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.



  • January 24, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

This winter, educators across Ontario will be communicating learning to families using a new provincial format. Come explore the Kindergarten Addendum, and in particular, the Communication of Learning templates in more detail, as you discover what assessing, evaluating and communicating learning look like in Kindergarten.  (N.B. This is the first of a 2-part series; we’ll (more…)


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

Full title: Math, Play & Digital Tools: How can we foster a love of mathematics in the early years In this webinar, participants will explore and share how they have used games to engage learners in mathematical thinking. Learning through play and exploration has long been a part of the classroom. How can we use (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 2, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, we will look closely at how educators can create an environment with carefully selected materials to support student engagement, growth and learning. We will think carefully about the different parts of the classroom and what materials are provided in each to support student learning. Intentionally selecting and staging the primary classroom will (more…)


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

Ever wonder if it is possible to have primary students engaged in inquiry in a sustained way? Or in inquiry that promotes self-regulated learning? This first session will introduce you to how you can create a primary thinking classroom in mathematics that accomplishes all of these learning goals for your students.  By the end of (more…)


  • February 8, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will be learning to use spatial reasoning as a frame or lens for instruction. We will learn about various related concepts like perspective taking, shape decomposition, using dynamic mapping software, and “coding with the body” as a precursor to computer coding. Presenter:  Matthew Oldridge Audience: K-3 (more…)


  • February 13, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enhance Junior and Intermediate students’ understanding of geometry concepts through coding in Scratch (scratch.mit.edu). In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to code 2D shapes and other images.  Debugging programs and unplugged activities will also be explored. Geometry and spatial reasoning curriculum expectations from grades 4 to 8 will be addressed.  Prior coding experience (more…)


  • February 16, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Apps are fun and motivating for students! Learn about 4 of what we consider to be the most powerful and easy to use iPad apps. These apps will provide learners with opportunities to practice essential skills for oral language development, print representation and storytelling skills. Use Explain Everything, by taking a picture of student work (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…)