This guide highlights resources for teachers of English language learners in Ontario.
English Language Learners are students in English-language schools whose first language is other than English, or is a variety of English that is significantly different from the variety used for instruction in Ontario’s schools, and who may initially require educational interventions to assist them in attaining English language proficiency.
They may be Canadian-born or newly arrived from other countries. They come from diverse backgrounds and school experiences, and have a variety of needs. (Ontario Ministry of Education. (2005). Many Roots, Many Voices, p. 48)
Once you are a member of the Ontario College of Teachers you will have access to the OCT's Margaret Wilson Library. This gives you access to many of the teacher resources you had access to at Queen's, including:
Use the OCT Library to continue your professional learning after graduation. This is an outstanding service paid for by your OCT membership.
Teacher candidates, if you don't already have a public library card, I urge you to take action and get one!
Public libraries in Ontario and beyond have so many professional resources for you -- both online and in print. The number of audiobooks, ebooks, and streamiing video in collections from OverDrive, cloudLibrary, and Kanopy available to us in an increasing number of public libraries offers us choices such as we have never had before for reading, listening, and viewing. Take advantage of the high value our public libraries offer teachers, both personally and professionallly.
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, for example, subscribes to:
So find your public library online and apply for your card-- it's free!