Parents/Guardians are the first and most important teachers in their child's life. Studies show that children with parents who are actively involved in their education perform better in school.
Here are some helpful resources that can encourage parent involvement, parent support programs and helpful tips to engage further in your child's educational journey.
Students in Grades 4 to 11 can now access free online math tutoring with Ontario Certified Teachers through TVO Mathify. The recent addition of Grades 4 and 5 makes it possible for all students in Grades 4 to 11 to build their math skills and confidence for free through personalized support. By strengthening math foundations and supporting students’ progression through the Ontario math curriculum, TVO Mathify helps unlock greater potential.
Students use the online tutoring service by logging into a free account at TVOMathify.com and uploading a math question from school or choosing a practice question from the Question Bank, which supports the Grade 4-11 Ontario math curriculum. They then securely and anonymously connect to a personalized session with one of TVO Mathify’s tutors, all of whom are Ontario Certified Teachers. The interactive whiteboard and voice/text chat features work seamlessly across any device type to enable easy access to learning support anywhere.
Eligible students in Grades 4-11 can register anytime for a free TVOMathify.com account using their Ontario Education Number (OEN). Parents and educators can also stay informed with the latest in digital learning support from TVO through the monthly TVO Learn Newsletter.
Remote Learning Tip Sheets for Students with Special Education Needs
On Friday (March 20), the Ministry of Education announced the launch of an online portal for students and families during the province-wide closure of schools due to COVID-19.
The Ministry of Education says Learn at Home and Apprendre à la maison will provide online literacy and numeracy materials and resources to support continued learning for elementary and secondary school students. The full Ministry of Education news release can be found here.
Grand Erie's Privacy Office created this Privacy Information Sheet to support students and their families in transitioning to learning at home. The Privacy Information Sheet includes advice on how to make informed decisions when it comes to privacy and sharing information. It also features FAQs for supporting and securing students when learning online at home.
Elementary and Secondary
Parents of elementary and secondary school children are able to support their learning at home. The following document is a resources that outlines a number of strategies that support learning at home.
The strategies include best practices from School Improvement Plans and from other sources.
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