The Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner (OCUP)


Resources from the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner website

The following resources were previously posted on the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner (OCUP) website (e.g., grade-by-grade elementary expectations, Teacher Companion files, etc.).

Assessment & Evaluation Symposium Keynote: Dr. Douglas Reeves (Excerpt)

On January 8, 2008, Dr. Douglas Reeves delivered the keynote address at the Assessment and Evaluation Symposium. In this excerpt, he describes "toxic grading practices" such as: Assigning a grade of "0" for late/incomplete work; Using the average to determine a grade.

Please note: This is a Windows Media video file. To download the file, right-click the link above and select "save as" from the menu. For help with this type of file please see here.

Senior Math Training Resources

This file contains resources that were used for implementation training for The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11-12, Mathematics, 2007 in the spring of 2007. There are eight folders: Deck Problems, Grade 12 Curriculum Expectations, Handouts and Resources, Learning Tools Activities, Pathway Scenarios, Planning Guides, PowerPoints, Year At A Glance – Unit Outlines. You will also find a READ ME file that describes the contents of each folder. Please note that the video clips used in the assessment and evaluation presentation must be downloaded separately, due to their large file sizes. Also, the most recent version of the Teachers' Guide to Data Discovery can be downloaded from the Stats Canada website.

Resources for "Assessment and Evaluation for Improved Student Learning" Training Sessions (English 9-12, ESL and ELD 9-12, Mathematics, 11-12)

This file contains resources relating to the assessment and evaluation training materials presented as part of the implementation training for the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, ESL and ELD, 2007, The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, English, 2007 and the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 12 Mathematics, 2007, in the spring of 2007. Please note that the video clips used in the assessment and evaluation presentation must be downloaded separately, due to their large file sizes.

Resources for the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, ESL and ELD, 2007

This file contains resources that were used for implementation training for The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, ESL and ELD, 2007 in the spring of 2007. There are four sub folders: one contains the day 1 and 2 agendas and slide packages that were used for the training presentations; a second, contains the draft curriculum packages that were used at the session; a third, contains the activities and handouts that accompanied the presentation on day 1; and the fourth, contains the activities and handouts that accompanied the presentation on day 2. An additional folder contains the resources relating to the presentation, "Assessment and Evaluation for Improved Student Learning". Please note that the video clips used in the assessment and evaluation presentation must be downloaded separately, due to their large file sizes.

Resources for The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, English, 2007

This file contains resources that were used for implementation training for The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9-12, English, 2007 in the spring of 2007. There are three sub folders: one contains the slide packages that were used for the training presentations; a second, contains the handouts that accompanied the presentations; the third, contains the draft curriculum packages that were used at the session. An additional folder contains the resources relating to the presentation, "Assessment and Evaluation for Improved Student Learning". Please note that the video clips used in the assessment and evaluation presentation must be downloaded separately, due to their large file sizes.

Resources for The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8, Language, 2006

This file contains resources that were used for implementation training for The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8, Language, 2006 in the spring of 2006. File six includes the expectation overview chart and the cross-grade comparison chart that all teachers will find helpful.

Grade by Grade PDFs of Ontario Curriculum Expectations

These PDF documents gather curriculum expectations by grade or subject/course from Ontario curriculum documents as a useful reference to the educational community.

These files now include the Revised Expectations for Social Studies, History, Geography and Mathematics.

These PDFs have now been updated to include English Language expectations for 2006 and Science and Technology for 2007.

Elementary Expectations by Grade (Revised 2010)

Teacher Companions

The Teacher Companions were compiled by Ontario educators and field-tested to assist teachers designing instructional units using the Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner. The Teacher Companions provide the educational community – teachers, administrators, and parents – with strategies and references that support effective instruction.

Planner Help Kits and Guides

These kits and guides from the Planner Help section assist teachers designing units and profiles

Introductions to the Planner

The Planner as a Design Tool

Implementation Support Documents