Leading the Implementation of Ontario’s Revised Language Curriculum
Informed by the Ontario Human Rights Inquiry Report, Right to Read, the revised Ontario Language curriculum reflects a focus on evidence-based strategies, culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy, and equity-based principles. Through these podcast conversations participants will gain a deeper understanding of how adopting a school-wide inquiry approach to implementation of the new Language curriculum can help to maximize student success and educator efficacy.

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Going Deeper: Leadership Moves for a Critical Inquiry Approach

Usha James from the https://tc2.ca/ continues the conversation about leading the implementation of Ontario’s Revised Language Curriculum (Grades 1-8), through an inquiry approach alongside our project leads from CPCO and OPC and two principals from…

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Continuing the work: leadership moves/actions

Usha James from the Learning Consortium continues the conversation about leading the implementation of Ontario’s Revised Language Curriculum (Grades 1-8), through an inquiry approach alongside our project leads from CPCO and OPC. This episode will…

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Getting started: engaging staff through a critical inquiry approach

This episode features Usha James from the https://tc2.ca/. Listen in as Usha and our project leads from CPCO and OPC discuss an inquiry based approach to leading the implementation of the Ontario Language Curriculum (Grades 1 to 8) with a focus on…

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Host

Teresa Paoli

Podcast Host

Teresa Paoli is a retired principal currently serving as an instructor and practicum supervisor with Niagara University in Ontario. Prior to her retirement, Teresa was a Student Achievement Officer with the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat (Ministry of Education) where she worked alongside school principals, central staff and Supervisory  Officers to support them with numerous ministry initiatives. She also served as the central coordinating principal for literacy and library services with the Toronto Catholic District School Board, working with central staff, principals and teachers to lead TCDSB literacy and library initiatives. She served as an elementary principal, vice principal, literacy coach/consultant and classroom teacher throughout her career at TCDSB. Teresa has written  and taught several AQ and ABQ courses, and has contributed to several literacy/library resources for the TCDSB. She is a long standing executive member and past president  of the East York Scarborough Reading Association. and continues to advocate for literacy and a love of reading in all her work.

Linda Ford-DeCunha

Podcast Host

Linda Ford-DeCunha recently retired after 34 years in the field of education.  She has held a variety of positions including classroom teacher (Peel District School Board and Durham District School Board), Literacy and Numeracy Facilitator, Student Achievement Officer (Ministry of Education), Principal, and DDSB System Lead.  In her most recent role as a System Lead, Linda contributed to the development of board professional learning plans and resources specific to the New Teacher Induction Program (K to 12), French and International Languages (1 to 12), and elementary curriculum (Literacy and Numeracy).  Linda believes in the importance of creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning environments which foster collaborative inquiry and the development of collective efficacy. She is looking forward to her new role as the OPC Project Lead for the Implementation of the Language Curriculum.