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Summer Institutes
 
 
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As you browse the workshop list below, look for the following symbols to identify the focus (or foci) of each institute:
 
 
Mathematics – these workshops enhance participant expertise in Mathematics
 

Technology – these workshops enhance teaching and learning through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) 
 
 
Revised Curriculum – these workshops support implementing revised curriculum
 
 
 Financial Literacy – these workshops support infusing finacial literacy
 
Please note, registration will close approximately 10 days prior to each institute's start date. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.

 

 Many of the workshop titles below are clickable links that will lead 
 to a detailed description of that workshop. Not all detailed 
 descriptions are available at this time.

 

Multiple Subject/Division Associations: 

Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO),
Ontario Association for Developmental Education (OADE),
Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE),
Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers’ Association (OESSTA),
Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association (OMLTA),
Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE), and
Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO)
 
Facilitators: TBD
Multiple Subject/Division AssociationsJuly 5-7, Oakville       FULL

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! (K-8)
It is time to pick up some S.T.E.A.M. in your classroom! This summer workshop will bring together subject association specialists and K to Gr. 8 classroom teachers supporting each other in innovative strategies and creative new ideas to integrate Science & Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics in the classroom, with considerations of an environmental and/or indigenous perspective. Come and share hands-on and authentic inquiry-based learning activities.

 

Derrick Schellenberg

July 5-7, Niagara-on-the-Lake     FULL
 
July 13-15, Toronto  CLOSED
 
Learn, explore and share educational technology tools that transform teaching and learning. Be exposed to an array of tools ideal for a variety of grades and subject areas.  Participants will be taught how to use these tools in the classroom setting, how to identify tools that can enhance their teaching practice, and contribute to the curation of available edtech tools for all educators.
 
 

Ontario Art Education Association (OAEA)

Presenters: Peter Bates & Leigh McLaughlin

July 5-7, Niagara-on-the-Lake JR/INT   CANCELLED
 
Financial Literacy and Communication Technologies in the Art Room (Grades 5-10)
In this hands-on workshop learn how to incorporate financial literacy into your art room. Create art, explore and gather strategies guaranteed to energize your art programs while integrating art, math, and financial literacy.
 
 

Association for Media Literacy (AML)

Facilitator: Carol Arcus
July 5-7, Oakville    CANCELLED
 
Learn to infuse your curriculum with deep learning about digital media environments, as well as practical digital media production. These sessions will include selected revised Grades 1-12 curricula, including Health and Phys Ed.
 
 

Ontario Business Educators' Association (OBEA)  - RESCHEDULED (see below)

Facilitators: Daniel Lustrinelli & Jeff Boulton   
 
Aug 8-10, London     INT/SR
 
Infusing Financial Literacy and Current Technology in the Secondary Classroom (Grades 9-12)
This workshop will focus on both the infusion of financial literacy and the use of current technology and software in the secondary classroom. Take away numerous classroom ready resources which incorporate financial literacy, current technology and inquiry-based learning. Many of the resources shared will focus on Business Studies classes although teachers of any subject are encouraged to participate and share, as many of these resources can be adapted.

 

Maria Vamvalis

July 5-7, Oakville     CLOSED
 
July 19-21, London     CLOSED
 

Participants will deepen their understanding of geographical thinking concepts and explore how to use geographic inquiry to create a ‘world-changing classroom’.

 
 

Ontario Association of Junior Educators (OAJE)

Facilitators:  Cameron Steltman & Ian McLain
July 6-8, London    CLOSED
 
Facilitators:  Richard Parker & Shaun Else
July 25-27, Niagara-on-the-Lake    FULL
 
Join us on a dynamic journey that will guide you through the how and why of technology’s impact on teaching and learning! Walk away with an understanding of how to both effectively and purposefully use technology with your students, while promoting higher order thinking skills.
 
 

Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT)

Facilitators: James Ball & Saara Naudts
July 6-8, London    - CLOSED
 
Engage in an active learning experience to discover new ways to engage students. Learn to implement classroom practices that will foster conceptual understanding of science and physics concepts, and explore mathematics in context to science and physics. 
 
 

First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO)

 
FNMIEAO
 
Facilitators: Colinda Clyne & Jodie Williams
July 11-13, New Credit & Six Nations (Bear's Inn for accommodations) - FULL
 
Taking place in traditional lodges alongside Elders, this workshop will help educators understand Indigenous Worldviews and Ways of Knowing, the essential first steps in reconciliation. Strategies and resources will be shared on how to effectively embed culturally appropriate education into a variety of subjects areas.
 
