Pandemic Planning:

Rethinking Curricular Priorities and Assessment for the 2020/2021 School Year

Whether you’re working under a full return, adaptive-hybrid, or full distance learning model this year, one thing is certain, teachers need to reexamine what they teach and how they assess.  This webinar will explore some considerations for how to establish curricular priorities when you can’t do it all, and how to develop assessment practices that honour the diverse learning needs of our students after a tumultuous Spring semester. 

Join Lisa Hicknell, WRDSB on September 29th, 2020

More fall webinars coming soon!

Spring and summer webinars archived on pages 2 and 3 below.

Summer webinars!

Join us this summer to learn, discuss, collaborate, and share! Our summer 2020 webinar series will connect you with resources and continue to connect our OHASSTA community during the pandemic. You can watch the recordings of our whole webinar series, and find out more by clicking on page 2 at the bottom of this page.

CHC in a Pandemic World

CHC in a Pandemic WorldAugust 25th, 2020, 3:30 pm                    Join us as three experienced and award-winning teachers, Sarah Murdoch, Elizabeth Freeman-Shaw (DSBN), and Sara Faulkner (YRDSB) share how they adapted their thematic approach to CHC to address the need to streamline content and skill development using digital platforms. How do you make the enormous amount of content engaging and feasible? We will explore how they structure their courses based on big ideas and historical thinking concepts.  We also know that getting ready for teaching in a mystery classroom (online/hybrid/in class) can be daunting!  Ideas, resources, and lessons will be shared and explored to discuss best practices to support teaching CHC using big ideas and relevant critical questions for 2020.

Voices outside the box: Perspectives on the Second World War,
in partnership with the Canadan War Museum

Voices Outside the Box: Perspectives on the Second World WarAugust 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm  The Canadian War Museum’s new Supply Line module includes digital material – overviews, archival documents, photographs, and personal stories – organized into 8 themes that highlight the many and varied ways that Canadians experienced the Second World War. This includes experiences of women and children on the Home Front as well as difficult subjects like the Holocaust and Japanese Canadian Forced Relocation. Sandra O’Quinn, Learning Specialist, will facilitate a guided exploration of the website and a discussion on ways to use the resources for developing historical thinking skills. This session will appeal especially to grade 10 history teachers but we’ll discuss ways to adapt the materials across grades and subjects. Presented in partnership with the Canadian War Museum.

Social Sciences Smash Up

Social Sciences Smash UpJuly 28th, 2020, 2 pm                                Join experienced classroom Social Science & Humanities teacher, Laura Shelton, for an informative discussion on the use of thoughtbooks in HSP, discussion cards to engage students in social justice for HSE, reading strategies for seminar preparation, AND explore and co-create some choice boards for use in blended learning for HPC, HSB, and HSP.  This session will explore best practices, strategies, and tools for new and experienced teachers through discussion and sharing resources.