Professional Learning

Professional practice and self directed learning are informed by research

Arrow Bullet Read each of the following, reflect on how this research informs your practice, and examine how to adjust your teaching to incorporate these concepts.

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Capacity Building Series
Brief monographs on research-affirmed practices for K-6 produced by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. The link also gives access to other Literacy Numeracy Secretariat resources.
Ministry Web Site
Developing Math Literacy (from TIPS4RM))
This 56 page resource includes an Introduction to TIPS4RM, Theoretical Framework for Program Planning, and relevant research summaries.
PDF  818 K
GAINS Key Directions and Frameworks
This page provides higher-level overviews of aspects of mathematics teaching and learning. The frameworks demonstrate the interconnectedness of topics and may be of special interest to administrators and board personnel involved in professional learning for teachers.
Frameworks Templates
Innovations by Boards
These are regularly-updated examples of how boards in Ontario are implementing Ministry policy and the impact on student achievement.

If you wish to use these items for professional learning activities please refer to the View and Discuss Template for each item.
Innovations By Boards
Leading Math Success: Mathematical Literacy Grades 7 – 12.
The Report of the Expert Panel on Student Success in Ontario
This 102 page handbook for educators describes a vision and makes recommendations to help adolescents who are currently at risk of leaving high school without the mathematics skills and understanding they need. The report emphasizes instructional and assessment strategies that will benefit all students.
PDF
Math CAMPPP 2010
Each page contains presentations, TIPS templates of sessions and Black Line Masters used during Math CAMPPP 2010. These can be used for self learning, to present to others or for teacher learning.
Plenary
K-2
3-6
7-8
9-10
11-12
Leadership
Math Transitions: Questioning across the Grades - Halton DSB
Administrators and teachers in Renfrew County discuss extending the questioning focus of Math GAINS across all subjects and all grades.
Adobe Presenter

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Questioning Articulation
This 4 page document provides the background for Focus on Questioning, including a vision, rationale, and context. Developed as part of the 2008-09 Coaching initiative.
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Research to Inform Decisions
In addition to building implementation support materials on research we are also doing research to determine the effectiveness of various approaches to making GAINS in student achievement.
Research
Self Directed Learning Professional Learning Materials
This repository of professional learning supports includes materials intended for use by facilitated groups, by collaborative teams, and by individuals. Supports take on many formats from multi-session workshops, to video presentations, to print files, to video clips, to interactive web-based instructional trajectories.
Cathy Fosnot Interview    Video (9:47 min)

Professional Learning Guides
Professional Learning Models
What Works? Research Into Practice Series
Implementation suggestions for research-affirmed practices for K-6 produced by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat. The link also gives access to other Literacy Numeracy Secretariat resources.
Ministry Web Site