Calendar

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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.



  • October 18, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Many teachers use a wealth of digital resources in their lessons, but lesson planning has remained much the same using paper or simple tables. This problem is completely solved with the use of OTF Planboard, a free online lesson planning tool that blends perfectly with our digital world, offering integration of tools like the Google Suite Education that (more…)


  • October 19, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Technology is entwined in almost every part of our lives, shaping the way we connect, socialize, play, and most importantly, learn. Technology has transformed the ways we interact with each other, and the world. Digital citizenship is about how we should act, and interact with others when we are online. It’s about teaching users of (more…)


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

What makes a memorable math moment? Is it a real world task? Is it relevant to your students? Is it media-rich or delivered in 3 acts? We believe it is much more than that. Join Jon Orr and Kyle Pearce to help tear apart a math lesson to uncover the components that lead to more (more…)


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

In this webinar, participants will be learning to infuse critical inquiry into their teaching by learning about 20 structures that can be used to launch learning and sustain deep thinking about issues in the curriculum. By the end of the webinar participants will: • Understand the concept of “critical inquiry” • See the value in (more…)


  • October 25, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, educators will have an opportunity to learn about subitizing and how valuable it is in the early years. We will learn different ways to support students engagement and understanding. Educators will have an opportunity to learn and share strategies and activities that support developmental understanding of subitizing in the classroom. By the (more…)


  • October 26, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will build scaffolded Scratch coding projects that will help students to solidify important math concepts in each of the five strands. Starting with the Ontario Curriculum and the Math Processes, we will look at how coding projects fit into the Primary curriculum with examples from Grades 1 to 3. No experience (more…)


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

In this webinar participants will gain an understanding of how they can implement BYOD into their classrooms. They will gain an understanding of various strategies and tools that can be used in a variety of academic areas. Participants will feel confident in using BYOD in their primary or junior classrooms and have a variety of (more…)


  • November 1, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

How can we use visuals to spark inquiry and learning in our environments? What frameworks can we use to lead learners to rich conversations and questions? Together we will explore how we can provoke/invite learners to engage in inquiry with digital provocations. We will also look at a collection of tools and resources as well (more…)


  • November 2, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar participants will learn to mathematize pictures to turn them into purposeful provocations or tasks, much like Cathy Fosnot does in her landscapes of learning. We will use images and thinking tools to “make math”, and take a #MathematizeThis perspective on the world around us. Presenter: Matthew Oldridge Audience: Grades 1-8 (more…)


  • November 6, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fractions is just one of those topics in which we as educators seem to fear. Furthermore, research suggests that “fractions” is an area that most adults struggle to understand. The question is why and how do we teach fractions? Participants will work through various activities in fractions to better understand the developmental landscape of fractions. There will be an (more…)