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Teacher Resources

Resources, lesson plans, app reviews etc. all to help teachers continue to do great work in helping our students succeed! Resources are organized by subject and directly align with the Ontario Curriculum.

NEW! UCDSB Mathematics Professional Learning Tool now available on 'Teaching Math' homepage

Learning Commons Informationists in the Schools

Your Learning Commons Informationist (LCI) plays a key role in the development of information literacy and research skills. In collaboration with classroom  teachers, LCI's provide students with:

  • authentic information and research skills that foster learning, including the ability to: locate, select, gather, critically evaluate, create, and communicate information;
  • use the information obtained to solve problems, make decisions, build knowledge, create personal meaning, and enrich their lives;
  • communicate their findings for different audiences, using a variety of formats and technologies;
  • use information and research with understanding, responsibility, and imagination.


Inquiry based learning


Are you interested in sharing your work on the VLC?  Send your files (video, audio, text) and links to: or contact your school Learning Commons Informationist (LCI).

Chalk Talk


Chalk Talk newsletters are your connection to a variety of free resources designed to complement the school curriculum.

Digital Ottawa Citizen

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The National Reading Campaign

Perma-Bound Textbook Rebinding


What's Inside

The Teacher Portal is your gateway to resources for you and your classroom. Here you will find lesson plans, handouts, videos, blogs, and much much more. There are resources for both elementary and secondary teachers that focus on collaborative inquiry, problem based learning, and information literacy.


Canada Education Bulletin


Education in the 21st Century

Education in the 21st century is undergoing a transformational shift.  Globalization and rapid advances in technology require educators to re-imagine the model, method and resources that are deployed to educate our students for an unknown future and an uncertain occupational landscape.  In July 2012, the Eastern Ontario Training Board  identified ten skills for future jobs: sense-making; social intelligence; novel & adaptive thinking; cross-cultural competency; data analysis thinking; social media literacy; cross disciplinary; cognitive load management; and, virtual collaboration. (download the full report below). 

In response to this new challenge for education, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills  developed the Framework for 21st Century Learning, "...a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes(a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century." For detailed descriptions of the elements in both student outcome and learning supports, and links to additional information, please visit the Framework website.

50 Ways to Encourage a Child

Sens Education Programs

Sens Education Programs

Since 2003, The Ottawa Senators and Ottawa Senators Foundation have been actively involved with supporting education in our community, and providing valuable curriculum-based lesson plans and resources to teachers through Sens @ School. Read to Succeed, Spelling with Sparty, and Shoot for 60 are a few examples of successful initiatives created by the Sens @ School team, designed to inspire and motivate students. Today more than 107,000 students in over 1,300 classrooms across eastern Ontario and western Quebec participate in the Sens @ School program, which is available in both French and English. The Ottawa Senators and Ottawa Senators Foundation along with the NHL and NHLPA are pleased to offer these two great educational initiatives for students and teachers free of charge.



Hockey Scholar: Future Goals


Today, more than 107,000 students in over 1,300 classrooms across eastern Ontario and western Quebec participate in the Sens@School program, which is available in both French and English. With innovative lesson plans using the sport of hockey and the Senators as a learning tool, the program engages students and delivers required curriculum in language arts, fine arts, mathematics, and physical education. The lesson plans are paper-based and can be easily printed out to use and share around your school.

This year we are pleased to continue to support your classroom with new creative and engaging lessons for your class through Sens @ School, including new material for Math, Language Arts, Health and Fitness, and more. Submit your completed lesson plans each month for your chance to win great prizes, including an assembly at your school or a pizza party with Spartacat! Sens @ School is recommended for grades 2-6.


New this year, the Ottawa Senators and Ottawa Senators foundation along with the NHL and NHL Players’ Association are pleased to launch Future Goals to help students build and learn fundamental S.T.E.M. concepts using the fast-paced, exciting game of hockey and the Senators as a learning vehicle. This brand new digital based module works in any classroom on a computer or tablet. Designed with educational gameplay elements, students must assist the Senators, who have made it to the Stanley Cup final, win four games of the series to bring home the Stanley Cup to Ottawa. Like all Sens @ School materials, it is free to register and use in your classroom!

Register your class
for Sens@School


Register your class
for Future Goals

For additional information on the Sens @ School and Future Goals initiatives and contests, please contact Dillon Leeder by email at

UCDSB Libguides of Interest to Teachers

All Guide Index (by Subject/Author)

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy


Changing Education Paradigms (Sir Ken Robinson)