Innovations by Boards

Highlights of board approaches to professional learning

Regularly-updated examples of how boards in Ontario are implementing Ministry policy and the impact on student achievement.  Groups wishing to use these items for professional learning activities may want to refer to the View and Discuss Template for each item

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1-on1 Co-planning, Co-teaching, and Co-debriefing
—Simcoe County DSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       30 min

ZIP  41 M
2008 – 2009 Math GAINS Coaching (Simcoe County DSB)    Adobe Presenter    6:48 min ZIP  12 M
Adapting an Existing Lesson using an Open Question to Support Split Grades
—York CDSB

TIPS Template PDF    275 K
PPQ Template Word    1.6 M
View and Discuss   Embedded Video 20 min

 

 
Administrator Look-Fors for Effective Mathematics Instruction
--EDU
PDF           31K
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Content Coaching
--An Interview with Lucy West.
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter        48 min
ZIP  8.4 M
Collaborative Action Research – Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB & Trent University
PDF Adobe Presenter  43:42 min ZIP 181 M
Collaborative Assessment (Trillium Lakelands DSB)   Adobe Presenter  11:20 min ZIP  6.5 M
Collaborative Learning: GAINS in Grade 9 Mathematics (York CDSB)
     Making GAINS in Mathematics:
     Map of the St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS Journey, 2009-2010
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PDF       43 K
Adobe Presenter  17:00 min ZIP 210 M
Connecting Classrooms with Technology – SCDSB
  Adobe Presenter  30:10 min ZIP 210 M
Digital Research Paper on Lesson Study and Demonstration Classroom
Digital Paper
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DSB Niagara's SUM

View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       19 min
ZIP  228 M
Grade 9 EQAO and TIPS - PDSB   Adobe Presenter  12:25 min ZIP 15 M
Increasing Student Achievement by Improving Student Engagement in Grade 9 Applied Part 1: Interviews
—Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       14 min
ZIP  137 M
Increasing Student Achievement by Improving Student Engagement in Grade 9 Applied  Part 2: Sample Lesson
—Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       14 min
ZIP  120 M
Learning Through Effective Questioning Digital Research Paper (2011)
Digital Paper    
Math Transitions
—Halton DSB
Word     450K
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Mathematics Demonstration Classroom  (Simcoe County DSB)   Adobe Presenter    5:39 min ZIP  6 M
Pairs Coaching Model
—GECDSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       14 min
ZIP 123 M
Professional Growth in Classroom Management
—Trillium Lakelands DSB
PDF     74 K
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Professional Learning Menu (Trillium Lakelands DSB)      Adobe Presenter  10:07 min ZIP  10.5 M
Questioning across the Grades
—Halton DSB

View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       12 min
ZIP 103 M
Questioning focus across subjects and across grades
—Renfrew County DSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter        12 min
ZIP  49 M
Saturday Math Camp - Simcoe County DSB
    "temporarily unavailable" Adobe Presenter  23:56 min

ZIP 358 M
Student Achievement and Professional Learning--Part 1: What the Researchers Say
—PVNC CDSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter       12 min
ZIP  94 M
Student Achievement and Professional Learning--Part 2:
Implementing a board-wide professional learning plan

—PVNC CDSB
View and Discuss Adobe Presenter         7 min
ZIP  36 M
Teaching Through Problem Solving
—York Region DSB
Facilitator's Guide & Video 39 min
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