Critical Literacy – VIDEO
Today’s students live in the information age. They are bombarded with vast amounts of information in a variety of forms and must become critical consumers and users of information in order to be successful in school and beyond. Critical literacy allows students to be active and challenging participants as they respond to texts of all types.
Engaging Boys: Powerful Possibilities for All Learners – VIDEO
Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics
Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics offers a re-imagining of what it means to engage in “direct” instruction. Rather than a separate pedagogical approach, explicit instruction is an integral part of problem-based learning and instruction. Animation and video are used to feature educator moves that support students to “notice things they would not otherwise see.” Think uncovering. Think making visible.
High-Yield Strategies for Improving Mathematics Instruction and Student Learning – VIDEO
The purpose of this webcast is to stimulate professional learning about organizing for and improving…
High-Yield Strategies to Improve Student Learning
Today’s classrooms are filled with learners whose strengths are as diverse as their needs. In order to teach all students effectively to build on strengths while zeroing in on areas that need more attention teachers must have an extensive repertoire of strategies.
Part 1: Ongoing Assessment and Feedback (Literacy)
Part 2: Teacher Moderation (Literacy)
Part 3: The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (Literacy)
Part 4: Teaching Non-Fiction Writing (Literacy)
Part 5: Using Texts of All Types (Literacy)
Part 6: Critical Literacy (Literacy)
Part 1: Ongoing Assessment and Feedback (Numeracy)
Part 2: Teacher Moderation (Numeracy)
Part 3: Three-part Problem-Solving Lesson (Numeracy)
Part 4: Use of Learning Materials Appropriate to the Mathematics (Numeracy)
Part 5: Developing a Mathematics Learning Community (Numeracy)
Kindergarten Matters: Planned, Purposeful, and Playful Talk
Life as a Kindergarten teacher can sometimes be lonely and isolating! But a new style of Kindergarten network focused on improving student achievement through collaborative inquiry is bringing Kindergarten teachers together from one family of schools for both personal support and professional learning.
Leaders in Mathematical Thinking
Learning Mathematics Within Contexts – VIDEO
What is the purpose of understanding students’ mathematical knowledge at the start of a lesson? What is the significance of contexts for student learning of mathematics? Why is it important for teachers to solve mathematical problems that they will use during their classroom lessons?
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Math in Action
Math in Action takes in-depth look at the teaching and learning at a Toronto school, where educators work to engage students in mathematics through real-world situations and explorations. Learn how staff identify and address the needs of their students by creating partnerships between school, home and the community.
Math in Action
Resource Pages: Supporting the Curiosity of K-3 Educators
These pages support K-3 educators and leaders in furthering their learning about 4 specific topics: Play-and-Inquiry-based Learning, Pedagogical Documentation, Knowing your Learner in the Reading-Writing Environment and Talk in the Classroom.
Knowing your Learner in the Reading-Writing Environment
Talk in the Classroom
Special Feature Webcast: Culture and Pedagogy in Ontario French-Language Schools
The aménagement linguistique policy for Ontario’s French-language schools and francophone communities was established to better serve their specific needs and those of their educational institutions, taking into account their minority setting within the province.
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Successful Practices in the Education of Black Students
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The Context for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat’s LNS focus on Equity of Outcomes.
The government of Ontario has made improvement in making publicly funded education the centerpiece of its mandate. This commitment begins with improved student learning and achievement in literacy and numeracy.
Asa Hilliard - High Expectations
Teacher Moderation: Collaborative Assessment of Student Work – VIDEO
Assessment has an impact on student learning. It influences the teacher’s instructional decisions and informs the student as to his or her strengths, needs, and next steps. Assessment is a complex process and it is challenging to ensure that assessment is fair, valid and consistent for all students. One way to work toward consistently effective assessment practices is through a process called teacher moderation.