The ECOO Support Series is back and set up to provide tools to help Ontario educators navigate this world in which we now have to reach and teach our students.
The new Math Curriculum with the integration of Coding was our main focus for the Fall Support Series and will still be a major component of the Winter Support Series but January and February have traditionally been the months where educators prepare their students for oral communication and storytelling. With this in mind, our first workshop starts on January 12th with a focus on BookCreator with a splash of Chatterpix and PuppetEDU as online tools. On Feb. 22, these same apps will also be featured in a french workshop along with Adobe Spark Video.
Logics Academy is once more offering a four week series of workshops starting on January 12th that will help you with the fundamentals of coding through Storytelling for Gr. 1-4 and Game Design for Gr. 5-8 with free access to Dash’s Virtual Playground for a year! It’s a marvelous way to set your students up with a long term integrated coding and storytelling project.
All this just in the first week. 🙂
We’ll be highlighting more of the Series but for now, take a look at the site, become a member of ECOO and then register for free for any session you want.
We know you come for the PD and the community but we couldn’t resist getting more great sponsors again. Watch our social media but just between you and me, there may just be a laptop, Chromebook, Climate Change Kit, Dash robot, mBot, SMART Learning Suites, Day in Code book, a book set from Daphne McMenemy and CodeBreakerEDU, some online courses from Ditch That Textbook and a few more surprises coming your way.
Here’s to a New Year where we hear and find ways to support each other and get through this pandemic however we can. Reach out always. Listen to your body. Come play, learn and connect.
ECOO Support Series Committee
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Bonjour tout le monde!
A conversation that I had with my sister-in-law at the beginning of the month centred around the worry of the french as a first language, french immersion and core french teachers that they would not be able to reach their students in a meaningful way as so much of their students’ learning was from oral sources and constant immersion in the language in the classroom. How do you do that when you’re at home?!
When we were brainstorming about the function of this website, we knew that we really needed to try to support our french teachers. We hope that we have started a repository of french resources that you can use with your students but we certainly will add more if you let us know some tool that is working beautifully for you and we’re missing it.
You’ll find read-aloud books and magazines for K-12 as well as wonderful videos and activities that have been made available to all educators during this emergency remote learning time in the Online Tools under ‘Collected Resources’. In this same tab, you even have complimentary access to Pearson’s Mathology resource for K-3.
If you want your students to do Yoga en français, there’s even a resource tab for Wellness!
All School Board resources are in the tab ‘COVID-19 School Board Resources’. French boards have a program for Apprendre à la maison and now they’re in one place! Lots of boards like CSPNEO and Mon Avenir CSC have daily tasks for K-12 each week. Why reinvent the wheel when we can share instead.
We’re excited to be able to offer this platform for our french educators and will soon have tags to make your navigation to french resources even easier but for now, breathe. That’s our mantra too. Let us know how we can support you further. Rester bien. #OntarioEducatorsUnite