Suggested Starting Points:

  • Join the Ontario OSSEMOOC group and follow @OSSEMOOC on twitter. Read blog posts, and join in to discussions if and when you feel ready!
  • Take advantage of the FREE 3-month membership in SIMPLE K12 Teacher Learning Community: fabulous FREE webinars, courses, and resources.

Take a Look:


Ontario School System Educational Leaders MOOC


Massive Open Online Course, altho this is not so much a course as an Ontario Community of Educators interested in 21st Century Teaching + Learning)=
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MiddleWeb provides a wealth of resources for schools, districts, educators, parents, and public school advocates working to raise achievement for all students in the middle grades.



It has a section for Grades 6-7-8 where you can find....

Teach Hub
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The Educator's PLN: The Personal Learning Network for Educators
This is a ning site dedicated to the support of a Personal Learning Network for Educators

The Powerful Learning Practice Network


is an amazing organization which offers both free and paid professional learning for teachers who wish to engage their students in a more meaningful and relevant way. Their e-learning courses cover everything from the nuts and bolts to reflective thinking on making deeper changes in education pedagogy.

SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community

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This is the place to share plans, ideas, tools, frustrations and any other ideas related to teaching and using technology.
Many GREAT connections here!

Thinking Teachers Teaching Thinkers®
TeachersFirst is a free, advertising-free teacher resource web site offered as a service to teachers by The Source for Learning, a non-profit learning and technologies corporation. Our value-added reviews and teacher-friendly site have been helping teachers since 1998, sharing the best of the web and our own original content along with practical implementation ideas and best practices for effective integration of technology as a tool for teaching and learning.


Curriki: Open Curricula Community

Curriki is a comprehensive source of learning resources; all content areas, all grade levels, from all over the world. Extensive search features narrows search from subject, to grade level, to topic, to type (interactive, podcast, video), to how it will be used (lesson plans, units, exercises, games). There also tools to save a list of favorites, or organize and present resources in collections. There are tutorials for searching and using the tools.

A non-profit organization, Curriki is the leading K-12 global community for teachers, students and parents to create, share, and find open learning resources that improve teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.



is a website which .....