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O. Reg. 15/09: School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days

filed January 26, 2009 under Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.2

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ontario regulation 15/09

made under the

education act

Made:  December 22, 2008
Approved: January 22, 2009
Filed: January 26, 2009
Published on e-Laws: January 27, 2009
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: February 14, 2009

Amending Reg. 304 of R.R.O. 1990

(School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days)

1. (1) The French version of paragraph 1 of subsection 4 (2) of Regulation 304 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by striking out “et ont les objectifs suivants” in the portion before subparagraph i and substituting “dans les domaines suivants”.

(2) Subparagraphs 1 i and ii of subsection 4 (2) of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted:

i. special education, and

ii. closing the gaps in student achievement.

2. Section 5.1 of the Regulation is revoked.

3. Schedule 1 to the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted:

Schedule 1

1. The following are the possible topics for professional activities relating to special education:

1. Developing individual education plans.

2. Improving the application of applied behaviour analysis to support students with autism-spectrum disorders.

3. Implementing activities related to assistive technologies, differentiated instruction, universal design and professional learning technologies.

4. Facilitating transitions for students who are entering school, changing grades or schools, or leaving school.

5. Facilitating parental involvement in identification, placement and review committees established under Part II of Ontario Regulation 181/98 (Identification and Placement of Exceptional Pupils) made under the Act, and in the development of individual education plans.

2. The following are the possible topics for professional activities relating to closing the gaps in student achievement:

1. Differentiating instructional strategies and resources that are responsive to students’ learning needs and their race, culture, and ethnic origin.

2. Developing and implementing strategies to close the gaps in mathematical literacy.

3. Developing and implementing strategies to close the gaps in literacy.

4. Developing and implementing strategies to improve boys’ literacy.

5. Developing and implementing early and on-going instructional interventions.

6. Performing assessments and evaluations.

7. Facilitating parental and community engagement.

8. Using strategies to support English language learners and students in Actualisation linguistique en français and Perfectionnement du français.

9. Using data analysis to inform instruction.

10. Integrating the use of manipulative aids and technology to support a range of learning styles.

11. Developing and implementing board and school improvement plans that focus on equity of outcomes.

12. Creating a positive and inclusive classroom climate conducive to learning.

13. Developing student and classroom learning profiles.

14. Promoting instructional leadership.

15. Developing skills for teacher inquiry and reflective practice.

4. (1) Subject to subsection (2), this Regulation comes into force on June 30, 2009.

(2) Section 2 and this section come into force on the day this Regulation is filed.

Made by:
Pris par :

La ministre de l’Éducation,

Kathleen O’Day Wynne

Minister of Education

Date made: December 22, 2008.
Pris le :  22 décembre 2008.