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Important opportunity to give feedback on accessibility standards for Kindergarten-Grade-12 Education

The Kindergarten-Grade-12 Education (K-12) Standards Development Committee has made recommendations to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and their recommendations have been posted for feedback from the public. This is a very important opportunity to influence future education for students with disabilities. The K-12 Committee was tasked with developing recommendations for proposed accessibility education standards in the publicly-funded K-12 sector. The Committee is comprised of people with disabilities, representatives from disability organizations, and education sector experts. In addition, a Technical

Opportunity for Teachers of Grades 1 to 12 – ASSIST is recruiting 300 Canadian Teachers

Dr. Penny Corkum, a Professor at Dalhousie University and Child Clinical and School Psychologist, along with a research team of health and education specialists, is inviting teachers to register for the "ASSIST Sustainability and Implementation Study" Canadian teachers in grades 1 to 12 can access this free online professional development. As part of the research study, access to the ASSIST program will be offered at no cost to teachers who register before March 31st, 2021. To Register: https://assistforteachers.ca/research-study What is the program? ASSIST is a self-paced, step-by-step,

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for a Math Anxiety Study (Queen’s University)

Pamela McDonald and Dr. Derek Berg, of the Mathematical Cognition and Instruction Laboratory, Queen’s University, are looking for preservice and inservice elementary teachers from Canada to complete an anonymous survey exploring teachers’ experiences with and perceptions of mathematics, math anxiety, and learning disabilities. The study will take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete and can be completed online. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a draw to win one of four, $50 dollar amazon gift cards. Please Click: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pe2qbXE9ndx8jj

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Information Survey

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada : "We are studying how individuals find information on learning disabilities in Canada. Learning disabilities refer to a number of disorders which may affect the acquisition, organization, retention, understanding or use of verbal or nonverbal information. By participating in this survey, you will be helping to improve access to information for all Canadians impacted by learning disabilities. All responses are annonymous, and you will never be solicited. " The following short survey is studying how individuals find

Survey Opportunity for Postsecondary Students taking online or blended course(s)

"Hi everyone! Are you an undergraduate student taking at least one online or blended course at a Canadian university this academic year of 2020-2021 and are 18 years of age or older? If so, you are eligible to participate in this study that looks at self-perceptions, beliefs about growth abilities, stress levels, and possible experiences with learning disabilities and ADHD if applicable. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. All data will be confidential. If you are interested

Request for Post-secondary Research Participants

Project Title: Understanding the experiences of students with disabilities: A study of self-determination and the quality of student life in postsecondary settings Julieta Aguilera is a doctoral candidate in the School/Applied Child Psychology Program at McGill University who is conducting a research study as part of the requirements of her Doctoral degree. This study is funded in part by the Fonds de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FRQSC) and has received ethical approval from McGill University. Julieta is currently

Assistive Technology Survey for Grade 6–10 teachers

For grade 6 -10 Teachers Shimin Mo, a researcher at the University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Todd Cunningham, is currently supporting a survey study on teacher's perceptions of assistive technology. The survey should only take around 15 minutes, and after participating, participants will be invited to a webinar on the topic of supporting learners with assistive technology needs in the classroom and at home. Here's the survey

Research study seeking input from parents/guardians on their own and their children’s experiences during school closures due to COVID-19

University of Manitoba Research Study on Canadian Parents’/Guardians’ Perspectives about the Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Students with Special Educational Needs Nadine Bartlett.Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba who is seeking feedback from parents’/guardians’ about childrens’/youth’s experiences, and their experiences as a parent/guardian, during school closures due to COVID-19 This research about Canadian parents’/guardians’ perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 school closures on students with special educational needs will explore

Free Educational Resources for parents during Covid-19

A number of organizations have been providing resources that parents can use to help them with their children’s education at home during the Covid-19 crisis. LEARNstyle LEARNstyle has made a couple of programs available free of charge: CloudGear Learning | Click to read the press release here (PDF File) PULSE (Personal Use Learning Evaluation) | Click to read the press release here (PDF File) Texthelp Texthelp has made their Read&Write program available free to Ontario students and parents | Click

Online Educational Activities that can be done at home

The following are some options you could consider for online activities that can be done at home while kids are out of school due to the Covid-19 pandemic.