F2F/P - Support for English Language Learners Policy and Program  Implementation – STEP Focus (Provincial)

Created by ruhlanmar on May 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Toronto - TBD

Starts at 8:30 AM · Ends at 4:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

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Type of Professional Learning

At the discretion of the Director

All boards that participate in a project must attend

Intended Learning Outcomes

The session purpose is to:

  • further support the implementation of the English Language Learners’ (ELL) policy, as it relates to  Steps to English Proficiency (STEP) implementation and the support for ELL with a refugee background;
  • access ministry supports to implement ELL policy requirements that meet the needs of ELL so that they are able to learn the Ontario curriculum at the same time as they are learning the language of instruction;
  • use the STEP resource to inform responsive teacher practice that supports ELLs;
  • support professional learning for effective educator practice that ensures equity for ELLs; and
  • build leadership (i.e. school and system leaders) capacity to facilitate collaborative inquiry and to act effectively in their instructional leadership roles.


After the session participants will be able to design the professional learning necessary for their districts to support the ELL policy. They will also have a deeper understanding of the STEP resource and how to use it to improve student learning.

Suggested Participants

Consultants, Professional Learning Facilitators

In-person or Virtual


Multiple-Offering Events




Contact Person

Gillian Hall

Contact Email


Contact Telephone Number


Other Relevant Information

We are committed to providing accessible customer service. If you need accommodation, please contact:

Margaret.ruhland@Ontario.ca by October 17, 2017

Toronto - TBD