Sunday, April 24, 2016

How Finland is fighting inequality with education, and winning

How they’re fighting inequality with education, and winning

The small, modern, glass-and-concrete building resembles many urban Canadian primary schools, but its classrooms are more intense, each with several teachers and assistants minding circles of kids of highly varied educational and linguistic abilities: There are virtually no special or remedial classes. A lot of non-academic activities fill the day, and the combination of the school’s collaborative structure and the teachers’ detailed devotion to keeping each child on track sometimes gives the place the urgent mood of a hospital emergency ward.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Ontario Ministry of Education Releases Kindergarten Documents

The Ministry of Education has released Growing Success: The Kindergarten Addendum; Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario
Schools
 including the Kindergarten Communication of Learning templates
and the program policy document for The Kindergarten Program, 2016 (Interim Version).

Components of the The Kindergarten Program, 2016 (Interim Version), have been posted on the Ministry of Education website (the expectations). The full document, including the front matter along with the expectations will be posted in June, 2016.

Mandatory Implementation of these documents begins in September 2016. Regional Training sessions for district school board teams will be starting in April.   

ICT Conference for Women

This is fun! Such amazing technology. I presented at this conference in May, 2006. I really enjoyed it. There is so much to learn.

Presenting technology 2005

ETFO's ICT Conference for Women: Technology for Teachers will take place at the ETFO Office and OISE/UT TORONTO on June 17-18, 2016.

The program includes presentations of technology projects from across the province; and workshops on learning with iPads, Google Drive, Minecraft, Twitter, blogging and various online resources.

Participation is limited and participants will be selected by a random draw with preference going to first time attendees. Successful applicants will be notified by email prior to May 13, 2016.

To register and to view the conference schedule, visit the ETFO Events Management System.
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