Topic: Math
Grade: 4-6
Type of Resource: Teaching Tips
Description:
This information sheet provides guidelines on using fractions in different ways considering parts, units and the whole.
PDF(s) of Resource:
Project Lead:
Shelley Yearley and Trish Steele
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Research Summary/Report
Description:

The Greater Essex County District School Board’s (GECDSB) Mathematics Leadership Learning Project (MLLP) was designed to build capacity of mathematics lead-learners and mobilize them within schools in order to build expertise of all educators. This project supported Math Leadership Learning Teams in 6 schools to lead math learning through Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Data was gathered in the 6 MLLP schools from MLLP teams (surveys and interviews) and students (PRIME mathematics assessment). For the project overview, results, and implications for future learning, read the report by the Math Knowledge Network’s Mathematics Leadership community of practice & GECDSB.

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

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: All Grades, K-3
Type of Resource: PowerPoint, Video
Description:

This is a video and PowerPoint of Dr. Jean Clinton's (McMaster University) presentation "The Mathematician in the Crib" - What We Know About Mathematical Thinking in the Early Years. This presentation was shared at the Kindergarten Forum for Action (August 2017), hosted by the Critical Transitions CoP of the Math Knowledge Network and the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario. 

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

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal, Teaching Tips, Video
Description:
This video is an introduction to Playful Mathematics for young children.

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

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Language Arts
Grade: 7-9
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
Description:
This is a lesson plan where students will begin to analyze messages in advertisements and present their findings to the class. Students will discover that advertising is a construction that preys on our insecurities, presents false hope, and reinforces stereotypes to try and convince us we need to buy something. Adolescents are increasingly self-conscious about their physical appearance; parents and teachers can play a protective role in helping them to accept their changing bodies.
Language:
English
Topic: Language Arts
Grade: 4-6
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
Description:
This is a lesson plan designed to teach the students that advertisements sell more than just a product. There are often hidden messages in them and the students need to always be aware of what they are. Children and pre-adolescents can be very sensitive to the opinions of others, which makes them also vulnerable to advertising messages.This lesson addresses the advertising tactic of making assumptions about who will be watching the ads, and how ads try to create a need for people to purchase the products.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Language Arts
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Lesson Plan
Description:
This is a lesson plan designed to teach students to be a little more critical when watching television. The lesson will reinforce that things are not always as they seem on television because the media portray them one way, when in real life they are completely different. Advertising strategies should be discussed in order to increase the students’ awareness of the power of media images. Students need to come away with the knowledge that media (and what they see on television) are not always “real” and they need to think about the images they see and question when media doesn’t make sense. Children at this age have vivid imaginations and they are also easily swayed. At times they may not be sure of what is real or not (whether or not animals can talk).
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English
Topic: Math
Grade: K-3, 4-6, 7-9
Type of Resource: Article - Newspaper/Magazine/Journal, Research Summary/Report
Description:

This guide is a protocol for professional development in mathematics especially developed for the whole school inquiry or for work with teams of educators from across all grades. The goal of the Facilitator (e.g., Coach, Math Lead) is to support the school’s professional learning community until the group is confident enough to lead their own learning. Building educator efficacy and leadership is a central goal of this process and is what contributes to its sustainability over time.

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

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

Network Leads:
George Gadanidis, Donna Kotsopoulos, Dragana Martinovic
Language:
English
Topic: Science
Grade: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12
Type of Resource: Activity
Description:
This activity is a five-part case study which examines research conducted by Canadian biologists on whether the physical appearance of baby chicks have something to do with their chances of survival. Students read through the process of conducting an experiment using a controlled and experimental group and analyze results from graphed data.
Project Lead:
Yovita Gwekwerere
Language:
English
Topic: Well-Being
Grade: K-3
Type of Resource: Activity, Lesson Plan, Teaching Tips
Description:
At an early age, children begin to form negative attitudes toward those who are different. They also begin to associate being overweight with negative characteristics or habits. As soon as children begin to form their perceptions, they need to learn the difference between tattling and reporting. Adults need to support the ideas that: words hurt; teasing is not okay; and no one deserves to be bullied. (For additional reference, please review the attached list of “Common Misconceptions About Bullying”). When adults don’t intervene and help children/students solve issues, they are modeling that being a silent bystander is acceptable.
Project Lead:
Lorayne Robertson
Language:
English