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Canadian School Libraries Journal

This is a website that is focused on centering the experiences, viewpoints and research on school libraries. There are many articles, teaching strategies and lesson ideas that new teachers can learn from. It also shows the power of collaborating with the teacher and school teacher-librarian on various curriculum subjects. This website is powerful because it can help new teachers get ideas of how to approach various projects and lessons for various subject areas with a particular focus on literacy education.

Canadian School Libraries Journal

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

This is a great list of curated podcasts for teachers that cover a variety of topics and grade levels. Most of the podcasts listed are by teachers for teachers so they have a great insider perspective to the lived experiences of teachers. The podcasts cover topics such as math, equity, steam and leadership. There is something for everyone!

The Top 10 Recommended Podcasts for Professional Development

Teaching Tolerance

This website provides resources that support teachers as they help their students become active citizens through a social justice lens. The resources are categorized in different topics for easy browsing and accessibility such as Classroom Resources, Professional Development and Podcasts. Teachers will be able to find a variety of resources to support their work in different subject areas as well as gain ideas and continue to develop their social justice teaching lens.

Teaching Tolerance

Example Article: Favorite Holiday Poster Projects Aren’t Inclusive

NCTM

Founded in 1920, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the world’s largest mathematics education organization, with 60,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates throughout the United States and Canada. It is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student through vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

NCTM

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