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Professional Resources

Podcast Suggestions 

  • ​Listen to podcasts recommended by the Trudeau staff community
  • Add to the list of recommended​ podcasts


PETHS Library Booking Calendar

  • Check out the Library calendar.  The calendar is View Only.
  • To book a research period in the Library, please contact one of the library staff members in person or via email, phone, etc.

 

Copyright Decision Tool

  • Helps teachers decide whether they can use print materials, artistic works or audiovisual materials without getting copyright permission


 

Crash Course on YouTube​​

  • Awesome videos on Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Literature, U.S. History, and World History

 

Curio.ca
  • CBC educational programs can be streamed for free (you do not need to subscribe or pay anything!)
  • This online resource is available to all of our elementary & secondary schools in both English and French languages.

     
    **BEST USED WITH THE GOOGLE CHROME BROWSER**
     
    How to create an account:
    1. Navigate to Curio.ca
    2. Look for the Login button in the upper right corner.
    3. Scroll down to "Got an access code?"
    4. Enter the following access code P8UA-CGPM
    5. Fill out the short registration form and click on Continue.
    6. *IMPORTANT* An activation link will be sent to you by email.
    7. When you receive your activation email, follow the link and enter your email and password to login

Return visitors:

Once you've set up your Curio.ca account, on return visits you can use the same Login button to enter your email and password.​

Student Access:

Students can access Curio.ca without an account by simply using Curio within the school's local network.  Student access at home is currently unavailable at the moment.


 

Desire2Learn / YRDSB E-Learning

  • Is a learning management system similar to Moodle
  • Allows integration of various Ministry supported digital resources, Ministry created content and interactive learning activities from the Ontario Education Resource Bank with teacher's own content and various other Web 2.0 tools.
  • Login using your firstname.lastname.01 as both the username and password.
  • Go the Blended Learning Teacher section where you will find the course activation, content request, and student access instructions (PDF document) to begin using the learning management system.
  • To learn more about blended learning and Desire2Learn, view YouTube Video: Ontario Teachers! How Students Learn is Changing.
  • Contact susie.mitchell@yrdsb.edu.on.ca to learn more about eLearning.


 

Discovery Education Canada

  • Access, stream or download videos for classroom use.

 

Discovery Education Puzzlemarker

  • Make your own puzzle online for classroom use.


 

EQAO Educator Resources
  • Info about Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and OSSLT
  • Answers to frequently asked questions, key dates, sample test


 

Google Tips, Tricks and Hacks
  • Google Slideshow by YRDSB Digital Literacy Resource Teacher Jen Giffen


 

Khan Academy

  • Over 3000 videos on Economics, Math, Science, and History
  • There are even review questions for students to practice their skills.

 

Newsela​

  • Read non-fiction news articles in the areas of war and peace, science, kids, money, law, health, arts
  • Articles are available in 5 different reading levels


 

  • Displays the front pages of over 800 newspapers worldwide in their original, unedited form


 


 

Ontario Curriculum for Secondary Schools
  • Curriculum documents by grade or subject


 

Ontario Education Resource Bank​ (login:  yrdsbteacher     password:  oerbt)

  • Great teacher resources including units, projects, lesson ideas
  • To remember password, oerbt = Ontario Educational Resource Bank teacher

 

Ontario Faculties of Education

  • Lists Ontario universities that provide teacher education

 

OSSTF

  • Information about membership, services, PD, media releases, etc.


 

Passages Canada

  • A storytelling initiative of Historica Canada
  • Invite a Passages Canada volunteer to speak in person at your school about their cultural identity and heritage
  • Learn about the personal stories of immigrants online in the multimedia Story Archive


 

Student Success

  • High school programs (SHSM, Co-op, dual credit programs) and initiatives (Transitions, student success teams) that support student learning and engagement


 

Teaching Kids News
  • Takes current and relevant news stories about global events and writes them in an accessible and interesting format for students (Reading level:  Grades 2-8)
  • At the end of each article is a Curriculum Connections section with writing/discussion, grammar and reading prompts that are in line with the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum


 

TED-Ed Lessons

  • Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons
  • Videos available in all subject areas



Treaties Resources by YRDSB

  • Only available to YRDSB staff
  • To access, log into your BWW account


  • Create and manage your class Moodle


 

YRDSB Online Resources

  • Internal and external web resources commonly used by YRDSB Staff
  • Description gives login information including usernames and passwords


 

YRDSB Professional Library Collection

  • Access Online Research Databases, Online Resources, Booklists, Student Resources, The Learning Exchange by the Ministry of Education

 

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