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April 6, 2020Print | PDF
Laurier's Faculty of Education has compiled a variety of Canadian resources for educators and parents related to learning, wellness and physical activity as our communities adjust to the changing social and educational environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of the resources below are past and present partners of the Faculty of Education and are based on current research and effective practice.
The Ministry of Education has launched Learn at Home to help elementary and secondary school students continue learning during the closure of publicly funded schools. Learn at Home offers supplementary learning resources in math and literacy.
MediaSmarts develops digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities. Their work equips adults with information and tools to help children and teens develop critical thinking skills necessary for interacting with the media they love.
Let’s Talk Science supports the development of all youth into creative, critical thinkers and knowledgeable citizens who are prepared to participate and thrive in a complex global environment.
Canada Learning Code aims to empower all Canadians – particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers – by giving them access to the knowledge they need to prosper in a digital world.
InkSmith helps educators build hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to introduce students to STEAM competencies and design-thinking principles.
Did you know? InkSmith, founded by Laurier alumnus Jeremy Hedges, is making personal protective equipment for front-line workers.
Lesson compilations are available on a variety of topics including matter, energy, climate change and physics.
Canadian Innovation Space offers education resources to help teachers guide learners through the four phases of the Innovation Cycle. Students are inspired to inquire, ideate, incubate and implement their innovations to make an Impact. Resources are free and bilingual.
TVO Mathify offers free one-on-one online math tutoring from Ontario-certified teachers for students in grades six through 10 who wish to build their math skills and understanding. Teachers are available for tutoring during the following times:
TVO Mathify also offers resources for educators.
TVO mPower offers more than 65 free online math games for students in kindergarten through grade six. All games are based on the Ontario curriculum and designed to bolster foundational skills and inspire a love of math.
TVO mPower also offers resources for parents and educators.
TVO ILC invites students in grades nine through 12 to join their online open house, where they can keep up with their studies or deepen their understanding through an open preview of all 144 courses. TVO ILC courses adhere to Ontario's Ministry of Education requirements and cover all pathways to graduation.
Courses are offered in English or French, through an independent distance education model.
As part of the Ontario’s Learn at Home initiative, TVOkids has added The Power Hour of Learning to its daily broadcast schedule from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., providing students in kindergarten through grade three with stimulating curated educational content.
TVOkids has also added three new channels to their YouTube account that cover math, science and technology and language.
Educators looking for teaching ideas can find and share in TVO’s TeachOntario online community.
A variety of Indigenous films and documentaries are available from the National Film Board of Canada. Many films are available at no charge, but some require payment.
ETFO’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education website offers videos, webinars and other learning resources for educators and parents on culture, language and Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
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