Ministry of education, OCT, OSSTF
New in fall 2016: Copyright Decision Tool Teachers: Use this quick online tool to determine if your use of copyrighted material in your class is ok under the Fair Use clause. Also, check out the Resources for Teachers tab for some great resources explaining all you need to know about how copyright laws affect your work as a teacher.
Ontario Ministry of Education Links and Documents of Interest
Ontario Ministry of Education (home page)
Ontario Ministry of Education - curriculum
EQAO - OSSLT page
EQAO - grade nine math page
Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools, 2010 (pdf file)
EduGains - follow links on this home page to resources for differentiated resources for instruction, assessment and evaluation, D.I. for literacy, D.I for math, D.I. in English Language Learning, as well as D.I. resources by subject and grade
Adolescent Literacy Guide: A Professional Learning Resource for Literacy, grades 7 - 12 (pdf - 84 page document that explores what research shows us about adolescent learning and multiple literacies; cross-curricular in focus; print version available in CCI's library)
Practice and Research Connection: Adolescent Development (pdf - 6 page document that looks at adolescent social, cognative, emotional and physical development in the context of learning)
School Effectiveness Framework (introduction and overview - pdf file)
School Effectiveness Framework (webcasts for educators)
Essential Classroom Practices (definitions, examples and weblinks for 12 practices of good teaching, such as learning goals, success criteria, accountable talk, gradual release of responsibility, etc.; created by SCDSB teachers - pdf file)
The TeachAble Project - information and resources for teachers to help them meet the needs of students with disabilities; created in response to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation
Learn Teach Lead - resources for teachers created by the Student Achievement Division of the Ministry of Education. Videos, PDFs etc. on a range of pedagogical topics and specific curriculum goals.
Educational Software - Information and Teaching Resources
OTF, OSSTF and OCT links
OTF home page
OTF professional learning
OTF Connects - home page for PD webinars (by teachers for teachers - new sessions added regularly); archived webinars can be found here
OSSTF home page
OSSTF professional development - includes curriculum resources and teaching resources, with a focus on social issues (domestic violence, bullying, global issues, eco-footprints, etc.)
OSSTF resource centre - includes info on cybersafety, DI, workplace harassement, etc.
The Margaret Wilson professional library for educators:
Over 8,000 books and videos (including some in French) - log in to your OCT account to make a request online and the print book will be mailed to you free of charge within 24 hoursOR if available in eBook format you can download and read on your own device. Their brochure can be found here.
Library catalogue search (you can search the print and eBook collection without logging in, but you will need to log into your OCT account in order to make a request or use the databases)
print book info
Current Top 10 print and ebooks that Ontario teachers are reading right now.
Five full-text databases: log in to your personal OCT account and then you can search in the following databases:
Academic Search Complete
. . . more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers unmatched full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study. . . The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Canadian Reference Centre
. . . combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional full text content available to Canadian libraries. This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international (U.S. and U.K.) periodicals in full text; full text reference books; more than 66,000 full text biographies and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps and flags.
Education Research Complete
. . . the definitive online resource for education research. This massive file offers the world's largest and most complete collection of full text education journals. It is a bibliographic and full text database covering scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. Education Research Complete also covers areas of curriculum instruction as well as administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,300 journals, as well as full text for nearly 1,400 journals. This database also includes full text for nearly 550 books and monographs, and full text for numerous education-related conference papers.
ERIC (Education Resource Information Centre
. . . provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
Newspaper Source Plus
. . . includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.