Related Documents

The list of Ministry of Education documents below include policies, strategies, frameworks, guidelines, reports, resource guides, and webpages that are reflected in and connected to revised curriculum policy documents. As a part of the curriculum review process, curriculum policy documents are reviewed to ensure the reflection of environmental education, equity and inclusive education, financial literacy education and First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspectives within each revised document. Connections to other ministry policies, strategies, initiatives, frameworks and resources are made where appropriate throughout the curriculum and are highlighted in regional training sessions for school board teams in preparation for implementation of revised curriculum.

This presentation includes information on how a number of ministry policies, strategies and initiatives
are reflected within the Ontario Curriculum.

Policies, Strategies and Initiatives and the Ontario Curriculum   MP4

Policies, Strategies, and Initiatives   
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Ontario Schools (pdf)
This policy/program document sets out the requirements of the Ministry of Education that govern the policies and programs of all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario.
 
Policy/Program Memoranda
Numbered policy directives are issued to district school boards and school authorities to outline the Ministry of Education's expectations regarding the implementation of ministry policies and programs.
 
A Framework for French as a Second Language in Ontario School (pdf)
A Framework for French as a Second Language in Ontario Schools, Kindergarten to Grade 12 has been developed to help school boards and schools in Ontario maximize opportunities for students to reach their full potential in French as a second Language (FSL).
 
A Sound Investment - Financial Literacy Education in Ontario Schools (pdf)
This report presents the results of the information gathering, research and consultations about ways to enhance financial literacy education in Ontario schools from grades 4-12.
 
Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow (pdf)
A policy framework for Environmental Education in Ontario Schools.
 
Creating Pathways to Success (pdf)
This document sets out the new education and career/life planning program for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.
 
English Language Learners - ESL and ELD Programs and Services (pdf)
This document sets out policies and procedures for the development and implementation of programs and supports for English language learners in Ontario Schools.
 
Growing Success - Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools (pdf)
This document outlines a comprehensive policy for the assessment, evaluation, and reporting of student achievement in Ontario schools, from grades 1 –12.
 
Ontario Early Years Policy Framework (pdf)
The Ontario Early Years Policy Framework provides a vision for the early years to ensure children, from birth to age six and their families are supported by a system of responsive, high quality, accessible, and increasingly integrated early years programs and services that contribute to healthy development today and a stronger future tomorrow.
 
Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (pdf)
Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Strategy will continue to advance our three core priorities of improving student achievement, reducing achievement gaps, and increasing public confidence in our education system.
 
Open Minds, Healthy Minds (pdf)
Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy offers a comprehensive approach to transforming the mental health system through a clear mission, forward-thinking vision and long-term strategies for change.
 
School Effectiveness Framework, K-12 (pdf)
The School Effectiveness Framework (K-12) is a school self-assessment tool to support educators in their ongoing pursuit of improved student achievement and well-being.
 
The Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework (pdf)
This Policy Framework is intended to provide the strategic policy context within which the Ministry of Education, school boards, and schools will work together to improve the academic achievement of the estimated 50,312 Aboriginal students who attend provincially funded elementary and secondary schools in Ontario.
 


Resources   
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Adolescent Literacy Guide - EduGAINS (pdf)
This guide provides information on critical areas related to adolescent literacy and outlines a framework which may be used for long-term planning to support literacy learning in grades 7-12.
 
Caring and Safe Schools in Ontario (pdf)
The document sets out a framework that system and school leaders may use to strengthen schools’ ability to provide a caring and safe environment with respect to students with special education needs.
 
e-Learning Ontario
This webpage provides information about the online support available for provincially funded school boards, K-12. Tools and resources include the provincial Virtual Learning Environment, the Ontario Education Resource Bank, courses and content packages for online and blended learning, as well as e-Community Ontario and Homework Help
 
Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario Schools: Guidelines for Policy Development and Implementation (2014) (pdf)
Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Implementation Guidelines are intended to support school boards in the implementation of their local equity and inclusive education policies to support student achievement and well-being. The guidelines outline board requirements and offer practical strategies and advice, along with examples, templates, and web links to inform school and board practice.
 
Excerpts from ELECT (Early Learning for Every Child Today: A Framework for Ontario Early Childhood Setting) (pdf)
Sections from the original 2007 publication of Early Learning for Every Child Today: A framework for Ontario early childhood settings, Excerpts from ELECT are provided as a companion to How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years.
 
Foundations for a Healthy School (pdf)
This chart has many ideas and shared practices for a healthy school.
 
How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (pdf)
A resource to support program development and pedagogy in child care and family support programs. Based on a shared view of children, families and educators it supports learning through relationships for those who work with young children and their families.
 
Learning for All, Kindergarten to Grade 12 (pdf)
A resource guide outlining an integrated process of assessment and instruction for elementary and secondary school educators across Ontario that is designed to help raise the bar and close the gap in achievement for all students.
 
Paying Attention to Literacy K-12 (pdf)
This document provides a framework for conversations about processes and strategies that will help improve literacy learning and teaching in Ontario schools. The document offers six foundational principles for improvement in literacy, K-12.
 
Paying Attention to Mathematics Education K-12 (pdf)
This document provides a framework for conversations about processes and strategies that will help improve mathematics learning and teaching in Ontario schools. The document offers seven foundational principles for improvement in mathematics, K-12.
 
Promoting a Positive School Climate: A Resource for Schools
This resource has been developed to help schools foster and maintain a positive school climate.
 
