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 22, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This webinar offers an opportunity for teachers of all grades and subjects to explore ways to nurture creativity through the use of a sustained inquiry approach. The webinar will examine the framing of rich tasks that can excite students and how the use of an iterative approach can support creativity and risk taking. The webinar (more…)


  • January 23, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Why are our students struggling to work with digital tools if they spoke internet before they could walk? How can we prepare students for a world they’re going to enter when we can’t even imagine future challenges? The answer is to approach each learning task and learner knowing that they must transfer to the next (more…)


  • January 24, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The act of documentation helps to highlight the authentic learning and meaningful curriculum outcomes that present themselves naturally in a play-based learning environment. In this session, teachers will familiarize themselves with the role documentation plays in a Kindergarten program, learn, and see examples of different forms of documentation from practice (photos, videos, student voice, learning stories) and how they can be used to notice and name student learning and consider how documentation can act as a form of advocacy for play-based learning.

Presenter: Joel Seaman

Audience: Kindergarten


  • January 24, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this session, Mary-Kay will share her approach to spiraling through the Math curriculum, balancing content expectations and the math processes, to achieve her goal of strengthening students’ mathematical reasoning skills. As well, discussion will look at how this approach better aligns with the assessment practices described in Growing Success. Student work will be from (more…)


  • January 25, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

With the implementation of the revised FSL curriculum now well underway, an ongoing struggle for classroom teachers is how to increase student proficiency in the target language. Working with communication goals instead of isolated structures, teachers are striving to develop confidence and real-world language with students. How can we scaffold the necessary skills and provide (more…)


  • January 25, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

During this webinar, participants will observe and engage in spatial reasoning tasks, and become aware of the different curriculum connections embedded in these tasks across the primary grades. They will explore ways to incorporate these activities and connect them to expectations in multiple strands in order to assess student learning and understanding. By the end (more…)


  • January 29, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are global projects a good idea for me and my students? In this webinar, participants will explore the design features of global projects. Global projects offer rich opportunities for student voice and choice, but how do teachers manage all the various “places” where students are working? How do we deliver our curriculum while working with (more…)


  • January 30, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This workshop offers teachers an innovative way to deliver content, elicit student creations, and organize student work using a multitude of tech tools. In this session, teachers will explore HyperDocs at various grade levels, creating a MultiMedia Text Set, then designing meaningful learning activities for students. HyperDocs offer diverse learning activities aligned with Bloom’s Taxonomy, (more…)


  • February 1, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

By the end of this webinar participants will know how to utilize the technology they have in their classrooms to increase engagement, build in authentic inquiry, and harness the power of virtual reality. Would you like to take your students into the wilderness or recreate a literary journey of one of your favourite books? Participants (more…)


  • February 5, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In this webinar, we will build on experiences, understanding and learning around Makerspaces and Maker Education. Together, we will explore how we can bring the maker mindset in to our daily classroom activities, where we see the links to our curricular goals as well as how design thinking can build on our work. This session (more…)