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Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

Through partnerships and innovative programs the Center brings forth research on pedagogy, child development, and tools that will help you develop your teaching practice to better serve your students.

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child

The Balanced Literacy Diet

This resource provides an overview of balanced literacy in the elementary grades. It was developed by university-based and school-based literacy experts, working together to put what is known about best practice into a form that we hope you will find both effective and practical.

The Balanced Literacy Diet

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Guide: Ontario Ministry of Education

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) is a framework for assessing and monitoring the language acquisition and literacy development of English language learners across The Ontario Curriculum.

Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Guide: Ontario Ministry of Education

Planning with Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Resources Webcasts

A series of three Webcasts to inform and support teachers with their English Language Learners (ELLs) has been created. The focus of the webcasts is on planning for your ELLs using STEP. By using this tool to plan, tracking will be completed at the same time.

Planning with Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) Resources Webcasts

 

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting repository on EduGAINS

This section of the EduGAINS website houses ministry developed resources to support assessment in Ontario schools, including policy documents, teacher resources, videos, supports for planning, and more.

Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting repository on EduGAINS

Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics

Are you working to develop your assessment practice? Do you struggle to decide on what to use: A rubric, success criteria, checklist? What about detailed feedback to the student? Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics (J. Gonzalez, 2014) outlines three types of rubrics that use aspects of criteria, evaluation, and feedback. The discussion about the pros and cons of these tools can be valuable to teachers developing their practice, or to experienced teachers looking for new tools.

Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics

20 Simple Assessment Strategies

The simple strategies found in this resource will allow you to collect information for your own use throughout the OT day, or to leave feedback for the classroom teacher.

20 Simple Assessment Strategies

Inclusive Classroom Self-Assessment for Educators

This self-assessment allows educators to reflect on their behaviours within the classroom and school community to help them identify what more they could do to create inclusive classrooms.

Inclusive Classroom Self-Assessment for Educators

ETFO Members Sharing in Assessment

ETFO Members Sharing in Assessment website provides teachers with a collection of tools and examples to enhance this ongoing process. Exploring the website will allow teachers the opportunity to choose or adapt tools that meet the needs of their students and their daily instruction practice.

ETFO Members Sharing in Assessment

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

This blog shares the learning journey of educators like you who are living the heart and art of teaching and learning with students. Teachers share their advice on classroom layout, building inclusion, classroom management, report cards and much more!

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog