CODEC - Conseil ontarien des directions de l’education catholique
CODEP - Conseil Ontarien des directions de education des conseils publique
ECCODE – English Catholic Council of Directors of Education
PCODE - Public Council of Ontario Directors of Education
Announcement: CODE Executive Director
The CODE Executive has appointed Tony Pontes as its Executive Director.
On behalf of CODE, I welcome Tony to this permanent position. We look forward to ongoing success in our collective efforts to support publicly funded education.
Jim Costello, CODE Chair
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Annonce: Directeur exécutif de CODE
L’exécutif de CODE a nommé Tony Pontes au poste de directeur exécutif.
Au nom de CODE, je souhaite la bienvenue à Tony à ce poste permanent. Nous espérons que nos efforts collectifs pour soutenir l’éducation financée par des fonds publics continueront de réussir.
Jim Costello, président de CODE
The Council of Ontario Directors of Education is committed to providing professional learning opportunities and building leadership capacity for Directors and Supervisory Officers regarding equity leadership, anti-racism, anti-oppression training and understanding the impact of biases and systemic barriers on decision making.
School board leaders need to have a foundational knowledge that helps them identify their own biases, and how these biases can impact daily decision making and school board processes and practices. To further its ongoing support for equity and inclusion in Ontario schools, CODE is pleased to introduce Strengthening Inclusive Schools: a Guide to Bias-Aware Decision Making and its companion User Guide.
As part of CODE’s ongoing partnership with Ontario school boards and the Ontario Ministry of Education to furthering equitable and inclusive education practices in all schools, this resource was developed by a CODE team of Directors of Education who shared their professional expertise, and supported the development of Strengthening Inclusive Schools: a Guide to Bias-Aware Decision Making. The Guide offers practices, strategies, policies and processes that they have implemented to build positive, engaging, safe, accepting and inclusive schools.
Education leaders hold significant influence over the culture of learning in Ontario school boards, including the capacity to build inclusive and bias-free school communities and lead effective change in these areas. Strengthening Inclusive Schools: a Guide to Bias-Aware Decision Making and its companion User Guide is another vital resource in assisting school and board leaders to continue this important journey.
To download the Strengthening Inclusive Schools: a Guide to Bias-Aware Decision Making and its companion User Guide which are interactive web based resources and include video comments from current Ontario Directors of Education please link to:
Français : http://biasawaredecisionmakinginontarioschools.org/fr/
The CODE Consortium for System Leadership and Innovation (CCSLI) releases Hargreaves and Shirley Report - Leading from the Middle: Spreading Learning, Well-being, and Identity Across Ontario.
The purpose of CCSLI is to enhance the educational experiences and outcomes for all students and staff. The Consortium builds connections and mobilizes knowledge among and within school boards, researchers, and the Ministry as well as through partnerships at the provincial and local levels.
Since 2005 CCSLI has represented ten Ontario district school boards that have been involved in this province-wide initiative.
The Consortium held a symposium on November 2, 2017, attended by close to 150 participants to hear about the report from Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley. The report and executive summary are posted on the CODE Consortium web page.
Go to the CCSLI web page to learn more.
Strong Districts and Their Leadership Learning Modules
The pursuit of exemplary leadership practices and improving the learning for all students is the fundamental role of school district leaders.
Quality leadership practices are necessary to support this.
Beginning in the 2012/2013 School Years CODE commissioned Dr. Ken Leithwood to document the qualities and conditions of Strong School Districts.
This was followed up with further work and study in Phase One (2015/2016) and Phase Two (Spring 2016 to present).
Go to the the updated SDL Project page to learn more.
The CODE Student Injury Prevention Initiative
The Ministry of Education (EDU) introduced the Student Injury PreventionInitiative (SIPI) in January 2013. As noted in the Deputy Minister’s June 2016 memo, a “key initial objective of this initiative was to help establish and maintain a culture of safety mindedness in all school boards and schools as well as ensure that student injury prevention and safety is the highest of priorities for all.
Now in Phase Three CODE has a key role in facilitating Phase Three of the SIPI. This phase focuses on ensuring that student injury prevention is approached in a sustained, proactive and systematic way.
The Technology and Learning Fund
Makes a Difference for Ontario’s Students
There is no doubt that classrooms and schools in Ontario are changing with the introduction of technology enabled learning and teacher and student innovation. District School Boards are reporting heightened student engagement, deeper learning of 21st Century skills and increases in student achievement. To learn about the exciting changes taking place I encourage you to read the Technology and Learning Newsletters that tell the story of technology changing teacher practice and the growth of 21st Century student learners. Recently posted Newsletter #4 shares board success stories of opportunities to increase student achievement, and includes student and teacher testimonies about the significant impact that technology has on their learning and their life.
