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The Catholic Principals' Leadership Development | Ontario, Leadership en action and Principal Association Projects,  the service partners for Catholic Principals' Council | Ontario (CPCO)L'Association des directions et directions adjointes des écoles franco-ontariennes (ADFO) and Ontario Principals' Council are offering a webinar, documentary resource and two professional learning networking sessions to support our principals and vice-principals with the implementation of the revised elementary science and technology curriculum.

Revised Elementary Science and Technology Curriculm

 Webinar: Revised Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum

Elementary Science and Technology: Engaging Students in Social And Environmental Justice

Description: During this 60-minute webinar, designed to support the implementation of the revised elementary science and technology curriculum, we will examine ways to ensure every student has an access point for the curriculum to support student success for all.  We will review some of the changes required for the implementation of the new curriculum. Then, we will turn our minds to the tools required to create conditions for the success of all students, including those who have been historically and systemically disadvantaged.

Date: Tuesday September 27, 2022.

Resource Package

 Documentary Resources

The committee is working on a new resource to support the implementation of the 2022-23 revised elementary science and technology curriculum. Revisit this page regularly to access new documents.

 Professional Learning Networks

As part of the implementation process, it is important for school leaders to have opportunities to connect with one another to discuss successes and challenges. From June 2022 to November 2022, two Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) will meet to discuss and reflect on the implementation of the revised curriculum. Through the PLNs, school leaders will have the opportunity to share resources and practices that have been useful at different steps of the implementation process. Association representatives will be present during the meetings of the PLNs to support the discussions and gather information to support resource development.

PLN # 2: STEM - Tweaking and Fortifying the Science Program: Supporting your educators in identifying ways to enhance their own program in an intentional way.

Description: During this professional learning network school leaders will examine ways they can“level up” using traditional “STEM” task to meet the expectations of the new curriculum. This session will provide an opportunity to develop a Problem Solving Mindset and Inquiry-based Thinking. This session will also provide opportunity for principals and vice-principals to share ideas and resources, make connections to the current work, gather feedback, support leadership moves and set next steps.

Date: Wednesday November 30, 2022.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.

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PLN # 1: Bringing STEM to Life! - Making Connections to the New Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum

Description: During this professional learning network school leaders will examine the rationale for a new elementary science and technology curriculum and explore the similarities and differences to the old curriculum. This session will provide an opportunity to develop ideas and strategies to assist with leading the implementation, and will be an opportunity for principals and vice-principals to share ideas and resources, make connections to the current work, gather feedback, and set next steps.

Date: June 15, 2022.

Resource Package