In Ontario, Junior educators (Grades 4-6) can belong to their own professional organization, the Ontario Association of Junior Educators. And why wouldn’t you? Membership is free.
The organization boasts an annual conference and this year’s theme is “Creating the Caring Classroom” at the March 3 event.
I hadn’t visited the website for a while but was recently directed to it by my former superintendent, Rod Peturson, who is the author of the monthly newsletter. So, I had to check it out. When Rod was my boss, he was a supporter of my own monthly newsletter and so I owed it to him to check out his.
I was very pleasantly pleased to see the newsletters. In the most recent one, there promises of resources to support a new science resource (which comes as no surprise given Rod’s involvement) and current activities for language, mathematics, professional reading, and event a connection to a SMART Board activity.
If you’re a Junior educator and looking for ideas particularly tied to the Ontario Curriculum, you’ve got to check it out. Many pages are a few years old but the newsletter is updated monthly.