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NEW - Elementary Footprints
Family Life Policy Documents Grades 1-8
Religious Education Grades 1-8 Policy Documents
Listen and Hear My Voice - ICT Media Literacy Resource
Ethical and Responsible Use of Information and Communication Technology Part II Elementary
Curriculum Links Between The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, Interim Edition, 2010 (Revised) and the Fully Alive Program and Other Catholic Education Resources
Engaging the Soul through the ARTS
Writing Catholic Curriculum Course 2006
Sacramental Preparation for Students with Special Needs - A Guide for Catholic Educators
Information and Communication Technology Literacy Activities 2005
Gifts of Love - A Collection of Prayer Services 2003
Catholic Curriculum Maps - Foundational Support for Catholic Teachers 2006
Integrating Mathematics and Information & Communication Technology
Integrating Science and Technology and Catholic Curriculum Maps
Robust Thinking Tasks and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations
Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Elementary Religious Education - A Research Report
 
 
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NEW - Elementary Footprints
Audience:  
Grades 1-8
Descriptor:  
Footprints: The Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations in the 21st Century is an online resource of 7, 4-hour modules for upper Elementary students and 7, 4-hour modules for Secondary students. These modules engage both teachers and students by using the CGE`s in the context of 21st Century Learning. The modules can be adapted to serve as an introduction to any unit in any area of study. This resource provides expectations of behavior for all Catholic School students that engage in online chats, online discussions, submissions, presentations, quality of work and potential impact on the local and global community.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader, D2L
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( Download PDF for directions )

 
 
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Family Life Policy Documents Grades 1-8
Audience:  
Grades 1-8
Descriptor:  
Through the leadership of the Institute for Catholic Education, Ontario now has its first-ever Ontario Catholic Elementary Curriculum Policy Document Grades 1-8, Family Life. The Family Life Policy, as approved by the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario, provides clear guidelines for the teaching of Family Life and outlines the overall and specific expectations for each grade. The policy is aligned with the Fully Alive program.

The policy is available here for download or it can be acquired from the ICE or CARFLEO websites:
http://www.iceont.ca/
http://www.carfleo.org/

To support the implementation of the new Family Life Policy a powerpoint and learning summaries has been developed through the dedicated work of Katharine Stevenson, Halton CDSB. Please feel free to download and use these materials as they are presented, acknowledging the source board: Halton CDSB.

Family Life Policy
Learning Summaries
PowerPoint


The narrated Family Life Ed module, which can be viewed by teachers without the need of a facilitator, is now posted on YouTube and can be accessed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mNFi95gJh_g
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Acrobat Reader
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Religious Education Grades 1-8 Policy Documents
Audience:  
Grades 1-8
Descriptor:  
At the request of the Institute for Catholic Education, the Catholic Curriculum Corporation Central and Western Region (CCC), Faith in Education Council members have been involved in the process of reviewing the draft policy, offering direction in revisions and implementation strategies. Specifically the CCC was asked to assist boards by developing three introductory activities or modules for school administrators and teachers to become familiar with the forward section of the new policy. They can be used as standalone modules or a combination thereof, as the information aligns from one activity to the next. There is a User Guide to explain each module which has a PowerPoint and a placemat or graphic organizer. We hope it assists Catholic boards as they implement the new Religious Education Policy.
Elementary Religious Education Policy Document
Elementary Religious Education User Guide

Module A - An Introduction to the Policy The learning goal of this presentation is to provide an opportunity for participants to become familiar with the new Religious Education (RE) Policy. This presentation will provide opportunities for interaction, reflection, and integration using the policy document. Activities will address the following questions: 1. What is the authority of the Elementary Religious Education Policy Document? 2. Why create an Elementary Religious Education Policy Document at this time? 3. What is the New Evangelization? 4. What are the distinctive features of the Elementary Religious Education Policy Document? An accompanying placemat is available to be used to anchor the learning.
Module A - Introduction Speaker Notes
Module A - Placemat

Module B - The New Evangelization The new Religious Education policy recognizes that we are in a new moment. We can no longer be assured that our students have a rich faith life at home and in their parish community. The New Evangelization recognizes that we need to nurture fundamental religious literacy. Participants will be asked to look at the New Evangelization through the Emmaus Scripture story and identify and discuss the eight elements we are called to teach. A graphic organizer to record key findings is provided.
Module B - New Evangelization Speaker Notes
Module B - Graphic Organizer

