Posts tagged ‘Edugains’
EduGAINS is adding new content: Check out these! Content has been reproduced from their Whats New page.
|21st Century Learning|
|New Video Resources – 21st Century Learning Highlights|
Click on < Professional Learning / ALERT > in the left menu of the Literacy home page.
Click on < Professional Learning / Leaders Connect > in the left menu
under the School Leader tab of the Literacy site.
Further to Lauren’s post on new technologies …
Edugains, 21st Century, has released a 2-page document titled 21st Century Teaching and Learning New Pedagogies for Deeper Learning What Research Tells Us… which is all bout all about learning with technology and the importance of “… professional learning ought to provide educators with opportunities to develop the mindsets, knowledge and skills to meet the challenge of new pedagogies for deeper learning, and to contribute to the success of all students in Ontario” (p. 2).
Frankly I don’t think that there is anything rocket-science-y about this document, other than being a handy short summary of Ontario’s vision, some relevant research to support the vision, and a couple of references/ links to what other Boards are doing – well put like that it sounds like a lot. Lauren’s post refers to all the fabulous resources on technology available from the Professional Library. If you’d like some information to get you going on using educational technology (Google, apps, gaming, coding, mobile devices or cell phones), please contact the Library at (416) 395-8289 or firstname.lastname@example.org . And remember that the TDSB’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Department delivers major support, assistance, ideas, learning opportunities via their AW site at https://aw.tdsb.on.ca/sites/tl/tlte/SiteHome.aspx
The one thing this article reminded me about was the Ontario’s Technology Learning Fund announced last September, see the Ministry or CODE for more info. The Ministry’s news release on the Technology Learning fund, says “Starting this school year, Ontario’s $150 million technology and learning fund will further enrich the classroom experience for students across the province. The fund will give kids more opportunities to become technologically savvy with tools, such as tablets, netbooks, cameras and software, while preparing them for success in the global economy.This investment will also strengthen professional learning for educators who will use technology and digital resources to enhance student engagement, learning and achievement.”
Things to check out!
See EduGains math for links to the following new resources.
|New Monograph and Webcasts in Mathematics
The following mathematics monograph and webcasts from the Ministry’s Student Achievement Resources Winter 2015 Package are now posted:
Ideas for School Newsletters
Ideas for School Newsletters is a repository of practical tips, activities, and resources that can be used to inform parents about how they can support their children in the learning of mathematics. School leaders may include these ideas in their communications (e.g. newsletters, websites) with parents/guardians.
Check ’em out,
From Edugains Literacy:
How School Leaders Incorporate Student Voice in Literacy Improvement Planning: This interactive online session will provide an opportunity for school leaders to further explore:
- • the role of the principal in utilizing student voice in order to inform literacy improvement planning
- • how to incorporate student voice in the literacy school improvement planning process
- • ways of collecting, using and reflecting on student voice as part of the process
A webinar is being offered for school administrators responsible for the learning of students in grades 7-12.
Wednesday April 15, 2015 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Click < here > for more information and to register for this web conference.
Check it out!
Check out the Special Education website launched via EduGains. Note that it includes a section dedicated to ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorders, sample IEPs, and learning disabilities. Use the site to find ministry documents/ resources, policies, as well as links to non-Ministry resources/sites.
EduGains (you have this bookmarked, right?) has made two new announcements, one under Literacy (Adobe web conferences), the other under ELL (video content). From their What’s New Announcement page:
Literacy Adobe web conferences
The Winter/Spring, 2015 series of Adobe Connect web conferences are being offered to educators responsible for the learning of students in grades 7-12:
- Supporting Struggling Adolescent Readers: A Three-Part Series
- Academic Conversations to Move Thinking Forward
For further information and to register < click here >.
ELL Support for English Language Learners
Supporting an English Literacy Development Program – Video Series
This video series was created to assist all educators as they support a specific group of English language learners – students requiring support within an English Literacy Development program. The learning needs of ELL with limited prior or interrupted schooling within Ontario schools are clearly recognized in Ontario’s ESL/ELD policy. Four of the video segments are located under the Professional Learning Facilitator tab and two under the School Leader tab.
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I received this alert from EduGains this week. This is very now now as it checks off all sorts of learning / PD boxes:
- it is using Adobe Connect technology,
- it is all about collaborative inquiry (hot topic), and
- it is interactive by recommending that you participate as team as it includes planning opportunities
Adobe Connect Professional Learning – Making the Most of Collaborative Inquiry
This live session will focus on monitoring collaborative inquiry processes by looking at current research on collaborative inquiry. Participants will have an opportunity to share insights and experiences, learn about navigating and embracing the inherent tensions and messiness of CI, and learn how to monitor and reflect on CI processes. Click to access Collaborative Inquiry in Ontario and Principals as Co-Learners: Supporting the Promise of Collaborative Inquiry
The web conference is open to all who have experienced or who would like to experience CI professional learning including teachers, administrators, and professional learning facilitators. Please plan to attend as a team (at a school or board office) as there will be opportunities for you to plan together.
This session will be repeated on two separate occasions:
November 25, 2014 1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
November 26, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Please click < here > for more information and registration details.
Check it out! Rowan