Topic: Math
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan, Video
Description:
This resource shares the lessons prepared for grades 1/2 and 2/3 about repeating patterns. Practitioners participating in the Math Network share their lesson plan and videos implementing and discussing the class activities with students.

For more innovative math resources, visit the MKN website and the MKN page on TVO's TeachOntario website.

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Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
This resource is a classroom documentary of Bronna Silver Grade 2/3 experience with symmetry at St. Andrews P.S. in Toronto. First, there are a series of videos where she shares some of her reflections after exploring symmetry + coding with her class. A second page offers a lesson plan and materials to work with students and a third and fourth page offer a definition of symmetry in math and other resources that teachers can use to build deeper understanding around this concept.

For more innovative math resources, visit the MKN website and the MKN page on TVO's TeachOntario website.

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Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: 10-12
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

At present, no evidence conclusively supports the use of any one specific type of school-based intervention for suicide prevention. This research summary outlines a 2012 realist review (explanation rather than critique) that examined characteristics of interventions linked to a reduction in suicide attempts. Based on the findings, implications and recommendations are provided.

Looking for more research summaries? Visit the Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) for hundreds of research summaries written with Ontario educators in mind.

Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Since professional development activities are vital to enhance skills and prepare educators for the demands of their profession this research summary from the Knowledge Network for Student Well-Being (KNSWB) looks at which features of professional development in-services produce positive educator and student outcomes.

Looking for more research summaries? Visit the Ontario Education Research Exchange (OERE) for hundreds of research summaries written with Ontario educators in mind.

Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Equity & Diversity, FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
In this video presentation, Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, explores the causes of disadvantages for Aboriginal families and advocates for the promotion of equitably- and culturally-based interventions.
Project Lead:
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Graphic/Infographic, Research Summary/Report
Description:

This infographic is from a study done by the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University. It includes results on students’ self-perceptions of mental health difficulties, the use of mental health services, and perspectives on accessing help.  Also included, are teacher and principal perspectives on barriers to addressing student mental health.

Lead Investigator:
Dr. Kathy Georgiades
Language:
English, French
Topic: Language Arts
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity
Description:
This activity includes two worksheets for students to practice copying sight words to create sentences in a short poem.
Project Lead:
Pat Bucci
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity, FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal, PowerPoint
Description:
This presentation and paper from the the 2012 CSA annual conference, provides an overview of a KNAER project "Kimaaciihtoomin e-anishinaabe kikinoohamaakeyak" or Beginning to Teach in an Indigenous Way, which sought to raise awareness of Aboriginal cultures and issues among teachers and their students in elementary and secondary schools in southern Ontario.
Project Lead:
Jean-Paul Restoule
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:
This project is designed to build collective capacity through real-time development of a complex instructional resource like assessing for learning, effective questioning, and differentiating instruction which can be effective instructional strategies for making tasks accessible and impacting student achievement.
Project Lead:
Shelley Yearley, Trish Steele and Catherine Bruce
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
Joel Westheimer, professor with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education, speaks to teacher candidates and Ottawa Catholic School Board teachers about citizenship education in a globally-aware classroom. Presented in partnership with the ongoing KNAER research project, Joel discusses the tenets of a “good global citizen,” and the difference between one who is good by following the generally-accepted rules and one who takes it upon her/himself to challenge them. Dr. Westheimer also touches on the steps teachers can take to facilitate the process of creating empathetic, socially-aware, and critically-thinking leaders through classroom activity.
Project Lead:
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Language:
English