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Please note that live OTF Connects webinars are open only to OTF members. If you are not an OTF member, you are welcome to view the past webinars.

  • December 5, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Make connections from the relational thinking behind proportional reasoning and represent these number relationships as fractions. Join Kyle Pearce as we explore fractional thinking using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete in order to examine fraction constructs, uncover multiple representations of fractions, and discover different perspectives that build the conceptual understanding behind the rules (more…)

  • December 6, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Problem solving needs to permeate the mathematical program…[and] is seen as the main strategy for teaching mathematics.  (Guide to Effective Instruction)  Unfortunately, problem solving is often equated with and limited to solving word problems.  Problem solving can be so much more! Join the conversation and discuss how we can put our students in problematic situations (more…)

  • December 8, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, educators will be learning about early mathematics in the context of play. We will discuss ways that we can intentionally set up provocations to engage with students about mathematics, practical questions we can use when interacting in play, and an opportunity to share practical ideas that can be used right away! Math (more…)

  • January 30, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Google Sites is a simple, versatile, accessible and collaborative website creation tool which is accessible to anyone with a Google (gmail) account, as well as to students of all ages through Google Apps for Education. In this webinar, we will discuss the purposes and advantages of student created websites, look at examples, then walk you (more…)

  • January 31, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

How do we assess geographic thinking?  This webinar supports intermediate geography teachers in aligning curriculum expectations with the core competencies of quality geographic thinking so that we can more effectively assess students in our efforts to support their learning.  This webinar provides an opportunity to reflect deliberately and deeply on how we can support students (more…)

  • February 21, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New curriculum documents in secondary Canadian and World Studies have place a renewed emphasis on inquiry and and added focus on discipline-based thinking. How can teachers adapt their practice to the new demands of the curriculum in a manner that supports student engagement and learning? In this webinar participants will be learning to: Frame questions (more…)

  • February 23, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Exploring Financial Literacy by having students play games that require making investment decisions, acquiring resources, bartering and selling items. Teachers can assess through observation, conversation and the direct results of the students ability to be successful in the games.   Presented by: Brian Aspinall Audience: Grades 4-8 (more…)

  • March 7, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This session will explore ways to manage online class content in more meaningful and efficient ways; teachers will learn to pair cloud based teacher led lessons with student work to create powerful and engaging collaboration. Participants will walk away with samples that show how to blend traditional lessons with cloud based tools like Edmodo, Google’s (more…)

  • April 24, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Google Slides has recently released an audience participation feature. This allows audience members to pose questions and interact digitally. In addition to the interactive features, we will also look at how some people use Google Slides to create books (digital or for printing). Are you ready to collaborate virtually? Google Hangouts and Google Hangouts On (more…)