 

Jackie Calder

July 12-14,  North Bay   CANCELLED
 
July 19-21, London CLOSED
 
What is deep learning anyways? In this workshop explore how leveraging digital tools can support students and teachers connecting with others, develop creativity, communication, citizenship, critical thinking and metacognition skills.
 
 

Brian Aspinall

July 18-20, Toronto      FULL
 
July 25-27, Niagara-on-the-Lake    FULL
 
Deepen your understanding of the basics of block based coding and how to make use of mathematical principles to create content of and for learning. Engage in hands-on development of communication between the programmer and user, and as a result, the depth of content explanation is remarkable.
 
 

Mali Bickley & Jim Carleton

July 18-20, Toronto   FULL
 
Are you interested in discovering how to engage students in learning and achieving curriculum assessment goals while integrating digital media across subject areas? In this hands-on workshop experience free apps to create digital stories.
 
 

Susan Watt & Trish Morgan

July 20-22, Niagara-on-the-Lake  FULL
 
Aug 3-5, London   - CANCELLED
 
Today’s classrooms are evolving into vibrant, collaborative learning environments driven by student inquiry and supported by a variety of technology options. In this 3 day session, we will look at how student learning and inquiry is impacted in classrooms that have desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, chromebooks, iPads or a blend of these.
 
 

Garfield Gini-Newman

July 20-22, Niagara-on-the-Lake   FULL
Aug 3-5, London     FULL
 
In this workshop participants will learn to frame learning around authentic challenges. Learn how to move learning from fake to real by using relevant and enticing provocations to inspire awe and wonder in your students.
 


Laura Gini-Newman

July 20-22, Niagara-on-the-Lake FULL
Aug 3-5, London    FULL
 
Critical inquiry plays a significant role in mathematics. Come learn more about putting thinking at the core of the mathematics classroom through a critical inquiry approach that naturally balances computational and procedural proficiency with quality mathematical thinking
 
 

First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO)

FNMIEAO
 
Facilitator: Mary Ann Naokwegijig-Corbiere
July 20-22, Sudbury  CLOSED
 
This summer institute will provide teachers of Nishnaabemwin (Ojibwe) with an understanding of the grammatical framework of this language that will enable them to utilize language resources that exist to teach the language from a communicative perspective.
 
FNMIEAO
 
Facilitators: Michelle Brown & Tina DeCastro
July 25-27, Windsor - CLOSED
 
Explore ways of decolonizing pedagogical practices at the elementary level particularly in the areas of Mathematics and Social Justice. Examine the connection between Indigenous knowledge and Mathematics and learn new ways to engage your students through authentic and meaningful hands-on lessons.
 
 

Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association (OMLTA)

Facilitator: Jenn Rochon
July 25-27, Niagara-on-the-Lake  CLOSED
 
Supporting the Revised FSL Curriculum at the Secondary Level (Grades 9-12)
By the end of this Summer Institute, participants will have a deeper understanding of the revised FSL curriculum, CEFR descriptors and their impact on program development. Participants will be able to use both curriculum documents and CEFR descriptors to plan units and assessments for students.
 
 

Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE)  CANCELLED

Facilitators: Cheri-Ann Byrne & Jennifer Giancola
July 25-27, Thunder Bay 
 
Journey through the eyes of the past as a way to connect with the present and future. In this interactive experience participants will use drama, inquiry and technology to explore the stories and experiences of people from the past. Join us as connect the revised Ontario curriculum to create characters and make their stories come to life. 
 

Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers' Association (OESSTA)

Facilitators: Marci Becker & James Steeves
July 27-29,  Toronto - CLOSED
 
Implementing the Social Studies, History and Geography (SSHG) Curriculum in Ontario Classrooms (Grades 1-8)
Participants will develop or enhance their capacity to promote, engage and assess inquiry, investigate primary sources and integrate relevant technologies (mapping, GIS) into their Social Studies, History & Geography programs. Extensive online resources including, videos, lesson plans, source guides, and success criteria are provided. 
 
 

Mary-Kay Goindi

July 27-29, Toronto      FULL
 
In this hands-on workshop explore learning theories behind the 3-part lesson, 21st century competencies, and technology within the classroom. Immerse yourself in play-based situations and computational thinking. Finally discuss classroom environment (physical & emotional) to maximize the success of your students.

 

Facing History and Ourselves

Facilitators: Leora Schaefer & Cheryl Payne-Stevens
Aug 2-4, Ottawa    FULL
 
Be introduced to strategies and resources that will engage students in learning about this important history, while connecting to the devastating effects that the residential schools have had on former students, their families, and entire indigenous communities.
 
 

Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators' Association (OFSHEEA)

Facilitator: Kimberley Crupi
Aug 2-4, Ottawa   
 
This workshop will address a need for teaching diverse students real-life skills in managing money on a limited budget using basic and accessible technology and how this knowledge can greatly support them as they become more independent in managing their own lives.
 