Executive Director, CODE
On the Technology and Learning Fund site you will find the latest TLF Guides (February 2017), all of the the Newsletters plus Curriculum Services Canada reports and the artefacts developed by the district school boards.
The Listening Stone Project
New November 2016
The Listening Stone Project Year Three Report
Click Here to go to the Listening Stone Project and read the recently posted Year Three Report which follows on the Year One and Year Two reports noted below.
The Listening Stone Project Year Three Report now available, focuses on Starting Points,Turning Points and Learning Points. This report documents change over time and provides details on the work accomplished through the Fist Nations, Métis and Inuit – Focused Collaborative Inquiry 2015-2016.
Reporting on the Findings from the Ontario Ministry of Education's First Nations, Métis and Inuit Focused Collaborative Inquiry Initiative 2013 – 2014,Year One and 2014-2015,Year Two are also posted. Click Here to read Year One and Year Two Reports.
Strengthening Partnerships Between:
CODE and Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health
Student well-being "lives" in the context of child and youth well-being and as such, school boards and public health units share in this important mandate. Strong partnerships that focus efforts on strategic priorities can improve health outcomes for children and students, positively affect their achievement and reduce preventable illness and injuries, which in turn will contribute to a healthier and better-educated citizenry.
Working toward these shared mandates and common goals, in October 2013 the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH) formed a provincial partnership committee.
Now available: April 13, 2018 Meeting Notes and the CODE/COMOH Committee's Terms of Reference updated April 2018.
Go to the CODE-COMOH Page to find out more.
Leadership for Learning Academy
The Leadership for Learning Academy is developed in partnership with OCSOA, OPSOA and AGEFO and is intended to provide Ontario Directors and Superintendents with an opportunity to engage in an inquiry based professional learning experience that focus' on system – wide innovation and technology enabled pedagogical practice.
Find out more.
New Equity and Education Web Resource
Responding to requests from school boards for a companion piece that builds on and enhances the information contained in Going Deeper, CODE is pleased to introduce a complementary online component to the Going Deeper rubric. Here you will find practical information, tips, resources and "Look Fors," conveniently broken down into modules reflecting the rubric's eight areas of focus. It's all designed to help guide your board toward effective implementation of Equity and Inclusive Education in Ontario's schools.
Visit the Going Deeper web resource at equityinontarioschools.org
Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper
"Every student has the opportunity to succeed,
regardless of ancestry,
culture, ethnicity, gender,
gender identity, language, physical
and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, socio-economic status
or other factors."
(Achieving Excellence, Ministry of Education)
Developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE), in consultation with a representative group of English- and French-language board system leaders and with support and funding from the Ministry, Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper establishes a set of policy outcomes presented in the form of a Rubric. It is intended to assist and support boards in achieving the best academic and social outcomes among all students.
Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper provides an opportunity for boards to look to the future, and take those steps that will support continued implementation in order that all students can reach their full potential, regardless of background or personal circumstances.
For more information and to use/download the Rubric.....
More Information and Downloads - Updated on November 27, 2014
Parent Engagement is Important to Student Success
The Council of Ontario Directors of Education is pleased to provide two new resources to support parents.
Update October 2015 - New materials have been developed to assist Parents to inspire their children to learn and love math. (Elementary Grades)
Background - Several sets of materials have been developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Go to the Parent Engagement web page.
Accédez à la page Web la participation des parents
CODE Summer Learning Project
2014 Planning Guide
CODE has developed a revised Summer Learning Program Planning Guide for district school boards. The Guide offers a brod range of examples and also details deliverables and expectations for summer learning programs.
2014 Planning Guide and more information in English & French
CODE Health & Safety in Schools Project
As part of the CODE Health and Safety In Schools project and as a support to the Ontario Ministry of Education Student Injury Prevention Initiative a series of student safety resource guides and safety checklists have been developed for student safety in Grade 7 to 12 science labs and technological education facilities.
New: Executive Summary in English & French Posted April 16, 2014.
Other CODE Projects Include:
Learning from the Ontario Ministry of Education's First Nations, Métis and Inuit Focused Collaborative Inquiry Initiative 2013 - 2014.
Click Here to go to the Listening Stone Project.
CODE with funding from the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat continues to coordinate a summer learning program and research study designed to help primary students close the achievement gap.
CODE has developed a series of advisories to assist senior administrators. These brief statements on practical aspects of administration and student learning are concise and based on the experience of
practitioners and include a historical and political perspective where needed.
CODE manages the School College Work Initiative (SCWI) which has developed numerous projects across the province and provides forums at the regional level to facilitate pathways for students going to college.
CODE administre l'Initiative de jonction écoles-collèges-milieu de travail (IJECT) comprenant de nombreux projets partout en province incluant des forums régionaux, le tout ayant comme objectif de faciliter l'accès au collège pour les élèves du secondaire.
CODE on its own and in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education has completed a number of projects focused on specific educational initiatives that are of interest to our membership.