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Summer Institute 2016 – Newly Revised Ministry Curriculum Documents and Classroom Practice, Are you in Compliance? Enhancement of Student Performance through Engagement and Inquiry

August 22, 2016 - August 23, 2016

435 CDN + HST

9:00 am2:00pm

Registrations have closed. Thank you for your interest!

The Revised Ontario Curriculum requires teachers to utilize a variety of student-centered, inquiry-based, collaborative approaches to learning to increase student engagement in studying the Ontario curriculum.  Educators acknowledge that the MOE requirement of enhancing student ability to engage in, and take ownership of their learning, is a complex and multi-faceted process. This leaves administrators and teachers with critical questions: How is student engagement and Inquiry brought into the classroom and how do we show evidence of this for compliance purposes? How do teachers connect these practices to the revised Ontario curriculum?

Join us as we explore a range of teaching and learning strategies for enhancing student engagement applicable across the curriculum! Re-invigorate and refresh your classroom with these practical, ready-to-use ideas, activities, and resources, which will be shared and modeled throughout the Summer Institute.

The Summer Institute is facilitated by experienced educators, well-versed in the revised Ontario curriculum. Let them coach you in successfully combining academic experiences with vibrant classroom practice. Our facilitators know the realities of the classroom!


sandra-mirabelli-new-bioSandra Mirabelli

Sandra has over 22 years of experience in education.  Her approach to cross curricular integration moved with her from the elementary classroom to her current role as an Academic Consultant focused on Literacy, Science, and Integrated Curriculum Design (grades 7 to 10) at the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board.  She supports elementary and secondary teachers in developing engaging, integrated, inquiry-based programs for their students. Sandra has authored literacy strategy lessons for a number of junior/intermediate science resources across Canada.



lionel-bioLionel Sandner

Lionel’s professional background includes teaching in both the K – 12 and university systems, leading provincial and national curriculum science initiatives and creating print and digital resources. Currently he works with teachers supporting their practice with a focus on inquiry, student engagement and integrating literacy into all subjects. He is also involved in working collaboratively with teachers to create customized resources using social media and digital printing technology.



Sandra and Lionel have been working together supporting teachers in developing practical, authentic ways to combine science and literacy in the classroom while developing interdisciplinary skills applicable across the curriculum.They have also presented together at the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario Annual Conference (STAO 2014. 2015), the Reading for the Love of It Annual Conference (2014, 2015) and the National Science Teachers’ Association National Conference in Nashville (NSTA 2016).





August 22, 2016
August 23, 2016
435 CDN + HST
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