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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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AER  

Harnessing the Power of Feedback in Mathematics

Summer Symposium August 15-18, 2016

You are invited to participate in a professional learning experience that will positively impact your students’ ability to learn, by increasing both your capacity and theirs to generate effective, descriptive feedback.

Click < here > to download the symposium flyer.

Click < here > for additional information and registration.

 

ELL  

Support for English Language Learners

Summer Symposium, August 8 - 11, 2016

Support for English language learners Summer Symposium, August 8 - 11, 2016. This year’s symposium will focus on supporting students that require an English Literacy Development program grades 3 -1 2. We are very pleased to announce that our Symposium Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jan Stewart.

Registration is now open!

Click < here > for the Support for ELL Summer Symposium registration form

Click < here > for the Support for ELL Summer Symposium registration form (accessible version)

 

Literacy K-12  
Summer Literacy Symposium
Classroom educators and instructional leaders are invited to Summer Literacy Symposium, August 15-18, 2016. This year’s symposium will focus on writing. We are very pleased to announce that our Symposium Keynote Speakers will be Richard Wagamese and Ann Lieberman. Registration is now open!

Click < here > for additional information and registration.

Click < here > to download the symposium flyer.

Click < here >for Summer Literacy Symposium registration form (accessible version)

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.
 

Literacy K-12  
School Leaders Webinar
Registration is now open for a webinar for school leaders. The webinar is focussed on school improvement planning for literacy learning.

Click < here > for additional information and to register.

Mathematics K-12  
Summer Learning Institute – Grade 9 Applied Mathematics

For the past two years, the OAME and OMCA have collaborated on a research project with the University of Ottawa to pilot and document the implementation of Grade 9 Applied Mathematics with school teams in nine different school boards.

A two-day Summer Learning Institute on Grade 9 Applied Mathematics is being offered inspiring schools to begin their own journey to deepen the implementation of the curriculum. The school teams and the research team involved in the project will share their learning and facilitate a co-planning process using a variety of plenary, workshop, and working group sessions.

Please share this information to anyone willing to benefit from this opportunity. Limited spaces are available.

Click < here > for more details and to register.
 

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.
 

Literacy K-12  

Webinar - New Literacies Part 1: Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs – March 9, 2016 9:30 am
Author and International Consultant on New Literacies, Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs will focus on literacy, including digital, media and global literacy. Dr. Hayes Jacobs will also discuss ways of integrating the new literacies into the curriculum, instruction and assessment tailored to specific learners in specific settings.

Click < here > to register.

Webinar - Capacity Building K-12: Literacy for a Connected World: BloggingMarch 8, 2016 4 pm
In this webinar, participants will explore and discuss the Literacy for a Connected World monograph. Resources will be offered to support educators who are interested in exploring the power of blogging as a means of communication in literacy with the purpose of optimizing student engagement and learning. This is part one of a two-part series.


Click < here > to register.
 

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  
NEW Digital Resources for Mathematics

Number Line by mathies is a digital learning tool that can be used to represent, compare, order and operate on whole numbers and integers using vectors, hops, magnitude bars, number ribbons or points on the number line.

Diamond Drop – Whole Numbers is a game that challenges players to create correct comparison statements.

Digital Resources for Mathematics can be accessed by clicking on
< Classroom Practices/Technology & Teaching Tools >
in the left menu of Mathematics K-12.
 

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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