Stepping Stones (pdf)
This resource is a tool on youth development to guide the design and delivery of high quality, evidenced-based services and supports for youth province-wide.
 
   
Think, Feel, Act: Lessons from research about young children (pdf)
A webpage that includes a series of thought-provoking videos and research briefs written by experts in the early childhood field designed to support educators working in early years settings in their continuous professional learning.
 


New ContentScope and Sequence Expectations Documents   

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Financial Literacy – Scope and Sequence of Expectations
Financial Literacy, 2016 Grades 4-8 (pdf)
This scope and sequence resource document is designed to assist teachers in achieving this goal by highlighting learning opportunities in the Ontario curriculum that can help students develop skills and knowledge related to financial literacy in each subject area in Grades 4 to 8. Expectations that support financial literacy directly as well as expectations that encompass a range of opportunities to explore related topics and develop related skills have been embedded in all subjects in Grades 4 to 8 and all disciplines in Grades 9 to 12 in the revised Ontario curriculum, as appropriate. This document will be updated as required to reflect changes in revised curriculum.
 
   
Financial Literacy, 2016 Grades 9-12 (pdf)
This scope and sequence resource document is designed to assist teachers in achieving this goal by highlighting learning opportunities in the Ontario curriculum that can help students develop skills and knowledge related to financial literacy in each discipline in Grades 9 to 12. Expectations that support financial literacy directly as well as expectations that encompass a range of opportunities to explore related topics and develop related skills have been embedded in all subjects in Grades 4 to 8 and all disciplines in Grades 9 to 12 in the revised Ontario curriculum.
 

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Connections – Scope and Sequence of Expectations
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Connections, 2016 Grades 1-8 (pdf)
This Scope and Sequence resource document is designed to assist teachers with incorporating First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives into the classroom by highlighting where there are  opportunities for students to explore themes, ideas, and topics related to Indigenous peoples in  Canada in every subject area from Kindergarten to Grade 8. This document will be updated regularly to reflect changes related to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit connections in revised curriculum policy documents that have come into effect.
 
 
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Connections, 2016 Grades 9-12 (pdf)
This Scope and Sequence resource document is designed to assist teachers with incorporating First Nations, Métis, and Inuit perspectives into the classroom by highlighting where there are opportunities for students to explore themes, ideas, and topics related to Indigenous peoples in  Canada in each discipline, from Grades 9 to 12. This document will be updated regularly to   reflect changes related to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit connections in revised curriculum policy documents that have come into effect.
 

Environmental Education – Scope and Sequence of Expectations
Environmental Education, 2017 Grades Kindergarten-8 (pdf)
This resource document has been prepared to assist teachers in bringing environmental  education into the classroom in each subject area in Grades 1 to 8 and in the Kindergarten program. In the elementary curriculum, most of the expectations connected explicitly with aspects of environmental education are found in the science and technology curriculum and the social studies, history, and geography curriculum. In other subject areas, connections can be made to environmental topics or issues in various ways, and some suggestions for making such connections are given in brief comments.
 
   
Environmental Education, 2017 Grade 9-12 (pdf)
This resource document has been prepared to assist teachers in bringing environmental education into the classroom in each discipline in Grades 9 to 12. Some disciplines, by virtue of their content, are more closely linked to the study of environmental topics and issues than  others, but all disciplines provide opportunities to incorporate environmental education to some extent. This document identifies both the expectations that are connected explicitly with  aspects of environmental education, and those that can provide opportunities to make connection to environmental topics or issues in various ways, and some suggestions for making such connections are given in brief comments.
 

Health and Safety Scope and Sequence of Expectations
Health and Safety, 2017 Grades 1-8 (pdf)
A resource guide developed in partnership by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour. As children grow, gain independence, and explore their environment – at school, at home, and beyond – they must learn to identify and minimize risks to their health and safety. This resource guide has been prepared to assist teachers in bringing health and safety education into the classroom in Kindergarten and in every subject area in Grades 1 to 8. It identifies expectations across the Ontario curriculum that can help students develop knowledge and skills related to:

      • health and safety (injury prevention and health protection),
      • safe behaviours, and
      • safe practices.

The focus is on personal health and safety, safety in play and learning and other environments, and safety in relationships. In the elementary curriculum, most of the expectations that relate directly to health and safety are found in science and technology and the health and physical education curriculum. In other subject areas, connections can be made to health and safety in various ways. Suggestions for making connections are given in examples, teacher prompts, and sample issues that accompany expectations, as well as in brief comments provided throughout the document.
 
   
Health and Safety, 2017 Grades 9-12 (pdf)
A resource guide developed in partnership by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Labour.
As students mature, gain independence, and explore their learning and working environments in ever more complex ways, they must continue to learn to identify and minimize risks to their health and safety. This resource guide has been prepared to assist teachers in bringing health and safety education into the classroom in all disciplines of the Ontario curriculum. It identifies expectations across the curriculum that can help students develop knowledge and skills related to:

      •  health and safety (injury prevention and health protection),
      •  safe behaviours, and
      •  safe practices.

The focus is on personal health and safety, safety in school and work environments, and safety  in relationships. In the secondary curriculum, most of the expectations that relate to health and  safety are found in the science, technology, and health and physical education curricula. In other disciplines, connections can be made to health and safety in various ways. Suggestions for  making connections are given in examples, teacher prompts, and sample issues that accompany  expectations, as well as in brief comments provided throughout the document.