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.



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

Play & Digital Tools in the Early Years: How can we integrate digital tools into our play experiences? There is a lot of chatter about games like prodigy and IXL or reading programs like Reading A to Z. Having a conversation of what is out there both analogue and digital, how to evaluate the experience (more…)


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

In this webinar, participants will be learning to leverage the features and functions of Minecraft as a means to allow their students to create realistic scale models to represent complex problems in the strands of Measurement and Geometry and Spatial Sense. They will be provided with ample time to explore, create and collaborate and at (more…)


  • November 22, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will be looking at an inquiry cycle based on the phases of guided inquiry from the Ontario Library Association’s Together for Learning. Using a Knowledge Building Centre (KBC) template created using Google Sites as an online framework, we can model an inquiry cycle where students develop questions, investigate information, synthesize understanding (more…)


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

Being able to discuss math concepts and share their understanding is important learning for students. We will share strategies for developing a collaborative and dynamic math talk community in your classroom by examining how best to create a culture of safety and risk taking, and to embed structures such as Number Talks, Number Strings, Talking (more…)


  • November 27, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will learn to use coding to help make variables come to life.  Participants will learn how to create applications to solve math problems directly related to the Ontario math curriculum. Some applications might include a guessing game, 12 hour to 24 hour clock converter and unit rates converter.  Using variables helps (more…)


  • November 28, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Participants discover how to take advantage of the many excellent Financial Literacy resources that are freely available, in both English and French,  to all Ontario teachers. Resources include complete lesson plans, videos, interactive games and quizzes, and much more! The presentation focuses on where and how to begin to build your financial toolkit, and on (more…)


  • November 28, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, participants will be learning to assess students developmentally in Kindergarten to Grade 3 mathematics. We will look at the question, “how does student understanding of number and operations develop?” as a basis for how we plan for instruction, assess “in the moment”, and plan our next instructional steps. Proceeding from counting in (more…)


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

In this webinar, participants will be learning to navigate around the tools of Mindomo, developing ideas that will allow them to create their own graphic organizers/templates that reflect the learning expectations required for their class/students. Creating templates and assignments are a great way to scaffold expectations for ALL students, including those with special education requirements. (more…)


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

Mental health is a tricky topic. It’s difficult to determine whether the discomfort you feel is from a stressful day or is indicative of a deeper concern. There’s a lot of research and resources addressing the mental health of youth, but what about teachers? The mental health of teachers affects more than just the individual (more…)


  • December 4, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Ontario’s Growing Success, a foundational document for looking at assessment in public education, and the core of school boards assessment and evaluation plans, has been out since 2010. At its core is the idea of teachers using their professional judgement for assessment with as, of and for learning through the triangulation of data and students (more…)