Calendar

Check here frequently for newly added sessions!

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.



  • March 29, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, we will reflect on the power of materials and their impact on rich and meaningful learning in kindergarten.   We will discuss how math and literacy can be embedded into centres and intentional provocations in the classroom to create authentic learning experiences.  We will also explore classroom design, enhancing centres and materials to (more…)


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

Full title:    The Progression of Multiplication: From Arrays and Area Models to the Standard Algorithm and Beyond We’ve all heard it before; kids don’t know their multiplication facts! While this may or may not be true, what is more important than simply memorization multiplication facts is building a conceptual understanding of what multiplication means, how (more…)


  • April 5, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, we will share our experiences in collecting information about students and how we use that to guide and plan our small group instruction as a kindergarten team. Educators will have an opportunity to see and share practical ideas that will support the planning process. We will also share real examples of activities (more…)


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

Formerly known as The Math Strands Across the Primary Curriculum In this session, we will deconstruct the expectations within the Measurement, Geometry & Spatial Sense, Pattering & Algebra, and Data Management & Probability so as to best support teaching through problem-solving and have students “think mathematically” as opposed to simply “doing math”.  This session will (more…)


  • April 10, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ever wonder how we might invite students to learn mathematics in a way that ensures their success across the transition years and beyond? Learning mathematics involves the capacity to think conceptually to understand and recognize mathematical ideas and to ultimately become competent problem solvers. In this session we will explore how to teach students to (more…)


  • April 11, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This webinar will look at the Mathematical Processes and how they are well represented when Minecraft is used as a tool in the classroom. Examples will be shared showing how Minecraft can be used in all 5 strands of math, with examples of how it can be used to create rich problems for students to (more…)


  • April 12, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you looking to ‘jazz’ up your patterning unit and make patterns come alive for students? Learn how to meet junior and intermediate math patterning curriculum expectations through engaging students with coding!  Participants will be supported with coding patterns in two online platforms, Scratch and Python.  Extension activity suggestions will be provided. Presenter: Lisa Floyd (more…)


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

The Progression of Division: From Arrays and Area Models to Long Division and Beyond Like multiplication, division is a very important concept that spans from primary and into abstraction well beyond our high school curriculum. Let’s take some time to explore where the idea of division begins, build a conceptual understanding of what it means, (more…)


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

How can a simple image spark a mathematical discussion? How can a short video spark curiosity and wonder? How can we engage even our most reluctant learners into deep mathematical exploration with digital provocations? In this session we will build on the work of individuals like Dan Meyer and Kyle Pearce and explore how we (more…)


  • April 20, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Once we have explored the principles of a primary thinking classroom, we need to consider how to create it? In this session, practical tools will be introduced to help you design the thinking classroom for your students. These tools will help to develop assessment rich classrooms that sustain inquiry, engage your students, and nurture self-regulation. (more…)