Links for Teachers


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Curriculum

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Teaching Tools

  • Ask a Teacher
    Point your secondary students to the Independent Learning Centre's “Ask a Teacher” website for additional exercises, study aids, essay help, EQAO prep and more.
  • Campsite 24 for Teachers
    Bring Ontario's parks and protected areas into your classroom with these lesson plans based on the Ontario Curriculum Guidelines for Grades 2 to 6.
  • Career Matters
    All about high school requirements and options. Covers Ontario English high school course descriptions, codes, and their pre-requisites; information on alternatives like co-op, summer school, and apprenticeships, plus a Student Planner tool.
  • Civilization.ca
    Centralized website for the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France. Feature-rich site also offers special areas for Student and Educator Resources.
  • Computers for Schools Program
    Government-industry program to refurbish and donate computers for use in Canadian classrooms.
  • Educational Resources
    Teacher's site providing resources and strategies for teaching children how Canada became a nation.
  • e-Learning Ontario
    e-Learning Ontario is developing an e-learning strategy to provide all students in the province with access to high-quality courses and resources through emerging information and communication technologies.
  • eWorkshop
    eWorkshop was created by the Ministry of Education and TVOntario to support Ontario's Education Foundations program. This site is for teachers who wish to perfect their skills or acquire new skills and knowledge in order to help their students reach high levels of achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics comprehension.
  • www.ontario.ca/ezone
    The Ontario Ministry of the Environment developed this site with the three-fold goal of: Educating children on the challenges facing our planet; Encouraging further independent exploration of environmental issues; and Motivating young people to be mindful of the impacts their actions have on the environment, and to choose actions that will help protect the planet.
  • EcoKids
    Download and printables, learning resources, classroom visitors, forum and more, covering environmental matters.
  • Equality Rules
    EqualityRules.ca educates kids and teens about healthy, equal relationships. This Government of Ontario website teaches children about respecting themselves and others, and how to speak up when they or their friends are being treated unfairly. Through interactive scenarios, videos, quizzes and links, children and teens can learn about healthy, equal relationships for teens and the truth about difficult or abusive relationships.
  • Free Educational Resources for Educators (Environment Canada)
    Environmental resources is an interactive educational program for elementary and secondary schools, designed specifically to support the science curriculum. Students learn about the environment with different activities.
  • First Among Equals (teachers' page)
    Comprehensive teaching strategies for teaching about the Prime Ministers of Canada.
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
    Classroom resources, downloads and more to help you teach about the history, customs and traditions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. From Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
  • Junior Achievement of Canada
    International not-for-profit organization educates young people about business and economics. Program offerings include Business Basics (elementary), The Economics of Staying in School (middle school) and The Company Program (secondary).
  • Learning Centre for Teachers
    Find all educational resources on the Library and Archives Canada website.
  • The Learning Partnership
    A not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing together business, education, government, labour, policy makers and the community to develop partnerships that strengthen public education in Canada. Offer a range of programs.
  • Math Central
    Resources, forum, answers to questions, monthly math problems and more.
  • Media Awareness Network
    Resources to help educators, parents and others promote media literacy among young people.
  • MPTV
    An educational resource designed to introduce students in Grades 4 to 6 (Cycles 2 and 3 in Quebec) to the House of Commons and the role of its elected members.
  • nature.ca
    The Canadian Museum of Nature is home to one of the world's largest and finest natural history collections. Comprised of 24 major science collections of more than 10 million specimens, the Museum's holdings cover four billion years of Earth history.
  • Nature Challenge for Kids: Teachers/Parents pages
    Information and resources for David Suzuki's “Nature Challenge” program as tailored for youngsters.
  • www.obviously.ca
    obviously.ca is the brainchild of a group of 20-something-year-old Ontario government employees. The purpose of the site is to bring you up to speed on environmental issues, and to give you a slew of answers to the age-old "What can I do?" question.
  • Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)
    Non-profit organization that promotes healthy, active living. Site features teacher resources and activity ideas.
  • Public Safety Canada
    Information for teachers on public safety in Canada.
  • Reach for the Top
    The national quiz game for high school students.
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
    Information on child protection from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services
  • SchoolNet News Network (SNN)
    A cyber-school for writers and aspiring journalists, a multimedia publishing and broadcasting forum for their stories and a resource centre for teachers. SNN is open to all K-12 students in Canada in both official languages.
  • Special Needs Opportunity Windows (SNOW)
    Online resources and professional development opportunities for educators of students with special needs.
  • Spelling Bee of Canada
    Organizes annual spelling bees aimed at youth 6-15 years of age.
  • Statistics Canada Learning Resources for Teachers
    Lesson plans, articles, brochures, teachers' kits, student projects and more.
  • Teacher-Developed Resources
    Download free resources designed to support the curriculum, mentored and recommended through the Curriculum Services Canada evaluation process.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada
    See also the Teachers Centre
    An extensive and complete online museum of the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. See the Teachers' Centre for specific guidance on bringing the museum into your classroom.
  • Writers in Electronic Residence (WIER)
    Connects Canada's writers with schools to exchange original writing and commentary. This website offers program information, writer biographies and resources for educators.

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Professional Development

  • Catholic Principals' Council of Ontario (CPCO)
    CPCO is a voluntary, professional association that serves more than 2,100 principals and vice-principals in twenty-nine Catholic school boards across Ontario.
  • Internationally Trained Teachers
    Information on how to register with the Ontario College of Teachers so that you can teach in a publicly funded school in Ontario.
  • Language Proficiency Requirement
    If you have been trained outside Canada and completed your teacher education program in a language other than English and French, you are required to provide proof of proficiency in English or French by completing a language proficiency test.
  • Ontario College of Teachers
    Professional body licensing and governing teachers in Ontario. Among the extensive resources are a video and brochure about becoming a teacher in Ontario, plus job ads.
  • Ontario Faculties of Education
  • Ontario Principals' Council (OPC)
    The Ontario Principals' Council (OPC) is a voluntary professional association that represents the interests of principals and vice-principals in Ontario's publicly funded school system.
  • Principal's Qualification Program
    The Principal's Qualification Program Guide is designed to prepare members of the College for the principal's role in Ontario.
  • Survive & Thrive
    Virtual conference for beginning teachers
  • Teach in Ontario
    Help for internationally trained teachers.
  • The Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS)
    The Teacher Education Application Service (TEAS) is a non-profit centralized application service for applicants to the Faculties of Education at the following institutions: Brock University, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, University of Ottawa, Queen's University, University of Toronto, Trent University, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, The University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor and York University.
  • Think About Becoming a Teacher
    Ontario College of Teachers pamphlet.

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