New Teacher Handbook
Called to Journey in Faith and Learning is a wonderful resource for New Teachers to our board. The handbook contains information on the NTIP process, and helpful insight into a variety of topics; such as, classroom management, instructional planning, infusing faith values into learning, communicating with parents and much, much more. Click here to download the pdf version of the Handbook.
The Virtual Library provides teachers with links to a
wide range of education related web sites, specific to grade or subject
matter. This link will provide access to the Virtual Library – please note that you may require a password to access certain areas of this site.
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is a key
community partner of our Board and a great support to our schools. The
Health Unit offers a variety of resources for teachers including:
- Teacher-reference, student-reference and student-handout resources
- The ability to search the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit resource catalogue by curriculum, school level and health topic
- The ability to order resources on-line
ability to download from the Hot List of school resources – Daily
Physical Activity resources, communicable disease guidelines, head lice
fact sheet, newsletter items and more
- A special section for guidance teachers
access to public health professionals (Health Connection) for
additional information, teaching ideas, statistics, and more
- Health facts on a broad range of topics
- The Phakz – a site for students to gather information about health topics and to showcase their action on health issues
Go to www.simcoehealth.org
and click on resources from the top menu. Then click on “Teachers” from
the left-hand navigation. For more information, please call Health
Connection at (705) 721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.
Teachers at our Board
have access to FirstClass. FirstClass is a collaboration tool, which
offers the ability to email and conference. By logging onto your
FirstClass account (which can also be accessed from home) you will have
access to wide variety of resources, specifically for teachers: the Academic Services folder
(login to FirstClass required). There are conference folders for both
elementary and secondary teachers. These conferences will provide you
with support documents and resources, as well the ability to learn and
share with your fellow teachers.
If you are having difficulty logging into your
FirstClass account, please contact the Computer Services Help Desk at
(705) 722-3555 ext. 317.