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Ministry of Education Documents

Early Reading Strategy: The Report of the Expert Panel on Early Reading in Ontario
Year:2003
Author:Ontario Government
Format:Report
Topic:Early reading, primary school education
Intended Audience:Primary teachers
Synopsis:

The official government of Ontario guide to teaching practice for teaching young readers, including curriculum elements, education goals, etc.

Education for All: The report of the expert panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students with Special Education Needs, Kindergarten to Grade 6
Year:2005
Author:Ontario Government available online at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/reports/speced/panel/speced.pdf
Format:Resource guide
Topic:Special needs education
Intended Audience:Teachers; other education stakeholders
Synopsis:

The Ministry of Education established the Expert Panel on Literacy and Numeracy Instruction for Students With Special Education Needs to recommend practices, based on research, that would allow Ontario’s teachers to improve and reinforce effective instruction of reading, writing, oral communication, and mathematics to students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who have special education needs.

Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario Schools: GUIDELINES FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION – Realizing the Promise of Diversity 2009
Year:2009
Author:Ontario Governmentavailable online at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/reports/speced/panel/speced.pdf
Format:Ministry document
Topic:Diversity in education
Intended Audience:Teachers of all grade levels
Synopsis:

From the ministry document: ‘The guidelines provided in this document are designed to help Ontario school boards review and/or develop, implement, and monitor equity and inclusive education policies that will support student achievement, in accordance with the principles and commitments set out in Realizing the Promise of Diversity: Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy and Policy/Program Memorandum (PPM) No. 119 (2009)’

Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario's Schools, First Edition Covering Grades 1 to 12
Year:2010
Author:Ontario Government
Format:Online Resource
Topic:Student assessment and evaluation
Intended Audience:Teachers of all grade levels
Synopsis:

Beginning in September 2010, assessment, evaluation, and reporting in Ontario schools will be based on the policies and practices described in this document. This document aims to maintain high standards, improve student learning, and benefit students, parents, and teachers in elementary and secondary schools across the province.

Learning for All: A Guide to Effective Assessment and Instruction for All Students, Kindergarten to Grade 12
Year:2011
Author:Ontario Government
Format:Resource guide
Topic:Official Ontario resource guide for integrated instruction and assessment
Intended Audience:Teachers; other education stakeholders
Synopsis:

Learning for All, Kindergarten to Grade 12 is a resource guide outlining an integrated process of assessment and instruction for elementary and secondary school educators across Ontario that is designed to help raise the bar and close the gap in achievement for all students. The guide supports the three core priorities for education in Ontario: i) High levels of student achievement; ii) Reduced gaps in student achievement; iii) Increased public confidence in publicly funded education.

Many Roots, Many Voices: Supporting English Language Learners in Every Classroom
Year:Current
Author:Ontario Ministry of Education: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/
Format:Online resource
Topic:Teaching practices and strategies, all age levels.
Intended Audience:Teachers, educators, students, education stakeholders
Synopsis:

From the Ministry: Many Roots, Many Voices is designed to support teachers, principals, and other education professionals at the elementary and secondary levels in working effectively with English language learners. In it, you will find a rich source of practices and strategies that can be put to immediate use in the school and the classroom. You will also find an in-depth exploration of the English language learner, and an annotated list of references and resources for further reading and study.

Ministry of Education Accessibility Plan, 2011-2012
Year:Current
Author:Ontario Ministry of Education: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/
Format:Online resource
Topic:Accessibility in the classroom
Intended Audience:Teachers, educators, students, education stakeholders
Synopsis:

Each year, the government of Ontario sets a course to prevent, identify and remove barriers for persons with disabilities. Every ministry participates through its annual accessibility plan, as required under the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001 (ODA). The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) is Ontario's roadmap to become barrier-free by 2025. This plan sets forth the Ministry of Education guidelines for accessibility under the rubric of the AODA.

Special Education
Year:2012
Author:Ontario Government, Ministry of Education
Format:Online Resource
Topic:Special Education
Intended Audience:Teachers, education stakeholders
Synopsis:

Ministry of education resource on special education. Students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities, may require special education programs and/or services to benefit fully from their school experience. Site provides links to both resource and policy documents.