Ontario Tag

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in giving students critical life skills such as self-motivation, communication, stress management, and organization that are key to being successful independent learners. Jurisdictions across the...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] To measure students’ preparedness for an increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted an assessment of global competence as part of the 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). OECD defines...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] Many countries provided child care for essential workers during the pandemic, but top performers went farther to support both providers and parents during this unprecedented interruption to childcare and work. Canada, for example, provided CAN$625 million (US$475.5 million) in...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] As the world grapples with ongoing economic setbacks during the coronavirus pandemic, many top-performing education systems are strengthening vocational education and training (VET) as one lever for economic recovery. In Ontario, in addition to increasing funding for vocational...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw   In 2006 Ontario, Canada realized that in nearly a fifth of the elementary schools in the province, more than half of students scored below the provincial standard in math, reading and writing. In response, the province...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Monica Pfister While the top performers vary in the approaches that have led to their high performance to-date, they share a common commitment to continuous improvement. This includes a willingness to re-examine and revise existing practices, even those...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw High-performing education systems like Ontario, Canada understand that teachers are not fully prepared for all they will encounter on Day One, and that teacher burnout in the first several years is a major risk factor when...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] by Jennifer Craw How Are Top-Performing Education Systems Expanding Access to Free, High-Quality Early Childhood Education and Care? This month we look at how six countries are working to provide free or subsidized early childhood education and care to...

by Jennifer Craw In high-performing systems, rigorous standards for entry into the teaching profession ensure that only the most qualified individuals enter elementary school classrooms. In Finland, for example, less than 10% of applicants are admitted into teacher training programs through a demanding multistage admissions process. (Click...