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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.
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
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.
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

 


Updates and News
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Mathematics K-12  
Daytime Webinar Series: Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities, in Mathematics - Introductory

This four-part webinar series will provide opportunities for mathematics and special education professional learning facilitators to explore the interactions and interconnections between mathematical thinking and the cognitive processes, and investigate instructional and assessment strategies that leverage strengths and support needs for students with learning disabilities.  Registration is now open.

Click < here > for additional information and registration.

Daytime Webinar Series: Fractions Understanding for Mathematics Learning and Teaching – Introductory

This four-part webinar series will provide opportunities for mathematics professional learning facilitators to develop mathematical knowledge of fractions, deepen knowledge of teaching fractions, and investigate the K-12 perspective for fractions.  Registration is now open.

Click < here > for additional information and registration.

 

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.

CYIC  
New 'Children and Youth in Care' Website now online

We are pleased to announce the launch of the newly added Children and Youth in Care website available on EduGAINS.

EduGAINS continues to be a one-stop shop for educators, providing them with ministry-developed resources that support the policies and programs related to improved learning and teaching in Ontario's publicly funded schools.

On the Children and Youth in Care site, classroom educators will find information about ministry developed resources and policy direction to support learning.

Some items to highlight on the site are:

Click on < Children and Youth in Care >
under the Ministry Developed Resources tab of the EduGAINS homepage

 

21st Century Learning  
New Video Resources - 21st Century Learning Highlights

Transforming Learning and Teaching: Ontario on the Move
School boards across the province are scaling 21st century learning and teaching practices that encourage risk taking, peer-to-peer and student-teacher collaboration, as well authentic, rich tasks. In this video, directors, principals, educators and students share insights about successful practices that are being implemented system-wide and where they hope to go next. System leaders share how and why their student achievement scores have increased, while students reflect on how their learning environment has changed.

  • Scaling
  • Student achievement
  • Assessment
  • Real-life problem solving
  • Student-teacher partnerships
  • Real-world connections
Click on < Innovation in Action / Innovation Videos > in the left menu
on the 21st Century Learning home page.

Mathematics K-12  

Mathematics K-12 New Webcast

Beyond Pictures, Numbers and Words: A Focus on Multiplication and Division 2015
In this video project, teachers and students in one classroom learn how representations and models can help to build conceptual understandings about multiplication and division. In the “Taking the Learning Home” section, you’ll find clips to support dialogue with parents about how students leverage the relationships they uncover to build fluency with procedures and facts.

Click on < Webcasts / Beyond Pictures, Numbers and Words > in the left menu
under the Resource Collection of the Mathematics K-12 website.


Promising Practices in Mathematics Learning and Teaching
Today, declining mathematics scores is a new challenge that will not wait. In elementary schools across Ontario, educators are responding. Reflected here are the stories of some schools that have seen their mathematics scores move from below the provincial target five years ago, to meeting or exceeding the target five years later.

 

Differentiated Instruction  

New DI Resources

These documents include:

  • Knowing and Responding to Learners in History, Geography and Canadian World Studies

    This new professional learning resource from Student Success provides an “at a glance” look at effective and differentiated instruction in History, Geography, Canadian and World Studies. It contains four classroom scenarios: Grade 7-8 Geography, Grade 9 Applied Geography Grade 10 Civics and grade 10 Applied History. 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.

  • Differentiated Response and Complexity of Learning and Teaching Graphic

    To address the diverse needs of all learners, educators consider varied components of instruction to rene their practice. Recent research (e.g., Leithwood, 2013; Hattie, 2012) investigating the learning and teaching process makes frequent reference to the importance of each of the components illustrated in an illustrated graphic.


Click on < Knowing and Responding Series > in the left menu of the DI website.
 


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