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Fractions Learning Pathways

Created by Dr. Cathy Bruce, Tara Flynn, and Shelley Yearley.

Fractions Learning Pathways are inspired by Dr. Jere Confrey's work, based on international and Ontario classroom research, and informed by feedback from classroom teachers and student thinking.

The purpose of this interactive planning tool for teaching fractions is to provide educators with a research informed framework. It includes a range of field-tested tasks (grades 3-10) that have proven to be effective in Ontario schools. The collection of tasks follows a logical sequence that can be modified and/or adjusted to fit teacher and student needs. Video and photos are also included to bring the learning to life. This interactive planning tool also includes one page summaries of key fractions math ideas as well as anticipation guides that feature Ontario students’ thinking.

» Goto the Fractions Learning Pathway website

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Sex Education for Teachers & Students

Designed by Assistant Professor, Dr. Denise Handlarski, this video series includes information to help support teachers and students about the issues we face when learning about sexuality. Teacher videos are designed to help educators by providing background to areas within sexual education that are most important to their students. Similarly, the Student videos in this series are designed for students to gain greater knowledge and understanding around similar topics such as consent, gender and sexual diversity, and common questions.

"Students deserve access to good information about healthy sexuality. Good, evidence-based, informational sex ed can lead to a reduction in bullying, improved student mental and physical health, and better outcomes around reducing teen pregnancy and rates of Sexually Transmitted Infections. These videos provide students with information they need, and also provide teachers with ideas and resources to help them deliver quality sex education."

» View Video Series for Sex Education for Teachers & Students

Additional Resources (Help/Support/Places to get further answers)

Planned Parenthood Toronto, Teen Health Source (live web chatting and phone)

Kids Help Phone

Local Sexual Assault Centres


Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU, by Cory Silverberg
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris

Sex (ED) the Movie, Dir. Brenda Goodman

Public Health Websites/Resources
For example, https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/your-health/sex-sexuality/

Trent University Services

» View Video on Consent
» View Video on Sexual Violence

Environmental & Sustainability Education in Teacher Education

» View Video Series

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Faculty Queering Education through Publications 

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Created by Dr. Karleen Pendleton Jimenez
Posted October 2018


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Secret Path: Lesson Plans and Artwork

» Download the Lesson Plan and Artwork Package

Inspired by Chanie Wenjack; Music by Gord Downie; Illustration by Jeff Lemire
Lessons created by School of Education 1st Year Teacher Candidates; Artwork created by Intermediate students from PVNCCDSB; Lead and Edited by Mitch Champagne; Designed and Edited by Rich McPherson. 


Treaties Recognition Week

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Created by the School of Education
Posted October 2018

Orange Shirt Day

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Created by the Durham District School Board and Nicole Bell
Posted September 2017

Sisters in Spirit: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

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Created by Nicole Bell
Posted October 2017

What Works? Research Into Practice

The research summaries in this collection highlight promising teaching practice at the classroom level. Produced by a partnership between the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat and the Ontario Association of Deans of Education, the articles are written by scholars at Ontario universities who are experts in the field of education.

»Visit the Ministry of Education Ontario Website now to view these Resources

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