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Tools & ResourcesOttawa Volunteers in Education

Volunteering to help a student is one of the most fulfilling ways to be part of your community. OVIE, in collaboration with our partners, has pulled together a few resources to help you support your students.

Remember the best source of information is the school where you are volunteering. If you have questions or need additional support, speak to the Classroom Teacher or Learning Resource Teacher. They can provide you with valuable information on how to help your student and give you access to additional resources (math manipulatives, language development resources and much more!)

Please send us your “tried and true” resources to post on this site to share with others.

Learning Styles, Learning Differences

  • All volunteers must watch this video to give you context, "HOW DIFFICULT CAN THIS BE?" The F.A.T. City Learning Disability Workshop by Richard Lavoie. F.A.T. City stands for the Frustration, Anxiety and Tension which comes from living with a learning disability. Borrow this video from your local library or from the Ottawa-Carleton Learning Disabilities Association
  • Anxiety, Depression and Behaviour: Wonderful tools to help you support all learners: The Supporting Minds
  • Learning Strategies help students learn new skills; organization, SQ5R reading strategy, note-taking, writing and studying. Learn strategies that you can pass onto your students.
  • Learning Disabilities 35% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school. This is twice the rate of students without learning disabilities. Learn how you can support these students.
  • Assistive Technology Support for K-12 Students AT provides the "wings" students with language learning challenges need to "fly". Watch these videos sign up for AT training through ONFE.
  • Assistive Technology Support for High School and Post-Secondary Students Getting student ready to attend post-secondary education, whether it be college, university or an apprenticeship program, this site provides wonderful resources to create a transition plan, learning strategies, and assistive technology training and support.
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences, including cognitive neuroscience, that guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences
  • How to Support Gifted Students click here for a list of great resources and videos.
  • Learn about the Ontario Accessibility Guidelines to help you support students with disabilities. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Enjoy the course!
  • Yale Centre for Dyslexia and Creativity -- loads of resources!

Math

  • New and innovative resources to support parent engagement in their children’s mathematics learning.
  • Khan Academy With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
  • Illuminations is another wonderful web resource for volunteers--check out the section on how to use Cuisenaire rods.
  • Homework Help is a free online math help for students in Grades 7-10. Homework Help is funded by the Ontario government and administered by TVO's Independent Learning Centre.

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