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Teach in Ontario

The links and resources below provide a wealth of information about the Ontario Curriculum, useful resource documents, and some supports for occasional teachers. Keep exploring the pages listed below, and you’re sure to find even more!

Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education website provides a wealth of helpful information. Choose the publications link on the right side of the screen, then the link for “Teachers” to go to publications that support Ontario teachers. From this site, you can access curriculum documents, exemplars for assessment, literacy and numeracy documents providing strategies and policy, code of conduct information, information about the provincial report card, special education procedure and many more helpful documents.

Ontario College of Teachers

The 2007 Transition to Teaching study reports that the underemployment of English language teachers in Ontario is not likely to improve in the near future. The new reality for teachers starting out in the province is a number of years of occasional teaching before landing a permanent contract. The most current information about this trend can be found on the College website.

Although this report is disheartening, it is important to be aware of the realities of the job market. The section from pages 30-39 focuses particularly on the challenges faced by internationally educated teachers.

Curriculum Services Canada

This website offers many resources for classroom teachers. Click on "Classroom Resources" on the left side of the page. To access free teacher-developed resources. These include assessment tools, literacy support documents and lesson plans for all grades and all subjects. There is also a link to secondary school course profiles that includes unit and lesson plans, as well as assessment strategies.

These resources will give you a better sense of curriculum and planning that is being used in Ontario classrooms.

Teacher Federation Websites

These sites offer many publications of interest to those who are entering the profession as an occasional teacher. Don’t limit yourself to one website to support your search for a job as an occasional teacher. There are many relevant resources available on other sites. Here is just a sampling:

Our thanks to Michael De Angelis, D’Arcy Magee and OISE/UT Student Services for their contributions to this material.

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