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Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

OTF Connects invites teachers to learn, share and collaborate with colleagues from across the province through rich, relevant professional learning opportunities. Sessions are offered in a wide variety of topic areas including Technology in the Classroom, Mathematics, Curriculum, Kindergarten, and Financial Literacy. More sessions will be added throughout the coming months, so check back frequently.

Ontario Teachers’ Federation – OTF Connects

Instructional, Positive, Kid- Friendly Rubrics

This resource is the result of a collaborative project by Ontario educators to address the three types of evaluation (assessment for, as and of learning). The three rubrics created address the assessment and evaluation requirements in the 2010 “Growing Success” document as well as providing students with a means to assess their own learning with the Assessment “As” learning rubric. The included “Bump it Up” activities supports students to find ways to use teacher feedback to improve their own learning. This will also support new teachers and OTs in developing their assessment practice.

Instructional, Positive, Kid- Friendly Rubrics

Teach and Transform

This website has many articles, reflections and lesson plan ideas for teachers to engage in social justice education.

Teach and Transform

School Library Journal

A website with relevant articles connected to social justice, representation and equity. Focus on lessons from school libraries and book collection reviews and development.

School Library Journal

Black Lives Matter at School

This website has lesson plans and classrooms resources which teachers can use for Black History Month and also to incorporate Black Lives Matter teaching lens into their teaching philosophies.

Black Lives Matter at School

The Speech-language Resources Website

The Speech-language Resources Website has a variety of high quality programs, books, booklets and worksheets, many of them free, that can be used in your classroom. The learning activities are designed to support your students’ comprehension and use of spoken and written language. The resources can be used for students across the K-12 years.

The Speech-language Resources Website

Teaching Tolerance

This is a website that provides teachers with curriculum support (lesson plans, articles) to critically plan and teach from a social justice lens and ensure all are represented.

Teaching Tolerance

Mirrors, Windows, Doors Celebrating Diversity in a whole world of Children’s and YA Literature

A website dedicated to thinking about diversity in literature. There are many articles and theme-related reading lists for elementary, middle and high school students. This website helps educators critically assess the literature they share with students.

Mirrors, Windows, Doors Celebrating Diversity in a whole world of Children’s and YA Literature

Share My Lesson

A U.S. based resource, funded by the American Federation of Teachers, this website provides a huge repository of free lesson plans and teacher PD resources. Lessons are organized by divisions, grade, and subject area so you can easily find something for your classroom. A robust section of professional development webinars provided opportunities for self-directed PD. Sign up using LinkedIn, Facebook, or Google+ credentials.

Share My Lesson

Sub Bag Musts

Simple ideas for what to keep in your “just-in-case” substitute teacher bag.

Sub Bag Musts