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New! Professional Learning for Members

Upcoming PL for OCEOTA Members


 

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OC ETFO/FEEO Status of Women Committee is hosting a documentary screening on Wednesday February 22nd (virtually) with the director of the documentary Subjects of Desire. The documentary is about media portrayal of Black women. The director, Jennifer Hollness, will be joining us to speak about the documentary, share some clips and answer questions.

Members can watch the documentary on their own time once they register, or can join us for a screening on February 22nd from 4:30 to 6:00, followed by the discussion with the director from 6:30-8:00.


Register here for Defensive Teaching Workshop

Learn how to avoid career-ending allegations and what steps to follow if there is an allegation. Allegations and conduct that violates the OCDSB policies or OCT standards of practice will be discussed and how to best protect a yourself from the risk of an allegation.


NEW 2022-23 Elementary Science & Technology Curriculum Resources

The revised curriculum describes the knowledge and skills that students are expected to learn. It is organized in five areas with STEM skills and connections being taught and assessed throughout all areas of learning. Fundamental science and technology concepts and skills connected to real life are to prepare students for success now and in the future. Throughout the grades and areas of learning, students learn to apply their understanding with increasing sophistication.

Video overview Science and Technology       KEY CHANGES TO CURRICULUM (Gr.1-8 Chart)

Key changes to curriculum (context chart)

Topic 2007 Curriculum 2022 Curriculum
Introduction
  • Goals of the Science and Technology Curriculum
  • Nature of Science and Technology
  • Roles and Responsibilities in the Science and Technology Program
    • Students
    • Parents
    • Teachers
    • Principals
    • Community Partners
  • Preface
  • Vision and Goals
  • The Importance of STEM Education
  • Curiosity and Wonder in Science and Technology
The Program in Science and Technology
  • The Program in Science and Technology
    • Curriculum Expectations
    • Strands in the Science and Technology Curriculum
    • The Skills Continua for Scientific Inquiry and Technological Problem Solving
    • Topics in Science and Technology
The Program in Science and Technology

  • Curriculum Expectations
  • Teacher Supports

Fundamental Concepts and “Big Ideas” in Science and Technology

The Strands and Topics in the Science and Technology Curriculum

  • Strand A – STEM Skills and Connections
  • Strand B – Life Systems
  • Strand C – Matter and Energy
  • Strand D – Structures and Mechanisms
  • Strand E – Earth and Space Systems
  • Topics in Science and Technology

Scientific and Engineering Design Processes

  • Scientific Processes
  • Engineering Design Process
Program Planning and Cross-Curricular and Integrated Learning in Science and Technology
  • Instructional Approaches
  • Health and Safety in Science and Technology Education
  • Planning Science and Technology Programs for Students with Special Education Needs
  • Program Considerations for English Language Learners
  • Antidiscrimination Education in the Science and Technology Program
  • The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Science and Technology Education
  • The Role of the Library in Science and Technology Program
  • Cross-Curricular and Integrated Learning
  • Environmental Education
  • Critical Thinking and Critical Literacy in Science and Technology
  • Literacy and Numeracy in the Science and Technology Program
  • Guidance in Science and Technology Education
Science and Technology content:

  • Health and Safety in Science and Technology Education
  • Coding and the Impact of Coding and Emerging Technologies
  • Skilled Trades
  • Climate Change
  • Food Literacy

General “Program Planning” sections on the Curriculum and Resources website apply to all curriculum, including:

Assessment and Evaluation of Student Achievement
  • Basic Considerations
  • The Achievement Chart for Science and Technology
  • The Achievement Chart for Science and Technology

ETFO Environmental Resources

The resources examine environmental issues and include information, materials, and links to organizations working to protect the environment. The following links provide information that members can use to address environmental issues:


For great PD options visit  the

Ontario Teachers’ Federation PD Calendar


 Access to OCDSB Training Modules 

Deepening our Understanding of the Relationship between Well-Being and Racism

Bullying Prevention & Intervention         Google slideshow

Assessment and Evaluation (In person)

 

Four webcasts have been uploaded to the ETFO website with three accompanying lesson plans for each. The topics of the webcasts include: 

 

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