Ontario's E-Learning Strategy

Professional Development

Recorded E-Learning Webinars
For School Board Administrators, Guidance Counsellors, Teachers, and Parents

Note: All times for webinars are in Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Welcome Aboard to Blended Learning with the Provincial LMS!

Thursday, September 1, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Whether blended learning is brand new or old hat to you, you'll want to tune into this webinar. We'll provide you with all kinds of details about the roll-out of blended learning using the provincial learning management system (LMS), including pertinent policies, promising practices, and available supports. We'll also introduce you to the Blended Learning Provincial Community, a place where you can interact with others involved in this exciting form of instruction.

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ePortfolio: A Tool for all Ages

Thursday, September 8, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Whether you teach little ones, teenagers, or mature adults, we think you'll fall in love with ePortfolio! Come see how this dynamic tool lets students stay organized, collaborate with others during the creation process, and showcase their best work. Learn how this tool can grow with students throughout the learning process…and their time in school!

Target Audience: Teachers

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: Making the Most of ePortfolio

Thursday, September 22, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

A tool with almost unlimited potential, ePortfolio requires some careful consideration. In this webinar, we'll cover key topics, such as:

  • Storage space in ePortfolio for students and teachers.
  • Copyright, privacy, and safety, especially around images and sharing artifacts.
  • Tips for staying organized.

Target Audience: Teachers

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Tips and Tricks for Creating Great Rubrics

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Making great rubrics to use with your dropbox assignments, discussions, ePortfolio submissions, and quizzes has never been easier, thanks to the Rubrics tool in the provincial LMS! In this webinar, you will learn how to create rubrics following the provincial assessment and evaluation guidelines. Be sure to join us to find out how.

Target Audience: Teachers

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Making the Grade, Part 1

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Have you ever wondered how the Grades tool relates to the Ontario curriculum? Wonder no longer! In this webinar, we'll introduce you to how this tool functions and what settings to apply to conform to ministry policy. Discover how you can make a grade book right in the provincial LMS and maintain professional control over the assessment process.

Target Audience: Teachers

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Making the Grade, Part 2

Thursday, November 3, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

This webinar focuses on inputting, managing, and sharing student performance data through the Grades tool. We'll teach you how you can use this tool to let students see their achievement on individual tasks and in various categories. We'll also show you how the tool informs, not replaces, teacher judgment. Be sure to tune into this one!

Target Audience: Teachers

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A Check-in with Boards Implementing Blended Learning

Thursday, December 1, 2011
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EST

Is anybody out there listening? Absolutely! If you have something to say about the implementation of blended learning using the provincial LMS, this is your opportunity to share it with the ministry! Got a concern, question, or suggestion? If so, this is your chance to speak your piece! The more we know about what's working and not working, the better we can serve you.

Target Audience: Teachers

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ePortfolio: What Works in Elementary and Secondary?

Thursday, January 19, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EST

Thinking about implementing ePortfolio in your class next term or semester? If so, you won't want to miss this webinar! We'll be asking elementary and secondary teachers experienced with ePortfolio to share their successes and challenges with you. Learn from the expertise of those who have been where you are now!

Target Audience: Teachers

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Assessment for and as Learning and the Provincial LMS: The Big Picture

Thursday, February 9, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EST

Assessment for and as learning is just as important for student learning online as it is in face-to-face courses. How do we do it? It's easier than you think! Join us as we use the tools in the LMS to implement Growing Success and make connections with the School Effectiveness Framework.

Target Audience: Teachers

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Learning Goals and Success Criteria, Part 1: Getting Started Online

Thursday, February 23, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EST

When students and teachers understand what the learning looks like and how to get there, learning happens! But how do we share the learning goals and success criteria online? Learn how to edit existing course content and use the Surveys tool to ensure a common understanding with your students.

Target Audience: Teachers

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Learning Goals and Success Criteria, Part 2: Going Deeper with Your Students

Thursday, March 1, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EST

Including students in constructing criteria helps them to know when they've learned successfully. Join us as we explore how to use the Discussions tool to create criteria with students. Then, use the criteria to help shape the rubrics you create using the Rubrics tool.

Target Audience: Teachers

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The Newest in LMS Tools

Thursday, March 29, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

You walked away from your computer for a few days, and look what happened! The LMS got upgraded! Interested in knowing more about the system changes, including some improvements that make online assessment much easier? Come join us to get up to speed!

Target Audience: Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

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Engineering Effective Conversations: It's Easy Online!

Thursday, April 12, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Use tools inside and outside the LMS to engage your students in conversations with you and with one another in real time! Investigate how to plan and ask questions that help students articulate and develop their thinking.

Target Audience: Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

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Descriptive Feedback: Helping Students Learn

Thursday, April 26, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Ongoing descriptive feedback linked specifically to the learning goals and success criteria is a powerful tool for improving student learning. Using the Dropbox tool to provide students with descriptive feedback can help students to produce their best work in an online or blended environment.

Target Audience: Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

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Peer and Self-Assessment and Individual Goal Setting: Now It's Their Turn!

Thursday, May 10, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

Help students develop and practise their peer and self-assessment skills and set their own learning goals by using tools like ePortfolio and the Checklist tool. Students becoming independent learners – isn't that what digital learning is all about?

Target Audience: Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

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What's on Tap Next Year in Blended Learning?

Thursday, June 7, 2012
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. EDT

This webinar will provide you with an opportunity not only to ask questions and make suggestions about the implementation of blended learning, but also to hear what's in store for next year. Wondering what new tools and opportunities will be made available to you, your students, or your teachers? Come join us to find out!

Target Audience: Teachers and Guidance Counsellors

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