 

Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators' Association (OFSHEEA) 

Facilitator: Shaundell Paris  
Aug 3-5, Oakville         CANCELLED
 
This interactive workshop will delve into the topic of learning in today’s classrooms while exploring a variety of information and communication technologies that will enhance teaching and learning, and that can be integrated into any social science course.
 

Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers' Association (OHASSTA)

Facilitators: Jan Haskings-Winner & Leigh MacDonald
Aug 3-5, London        CLOSED
 
HELP - Engaging Critically in revised History, Economics, Law and Politics curriculum. (Grades 10-12)
By the end of this Summer Institute, participants will know the big ideas of disciplinary thinking (History, Law, Economics and Politics) and be able to assess the concepts by developing inquiry. Participants will also be familiar with online resources that can support the revised curriculum.
 
 

Kyle Pearce

July 13-15, Toronto       - CLOSED
 
Embark on a journey to experience lessons that are digital in nature, but promote collaboration instead of isolation, and curiosity instead of acceptance. This workshop will showcase the powerful combination of using a 3-act math framework and the philosophy of productive struggle to enhance student learning through contextual tasks and curiosity. 
 

Mike Clare

Aug 8-10,  Toronto      CLOSED
 
So I have iPads in the school… Now what?!?! This summer, walk through a practical demonstration of Apple’s free iBooksAuthor (IBA) software. Be introduced to IBA and see the potential to design interactive modules, create customized lessons, and ensure students who are away do not miss recourses.
 

Ontario Family Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Leadership Council (OFS3HLC)

Facilitators: Linda Matuga-McCulloch & Susan Smith  -   CANCELLED
Aug 8-10, London  
 
Participants will explore and investigate a number of challenges they encounter in the contemporary classroom. Learn how to infuse inquiry, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories and cultural practices into your planning process.
 

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

Facilitators: Janice Haines (Learning for a Sustainable Future) and Haley Higdon (Natural Curiosity Project)
Aug 8-10, London    CLOSED
 
Learning to be Engaged Citizens: Applying Authentic Inquiry in Social Studies (Grades 1-8)
We will explore applying authentic inquiry (learning directed by students’ questions, group knowledge building and making learning visible) and associated transformative learning strategies in addressing social studies expectations. Participants will experience a professional inquiry approach with facilitators from Learning for a Sustainable Future and the Eric Jackman Institute for Child Studies.
 
 

First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO)

FNMIEAO
 
Facilitators: Marg Boyle, Elaine Kicknosway & Carol Windmill  -   FULL
Aug 10-12, Ottawa 
 
The gifts we each carry as humans are something that we learn from childhood. In this workshop, learn from elders, classroom teachers, and the land. This workshop focuses on the teachings of how we build healthy relationships via traditional practises such as: ceremonies, drumming, elder circles, child rearing, gender roles, and clans. The workshop also introduces the impact of intergenerational trauma caused by several factors of colonialization and how we are rejuvenating our families and nations through balance of Kakina ni Dodem. Join us to develop ways to embed Indigenous knowledge into your teaching practice.
 

Ontario School Library Association (OSLA)

Facilitators: Kate Johnson-McGregor & Alanna King
Aug 10-12, Ottawa      CLOSED
 
Come learn and discover new technological tools and methodologies relating to the revised Social Studies, History & Geography curriculum. Whether this is your first year in the classroom or your twentieth year, there is something here for everyone!
 
 

Ontario Family Studies Home Economics Educators' Association (OFSHEEA)

Facilitators: Cindy Ghartey, Yolanda Fitzgerald, Kara Hiltz and Tracy Cook
Aug 10-12, Ottawa      CLOSED
 
Participants will develop the confidence and skills to use Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to support and enhance the delivery of the revised Family Studies curriculum. Participants must work in a board that has adopted GAFE.
 
 

Multiple Subject/Division Associations:

Arts Education Consultants of Ontario (ARTSECO),
Ontario Association for Developmental Education (OADE),
Ontario Council for Technology Education (OCTE),
Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers’ Association (OESSTA),
Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association (OMLTA),
Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE), and
Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO)
 
Facilitators: TBD
 
STAO, Aug 2-4, Ottawa       FULL

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead! (K-8)
It is time to pick up some S.T.E.A.M. in your classroom! This summer workshop will bring together subject association specialists and K to Gr. 8 classroom teachers supporting each other in innovative strategies and creative new ideas to integrate Science & Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics in the classroom, with considerations of an environmental and/or indigenous perspective. Come and share hands-on and authentic inquiry-based learning activities.

 
 
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