OHASSTA / AESHO is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Education to develop resources and supports for the revised Civics and Citizenship curriculum (2022). We have developed a phased project as part of this partnership.
CHV2O Course Packages 2022
A free comprehensive course package for educators that provides entire unit plans to effectively deliver culturally-responsive and relevant Civics learning that emphasizes human rights, equity and diversity, and student voice.
Designed to meet the needs of educators who have extensive experience, some experience or no experience with teaching Civics, this is a ‘plug and play’ course outline and package with classroom-ready resources, activities, and assessment tools designed by Ontario educators.
The course packages are available in both French and English.
Mentorship program 2023
Do you have experience teaching Civics and CitizensArehip (CHV2O) in Ontario schools?
We are launching a mentorship program to connect experienced teachers of Civics with teachers who are new to Civics or need support to implement the new 2022 curriculum.
Mentors and mentees will work together to produce relevant, authentic classroom projects which will be shared with teachers across the province. Mentors will receive an honorarium once they have completed their mentoring.
If you are interested, please go to our mentorship platform and apply today!
Experiential education 2023-2024
Unfortunately, the third phase of the Civics project (Experiential Education) will be cancelled. Please stay tuned for further updates.
In the summer of 2023, OHASSTA will develop an online resource that connects educators and students to community groups outside of schools.
Community-connected experiential learning in the Civics classroom offers so many possibilities for rich, student-driven, active citizenship experiences.
We will identify, and partner with, local groups that offer experiential learning opportunities for Civics students and connect them with teachers across the province.
By creating this resource, teachers will be able to easily find experiential learning opportunities, reach out to groups and organizations and even connect to other teachers doing the same. We will amplify the voices of groups who have opportunities focused on human rights, equity, and diversity and work hard to connect them with classroom teachers.
Too often, we hear from Civics educators that they just don’t know where to start, or it is too overwhelming to even locate existing opportunities. We will create a curated online database that is user-friendly and facilitates connections between educators and community groups and supports that connection through an online community.
As the network grows, a teacher who is interested in creating an experiential opportunity in their Civics class can connect with another teacher to co-plan and carry it out together.
For example, a teacher in Sudbury can connect with a teacher in Oro-Medonte to plan a culminating activity of a town hall meeting to discuss proposed legislation affecting both of their electoral districts with students assuming the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders.
Please contact us to share your feedback about the program.