Module C - The Six Strands of the Curriculum All participants are divided into small groups to reflect upon one strand and share their ideas. Then the definition and Fundamental Concepts of each strand is explored. Teachers are invited to make connections to current practices in teaching Religion and to identify areas for new learning. As well, participants have an overview of the Hope Expectations which lead to further discussion of the Fundamental Concepts. A graphic organizer for the Gallery Walk activity is provided.
Module C - Six Strands Speaker Notes
Module C - Placemat
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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Listen and Hear My Voice - ICT Media Literacy Resource
Audience:  
Grade K-8
Descriptor:  
Listen and Hear My Voice approaches Media Literacy by identifying the critical learning and guiding questions which find their underpinnings in the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations. This new resource provides a uniquely Catholic, faith-based perspective which will help teachers address a variety of literacy and cross-curricular expectations through the use of ministry licensed software. Teachers will have a range of ICT activities which will engage students to think critically about the influence of media in their lives and provide them with skills to respond in a manner that is congruent with their faith.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 1.87MB )

 
 
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Ethical and Responsible Use of Information and Communication Technology Part II Elementary
Audience:  
Grade 1-6
Descriptor:  
Ethical and Responsible Use of ICT Part II provides a uniquely Catholic, faith-based perspective which will help teachers assist their young students in making sense of digital technologies. The resource is divided into three main sections: Teaching about Digital Citizenship, Copyright and Intellectual Property and Our Global Village. With an introduction, teachers will find foundational skills viewed through the Catholic social teachings and the Catholic Graduate Expectations which are embedded in case studies, sample learning goals and success criteria, activities, resources and BLMs. Primary and junior Catholic teachers have a rich teaching resource at their fingertips!
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 1.64MB )

 
 
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Curriculum Links Between The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, Interim Edition, 2010 (Revised) and the Fully Alive Program and Other Catholic Education Resources
Audience:  
Grade 1-8
Descriptor:  
Educators will find that this document provides an outstanding alignment of expectations, as well as a clear articulation of Catholic educational resources.

You can also locate this document on the ICE website here.

Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 850KB )

 
 
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Engaging the Soul through the ARTS
Audience:  
Grade 1-8
Descriptor:  
Engaging the Soul through the ARTS will provide elementary teachers with concrete lessons on how to bring the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations to life in the Arts. Mentor texts, similar to those in the 2009 CCC Robust Thinking and the Ontario Graduate Expectations, are used to link the overall expectations of the Arts and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. Teachers are provided with activities by which students are invited to create, present, reflect and respond, while exploring form and cultural perspectives. Primary, junior and intermediate teachers can use this rich Catholic resource to engage their students in Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts lessons - an invitation to Engage the Soul through the ARTS!
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 4.7MB )

 
 
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Writing Catholic Curriculum Course 2006
Audience:  
Grade K-12
Descriptor:  
This resource is intended to assist writers who will be working on writing projects/units. It provides a framework for writers to plan and review the work of infusing the Catholic world view into the content of their writing, as well as providing background information, resources and reflective readings. The appendices contain many practical resources for planning and classroom use.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 573KB )

 
 
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Sacramental Preparation for Students with Special Needs - A Guide for Catholic Educators
Audience:  
Grade K-12
Descriptor:  
This resource will assist educators in providing appropriate preparation for the sacraments to students with special needs, foster an attitude of inclusion, raise the awareness of educators in regards to available resources, and provide support to educators and parish priests for sacramental preparation at the school level for students with special needs.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint
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( 328KB )

 
 
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Information and Communication Technology Literacy Activities 2005
Audience:  
Grade K-8
Descriptor:  
To assist teachers in using ICT within their Language program to improve student literacy. The use of computer-based instructional strategies supports and enriches student learning in the areas of reading, writing and oral and visual communication, as well as the development of ICT competencies. For each grade, the following components are provided: Grade-Specific Title Page, Activity Overview Chart, Writing Activities, Reading Activities, Oral & Visual Communication Activities.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader, Specific selections of Ministry Licensed Software
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( 40.7MB )

 
 
