Digital Learning Resources

The following are links to a variety of digital resources for students and families to access during this period of school closure, due to COVID-19​. These resources are not intended to replace the curriculum which students would have been receiving if they had been back in school. They are intended to help keep students engaged as we transition to a teacher led learning environment.

As a Board, we remain committed to creating teaching and learning conditions that will, as best as possible given the circumstances, lead to the successful completion of the school year for all students.


Celebrating the Gift of Our Families

At this time, the Halton Catholic District School Board would like to celebrate the gift of our families. If this event has taught us anything, it is how interconnected we are and dependant on one another. Our faith tradition is of great inspiration and offers us an opportunity to put things into perspective. During this challenging time, families are encouraged to enjoy time creating moments and memories that will last a lifetime, most especially during this difficult situation. The following are resources to help integrate faith into your daily routine and continue through the season of Lent and into the joy of Easter:

Celebrating the Gift of Our Families 

For elementary students

Here is a list of educational resources and activities that families can build a daily routine with and work on together: Celebrating the Gift of our Families Learning Resource

Celebrating the Gift of Our Families

For secondary students
Here is a list of educational resources and activities that secondary students can use to improve their skills and build a daily routine: Celebrating the Gift of our Families Learning Resource​​

 

Learn at Home Resources for Elementary Students

​​On March 20th, the Ministry of Education released the first phase of the Learn at Home​ resources to support student learning during this school closure. They are designed as supplementary resources to help students practice math and literacy skills during the school closure period.​

In addition, TVO launched a new learning initiative designed to provide enhanced access to a host of TVO digital learning products during the current school closure. The TVO learning initiative provides free, online, easy access to learning tools for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. You can find more information and resources below:​

Math story time​

For Kindergarten to Grade 2

Using stories to explore simple math concepts, engage children in math and make learning at home fun, this resource is designed to spark conversations about math and its connections to the world of a child. You may be prompted to download the free Math Storytime app. No accounts or passwords are required.

TVO Kids

For Kindergarten to Grade 6

Here is a selection of ad-free videos, games and content that supports the Ontario curriculum.

TVO Kids offers educational programing throughout the day for school-aged children. Check out their broadcast schedule for more information and show times. Below is a list of YouTube Channels dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) and literacy programs:

TVO mPower

For Kindergarten to Grade 6
Free online games that support the mastery of math concepts and improve understanding of S.T.E.M. and the social sciences. Improve foundational math skills and inspire a love of math. Signing up for TVO mPower can easily be done by a parent/guardian. With a free account, students can track their progress in the games. Check out a sample preview of mPower​

TVO Mathify

For Grades 6 to 10

Free, one-on-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers is available to help students improve their math skills. Now accessible from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor!



Learn at Home Resources for Secondary Students

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High School Courses — Keep up with studies​

For Grades 9 to 12

Students can review, refresh and extend their learning, and work at their own pace. During this time of school closure, teacher-facilitated online courses are being temporarily adapted to allow for independent study (not for credit). 

TVO Mathify​

For Grades 6 to 10
Free, one-on-one online support provided by Ontario Certified Teachers is available to help students improve their math skills. Now accessible from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Build math understanding and confidence with the help of a math tutor!​

TVO ILC

For Grades 9 to 12

TVO ILC invites students to join the free online TVO ILC Open House, where they can keep up with their studies or deepen their understanding through an open preview of all 144 Grade 9 to 12 courses. ​



Parents, Guardians or Caregivers

A parent's guide to literacy and mathematics in kindergarten

For Kindergarten

Learn how Kindergarten is designed to give your child a stronger start in school and in life by providing an engaging learning program that is based on a child's natural desire to play. Children enter school capable, competent and ready to learn.

Doing mathematics with your child

For Kindergarten to Grade 6

Find tips and activities to help keep your child thinking about math all year.

A parent's guide to the fundamentals of math

For Grades 1 to 8

This resource provides information to parents on how students can gain a strong understanding of the fundamentals of math to help prepare them for success, now and in the future. What students learn today will help them solve everyday problems and prepare for the future of work.

The Ontario curriculum​

For Kindergarten to Grade 12

Browse the curriculum to find what skills and knowledge students learn by the end of each grade.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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