in the left menu
on the home page of Mathematics K-12.
 

21st Century Learning  

21st Century Competencies

Draft Foundation Document for Discussion (2016)

Key findings are included from in-depth literature reviews on 21st century/global competencies (Draft - Ontario Ministry of Education, 2016). Education systems are moving forward to emphasize and develop these competencies through deliberate changes in curriculum design and pedagogical practice.
Click on the corresponding title slide in the carousel on the 21C home page.
 

Special Education  
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Resources

SEAC resources can now be found on the Special Education tab of EduGAINS. You will find all of the SEAC Provincial Conference 2015 resources and District School Board SEAC developed resources including handbooks, brochures and effective practices to support professional learning opportunities, alignment and building relationships.

Click on the SEAC tab in the left menu of Classroom Educator, System Leader or
Professional Learning Facilitator on the Special Education website.

 

Curriculum  
NEW—Human Development and Sexual Health Education Webinar

Access slides used for February webinars to support learning about the Human Development and Sexual Health component of the Health and Physical Education curriculum.

The document can be found under 'Resources' on the < Elementary > and < Secondary >
Health and Physical Education pages of the Curriculum website.


ELL  

PowerPoint – Supporting Syrian Newcomers

This powerpoint  titled Supporting English Language Learners:  The Role of Administrators in Welcoming and Programming for Newcomers Requiring ELD Programs in Ontario Classrooms was a part of an Adobe Connect session held on January 20 and 21, 2016.  This powerpoint can be used by school leaders to reflect upon how they can support newcomer students, their families and the educators that support these students.

Click on < Improving Instructional Program > under School Leader on the ELL website.

 

Literacy K-12  

ALERT: Make Room For Thinking Metacognitively

This ALERT focusses on supporting students with explicit strategies to stimulate and monitor their learning with the goal of becoming more independent learners.


ALERT: Make Room For Making Connections to Deepen Understanding

This ALERT focusses on supporting students with strategies to make strong connections during and after reading to deepen their understanding and lead to higher levels of engagement with text.


Click on < Professional Learning / ALERT > in the left menu of Literacy K-12.
 

Special Education  
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Resources

SEAC resources can now be found on the Special Education tab of EduGAINS. You will find all of the SEAC Provincial Conference 2015 resources and District School Board SEAC developed resources including handbooks, brochures and effective practices to support professional learning opportunities, alignment and building relationships.

Click on the SEAC tab in the left menu of Classroom Educator, System Leader or
Professional Learning Facilitator on the Special Education website.

 

Special Education  
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Resources

SEAC resources can now be found on the Special Education tab of EduGAINS. You will find all of the SEAC Provincial Conference 2015 resources and District School Board SEAC developed resources including handbooks, brochures and effective practices to support professional learning opportunities, alignment and building relationships.

Click on the SEAC tab in the left menu of Classroom Educator, System Leader or
Professional Learning Facilitator on the Special Education website.

 

Mental Health  
Resources to Support Syrian Newcomer Students and their Families

To support welcoming the Syrian newcomer students and their families to school, including in the area of mental health and well-being, School Mental Health ASSIST and consulting advisory groups have developed an Info-Sheet for educators. The resource is organized to support a planful, whole school approach that recognizes all school staff and students have a role to play in helping newcomers to feel welcome and supported.

Click on < Additional Resources > in the left menu on the Mental Health home page.

 

Literacy K-12  
Metacognition Video

A new video and accompanying viewer’s guide is available to show the adolescent literacy component of Metacognition in the classroom.
Click on < Professional Learning Content / Video > in the left menu
under the Professional Learning Facilitator tab of the Literacy K-12 site.
 

Literacy K-12  
Webinar Series: Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers

This three-part webinar series will provide opportunities for discussion and learning about how classroom educators can support students in grade 7-12 classrooms who struggle with reading. Registration is now open.
Click < here > for additional information and registration.
 

Mathematics K-12  
Fractions Research Summary

Use of the Fractions Learning Pathways tasks can increase student learning and close gaps for Junior and Intermediate students. A two page summary of the research process and findings to date is now available.

Click on < Professional Learning / Fractions: Learning and Teaching > in the left menu
on the Mathematics K-12 home page.
 

21st Century Learning  
New Video Resources - 21st Century Learning Highlights
Real-World Math Connections
The video provides a glimpse into a grade 7 mathematics class in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board where students are working on an authentic, rich task involving measurement and 3D printing. It shows how a growth mindset and risk-taking is valued in the classroom and how the school is focused on using math through practical practice.
  • Growth mindset
  • Deeper learning
  • Real-world, authentic learning
  • Collaboration
  • Teaching measurement through 3D printing
  • Learning for transfer
Click on < Innovation in Action / Innovation Videos > in the left menu
on the 21st Century Learning home page.

About Us!
EduGAINS is a website that houses ministry developed resources to support policies and programs related to improved learning and teaching - Kindergarten to Grade 12 - in Ontario schools.
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The key audience for this website is the classroom educator and those in roles with the responsibility to support them, including:
- School Leaders
- System Leaders
- Professional Learning Facilitators

 


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