Resources by subject

Resources by subject

Often Occasional Teachers are called to teach a class which may not be in an area of curricular specialty. This is the section in which you will find those subject specific supports which will help you shine!

National Council of Teachers of English

This website has stories and resources for teachers teaching language arts with a social justice lens.

National Council of Teachers of English

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children is Valuable

Reading aloud to middle school students is valuable for their emotional and academic wellbeing. It is a way teachers can foster a love for reading and teach
various literary and rhetorical devices.

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children is Valuable

The Ontario Kindergarten Program – Overview and Resources

EduGains provides a comprehensive overview of the goals of Early Learning (EL) programs in Ontario schools as well as information on planning and assessment. Occasional Teachers can use this information to improve their confidence and effectiveness in EL assignments.

The Ontario Kindergarten Program – Overview and Resources

Government of Canada Science Education Resources

This Government of Canada page links dozens of activities, lesson plans, videos and more to help youth learn about science and technology.

The government of Canada Science Education Resources

Computational Thinking in Math Education

The integration of computational thinking (CT) in mathematics teaching and learning can support the Ministry of Education’s mathematics goal of helping “students build a solid conceptual foundation in math” through dynamic modelling, by making abstract concepts “tangible” code objects, and by offering opportunities for students to develop a robust understanding of mathematical concepts through hands-on investigations. Resources linking to partnering organizations within the Math Knowledge Network (MKT) provide inspiration for teachers who plan to incorporate coding into their math program.

Computational Thinking in Math Education

The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators

CODE began as an informal organization to support Drama and Dance education. The website has a wealth of free K-8 resources as well as information on workshops and events.

The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators

The Curriculum Corner

This website has a plethora of free resources that you can used in a pinch in a daily OT assignment, or include in your planning in a long-term gig. Although the resources are based on U.S. standards of education, Ontario educators will find materials that align with Ontario curriculum expectations.

The Curriculum Corner

The Invading Species Awareness Program

Developing from a partnership between Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the aim of this program is public education. Resources available can be to teach about specific environmental concerns within Ontario, making this relevant to our students’ lives. Most resources are physical, which means you’ll have to order them. Units on biodiversity are available, aligning with the Ontario Grade 4 and Grade 6 Science curriculum. A Kids Corner section includes a fishing game to help kids learn about invasive species.

The Invading Species Awareness Program

Youcubed

Youcubed’s mission is “to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math into accessible and practical forms”. Although some resources are paid, there is a wealth of free resources and ideas. The ideology and strategies are well-researched and proven, and can support teachers both in the classroom and in development of their teaching practice.

Youcubed

The Art of Ed

The Art of Education (AOE) is an innovative higher learning institution committed to delivering amazing professional development to art educators everywhere. The Art of Education’s distance education courses, conferences, workshops, and other valuable resources provide unique and practical learning opportunities for every art teacher at every stage of their career. The website has free lesson plans for teaching art as well as paid content.

The Art of Ed