With the support of the Ontario Ministry of Education, the three Principals’ Associations (L'Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO), Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario (CPCO) and the Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) are preparing a series of three podcasts and three webinars for Principals and Vice-Principals titled, Leading the Implementation of Ontario’s Revised Language Curriculum.

Through this three-part series, principals and vice-principals will gain a better understanding of key changes in the curriculum and focus on implementation leadership strategies through a student-centered inquiry stance respecting equity and culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy. 

These resources will support principals and vice-principals as they:

  • deepen understanding of the key changes to the revised Language curriculum, program planning for diverse learners as well as implications for assessment and evaluation
  • consider effective leadership moves to support implementation of the curriculum with staff
  • explore sample inquiry questions to provoke school-based learning and goal setting
  • engage in opportunities to interact with participants to ask questions and learn best practices from one another.

Webinars

To access the " Leading the Implementation: Key Changes PDF" and support your leadership, kindly click the on the image provided below.

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Webinar 1: Leading Implementation of the Ontario Language Curriculum, 2023: An Introduction

Date: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 10AM

This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of some of the key changes to the Language Curriculum (2023) with a focus on the first  four areas of change: curriculum introduction, vision and goals, program strands and instructional approaches.  Informed by the Ontario Human Rights Report, the revised Language curriculum reflects a focus on evidence-based strategies. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of these changes while considering a variety of actions/leadership moves that support all educators in Grades 1 to 8 as they plan for and teach the revised curriculum.

 

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Webinar 2: Leading Implementation of the Ontario Language Curriculum, 2023: Supporting Diverse Learners

Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 10AM

This webinar (the second in a three part series) will consider key changes to the Language curriculum (2023) with a focus on program planning for students with special education needs, students with disabilities, and program planning for English language learners. Informed by the Ontario Human Rights Report, the revised Language curriculum reflects a focus on evidence-based strategies. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of these changes while considering a variety of actions/leadership moves that support all educators in Grades 1 to 8 as they plan for and teach the revised curriculum.

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Webinar 3: Leading Implementation of the Ontario Language Curriculum, 2023: Assessment and Evaluation

Date:  Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 10AM

This webinar will provide an overview of some of the key changes to the Language curriculum (2023) with a focus on assessment and evaluation. Informed by the Ontario Human Rights Report, the revised Language curriculum reflects a focus on evidence-based strategies. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of these changes while considering a variety of actions/leadership moves that support all educators in Grades 1 to 8 as they plan for and teach the revised curriculum.

 

Watch the Webinar

Download Presentation

Podcasts 1 & 2

Teresa Paoli is a retired principal turned instructor and supervisor at Niagara University in Ontario. She has extensive experience in education, including working as a Student Achievement Officer for the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, and as a literacy and library coordinator for the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Teresa is a strong advocate for literacy and has contributed to various resources and courses in this field.

Linda Ford-DeCunha recently retired after 34 years in the field of education.  She has held a variety of positions including classroom teacher (Peel District School Board and Durham District School Board), Literacy and Numeracy Facilitator, Student Achievement Officer (Ministry of Education), Principal, and DDSB System Lead.  In her most recent role as a System Lead, Linda contributed to the development of board professional learning plans and resources specific to the New Teacher Induction Program (K to 12), French and International Languages (1 to 12), and elementary curriculum (Literacy and Numeracy).  

Usha James is an educational expert with experience as a teacher and instructor at the University of Toronto. She is the Executive Director of The Critical Thinking Consortium and has worked with educators to improve thinking skills and create inclusive learning environments. She also helps administrators develop thinking schools and systems.

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