Topic: Equity & Diversity, Language Arts, Math
Grade: 4-6
Type of Resource: Graphic/Infographic
Description:
This project set out to cover the Grade 5 Data Management Unit curriculum expectations by enabling students to collect data on the linguistic diversity in their school and to analyze and present the data using a variety of graphing and charting tools.
Project Lead:
Jim Cummins
Language:
English
Topic: Equity & Diversity, Language Arts, Math
Grade: 4-6
Type of Resource: Graphic/Infographic
Description:
This project set out to cover the Grade 5 Data Management Unit curriculum expectations by enabling students to collect data on the linguistic diversity in their school and to analyze and present the data using a variety of graphing and charting tools.
Project Lead:
Jim Cummins
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Child health and education are strongly related; healthy children tend to perform better in school, providing a foundation for improved health in later life. In response to the limited success of traditional health education approaches, the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework was developed in the late 1980s by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO Health Promoting Schools (HPS) framework is a potential mechanism to promote student health and well‐being by considering individual, school, and community contexts in tandem.

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Math
Type of Resource: Activity
Description:

Coding and math are complementary subjects, and they are easy to integrate. For Hour of Code week, the computational thinking CoP of the Math Knowledge Network developed a series of Math + Code puzzles for you to try in your classroom! 

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: K-3
Type of Resource: Chart, Lesson Plan, Website
Description:
Children can confuse being “healthy” with being thin. Teachers and parents can help by defining health with them. Students need to see that there are many facets to health such as: feeling happy, being rested, and listening to self-regulating prompts such as hunger, thirst, satiety and so on. Children at this age can see people on diets and confuse this with “being healthy.” At this stage, children are beginning to endorse stigma around size and shape, perhaps believing that persons of thin sizes are healthy or somehow better than persons of larger sizes.
Link to Resource:
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity, Chart, Lesson Plan, Website
Description:
This lesson plan introduces students to normal and healthy differences between people. Family modelling of diet and exercise can influence children's notions that being fat is bad and that it is okay to be dissatisfied with your body. Children begin to associate being overweight with negative connotations. Self esteem is significantly based on the opinions of others as weight and appearance can dictate who children want to have as friends. Learning that everyone is different and it is okay to be different needs to be a primary focus.
Link to Resource:
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity, Chart, Lesson Plan, Website
Description:
This lesson plan introduces students to body image and learning that it is okay to be different. Body image relates to how we see ourselves: our size, shape, colour (anything that contributes to what our body looks like). This can be anything from our freckles to our feet. It also includes how we “dress up” and try to change our bodies. This lesson will teach students that all bodies are different and that our bodies allow us to do many different things. Children at this age can begin to form negative attitudes around “difference” so it is important for them to learn to appreciate that everyone’s body is different and that is positive.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Science
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity, PowerPoint
Description:
This 8-slided Power Point shows students several different types of weather. It includes graphics and simple sentences, as well as weather identification activity on the final slide to reinforce their learning.
Project Lead:
Pat Bucci
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: Preschool, K-3
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

Early childhood represents a critical period of cognitive and socio-emotional skill development. In an effort to promote children’s learning and educational potential, early childhood education (ECE) programs have been increasingly implemented in Western countries over recent decades. But can ECE lead to the improvement of children’s educational outcomes in middle childhood and adolescence?

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Network Lead:
Don Buchanan
Language:
English, French
Topic: Equity & Diversity
Type of Resource: Video
Description:
Speaking to teacher candidates from the University of Ottawa and full-time teachers with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, OCDSB teacher and University of Ottawa graduate Bonnie Burlton shares her own globally-inspired educational experiences. During her talk, presented in partnership with of the ongoing KNAER research project, she explains how she stumbled into the world of microfinancing while volunteering in Cameroon, eventually founding Drombaya, a self-sustaining and locally-driven community loan service. Bonnie also demonstrates how one student’s comment about yoga pants turned into a multi-month, cross-curricular global education project in her classroom, culminating in a “thrift shop fashion show” through which students raised awareness of clothing costs, branding, and more.
Project Lead:
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Language:
English