NEW OTF Webinars!

They’re back: OTF Connects webinars
Every Tuesday and Thursday during the months of May and June 2020, OTF’s newest series of webinars entitled “What works for me might work for you,” will feature tips and tools, by teachers, for teachers, to support you and your students in a remote and distance learning context across divisions and subject areas.

Our easy-to-use webinar platform provides you with free, effective professional learning accessible–from a distance–across multiple types of devices. You will leave each session with strategies and tools you can transfer to your own distance learning context. Registration for each webinar is limited to 100.

Upcoming May Sessions
Tuesday, May 5: 4-5 pm EST

Choose Your Own Adventure (with Cameron Steltman)

Harness the power of Google Slides by developing the ability to create a Choose Your Own Adventure story that focusses specifically on delivering a lesson to your students at home. Give your students the power of choice as they navigate a story you’ve created with multiple choices and endings! Through this lesson, learn how you can also empower students to create their own CYOA’s and develop their skills in a multitude of literacies.

Cameron Steltman

Cameron is a 10th year educator with the Halton DSB. He has taught K through Grade seven and most recently was the teacher librarian for a school in Burlington. A strong proponent for the effective integration of technology to enhance engagement, pedagogy and student learning, Cameron is an AQ instructor for the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and travels around the province showcasing a variety of workshops on technology and education. Currently a masters student with a focus on educational technology and leadership, Cameron can be found on Twitter, @mrsteltman. 

Thursday, May 7: 4-5 pm EST
Learning to code, Coding to Learn (with Scratch & Makecode) with Jim Cash
Many teachers organized exciting “Hour of Code” explorations for their students in December 2019. How might you turn the “hour of code” into “the year of learning” for your students? How can learning to code support the development of mathematical processes? How do students learn through the act of coding? If you’re interested in learning more about the educational and cognitive benefits of students learning through coding, then this webinar is for you. This webinar is designed for Grades 4-8 teachers. However, any educator is welcome to join and find these workshops useful, although specific curriculum connection examples will be oriented
towards Grades 4-8.
Jim Cash

Jim Cash is currently a Grade 3 teacher in the Peel District School Board. From 2010 – 2019, he supported 75 schools in Peel as Modern Learning Resource Teacher. He holds a master’s degree in educational technology and undergraduate degrees in cognitive psychology and education. In his career, he has taught Grades 1-8 in Canada and Australia,and has also held headship and administrative roles. He has presented at various conferences in that past such as PDSB Modern Learning, BringIT, CONNECT, & MIT 2018 Scratch and has written articles published by ISTE, OLA and TVO.

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OTF Connects calendar
Keep checking our OTF Connects calendar for other
OTF Connects offerings in our Spring 2020 series. 

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