2nd Annual Educators' Institute
August 25–26, 2015
Hilton Meadowvale, Mississauga ON
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario’s 2nd Annual Educators’ Institute provides teachers with hands-on workshops, multiple opportunities for collaboration, and most importantly, inspiration to make a positive change in their classrooms. The Educators’ Institute provides new perspectives and knowledge in the field of LDs, based on current research, and practical information on effective assessment and instructional strategies, including technology. All Ontario educators who work hands-on with students with LDs are encouraged to attend, particularly K-12 classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, special education consultants and coordinators, literacy and numeracy facilitators, special education teachers, and professional support staff.
2015 Tribes Conference
August 25-27, 2015
Tribes TLC is a process that creates a culture that maximizes human development and learning. The theme of this year’s conference, organized by the Ontario Tribes Learning Communities Consortium, is "Achieving Excellence”. Barrie Bennett and John Mighton are keynote speakers. For those who are not Tribes-trained, there will also be a 24 hour Tribes Training available as an alternative to the conference itself, located in the same venue.
The Educational Institute
The learning programs of The Partnership, Canada's national network of provincial and territorial library associations, are offered coast-to-coast through teleconference, webcast and online. Special conferences and stand-alone face-to-face programs are available to all Partnership association members at preferred rates.
E-Learning Ontario is pleased to offer a series of webinars for those boards implementing e-learning and blended learning (i.e., digital learning). Individuals wishing to attend one or more live webinars need only to access the appropriate link at the date and time listed. All webinars are recorded and archived for future anywhere-anytime access for those unable to attend them live. Links to recordings are available at E-Community Ontario (you will need the User ID and password for your board). Alternatively, the PDFs under Related Attachments contain direct links to the 2013-2014 webinars.
Ministry of Education Calendar of Professional Learning Activities
This calendar reflects ministry-initiated professional learning and implementation support (PLIS) activities such as regional training sessions, provincial conferences, and activities taking place at the board level for teachers, principals and system leaders in the English-language system.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) PD Online
OTF Professional Learning Resources
OTF offers professional learning programs, which provide training, resources, and support in numerous areas. The project, funded by the Ministry of Education, has hosted a number of very successful conferences such as “Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century", "Media Violence" and "Critical Thinking." OTF continues to offer professional learning opportunities through OTF’s Online Teacher Resources and OTF Connects. Now available on our website, OTF’s Online Teacher Resource is a portal to a multitude of resource links as well as the extensive, searchable Lesson Plan Resource. Our new online community, OTF Connects, brings teachers together to share and learn through online webinars and social media.
P.D. Online Webcasts for Educators (Curriculum Resources Canada)
The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (LNS) is a Ministry of Education team created to help educators improve achievement for all students. LNS resources support educators in their professional learning, and address current issues and thinking in the field of education. Expert voices of researchers and practitioners highlight effective classroom, school and board practices that benefit and give voice to all members of the learning community.
Survive & Thrive
Survive & Thrive is an online conference and resource centre, dedicated to beginning teachers in their first five years of professional practice, occasional teachers, teacher candidates and mentor teachers.