What's New

Financial Literacy Education  
New Parent Resources

A new Parent’s Guide to Financial Literacy in Ontario Schools, Grades 4 to 12, is posted on the School Leader page under Parent Resources.

This guide includes a breakdown of the concepts and key topics covered in different grade levels to show how financial literacy is integrated in the curriculum to support their child`s learning. The guide also provides practical examples parents can use to engage their child in learning financial literacy skills, and references the ministry of education`s website and other resources available.

Literacy K-12  
Twitter Chat: Novel Studies and the Adolescent Reader

Welcome to the @LiteracyON twitter chat. We are using this tool to inspire educators of Literacy K - 12 through the sharing of innovative ideas, strategies and resources that support their students. Join us for our next twitter chat on Monday, May 29 at 7:30-8:30pm EST. The hashtag #LiteracyON will allow you to connect and engage with educators from across the province and beyond on the topic of Novel Studies and the Adolescent Reader.

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.

Join us for our next twitter chat on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:30-8:30 pm EST.

The hashtag, #ELLontario will allow you to connect and engage with educators on the topic of

Based Learning and English Language Learners.

Literacy K-12  

SCOPE Research Synopsis

Check out our newest set of literacy resources. SCOPE Research Synopses are intended to support professional learning about issues related to literacy learning. Each research synopsis is part of a series based on various topics. The first series focuses on the power of collective efficacy in supporting student learning.


Mathematics K-12  
New from

Catch a Bouncing Ball Operations game, Colour Tiles and the Set Tool are available as desktop and from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Rekenrek, Relational Rods+ and Notepad are now available in French. Annotation Tools has been updated to include the ability to copy annotation objects.

Literacy K-12  
Adolescent Literacy: Book Project

Book Project 2.0 and Book Project 2.1:Re-imaging the Novel Study
shows how inquiry, annotation and choice were key aspects as part of guiding students to think deeply about ideas related to their novel study. The resource includes a series of videos and a facilitator's guide.

Click on < Professional Learning Content / Book Project 2.0 & 2.1 > in the left menu
under the Professional Learning Facilitator tab of the Literacy K-12 site.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting  

Second Annual Assessment Summer Symposium
July & August 2017

Using Assessment to Inform Teacher Practice & Pedagogical Moves in the K-12 Classroom

The Second Annual Assessment Summer Symposium will focus on the assessment process, with a closer look at assessment, evaluation and reporting practices that go into a rich and differentiated learning experience for students in K-12 classrooms.

Participants will have opportunities to meet and work with other K-12 educators from across the province, to develop methods to plan and provide descriptive feedback to students to move their learning forward. Digital tools and processes will support learning in this symposium, and participants will develop and build an e-portfolio to summarize and showcase their learning at the end of the four days.

Click < here > for additional information and registration.

21st Century Learning  
New Parent Resources

New parent resources from, posted to the 21st Century Learning Making Connections page:

Getting The Most Out of Video Games
This guide provides information on video game ratings, ways to pick good games for your kids, tools for avoiding unexpected charges, and tips for managing game playing in the home.

The Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents
Designed to prepare parents and guardians for the conversations they should have with their children when they first start using digital devices.

· Project Shift: Creating a Safer World for Young Women
A Guide for Trusted Adults: Practical Tips and Tools for Supporting Girls and Young Women Navigating Life Online.


ELL Summer Symposium

Now posted information and registration forms for the 2017 Summer Symposium, “Bridging the Divide: Supporting English Language Learners in Mathematics”.

Click < here > for the "Supporting English Language Learners in Mathematics” registration form or click on the first slide of the carousel on the ELL home page.

21st Century Learning  

Technology and Learning Fund (TLF)

A Guide to Implementation: Updated 2017

In an effort to bring innovation to learning, the government introduced the Technology and Learning Fund (TLF) in 2014 as a three-year, multi-faceted investment designed to support transformation in teaching and learning in Ontario.


Mathematics K-12  
New Fractions Tasks and Resources Available

Six new tasks, one for each of the comparing fractions cells, are now available with additional support materials. Also, a new short research summary, entitled Math for Teaching: Rectangles, Number Lines and Circles,Oh My! provides strategies for supporting students in selecting representations with longevity.
Click < here > for Fractions Learning Pathways.
Click < here > for Fractions Teaching Supports.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting  
New Video Resources Available for Gathering Valid and Reliable Evidence of Learning

What does assessment and evaluation look like in secondary classrooms? Watch this new video series, with accompanying viewing guides, to learn more about assessment for, as and of learning in cross-disciplinary secondary classrooms.


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