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Gifts of Love - A Collection of Prayer Services 2003
Audience:  
Grade K-12
Descriptor:  
This resource assists educators in fostering a spiritual experience within the Catholic school community. Catholic Education is committed to the ongoing formation of the soul. It is hoped that this resource may help facilitate the communal process of transformation which is the mission of Catholic Education. Reflecting special times within the school and liturgical calendar a number of prayers services have been created for your use.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 4.5MB )

 
 
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Catholic Curriculum Maps - Foundational Support for Catholic Teachers 2006
Audience:  
Grade K-8
Descriptor:  
The Catholic Curriculum Maps Grade K-8 is a rich resource which helps teachers plan and implement a distinctive Catholic curriculum. Mandated to teach the provincial curriculum, Catholic teachers use the CCC Curriculum Maps to help them make the Catholic content visible. A Catholic Theme and Essential Questions identified from the Religious Education and Family Life Education programs help to provide the Catholic lens by which all other subject areas can be viewed in light of the Catholic social teachings. The Maps are a rich planning tool for Catholic teachers and a guide for student reflection and response.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 460KB )

 
 
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Integrating Mathematics and Information & Communication Technology
Audience:  
Grade K-8
Descriptor:  
The ICT Numeracy Activities resource provides a wide range of numeracy activities and resources for Kindergarten to Grade 8 based on the Data Management & Probability and the Geometry & Spatial Sense strands. The lessons focus on the integration of ministry licensed computer software to meet expectations. It has a user-friendly presentation of lessons, activity templates, student instruction BLM and other resources to assist teachers in their planning, teaching and assessment of mathematics, while incorporating technology as a tool to support the mathematical understanding.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader, Specific selections of Ministry Licensed Software
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GradeTitleDownload
K-8Introduction
KData Management and Probability Strand
KGeometry and Spatial Sense Strand
1Data Management and Probability Strand
1Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
2Data Management and Probability Strand
2Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
3Data Management and Probability Strand
3Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
4Data Management and Probability Strand
4Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
5Data Management and Probability Strand
5Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
6Data Management and Probability Strand
6Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
7Data Management and Probability Strand
7Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
8Data Management and Probability Strand
8Geometry and Spatial Sense Strand
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Integrating Science and Technology and Catholic Curriculum Maps
Audience:  
Grade 1-8
Descriptor:  
The Integrating Science and Technology and Catholic Curriculum Maps, Understanding Life Systems resource provides practical examples for teachers in using the Catholic Curriculum Corporation's Catholic Curriculum Maps, to support the implementation of the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Science and Technology strand, Understanding Life Systems from a uniquely Catholic perspective. Each grade has a Unit At-A-Glance chart outlining the Catholic World View, Topic, Unit Guiding Question, Unit Culminating Task, Essential Understandings and Unit Overview. This is followed by a series of Subtask and Lessons and some supporting BLM. An assessment rubric is also provided for each Culminating Task.
Grade
Title
Download
1-8
Introduction
1
Needs & Characteristics of Living Things
2
Growth and Changes in Animals
3
Growth and Changes in Plants
4
Habitats and Communities
5
Human Organ Systems
6
Biodiversity
7
Interactions in the Environment
8
Cells
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Acrobat Reader
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Robust Thinking Tasks and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations
Audience:  
Grade 1-8
Descriptor:  
The Robust Thinking Tasks and the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations provide elementary teachers with current information around the Ministry of Education`s challenge to create rich Robust Thinking Tasks for students. This resource uses the Ontario Graduate Expectations as the `big ideas` upon which teachers can invite students to explore their opinions, values, thoughts and experiences, examining them through a suggested mentor text. The OCGE`s provide the Catholic lens by which students will come to a deeper understanding of the texts and their meaning.
Requirements:  
Acrobat Reader
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( 1.90MB )

 
 
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Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Elementary Religious Education - A Research Report
Audience:  
Grade K-8
Descriptor:  
The Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Elementary Religious Education - A Research Report provides a reference for curriculum consultants, coordinators and/or future writers to use when addressing assessment, evaluation and reporting of the current Religious Education programs in Catholic schools in Ontario. The resource reviews a range of data sources, poses leading questions, essential learnings and recommendations based on the research. The resource also examines assessment, evaluation and reporting found in each unit, Kindergarten to Grade 8 Born of the Spirit and We Are Strong Together series in light of current Backward Design for curriculum planning and assessment language from the Ministry.
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Acrobat Reader
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( 2.50MB )