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Ontario Extend

Professional Learning for Educators

Empowered Educator

Be the Future! 

With Ontario Extend Winter 2022 Offering 

This Winter we are offering all six Extend modules as independent study courses with optional asynchronous community discussion forums delivered in the Brightspace learning environment. The modules are designed to support your decision-making for the appropriate use of digital education tools – a timely resource for the weeks ahead as you look to provide instructional continuity for your students and navigate the new normal.

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Ontario Extend is a micro-credentialed professional learning program grounded in the belief that the impact of learning should be the primary motivator for creating technology-enabled and online learning experiences. It aims to empower educators to explore a range of emerging technologies and pedagogical practices for effective online and technology-enabled teaching and learning. 

Extend explores key skills, knowledge, and attributes required to extend and transform our teaching and learning practices and to enrich our professional development. The program is designed to contribute to the digital fluency of educators and to support their decision making for the appropriate use of digital tools. The modules are designed to be self-paced or used as a customizable component of teaching and learning programs for educators within their institutions.

Start your Extend Journey Today!

We recommend program newcomers start with the Teacher for Learning module to ground oneself in pedagogy before engaging with technology. Then it’s “choose your own” module adventure from there. You can view the learning outcomes of each 4-6 hour module under the Badges tab.

Before beginning the program, you will need to complete a one-time registration for an Activity Bank Account to log your responses to module activities. You are also encouraged to register for the optional Extend Community Space hosted by Rocket.Chat to contribute to ongoing conversations with members of the education community. Learn more about Extend by clicking on the “Introducing Ontario Extend” video link below.

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