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ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

This photo and video-content driven website contains professional learning for educators teaching in the Kindergarten context. Topics include observation of children, mathematics, conversations, and classroom tours.

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

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

Nine Categories of Modification

This document describes nine strategies that may be used to modify classroom programs. It excerpt from Classroom Beginnings a joint project of ETFO and SDCO.

Nine Categories of Modification

IEP Resource Guide

This Ministry of Education document explores the individual education plan (IEP) process. It includes a variety of templates, and samples.

IEP Resource Guide

ETFO’s Special Education Handbook

These excerpts from ETFO’s excellent special education handbook examine specific areas of student needs and strategies for assisting students with those needs.

ETFO’s Special Education Handbook

Education for All Expert Panel Special Education Needs Grade K-6 (2005)

The report of the Ontario Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Special Needs in Grades Kindergarten to Six. This comprehensive document  recommends practices, based on research, that would allow Ontario’s teachers to improve and reinforce effective instruction of reading, writing, oral communication, and mathematics to students who have special education needs.

Education for All Expert Panel Special Education Needs Grade K-6

Including Students with Exceptionalities

This document explores the issues related to the inclusion of students with exceptionalities in the regular classroom setting.

Including Students with Exceptionalities

OCUP Special Education Companion (2002)

This document is a companion piece to the now defunct Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner. It has a great deal of information regarding identification and placement, IEPs, accommodations and modifications, teaching strategies, specific skill strategies, and assessment.

OCUP Special Education Companion (2002)

The Educational Implications of ADHD

This article examines research into treatment outcomes, and teaching practices that work with students who have ADHD.

The Educational Implications of ADHD

Standards for School Boards’ Special Education Plans (2000)

This document, published by the Ontario Ministry of Education, outlines the expected special education standards for development, program planning, and implementation (2000).

Standards for School Boards’ Special Education Plans