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Check out the OTF Connects 2018 Winter Program


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The Ontario Teachers’ Federation is pleased to continue supporting self-directed teacher learning through OTF Connects. Developed for teachers by teachers, our free professional learning webinar program provides you with easy-to-access PD right at your home computer or mobile device.


OTF Connects winter program 2018

OTF Connects invites teachers to learn, share and collaborate with colleagues from across the province through rich, relevant professional learning opportunities. Teachers leave each session with immediately useful ideas for their classroom.
Don’t miss out on our exciting new webinars!  Please check the OTF Connects calendar and share the link with your colleagues.

January 15     Media Literacy Ideas Today for Tomorrow, Chelsea Atwell (K-Gr. 3)
January 16     The Kindergarten Educator Guide: What’s in it for you? ,
Laura Christmann and Vera Teschow (K)
January 17     Going Deeper with OTF Planboard,  Andrew Bieronski  (K-Gr.12)
January 18     Self Regulation and Well-being in a Digital Age , Tina Zita (K-Gr.12)
January 22     Creating the Conditions for Creativity to Flourish ,
Garfield Gini-Newman (K-Gr.12)
January 23     Redefining Literacy: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable,
Alana King (K-Gr.12)
January 24     Pedagogical Documentation: Highlighting the learning in Kindergarten ,
Joel Seaman (K)
January 24       Spiraling INTO Control: A Different Way to Plan and Teach Math for  Deeper Student Understandings, Mary-Kay Goindi (Gr. 1-8)
January 25     Using Assessment as Learning  to Increase Student Proficiency in FSL ,
Jenn Rochon (Gr. 7-12)
January 25     Exploring Spatial Reasoning, Kit Luce (K-Gr. 3)
January 29     Ready to join a global project? , Julie Balen (Gr. 7-12)
January 30     Head First into HyperDocs! , Alison Bullock (Gr. 1-12)
January 31     LT2: Learning and Teaching Early Math with Learning Trajectories,
Edward Schroeter (JK/SK- Gr. 3)

February 1     Adventure and Explore Without Leaving your Classroom,
Cameron Steltman (Gr. 1-8)
February 5     Let’s Chat #MakerEd in the Classroom, Tina Zita (Gr. 1-8)
February 6     The New Kindergarten Program: Digging Deeper, Tessa Heffernan (K)
February 6     Google Apps and Extensions, Emma Reay (Gr. 3-8)
February 7     Creating Rich Math Stories in Elementary, Scott McKenzie (Gr. 1-3)
February 8     Towards a Pedagogy of Playful Mathematics, Matthew Oldridge (Gr. 4-10)
February 12     Inquiring Minds for the Future, Jen Apgar (K-Gr. 6)
February 13      Plotting an Engaging Lesson in Math Through Coding – Coordinate Systems, Lisa Floyd (Gr. 4-8)
February 15     A Kid’s Guide to Canada, Leigh Cassell (K-Gr. 8)
February 20     Thinking Globally and Acting Locally Through the Geo-Inquiry Process,
Breanna Myles (Gr. 7-9)
February 21     Problem-Based Learning: How to solve real world issues in today’s classroom, Jennifer Kranenburg (K-Gr. 12)
February 22     Using Developmental Continua to Deepen Mathematical Learning,
Becky Kennedy and Laura Beaudry (K)
February 26     Classrooms as Communities: Building Positive, Pro-active and Pleasant Spaces for Learning, Joel Seaman (K)
February 27     Wow! Math is Useful?, Kris Knutson (Gr. 4-8)
February 28     3D Modelling for Real World Math – Part 1 – Minecraft,
Colin Pattison (Jr/Sr)

March 1          Inquiry-Based Learning, Derrick Schellenberg (Gr. 4-12)
March 5            Augmented Learning in the Classroom, Tina Zita (K-Gr. 8)
March 6            Fraction Representations and Operations,
Matthew Oldridge  (Gr. 6-8)
March 7            Coding Purposeful Practice Activities in Elementary Mathematics,
Scott McKenzie (Elementary)
March 7            Google Drawing: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lesson,
Christina Rzazewski (Gr. 7-12)

Missed a session? Find recordings and resources from previous OTF Connects on our extensive Resources page.

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