We are going to look at how I approach searching for scholarly articles in my class presentation. I have a description of how I search (How to Anne Kelly your search) in the area of sociology. Education searching follows the same methodology- put in what you know and let the literature lead you to the correct wording the indexers have chosen for your topic. It will make more sense when you see it in action on Thursday.
Each of the teachable subject areas has an association which often includes resources you may not have seen on other sites. You can find an excellent list at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Association website, and an equally good one on the EduGAINS website. The following links are by no means comprehensive- often each province has their own associations for all the disciplines.
- French- The Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association, and Ministry of Education has a page for French-language teachers in Ontario too. For german teachers, the Ontario Association of Teachers of German (OATG) might be helpful. Internationally, the International Languages Educators' Association (ILEA) has resources to share and was started in Ontario.
- History- There is the Ontario History & Social Studies Teachers' Association (OHSSTA) website.
- Mathematics- The Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME) is one place to search for lesson plans, the Ontario Mathemics Coordinators Association (OMCA) is another. Did you know that the University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing offers workshops to teachers?
- Social Studies- The Ontario Elementary Social Studies Teachers Association (OESSTA) and the Ontario Teachers' Federation has links for Social Studies too. The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has a Social Studies page in addition to the above.
- Health & Phys Ed- The Ontario Physical & Health Education Association (OPHEA) has a lot of resources on their site including lesson plans, secondary resources and they are the providers of our OPHEA safety guidelines and the Health and Physical Education Curriculum Resources for both elementary and secondary level teachers. The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Education (CODE) has resources available to you too.
- The Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO), the Ontario Society for Environmental Education (OSEE), the Ontario Association of Physics Teachers (OAPT) is near and dear to my heart- my Dad was one of it's founders.
- English- The English Language Arts Network (ELAN) appears to be based out of Quebec now.
- Music - The Ontario Music Educators' Association (OMEA) has quite a few great resources for you to use.
- Art - The Ontario Art Education Foundation (OAEF) has resources including financial literacy and a Sikh Heritage Museum of Canada curriculum writing project for 2018.
- Indigenous Groups- The First Nations, Metis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO) has extensive curriculum resources on Treaties, Indigenous ways of knowing, residential school issues and much more. The Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada (ICCC) has their own site with an interesting Inuit Mental Health and Wellness map.