Bring IT, Together 2 Conference
November 5-7, 2014
Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON
Bring IT, Together is a 3-day conference hosted by ECOO and OASBO-ICT. Wednesday features a number of full-day Wednesday Workshop options run in parallel to a full-day OASBO-ICT track (keynote and sessions). Thursday and Friday each feature keynotes and a huge selection of Core Conference sessions. Networking and social events, in addition to the expanded Exhibition Hall, are featured on all three days.
November 6-8, 2014
London Convention Centre and Hilton London Ontario
The Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA) and the Canadian Music Industry Education Committee (CMIEC) are co- hosting the Soundscapes 2014 conference on Music and Music Education in Ontario. Soundscapes 2014 will offer music educators from across Ontario the opportunity to participate in focused workshops and discussions on their craft, investigate the latest music industry innovations and technologies, and gather with colleagues to discuss and refine the education of Ontario’s students towards success in life. New to Soundscapes 2014!! Alongside the workshops, there will be an opportunity for participants to participate in our newly created concert strand. You can go to a workshop on a topic of interest or attend a mini concert presented by a variety of school and community ensembles. Choral, Beginning Band, Strings, Dalcroze, Orff, Kodaly, Ukulele, New Approaches, Individual Instruments, Repairs, Reading Session and a whole lot more!
National Gathering for Indigenous Education
November 20 to 22, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
Indspire’s National Gathering for Indigenous Education brings educators and others together to share successful practices and work towards improving the high school completion rates of Indigenous students. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Innovations in Indigenous Education.” Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Share successful practices and research
- Network with educators from across Canada
- Participate in up to 6 engaging and practical workshops in the following streams: Indigenous languages and culture; Innovative funding and partnerships; Pedagogical practice; Online learning; Community engagement.
Participants pay only a nominal registration fee, and subsidies for travel and accommodation are available.
AGO Saturday Workshops for Teachers 2013-2014
Deepen your understanding of curriculum and instruction to further develop your art education teaching practices through the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Saturday Workshops for Teachers! Led by experienced professional educators and some special guests, engage in a full-day of learning, shared inquiry, and collaboration with your peers. Workshops include guided tours, hands-on art-making, practical lesson and activity ideas, and teaching resources, which you can personalize to meet your specific needs and context. Please visit the website for the dates and topics for 2013-2014.
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.
A webinar is a web-based, or Internet-based, seminar. Webinars are different from regular seminars in that they do not require travel to a physical location; they only require that you visit a specific website at a specific time. All e-Learning Ontario webinars are also recorded, so if you cannot attend in person, you can still access the recording. The webinars can be searched by topic or by calendar; each webinar is 45 minutes in length. Topics include such things as:
- What is e-learning?
- E-learning resources for your students
- How the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) Can Support Credit Recovery and Credit Rescue
- Using the Discussions Tool Effectively
- Using the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB) for Differentiated Instruction in Grades 7-12
and many more.
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)
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.